Ken Budd, BA ’88, MA ’97, wrote a feature for The Washington Post Magazine on an orphanage in Kenya, and the article—"The Volunteer's Dilemma"—was included in the 2020 edition of The Best American Travel Writing, which was published in early November. You can also read the feature, originally titled "The Moral Dilemma of Volunteer Tourism," online at the Washington Post.
This essay also won a silver medal in the "Special Purpose Travel" category of the Society of American Travel Writer’s prestigious Lowell Thomas awards.
Additionally, Ken's profile of Warren Shortroen—“How to Become an Environmental Megastar at Age 86,” which appeared as an “Everyday Heroes” column in The Saturday Evening Post—won gold in the 60+ travel category for the North American Travel Journalists Association awards.
Ken's recent work includes pieces for The Atlantic, Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post health section, and more.
November 10, 2020