2008 travvies 160square 2008 Travvies Nominations: Best Travel BlogBEST TRAVEL BLOG

This is the big one, the grand prize.

As the overall winner, this award will go to a blog whose travel-related writings have been consistently interesting, entertaining, useful, well-written, or otherwise worth spending time reading.

You may nominate UP TO THREE BLOGS by leaving a comment in this post. (Click here to do so.) If your favorite has been nominated already, feel free to show your love and nominate it again, though a blog only needs to be nominated once to be in contention.

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110 Responses to “2008 Travvies Nominations: Best Travel Blog”

  1. Jeannette Says:

    Best Travel Blog: Intelligent Travel http://intelligenttravel.typepad.com

  2. Scott Says:

    Arthur Frommer’s travel blog at http://www.frommers.com/blog/

    RickSteves:Blog Gone Europe at http://www.ricksteves.com/blog/

  3. Cranky Flier Says:

    Arthur Frommer’s blog – http://www.frommers.com/blog/

    Flight Level 390 – http://flightlevel390.blogspot.com/

    Cranky Flier (my blog) – http://crankyflier.com/

  4. Young Online Millionaire Says:

    I second Gary over at everything-everywhere.com.

  5. Sean O'Neill Says:

    Three more:

    This Just In (Budget Travel’s blog, which I manage) http://current.newsweek.com/budgettravel/


    The Washington Post’s Travel Log

  6. Ken Says:

    Since Rick and Arthur and Cranky and Gadling have already been nominated here, how about:

    1 – View from the wing

    2 – How to Travel

    3 – Joe Sharky at Large

  7. Drew Says:

    Best blog: Euros Ate My Dollars


    Witty, entertaining, useful information for the budget conscious traveler.

  8. Scott Says:

    Cranky is best.

  9. Toby Says:

    SmarterTravel.com’s Today in Travel!
    Informative, timely, entertaining and always on top of travel events & news that impact our world.

  10. Lauren Says:

    I nominate

  11. Lauren Says:


  12. Claire Says:

    I nominate Reason to Wander


  13. Marty Says:

    The Cranky Flier – he’s even crankier than my wife – but much more informative and interesting.

  14. Rosemary C Says:

    http://travel-babel.blogspot.com is a constant pleasure–a combination of practical information and the fun of reading about an experienced and intrepid traveler’s adventures. It’s reliable in content, written by a travel writer of many years, and new posts appear almost daily to keep you coming back!

  15. Tey Says:

    Candy from Strangers: Traveling the World in Search of Sweets
    Malena has a sweet tooth. She is traveling around the world, stopping to visit candy makers along the way. If you’re a foodie, if you like sweets, if you like a view of travel that is definitely off the beaten path, this is a site to visit. The pictures are really great.

  16. Lynda Hilburn Says:

    best travel blog:

  17. Louise Brown Says:

    My favourite travel blogs come from TravelPod. They are usually really raw and honest accounts of places people have been.

    Here are three that I followed last year:

  18. Kirsten Says:

    I love the CrankyFlier

  19. Gail S Says:

    Claire Walter’s http://travel-babel.blogspot.com is fantastic, I’ve learned so much from reading it regularly. Plus, I love her wry tone and excellent writing style. I nominate

  20. Diana Says:

    Whether I nominate again or second the nomination, who cares? I appreciate the wide-ranging interests and savvy information at http://travel-babel.blogspot.com
    Claire Walter rocks!

  21. Amy M Says:

    http://www.everything-everywhere.com Gary (the writer) takes me to places all over the world that I’ve never heard of and would never experience otherwise. No other travel blog engages me like this one, and it’s the first site I check every morning.

  22. DJ Says:

    How does one nominate one’s self without sounding like a pompous git? Hmm, reading the last sentence I see it’s not possible.


    I’m about two years into a four year trip. I used to be a high school teacher in History, Anthropology, and GeoPolitics. As a result my writing tends to be either vaguely thoughtful pieces on the cultures and countries I visit (the teacher part) or smart ass, self humiliating pieces about me being an idiot (the high school part). Unsurprisingly, the humiliating pieces have no problem keeping track with the “serious” pieces.

    The better writing seems be from Africa onwards (according to my fans – well, a friend I paid to say he was a fan).

  23. Peter Says:

    Frank and funny

    Lost Weekend

  24. Happy Hotelier Says:

    How about Happy Hotelier?

  25. Jeanne Leblanc Says:

    Chris Elliott: http://www.elliott.org
    Arthur Frommer: http://www.frommers.com
    Cranky Flier: crankyflier.com

  26. Andrea Says:

    I’d like to nominate Claire Walter’s


    for the Best Travel Blog — it’s always interesting, informative and joy to read!

  27. Travel-lover Says:

    I nominate http://www.johnnyjet.com/blog/myblog.html

    Awesome blog with links to every imaginable travel website and recommendations of cool new products, etc. Love to check it out reguarly!

  28. Simple Si Says:

    For cool cats Gridskipper , for funny cats Lost Weekend , their post on BA being run by monkeys is priceless.

  29. Euro Hobo Says:

    James Clark of itravelnet.com for itravelnet.com Travel Blog

  30. travel hag Says:

    Crankyflier.com nominated times seventykajillion!

  31. Greg Dunkley Says:

    The best China travel blog on the net, bar none! The writing is superb. I appreciate the time and effort that the writers of the Dream Blog expend to keep us all informed and entertained! I wish there were more blogs out there like the Dream Blog.

  32. Greg Dunkley Says:

    I nominate http://www.blogofdreams.com/!

    The best China travel blog on the net, bar none! The writing is superb. I appreciate the time and effort that the writers of the Dream Blog expend to keep us all informed and entertained! I wish there were more blogs out there like the Dream Blog.

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  34. J.R. Says:

    I nominate (again):
    Killing Batteries. You know, because he needs awards, too. Seven-course meals and world-class scuba diving in Micronesia aren’t enough. ;)

  35. Larry Says:

    Fantastic photography, thoughtful insights. Great way to get to know China for real.

  36. travellingminstrel Says:

    It’s gotta be Jaunted, with honourable mentions for Elliot and Lost Weekend. Cranky’s informative, but, dare I say, more than a little dull.

  37. Wendy Perrin Says:

    Three that have not been mentioned yet:

    Seat 2B
    Is it technically a blog? Not sure. But Joe Brancatelli’s the best and oughta be recognized.

    The Gate
    It may not be flashy or hip, but any tool that makes FlyerTalk easier to navigate, and its vast amounts of wisdom easier to extract, is doing the world a great service.

    Girl Solo In Arabia
    Simply amazing. See for yourself what Carolyn McIntyre has done:

  38. anne marie Says:

    consistently fun and informative.

  39. Jeff D Says:

    http://www.trailofants.com does everything you could possibly ask of a great travel blog, gets me every single time with a style I can’t find replicated anywhere else

  40. Cam Says:

    The IgoUgo Travel Blog: http://www.igougo.com/travel_blog

    It’s the only editor-written, community-centric blog out there that doesn’t just copy and paste user-generated content, but actually pulls together thousands of tips, stories, and photos to present informative, entertaining blog entries that address timely travel topics from the perspective of thousands of real travelers.

  41. Dee Says:

    I nominate The Perrin Post.

  42. Harvey Packham Says:

    I nominate Gene Pembroke – best travel blogging I have ever read.

  43. Tony Says:

    The Brazil Travel Blog:

  44. Alex Says:

    Lost Weekend

  45. Katherine Says:

    I really fancy Lost Weekend as the winner for this category!

  46. Ned Says:

    http://www.lostweekend.tv/ combines news, features and irreverent humour to excellent effect.

  47. Leila Says:

    Lost Weekend is brilliant

  48. tammy Says:

    this gene cat is numero uno. i nominate him for best travel blog and best hairdo.

  49. Kevin Says:

    Almost everyday Johnny Jet features a new, helpful travel website on his blog!! He rocks!

  50. Vicky Says:

    This is fun!

  51. Al Says:

    Nominating Lost Weekend for best travel blog

  52. Ben Says:

    I nominate DJ at travelpod for his travels through Africa and India.


  53. Jaye Says:

    Landrover trip from London to Cape Town: 2007 –

  54. Stu Says:

    http://www.lostweekend.tv/ is consistently informative and funny

  55. Lisa Flavin Says:

    Nominating for Best Single Author Travel Blog – focus: Concord, Massachusetts

  56. Terrie Says:

    When’s the book coming out?

    http://www.concierge.com/cntraveler/blogs/perrinpost/contest win your dream trip/index.html

  57. EPGB Says:

    informative, funny, useful to both industry insiders and just-plain-travelers

  58. Niek Says:

    Best ever blog, and one of the most travelled persons in the world, met him in Uganda, great guy.

    He IS Canadian though ;-)

  59. Kelly Says:

    I’m not sure if we’re old enough to qualify, but please check out our new Travel Blog for the Independent Traveller, Travellious.com

  60. ros b Says:

    this is about the best travel blog I have ever seen congratulations gleff

  61. Benet Wilson Says:

    Put me down for Cranky Flier and Perrin Post.

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