The editors of Travelers’ Tales announced the winners of the Ninth Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year on March 1. Grand Prize winner Amy Gigi Alexander collected $1,000 for “Oranges and Roses,”her extraordinary account of being embraced by Senegalese immigrants in Paris and indigenous people in Panama. Katherine Jamieson won the silver award and $750 for “Remember This Night,” her funny and evocative tale of pizza night with a family in Guyana. Erin Byrne took the bronze and $500 for“Deep Travel, Notre Dame,” her introspective exploration of Paris’s famous cathedral and the personal tensions it represents. See the complete list of winners at