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RFT Ski & Dive Editor Yvette Cardozo Wins Silver

RFT’s intrepid Ski & Dive Editor, Yvette Cardozo, has been honored with a Silver Award at the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Western Chapter for her article “The Brave New World of Travel Underwear (and More)” published on

Yvette, a veteran travel writer, won Silver in the Service Article category. SATW is the largest and most prestigious professional association for travel journalists in the United States.

Readers familiar with Yvette’s work on know she often writes about subjects with a tongue-in-cheek, laugh-at-herself approach that’s both light and fun. Her piece, “The Brave New World of Travel Underwear (and More)” is no exception. Yvette could have written a straightforward gear review, but, no, not Yvette.

She wrote, “The package label says “Seventeen countries, six weeks, one pair of underwear.”


Well, not really.Yvette Cardozo, RFT Ski Editor, Powder Stagecoach.

Welcome to the new age of travel wear. Those of us over a certain age can remember trekking the globe with one seriously ratty pair of jeans, a couple of T-shirts, a jacket and little else. We can also remember standing in a laundromat in, say, Amsterdam, wrapped in a borrowed towel while our travel wardrobe went around and around and around in the dryer. Or worse yet, we simply wore it wet. And very smelly.

Yes, ick.”

That’s classic Yvette.

When asked about the award, she quipped. “It’s good to know undies have their rightful place in the scheme of things.”

That style has earned Yvette another well-deserved honor.

Congratulations, Yvette!

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Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at