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The 2011 Bloggies – Best Travel Weblog

Let's check out the travel blogs that have been nominated for the 2011 Bloggies. 

My Itchy Travel Feet

First impression:  EW! Sorry! I was just grossed out by the header on this one. 

After getting past the header, I really like the writing style on this blog.  It is smooth, almost like having a conversation smooth. 

Hole in the Donut

First Impression:  Beautiful Photos

Barabara is "Discovering the world, one culture at a time."  She is discovering the worlds, and cultures that I will never experience in my life.  But, thanks to Barbara I am able to learn about them and admire them through her stories and her photos. 

I will be revisiting this blog in the future.

The Vacation Gals

First Impression:  FUN!

Do you need expert advice on family travel, girlfriend getaways, or romantic escapes?  If so, this blog is for you! 

Well, it is for us anyway!  McD and I have been trying to figure out where to go on a little vacation.  We've taken two vacations in our 19 years of marriage, and we are ready to get away.  The business trips we go on are nice.  We really like the people that we see when we are on those trips, but we really just want to take a trip with just the two of us.

Vacation Gals, I'll be back!

Everything Everywhere

First Impression: WOW!

Part of my first impression had to do with a photo that Gary has on his site.  There was a photo of a couple on the beach at sunset.  Now, I've mentioned that McD and I really want to go on a vacation.  I think I have sold him on going somewhere on a beach.  This is something that I want to do. 

Then I scrolled down some and there is an even more inviting shot of a dock going out over the water.  I'm sold.  Where do I sign up to go to Curacao? 

Camels & Chocolate

First Impression: Love the travel photos.  Dang it! What is the deal with all the feet on these travel sites?

I love her story about a well-known band asking her to promote their event.  You can read about it here.  If you are a blogger, writer, photographer, crafter, or just a creative person you should really read this.

I have bookmarked this blog, and will be happily reading her well-written posts this afternoon. 🙂


Well, if you haven't figured it out by now, I am not a feet person.  There, I said it. 

I don't know about you, but I am really enjoying visiting all the blogs that have been nominated for the 2011 Bloggie Awards. 

And I have decided what I would like to do with myself.  I would like to find someone to send me all over the United States to experience different resorts, hotels, beaches, amusement parks, national parks, events, etc.  Then I would blog about it on my own travel blog.  So if you know of anyone out there that would like to send me all over the country to do this, please send them my way. 

Oh yea, I am off in dreamland now.  I almost forgot to tell you,  go over here and vote for your favorite travel blog!


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  • Reply Camels & Chocolate February 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Haha, I wasn’t aware I had a ton of feet pictures on my blog, other than the self portrait I took back in college 😉 My friend who is the photography editor at Islands magazine says when they do their annual photo contest every year, more than half the submissions are of people’s feet in exotic places. Good thing you don’t have that job!
    Thank you for the kind words!

  • Reply Donna Hull February 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Enjoyed your take on the travel finalists at the 2011 Bloggies. It’s an eclectic selection of well-written travel blogs. Of course I would say that because I’m one of them :-).
    Sorry you don’t like the photo of my foot in the header. I promise, it’s a very clean, well-manicured foot. And how could I resist with a name like My Itchy Travel Feet? I’m glad you enjoyed the read. Hope you visit again, even though my topic is geared towards active baby boomers.

  • Reply Kara @ The Vacation Gals February 6, 2011 at 11:05 am

    We love that your first impression of The Vacation Gals is “fun”! Thanks for the mini review.
    Let us know if you’d like help picking out a vacation spot for you and McD!
    PS I have issues w/ other people’s feet, too. Don’t even enjoy my kids’ feet touching me! You are not alone, for sure. 😉

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