Managing Editor, Vacay.ca
Interested inart, canoeing, Craft Beer, hiking, history, kayaking, music, Nightlife, Photography, reading, restaurants, Sports, videography, Wine
Adrian Brijbassi is the managing editor of Vacay.ca, the leading online travel publication in Canada. He won three NATJA Awards in both 2010 and 2011, including a Gold for Destination Travel article in an International Newspaper with Greater than 250,000 Circulation. He is a travel columnist for the Huffington Post Canada, the former deputy travel editor at the Toronto Star, and has also worked at New York Newsday as an assistant news editor and the Vancouver Sun as deputy sports editor. Adrian won multiple awards for his writing while taking MFA courses at Southampton College in New York. He also holds a journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto. His work can be read at www.vacay.ca and www.adrianbrijbassi.com.
TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS
2011 NATJA Gold and Bronze: Destination Article published in an International Newspaper with a daily circulation greater than 250,000. “Chasing the Big Five” won first place; “Freedom Found in Curacao” won third.
2011 NATJA Gold: Best Newspaper Series for “The Grand Tour,” shared with Jim Byers, the Toronto Star’s Travel Editor. My articles in the series include: Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, St. Petersburg and Cape Town.
2010 NATJA Gold and Silver: Destination Article published in an International Newspaper with a daily circulation greater than 250,000. “Beauty and the Beach in Bamfield” won first place; “Montreal’s indie music scene sizzles” was second.
2010 NATJA Silver: Travel Series for South Africa World Cup Preview articles.
• "50 Mission Cap" (Trafford, 2001)
• “Scream” (Southampton Review, Issue No. 1, Summer, 2007)
• “Nothing to Be Afraid Of” (Confrontation, Issue No. 84/85, Winter, 2004)
• “Canada Geese Mate for Life” (Confrontation, Issue No. 82/83, Summer, 2003)
• “Sharks in the Moonlight” (Proteus, Spring, 2003)
• “The Prince” (East Hampton Star, January, 2003)
• “Reject This!” (Proteus, Spring, 2002)
* Pushcart Prize nominee
* Three-time finalist for Glimmer Train short story award
* Winner of the Sarah Tucker Prize for Fiction
* Two-time winner of Southampton’s Whitman Award for Fiction