Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Awards – We won!

by Chris on October 11, 2010

A big thanks to all my readers, who helped me win a Lowell Thomas travel writing award as one of the best travel blogs.

I’m trying to play things cool today. But inside I’m jumping up and down like a kid. I won, I won, I won! (a silver Lowell Thomas award for best travel blog)

The Lowell Thomas travel writing awards, sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation, are the main writing awards in the travel world. They’re judged by journalism faculties around the country – this year, by folks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

I’m thrilled that my little blog stacked up against those put out by my former employer, USA Today (Ben Mutzabaugh’s industry leading Today in the Sky blog took the well-deserved gold). The independent Travel Savvy Mom won the bronze honors. It’s been tough to be out here on my own, so the recognition feels really good.

And of course, no blog succeeds without interested and engaged readers. I love you guys, and have enjoyed sharing travel stories and tips from the road together. I love the comments and conversation that have come out of this, as well as the advice I’ve received from other bloggers along the way. So a big thanks to all of you for sticking with me this past year. That’s what’s kept me going through it all.

Here’s the full list of winners. Some great company on there, including SF Chronicle travel editor Spud Hilton (who puts out a section all by himself), CruiseCritic who I’ve written for and Laura del Rosso who first talked me into writing an iPhone app. And also actor Andrew McCarthy, who is apparently a travel writer now (who knew?) Congrats to all!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Camels & Chocolate October 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Congrats, Chris–that’s amazing!

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FabulousTerrah October 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Cheers to Chris! ♥ !

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keith October 12, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Rock Star!

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Steve Skabrat October 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Congratulations Chris! Keep up the good work. You’re an inspiration.

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Gray October 13, 2010 at 10:59 am

Awesome, Chris! Congratulations! Forget playing it cool–you’ve earned the right to shout it from the rooftops. :-)

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Chris October 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Thanks so much, y’all, for your nice comments. I’m still on cloud 9, and have a feeling it will be a while before it wears off!

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Arun October 15, 2010 at 6:10 am

Many congratulations! :)

Shall subscribe here and one of these days read through the archives.

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Arun October 15, 2010 at 6:11 am

The link to the list of winners doesn’t seem to be working..

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Chris October 16, 2010 at 2:15 am

Arun – Thanks for letting me know. The link should be working now.

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Lauri October 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

Chris, Congratulations! I love reading your blogs. You are an inspiration.

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Sharon October 15, 2010 at 11:43 am

Congratulations Chris…very exciting!! I love your adventures.

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Market.Travel May 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Congratulations! Keep the ball rolling…I’m following your adventures.

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