The Planet D Press And Media

Dave and Deb are well-known travel personalities in both online and mainstream media. They were named one of the top 10 Travel Influencers in the World by Forbes Magazine.

The Planet D, won the 2014 and 2015 Gold Medal for Best Travel Blog and Best Photography Gold in several categories from 2014 to 2021 at Society of American Travel Writers.

Named Top 10 Travel Influencers in the World by Forbes Magazine

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The Planet D was named one of the top 10 travel influencers in the world by Forbes Magazine. Forbes has also named them one of the top Instagrammers in Travel.

Dave and Deb have been featured in major Canadian and international media outlets, such as The Today Show, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, BBC Travel, CTV News, CBC Radio, The Travel Planners Radio Show, Lonely Planet and The Huffington Post and here are a few of our favourite appearances. 

Selected Media

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Blogging Awards

  • Top 10 Travel influencer in the World by Forbes Magazine
  • Winner: 2017 Best Travel Blog PTBA Asia
  • Winner: 2016 Best Travel Blog by NATJA (North America Travel Journalism Association)
  • Winner: 2016 Best Travel Blog TBC Asia
  • Winner: 2015 Lowell Thomas Best Travel Blog Award by SATW (Society of American Travel Writers)
  • Winner: 2015 Best Travel Blog by NATJA (North America Travel Journalism Association)
  • Winner: 2014 Lowell Thomas Best Travel Blog Award by SATW (Society of American Travel Writers)
  • Finalist – Best Travel Blog – 2014 – GoMedia Canada
  • Best Adventure Blog, Period – O.A.R.S
  • Winner Best photography Travel Blog Manfrotto
  • Winner Best Photography Travel Blog – Bloggy Awards – 2013

Photography Awards

  • Winner Lowell Thomas 2021: Natural Scenery Photography
  • Winner Lowell Thomas 2020: Natural Scenery Photography
  • Winner Lowell Thomas 2019: Best Photography Culture Photography
  • Winner Lowell Thomas 2019: Best Wildlife Photography
  • Winner Lowell Thomas: 2018 Best Portrait Photography
  • Winner -2018  NATJA Gold Portrait Photography
  • Winner – 2018 NATJA Gold Arts and Culture Photography
  • Silver – 2018 NATJA Architecture and Nature Photography
  • Bronze – 2018 NATJA Arts and Culture Photography
  • Bronze: 2018 Best Wildlife Photography
  • Winner: 2016 Best Overall Excellence in Photography by NATJA (North America Travel Journalism Association)
  • Winner: 2015 Best Overall Excellence in Photography by NATJA (North America Travel Journalism Association)
  • Winner: 2014 Lowell Thomas Best Illustration of Travel Award by SATW (Society of American Travel Writers)
  • Winner: Best Wildlife Photographer 2013 by SATW (Society of American Travel Writers)
  • Silver: Best Photo Illustration of Travel – SATW
  • Silver: Landscape Photography – NATJA
  • Bronze: 2016 Overall Excellence in Photography – NATJA
  • Bronze: Overall Excellence in Photography – NATJA
  • Finalist: Photography: Landscape, Seascape in an Online Publication – NATJA
  • Finalist: Photography: Nature – Online Publication – NATJA
  • Finalist: Photography: Photo Essay – Online Publication- NATJA

Writing Awards

  • Bronze Rio Favelas – SATW Lowell Thomas 2017
  • Bronze: Special Focus Travel Articles – Internet: Local Lifestyle: 2016
  • Finalist: Special Focus Travel Articles – Internet: Cruises: 2016
  • Finalist GoMedia: Expeditions are Glamorous in Retrospect: 2014

Selected Online Awards

To see more media, appearances and awards visit our Media Page

To  find out more about how to book for speaking engagements click here
For TV appearances, Interviews & Travel Articles, visit their Media Page.

If you have any questions please contact us below.

We can be reached at theplanetd (at) gmail (dot) com

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  1. Dave and Deb
    I am writting on the behave of our Outreach Team from the Church Of St. Andrews Scarbourgh. We have Followed your trip through Africa and we are looking at supproting your cause through Plan Canada. We would like to have you come and talk to us about your trip and Plan Canada.
    You can contact me at the above e-mail.
    Thank you
    Colin Brown

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