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- Here are the winners in the best blog category of the 2013 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition
ChangesinLongitude.com Said judges: The blog makes even the most daring travel seem easy, and the writers tell stories of their journeys that are intimate, accessible and fun.
- The 2012 blog winners
The blog by Kara Williams, Jennifer Miner, and Beth Blair offers advice on family destinations, romantic getaways, and air travel (from one of the three bloggers who works as a flight attendant). Writing is engaging, often witty, organized well.
The blog by the National Geographic Traveler Digital Team (Keith Bellows, Editor-in-Chief) has beautiful photography and practical advice. Bloggers are clearly enjoying experimenting with Hipstamatic and other tools. The blog offers travel tips with an especially keen eye. The comparison of cruise ships for kids, for example, is exactly the sort of material that travelers on a budget are seeking.
Travelers looking for incisive reviews of the latest gadgets will find them at Scott Tharler's Fodor’s Travel Tech blog. They will get sound advice on using social media to get better service at hotels. The blog engages the reader with contests and commenting.
In the Lowell Thomas category of photo illustrations, blogger Gary Arndt won a bronze award for “The Canary Islands” published in his travel blog, Everything-everywhere.com