SPECIALIZING IN ADVENTURE TRAVEL
CARDOZO: Worked eight years for major metropolitan newspapers; has done freelance travel and outdoors articles and photography since 1974.
HIRSCH: Worked at a variety of research and writing jobs in government and private industry and has been doing freelance articles since 1982.
Society of American Travel Writers, Travel Journalists' Guild, North American Snowsports Journalists Assn., NW Outdoor Writers' Assn.
Lowell Thomas awards: 1st (foreign magazine story) 1988, 1st (adventure travel) 1995, 2nd (ecotourism) 1995, 1st (self illustrated) 1996, 3rd (cultural tourism) 1996, 3rd (adventure travel) 1997; 25+ awards in SATW photo and writing contests; various NOWA newspaper and magazine awards 1988 - 2003; Canada's Northern Lights awards 1998 - 2003; several awards from Society of Professional Journalists.
MAGAZINES: Up Here, Sport Diver, Group Travel Leader, Doctors Review, Physicians Money Digest, Diver (UK), Studio Classroom (Taiwan), Cathay Pacific Discovery and Dragonair's Silk Road (Hong Kong), Hemispheres and The Peak (Singapore).
NEWSPAPERS: New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Portland Oregonian, Spokane Spokesman Review, Puget Sound Business Journal, Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News, St. Petersburg Times, Canwest newspapers.
Travel assignments have included: Sea kayaking in Irian Jaya; snorkeling with beluga whales in northern Canada; cruising the Bering Sea to the Russian Far East; scuba diving in Antarctica; skiing in North and South America, Europe and India; scuba diving in Florida, the Pacific Northwest, the Caribbean, the South Pacific and under ice in the Canadian high arctic; bicycling in Tahiti; island hopping in Greece; dogsled camping in Alaska; camping among Polar Bears in Canada; thrill sports in New Zealand; visiting baby seals off Canada; traveling Inner Mongolia; snowmobiling in Labrador; living with Eskimos in igloos in the Canadian arctic plus many other far north stories in summer and winter.
Our series of stories on Alaska has been printed by more than two dozen publications. Various trips to China have appeared in over 20 publications. Our article on Antarctic Tourism was chosen by Grolier Inc. to appear in its Yearbook of Science. Other Antarctic stories have appeared 15 times.
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