Today the Winners of The 2007 Travvies were published:
A grand total of 2306 votes were cast. In some categories, the competition was truly fierce, with the winner separated from the runner-up by single digits.
- Best Photography on a Travel Blog: Exposed Planet.
Based in the Netherlands, Harry Kikstra, a self-described â€œclimber / expedition leader / photographer / filmmaker / producer / writer / public speaker / cycler and many other thingsâ€ proffers up a beautiful portfolio of images from his travels around the world. His photos portray both people and places â€” a reminder that the beauty of travel is not just found in vistas we see, but in the cultures we visit.
- Best Single-Author Travel Blog: The Cranky Flier.
Self-described airline dork Brett Snyder serves up commentary on the aviation industry with insight, humor, and a penchant for Photoshopped stock imagery. If itâ€™s about air travel, heâ€™s likely to have an opinion, though in reality itâ€™s not always as curmudgeonly as his blog title implies.
- Best Group-Written Travel Blog: The Lost Girlsâ€™ World.
Three New York women faced burnout in a â€œquarterlifeâ€ crisis, put their media careers on hold, and took a year to travel the world as a group. The blog is their collection of dispatches from the field, as they explore South America, Africa, and (most recently) Asia. Jealous readers, living vicariously, can pick up locally-specific travel tips as they watch these women living the dream.
- Best Informative/Practical Travel Blog: The Cranky Flier.
Cranky, again! Though other blogs were nominated in multiple categories, the Cranky Flier is the only one to actually win multiple awards. As mentioned above, Brett Snyderâ€™s focus on airline news and opinion, with a humorous touch, has won him many fans.
- Best Destination Blog: Newyorkology
Amy Langfield helps her readers get a lay of the land in the City That Never Sleeps, with news and event listings for tourists and locals alike. For visitors hoping to hit the ground running, the site is a goldmine of up-to-the-minute information that traditional travel guides might only get around to putting in print 12 months from now.
- Best Travel Blog: National Geographic Inside Traveler.
Finally, the big one: Best Travel Blog. Emily King, National Geographic Travelerâ€™s assistant to the editor, and researcher Jessie Johnston round up stories and links from (quite literally) all over the map. Sometimes practical, sometimes destination-specific, but always about exploration and travel. The 2007 award for best travel blog goes to them.