Join the bidding through Nov. 20 for SATW travel auction

There’s still time to catch the final days of the Society of American Travel Writers’ annual online travel auction, with travel packages valued at $65,000 up for grabs.

Through Sunday (Nov. 20), you can bid on more than five dozen packages, from Arizona and Bermuda to Costa Rica and Dubai. Or, try for a dream experience such as golfing at the legendary St. Andrews in Scotland or mingling with jet-setters at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.

If those don’t grab you, getaways to Lake Tahoe, Colorado, Quebec, New Orleans and even a Nile River cruise are also on the auction block here

The money raised goes to professional development programs for SATW, an organization I’ve belonged to since 1985, along with about 1,300 other professional travel writers and tourism industry representatives in the U.S. and Canada.

Susan R. Pollack
Globetrotting journalist and former Detroit News staff writer Susan R. Pollack has covered travel since 1985, visiting scores of countries on five continents, 49 states, six Canadian provinces and hundreds of cities, islands and outposts along the way. From Alaska, the Galapagos and New Zealand to South Africa, Thailand and Wales, she has suffered the occasional lost luggage, jetlag and Montezuma’s revenge but still delights in sharing travel adventures with readers. In addition to The Detroit News, her award-winning stories and photos have appeared in major newspapers including the Dallas News, Toronto Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Chicago Sun Times; and magazines including Delta Sky, Midwest Living, Long Weekends, Experience Michigan, Jetsetter, Home & Away, Hour Detroit, Prevue Meetings and Group Tour. She has contributed to several books including "Rand McNally 2008 Ultimate NASCAR Road Trip Guide," and is the copy editor for She also has written for websites including and