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2012 Best Travel Blog Award Finalists Need A Bit Of Help To Win- The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget Travel With Kids

2012 Best Travel Blog Award Finalists Need A Bit Of Help To Win- The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget Travel With Kids

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I love it when I win! I used to be one of those people who said, “I never win anything,” but, back then, I didn’t know how to recognize all the gifts the Universe was bringing me every day.  Today, I know there are angels in my life, and guardians, and very nice other normal people who bring me gifts. And, I win and have won so much: a 28-pound lighter body, a partner of 19 years who likes me (most of the time) and who I’m still madly in love with, three nice kids who, when they listen to me, I enjoy being around. Oh, yeah, and other random small winnings like my family about to enter year three of non-stop budget world travel. So, yes, I’ve won tons, even if I didn’t rig this little contest to gain fame and fortune, I’ve won.

Those of you who know and love me understand that my modus operandi ( I had to look up how to spell that, and it still doesn’t sound right, oh well) is relaxed. You see I suffer from acute self-diagnosed ADHD, homeschooling my kids, working online, trying to finish up half a dozen projects at a time, exercising, and still spending tons of my time exploring the world and taking hour-long lunches with my family. And, you can’t underestimate the amount of time delegated to fighting, freaking out, yelling at the kids, and other hand-made dramas and emotional roller coasters. So, things just sort of happen when they happen, and thus, on this cool, crisp sunny day in Dalat, Vietnam, I decided to tally up the votes of the 2012 Best Travel Blog Award Contest. And boy am I proud of myself. I stayed on task all day long. Of course, I yelled and threatened a bit more than usual today (not a proud statement but a true one nonetheless).  I ate too much bread and stuffed other reachable items into my mouth to stay on task but dah, dah, dah the final voting is in, and we’re not done.

What? Why? Cuz I didn’t device a fair system for runner-ups. This is the first contest I’ve ever run and, gosh golly,  I didn’t look far ahead enough to realize that I may have too many contestants with a tie. So, I’m working it out now, and as fairly as I can. Here’s what I’ve come up with…

THE REALLY EXCITING PART- THE FIRST 17 DEFINITE

Now these are the real heroes friends. The following 17 blogs have been voted on for the people, by the people as the most cool, most inspirational travel blogs of 2012. Of the 67 travel blogs nominated, these 17 are the bomb, totally the bomb! You can tally up the votes yourself and see how badly I cheated here.

THE WINNERS SO FAR (IN ORDER FROM HIGHEST VOTES):

Life Changing Year -52

Act of Traveling– 29

Gypseekers– 19

The Nomadic Family- 18

Nomad Grad-15

The Drop Out Diaries-10

Almost Fearless– 7

Going Anyway -6

Family On Bikes-4

A Couple Travelers-3

Bohemian Travelers -3

Edventure Project -3

Flash Packer Family– 3

Walking On Travels-3

JDombs Travels– 2

Travel With Bender-2

Unbrave Girl -2

AND THE FINALISTS?

The first 17 have their spots reserved in the golden round table of travel blog awesomeness. They can already proudly display their travel blog winner badge on their sidebars and Facebook pages. (The coding is provided for you awesome convenience). [I’m bowing]

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The final 23 blogs will now be decided, which bring us to….

AND THE OTHER 50 NOMINATED BLOGS?

Well, we’re overjoyed that a balloon-flying, hip-hop-dancing parade of people came forward and nominated so many remarkable travel blogs. When you read the nominees below, you’ll see what a colorfully eclectic mix of travel blog genius it is. But (and it’s a big momma one) we have 23 spaces left for 50 nominees.

And so…. we’re opening up the contest again for the already 50 nominated blogs to compete for those last 23 spots.

WHO WILL THE FINAL 50 BEST TRAVEL BLOGS BE?

The first 17 have secured their spots in the competition. The last 23 spaces will be taken by whoever you guys vote for from the list below. And just to clarify….

WHO CAN COMPETE FOR THE FINAL  2012 BEST 50 TRAVEL BLOGS?

Only those who appear on the list below have already been nominated, and can, therefore, compete in the run-off.

HOW CAN I HELP MY FAVORITE TRAVEL BLOG WIN?

Vote for him as many times as possible over the ten days run-off period. Voting will be open from Jan 27 until midnight Feb 5. Tell your friends to vote too.

You can help your favorite coolest, most inspirational travel blog in three easy ways.

1- Simply:

  • Copy this picture into your Facebook page
  • Add the url of this post so that they can vote
  • Include in text which blog you want them to vote for & convince them why that blog is so amazing.

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2- Copy this code into your Facebook page and refer to it your tweets, email lists, etc.

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<a href=”http://thenomadicfamily.com/2012/12/2012-best-travel-blog-finalistis-need-a-bit-of-help-to-win/#more-2628″ target=”_blank”>
<img src=”http://thenomadicfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/the-nomadic-family-best-travel-blog-help-us-win-award-feb-5-540×450.jpg”  width=”285″ height=”280″/></a>
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3-Invite nominees to copy this coding in a post and into their sidebar. You can adjust the height and width in the coding itself.

To make my dear sweet life easier (and potentially reduce the amount of bread I eat the next time I try to tally up the votes),  you may vote for two blogs a day. What does that mean?

You can cast a vote for two different blogs each day, every day for the ten day run off period. And please be sure you tell your friends and fans to specify the name of the blog they are voting for. In the last round, I couldn’t tally a couple of votes cuz the comment didn’t specify.

GET YOUR FAVORITE BLOGS THE MOST VOTES AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE BETWEEN JAN 27TH AND FEBRUARY 5TH!

AND WHAT DO THE WINNER RECEIVE?

You can read all the contest details here, but the short of it is this:

family travel blog, life on the road with kids, travel with kids, world travel with kids, world travel with children, the nomadic family, budget world travel, framily travel tips, RTW family travel, 2012 best travel blogs, family travel southeast asia with kids, famiy travel central america with children, family travel south america with kids, annapurna circuit with children, life on the road malaysia, rtw family travel, rtw family travel peru, rtw family travel cambodia, rtw family travel ecuador, rtw family travel panama, rtw family travel costa rica, rtw family travel colombia, rtw family travel vietnam, rtw family travel thailand, rtw family travel south east asia, life on the road RV, philippines, malaysia, rtw family travel nepal, rtw family travel india, ups and down on the road, spiritual travel, meditation and parenting, on the spiritual journey around the world, the nomadic family project documentary movie

 

AND NOW WHAT?

Be off with you loves! Go, knock over some tables. Stand naked on the rooftops next to those phosphorized  chimneys and yell with all the noise your lungs can summon. Sew your little flag and wave it furiously for all to see your favorite travel blog flag because they deserve that acknowledgment. These are the travel blogs that inspire us to travel the world, that make us form our own dreams, that allow us to live adventures vicariously. Surely, they deserve our efforts in acknowledging their story-telling divinity.

GET YOUR FAVORITE BLOGS THE MOST VOTES AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE BETWEEN JAN 27 AND FEBRUARY 5TH!

Any questions, thoughts, bribes, brown-nosing, and unabashed flattery are welcomed and encouraged in the comments section below. :-) I’m waiting…..

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Wanna really really help us out friends? You can directly empower us to continue our travels. Did you know that the more YouTube views, the more comments on this blog, the more Twitter followers, the more Facebook friends directly helps us make more money? How? Cuz we can ask advertisers for more money the more active our online presence is. So, help us out cuz you love us, subscribe to the blog, and our YouTube channel, and Twitter, tell everyone you know on Facebook to like us, and if you have any contacts with a newspaper or magazine- tell them how amazing we are! That is 100% directly funding our journey.

I love you…… mwah! Gabi

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Hi Gabi,

    I would like to put a vote in for 1 Dad, 1 Kid and Discover.Share.Inspire. Both very good blogs.

    I wish I had seen back in December that you had this contest going on. I would have definitely voted.

    • lacie love. they are both amazing blogs. both truly amazing. i am also a huge fan of talon and of rachel. please come back every day to vote- voting opens feb 27 so come back!!!!!

      • Sorry, my tired eyes did not see that voting didn’t start until the 27th. Will you be posting a reminder to come vote? I seem to be very forgetful lately.

        Thank you.

        • oh lacie, great, we’ll get the blind to lead the blind. you are asking me to remind you something. HA! now, we are truly in trouble. i’ll try love. and how could you remember that the 27th starts the voting, so many details already in life to remember.. i love you

  2. Hi Gabi,

    Its Lisa from New Life on the Road :)

    Thanking you for letting us be a part of this great idea! Having our blog added to your list is so cool – we are really grateful. Will see how many followers can vote!

    Cheers
    Lisa

    • lisa i’m so glad that you are here too. so much travel inspiration to get from your blog. your fans put you in the run-offs. i hope they can make you a finalists too dear. obviously, you guys deserve it. see you and your mother-in-law and everyone you can come jan 27th for ten days straight. so much love to you from dalat, vietnam. gabi

  3. Hi Gabi!

    Thanks for compiling this great list of inspirational travel blogs. We’re honored to be part of the top 50!

    • yeah. go you! if you have any blog friends on the list, help them get one of the last 23 spaces! congrats. you deserve it.

    • hello dear jennifer from happilyuprooted. so nice to see you here dear. yes, of course, people can vote by leaving comments below. from jan 27- til feb 5 (that way you have time to get people all psyched out to vote for you) each person can vote for two blogs each day. i wish i was more techno-saavy but i’m a recovering techno-phob. so dear, no link, just comments. :-)

  4. Gabi!
    Wow! What an honor! Thanks for the nomination! I now have a list of so many great and inspirational travel blogs to read.

    • not sure I am tech savy enough to follow those amazing directions to get the logo on my stuff, I am old school!

      • listen pointsandtravel, i am so technophobic but you can totally do this. listen.
        step one: copy the coding.
        step two: open your site admin panel and find the sidebar ‘widget’ or ‘tool’ that allows html.
        step three: open that widget or sidebar tool and past the coding.
        if it is too big, you will see in the end of that paragraph of coding size measurements. make them smaller, maybe 150x 150 and refresh or save your settings.
        watch and play with the sizes until you find one that works for you. if you need any other help, please, please tell me. i am thrilled to a- help and b- actually help someone with something techno. for FB, just copy the coding into a ‘status’ update and add any text you want asking people to vote for you starting jan 27th. you can start hyping people now. :-) hugs, gabi

    • points and travel, you are so very, very welcome, but, in all honesty, thank one of your readers/fans for someone else nominated you. i am thrilled that you and i are now connected and, like you, i can learn from so many great and inspirational travel blogs. good luck in the contest dear! gabi

    • hi rachel. i am so honored that you ended up on this amazing list of travel bloggers. you do not need to thank me, but rather the fan who nominated you. obviously, you guys are inspiring others to live their dreams too. i do hope you share this with your readers so that you can get one of the last 23 spaces out of 50 rachel. good luck to you guys, and loads of love. gabi

  5. I vote for Bohemian Travelers and The Nomadic Family. I wish I found all of you sooner, but now I am hooked. Good luck!

    • heidi, you are too sweet and kind and adorable. mary has one amazing view on life, and we are dear friends. (we just chatted last nigth on facebook. i love her!) i love that you love us both, in all of our amazing and different ways. you were meant to discover us now, for whatever reason, now you are ready to contain what we have to give. please comment as often as you can so that i’ll know that you were there. i love those footprints, and the great discussions that come from it. and, if you can share in any social media, or subscribe to our Youtube channel that helps us TONS. (ok, plug is over!) thank you heidi. gabi

  6. I’d like to put a vote in for Adventures of a GoodMan. Thanks :)

    • hi greg. i’m so glad you found us and that you left a comment. i can’t wait to check out adventures of a goodman! so many inspirational blogs, so little time. actually though, the voting opens on jan 27 for ten day (until feb 5). i did that on purpose so that all of your great bloggers will have time to push it in your facebook pages, send emails to the mother in law, and get people ready /bribe people to help you guys win one of the last 23 spaces out of 50. so, come back with friends and fans and random people you can find off the street from jan 27. thank you greg and i wish you the absolute best of luck here!

  7. I’d also like to vote for The Most Alive. I can vote twice, right? :)

    • yes, you can totally vote twice a day but but but starting jan 27th. :-)

  8. Gabi, WOW! Thanks so much! We are honored to be included in this impressive group! As soon as we get some better wifi, we will look up all these great sites.
    Happy Journeys from Puskar, India!
    Lisa and George
    WeSaidGoTravel

  9. It’s bright and early on the 27th in Dalat, Vietnam and I begin by putting in my two votes for the day for Discover. Share. Inspire. and The Great Family Escape. woo-hoo. come on baby let the good time roll…. last time we got 240 comments, let’s see how many turn up for round two.

      • yes yes yes. comment. you can vote for two blogs on the list of runner ups a day for the next ten days. go tell your people!

  10. Discover, Share, Inspire, and 1 Dad, 1 kid get my votes today. So hard to pick just two!

    • 1 for dsi and 1 for 1dad. got it.it is very hard topick

    • hello dear patrick. you can vote once a day per blog. see you tomorrow dearest!

    • hey jennifer. i got you and patrick’s votes on the other post. thank you. good luck guys.

    • happily uprooted. you are so cute. i loved that post about tracey shitting in her pants. tracey is already in the first 17 who secured their spots. she was actually voted number one in this little contest. so…. use you precious vote for someone on the list who is a runner up. and, sorry this is so confusing. i didn’t plan on having a run-off. it just sort of happened that way. :-) goodluck dear.

    • that’s four votes for happilyuprooted. good job guys.

    • six votes for happilyuprooted. wow. you guys are amazing.

    • seven votes for happilyuprooted. happy dance!

  11. I vote for HappilyUprooted.com!

    • 8 for happilyuprooted. woah. wow. cool.

  12. I vote for HappilyUprooted.com! :-)

    • 9 votes for happily uprooted. be sure to come back tomorrow grant.

  13. I vote for my sister’s blog! HappilyUprooted.com

    • crystal. you have one cool sister. 10 votes for happily uprooted. come by tomorrow to vote too crystal. and tell matt to come vote too.

  14. HappilyUrpooted.com is the coolest blog! Count my vote! 😀

  15. my votes are for Bohemian Travelers and Nomadic Family please.

    • oh heidi dear you are so sweet. i am so honored and touched that you love me, and mary, so much. what a joy. i want you to use your vote to help those who deserve it to be acknowledged, and i know the contest got complicated but here’s the skinny of it.
      mary and i both got into the first 17 best. yeah. now, there are 23 spaces left for 50 nominees. look at the list of nominees and see if there are two blogs there that you would like to see win. then, vote for them. thank you love. gabi

      • Ok now i get it. I’m not usually so “thick headed”.

        one vote for 1 Dad, 1 Kid please.

        • thick headed? Not at all. I made this contest look like my rambling thoughts, my eating habits, my life….. Really well-intended but sometimes a bit complicated. You did great. So, we now have 2 votes for 1 Dad 1 Kid! woo hoo.

    • 11 votes for happily uprooted. woo hoo. you guys rock!

  16. I vote for Captain and Clark and also Angie Away!
    Good luck everybody!
    Emiel

    • there’s my number two knight! how are you big winner? do you still talk to the little people like me? one vote for captain and clark and one vote for angie away. 9 voting days left to go emiel! tell your people to support the blogs you love. tell them, tell them.

    • emiel thanks for voting. they are both amazing blogs. great.

  17. ~*~*~*~*~ I ~*~*~*~*~ VOTE ~*~*~*~*~ FOR ~*~*~*~*~ HAPPILYUPROOTED.COM ~*~*~*~*~

    • 12 votes for happilyuprooted. this vote counts for your vote on jan 28 dear, for i counted your last vote as jan 27. since we can’t possibly get timezones right, i’ll be sure you get your fair ten votes for each day you vote. thanks so much. i can tell you guys really want this and i know, i know, i know you’ll get it. good for you. gabi

  18. One vote for HappilyUprooted.com

    • 13, patrick this is your jan 28 vote. thank you!

  19. One vote for HappilyUprooted! :-)

    • 14 for happilyuprooted. isn’t this fun. owen, this is your jan 28 vote. thank you so much for caring. your people are just great.

    • grant thank you for vote number 15 for happily uprooted. you guys rock. this is your jan 28 vote. thank you.

  20. I vote for hAppily Uproooted…I love that blog :)

    • wow. wow. wow. definite bribery going on here. sexual favors? how many people are running to show their support for happily uprooted. i bow to you.. .whatever you are doing, you are doing very, very well. smile, hugely. 15 votes

  21. My vote is for Happily Uprooted!! Love you blog, Jennifer!! :)

  22. Another vote for happilyuprooted.com!! :)

    • thank you rachel. i like seeing you here everyday !

  23. My vote is for Happilyuprooted.com!!

  24. We vote for our daughter! Happilyuprooted.com!

  25. One more for Happilyuprooted! :)

  26. Voting for
    Discover.share.inspire. And Great Family Escape

    • is this sam sam? the double voter? (you didn’t see the comment cuz they go in line for approval sam, soooo when i’m en route to the next place, with shotty internet, or yelling at my kids it takes me a day or so to approve your comments) :-)

    • robbiebago is one of those sites i’m thrilled to learn about just now. gotta find a few hours to read and be inspired. thank you for voting for them! clearly, the deserve it. gabi

  27. Love Happily Uprooted – their travelers, food recipes and just the family fun they are having. Her ideas are the best. Their blog makes me want to go on the road too.

    • kathy, thank you. and you will go soon….

  28. Voting for discovershareinspire and great family escape…

    If this is a second comment today you can scratch that…I thought I had commented but don’t see it. :)

    • it’s all good sam. Big Brother Is WAtching You! :-) i got your vote same. again, i must agree with your votes, both rachel and justin are simply amazing.

  29. I vote for Robbiebago. I think she write very professionally and is always looking at improving her reader’s travelling experiences

    • how wonderful. thank you johanna. i look forward to getting to know them…

  30. I love following Discover Share Inspire and A King’s Life…they’ve got my vote!!

    • thank yoiu carol. got your vote. both rachel and sabina are so inspirational and wise…. and cute.

  31. Well, it’s still the 27th here so hopefully I can still vote for the 27th. 😉 I am voting for 1 Dad, 1 Kid and Discover.Share.Inspire.

    Thank you

    • i’m so happy to see so many family, friends, and fans out there rooting them on.

  32. Robbiebago for me – well written and varied in content.

  33. We said go travel

  34. I vote for Happily Uprooted!

  35. One vote for HappilyUprooted.com!

  36. Another vote for Happily Uprooted!!! :)

  37. I wish to vote for Robbiebago. They are terrific

  38. I vote for Robbiebago RV travel blog

  39. I would like to vote for Robbiebago please. Always a good read.

  40. I nominate We Said Go Travel for best blog and love what George and Lisa are doing and sharing.

  41. I vote for discover share inspire….great family

  42. I vote for discover share inspire – awesome

    • they are awesome. thank you for voting sue.

  43. i want to vote for robbiebago

    • wow. so touching to see crowds come out waving flags of joy and love for robbiebago. soooo lovely

  44. my vote is for robbiebago

  45. I wish to make known my vote goes for Robbiebago

    • i wish to make known that your vote is loving accepted.

  46. I vote for WE SAID GO TRAVEL – so many interesting stories.

    • I’m voting for: WE SAID GO TRAVEL

  47. I VOTE FOR WE SAID GO TRAVEL

  48. I vote WE SAID GO TRAVEL

    • thank you david. they are clearly inspiring so many people. good for you for taking the time to give them the acknowledgment they deserve.

  49. I vote for Go Travel… A wonderful travel site.

    • and i see your next comment stuart so…. i’ll take this as one loving, admiring vote for we said go travel. got it. thank you stuart!

  50. I meant to say I vote for WE SAID GO TRAVEL. They deserve my vote as I think their site is fantastic.

  51. WE SAID GO TRAVEL

    • katie, thank you for taking the time to vote for we said go travel. they are inspiring soooo many. what a joy to see them get the online love they desrve.

  52. I vote for The Nomadic Family. Amazing and inspiring family. Good luck guys!

    • hi deborah you are a dear dear soul. thank you for sending us the loving dear. thank you.

    • oh you are a dear. a sweet darling child of god. you get extra brownie points for that. sooo many extra. thank you cathleen.

  53. WE SAID GO TRAVEL

    • thank you sue. i hope you’ll come by again to vote for them some more. voting closing feb 5. have a great day. gabi

  54. I vote for We Said Go Travel

    • i'[m so happy to see we said go travel fans here. lisa and her hubby obviously deserve the credit for their great work!

  55. WE SAID GO TRAVEL is the site that gets my vote.

    • debbie, thank you for coming by and for voting for lisa’s blog. they are pretty fantastic.

  56. vote 1 for Robbiebago

  57. There are so many great blogs out there!

    Today I vote for Great Family Escape: Justin and Heidi have sold their house and all other possessions that kept them homebound. They are now traveling/camping and live a nomadic life.

    My other vote goes to Nomadic Chick. Jeannie is so amazingly full of energy, from a train ride through Asia to running with the bulls in Pamplona. She is everywhere. Thumbs up!

    • emiel, i’m also acknowledgin different and great blogs each day. so many great ones, like you said. yeah, justin’s on the road. i feel like i’ve watched a baby chick hatch! i have to check out nomadic chick. i’ve heard about her so often.

  58. I vote for Happily Uprooted :)

  59. Voting for Discover.Share.Inspire and Our Sonny Life.

  60. Ok Gabi… here we go

    WagonersAbroad Vote for today: 1 Dad, 1 Kid and Four Jandals.

    Thanks so much.

  61. Today, Discover. Share. Inspire and The Great Family Escape

  62. We Said go Travel for best travel blog!

  63. I vote for discover-share-inspire

  64. Discover share inspire

  65. I vote for ROBBIEBAGO

  66. I vote for Robbiebago RV travels

  67. I cast my vote for the Robbiebago blog

  68. We said go travel

  69. Discover share inspire and great family escape :)

  70. i nominate tripify and lovely travel.

  71. Discover.Share.Inspire has my vote!!!

  72. I just love Discover.Share.Inspire

  73. Discover.Share.Inspire has my vote

  74. Discover share inspire

  75. Discover Share Inspire and A King’s Life!!

  76. my vote is for WE SAID GO TRAVEL

    • brandon, we can’t keep meeting like this! :-) got it.

  77. HappilyUproted.com!!

  78. I vote for HappilyUprooted.com

  79. I vote for Happily Uprooted and Lundy5

    • hoo hoo hoo hoo. jennifer, you guys are doing sooo great. i’m glad you got all your fans out and moving. good for you. and your family, is adorable.

  80. One vote for HappilyUrpooted!

  81. I vote for my sister at HappilyUprooted

    second vote for Lundy5!

  82. I vote for HappilyUprooted.com 😀

    Also a second vote for Lundy5!

  83. I vote for my sister @ HappilyUprooted.com

  84. I vote for my friend Jennifer @ HappilyUprooted!

    I would like to place a second vote for Lundy5!

    There are a ton of great blogs here!

  85. WE SAID GO TRAVEL gets my vote

  86. voting for HappilyUprooted.com!

  87. My vote is for HappilyUprooted!

  88. HappilyUprooted.com!!

  89. HappilyUprooted.com! love this blog

  90. Happily Uprooted!

  91. Voting for Discover.Share.Inspire and 1 Dad, 1 Kid.

  92. I also vote for Robbiebago RV Travel blog

  93. Being a Gray Nomad myself traveling around Australia Michelle site is very helpful to me and others.
    I think it’s one of the best I have seen.
    Des.
    Driftwood.

  94. Gabi
    Hello from Agra and the Taj Mahal!
    Thanks for including us on your list. We are honored to be included!
    George and I appreciate it!
    Lisa
    We Said Go Travel

    Ps. We have a travel writing contest on NOW
    Free entry, $400 CASH prizes & raffle for great travel literature
    Join us!!!!

  95. happilyUprooted!!

  96. I vote HappilyUprooted :)

  97. i will vote for happilyuprooted.com!!

  98. Happilyuprooted.com!!

  99. I vote for Happilyuprooted.com’s travel blog!!

  100. My vote is for Happily Uprooted!!

  101. Discover.Share.Inspire

  102. Discover.Share.Inspire

  103. Discover share inspire!!!

  104. i vote today for four jandals and full time families! both so invested, so inspirational….

  105. It is fun to see how the votes are going. I would like to put in mine for the day….

    Four Jandals

    • i know heidi. isn’t it crazy? i love how many people are coming out in support of their favorite blogs. it’s as if people are saying aloud, “i love this person’s inspirational words enough to take the time to wave that flag” and i am moved by the over 200 comments from fans. unreal. yeah, i love the mix too. four jandals are amazing. heidi, you can vote for two blogs a day so feel free to use the last five days of the contest to give two bloggers you love a vote. gabi

      • Thanks Gabi! then if I get 2 a day, let’s throw in 1 Dad and 1 Kid for the day as well.

        • you got it! have a great night heidi.

  106. I vote for HappilyUprooted.com!! Best. Blog. Ever!

    • you are so cute! Best Blog Ever! oh, what love.

  107. I vote for HappilyUprooted.com :-)

  108. I vote for WE SAID GO TRAVEL

  109. MY VOTES:
    1 dad, 1 kid
    Discover.share.inspire
    Malaysian meanders
    More kids than suitcases
    A Kings life

    • thanks for voting erin. these are great votes, great blogs. i’ll scatter them out of you dear. this round two we’re only doing two votes a day, otherwise, my poor kids get a totally wired, over-challenged mom. hugs to you and thank you erin!

  110. WE SAID GO TRAVEL so GO!!!

    Now here comes another math problem….oh noooooo!

  111. I love Happily Uprooted!!

    • thank you selina. i do hope you come back again for the last four days of the contest to give them more votes!

  112. Again…discover share inspire and great family escape

  113. I would love to vote for ROBBIEBAGO RV travels

    • so happy you came by to vote michelle. be sure you come back for the last four days of the contest to vote for them! gabi

  114. My vote goes to Robbiebago and wheelin it

    • thank you robert. four days of the contest left… so come back to vote for them!

  115. My vote goes for Robbiebago. I love her craftiness

    • great. so many people love this. i can’t wait to read it already.

  116. Can anyone get more into RV travel than Robbiebago. Cast my vote that way!

    • wow. cast away amy. be sure you come back for the last four days of the contest to give them your support.

  117. 1 Dad 1 Kid and Discover. Share. Inspire

    • yeah melanie. thanks for helping the blogs you love more votes. i love you

  118. I cast my vote for Robbiebago

    • yeah. so many votes for the great robbiebago!

  119. I vote for WE SAID GO TRAVEL – Good blog!

  120. WE SAID GO TRAVEL

  121. My vote is Robbiebago

  122. I vote for Robbiebago travel blog

  123. I vote for Vintage Caravns and Robbiebago

    • helosia. thank you so much for sharing your love for these two awesome travel blogs. i feel so lucky to have discovered them because of the contest. please come back for the next four days to vote for these or other blogs you love. they so deserve that love and attention. thanks dear. gabi

  124. I wish to vote for Robbiebago

    • i wish to make your vote count! :-) good for you. be sure to come back for the last four days to vote for them some more.

  125. Discover.Share.Inspire

    • aaron. thank you for voting for rachel and family. come back for the last 4 days to help them win.

  126. Discover.Share.Inspire has my vote again

  127. discover share inspire

    • great matt. come back for the next 4 days to send them your love.

  128. Discover Share inspire is awesome

  129. I vote for Discover. Share. Inspire

    • so joyful to see you fans form discover share inspire come out. they are amazing.

  130. I also vote for discover share inspire

  131. Discover.Share.Inspire

    • they are sooo inspirational. i love rachel. i do.

  132. I vote for Robbiebago

    • carol be sure to come back for the last 4 days of voting for them. wanna help me tally these votes?

  133. my sis!! Happily Uprooted!

  134. voting for my sister! HappilyUprooted.com

  135. HappilyUprooted.com!

  136. a vote for Happily Uprooted!

  137. I vote for happilyuprooted.com!!!

  138. today, i cast my vote for adventures of a good man and 20 years hence. both very cool.

  139. HappilyUprooted.com

  140. ek! happilyuprooted.com

  141. one for HAppilyUprooted

  142. happily uprooted, give that blog a stamp of awesomeness!

  143. Happily Uprooted

  144. A vote for HappilyUprooted.com!

  145. voting for Happily Uprooted.

  146. Today I vote for Our Sonny Life and Wheelin It

  147. Gabi,

    I love this daily thing. I feel like I am getting to know you and all of your other followers. You leave such heartfelt and good responses back. Thanks.

    My vote today 1 Dad, 1 Kid and Four Jandals

    by the way…. would love to more about your diving. i will search your site. Alan and I are divers and the kids snorkel. We are thinking Asia after Spain… so good to gather data. Thanks!!!

    • heidi, i have so much more to say about our diving… and i love the daily thing too. i love it, you being a part of my life now. i do. we dove with koh rong dive center and loved it so much for us and for the kids that we are now going back for two months to dive more, to get the kids certified in open water, and to get kobi to dive master. they are amazing. you can see albums of them in facebook and interviews on the site. search koh rong in both. i’ll be putting up more with time. they are amazing. as are you!

  148. Todya’s vote for Great Family Escape and Angie Away!

  149. Happily Uprooted! :)

  150. HappilyUprooted.com!!!

  151. I vote for Robbiebago

  152. My vote is for ROBBIEBAGO RV Travels

  153. And my vote is for Robbiebago too!

  154. I wish to let you nkow that I vote for Robbiebago

  155. My vote goes to Robbiebago

  156. happilyUprooted.com!

  157. one vote for Happily Uprooted

  158. Happily Uprooted!

  159. HappilyUprooted.com

  160. the most alive and two oregonians get my vote of the day. good luck friends!

  161. Discover share inspire

  162. Discover share inspire…

  163. Discover. Share. inspire

  164. discover share inspire..

  165. Discover.Share.Inspire….

  166. I vote for Discover Share Inspire

  167. My vote is for Discover Share Inspire

  168. I love Robbiebago

  169. Voting again for Discover.Share.Inspire and Our Sonny Life.

  170. I think Robbiebago good blog

  171. I just have to come back and vote for Robbiebago again. I also liked Wheelin it too

  172. I can come back and vote again? If so I vote for Robbiebago. She is very inspirational and a big help to me

    • every day you can vote for them, until feb 5…

  173. I vote for my wife on Robbiebago

  174. And I vote for my darling hubby whom ROBBIEBAGO was named after

      • How could I not vote for my hubby when he goes for a walk and picks me flowers to bring back to the van! Robbiebago!

  175. Can I vote for Robbiebago again please

  176. I would like to vote for OurSonnyLife! Inspiring, Triumphant, and Honest. It will make you laugh, cry, and truly Embrace Life.

  177. I want to vote for oursonnylife.

  178. I vote for Our Sonny Life! Been reading it for over almost a year

  179. I would like to vote for oursonnylife. So inspiring. I check it daily to vicariously live through their adventures. :)

    • wow. angela. that sounds soo inspirational. i can’t wait to check out their site. be sure you come back in the next three days to vote for them. you can vote each day until, and including, feb 5.

  180. One vote for Oursonnylife please!! I have laughed and cried with them over the last year, but most of all have loved hearing the tales of their adventures.

    • wow stephanie. i want to cry and laugh with them too. i love it when people laugh and cry with us. thank you so much for taking the time to give them your love. they obviously deserve it. come back until feb 5 to vote for them each day. gabi

  181. Our Sonny Life

  182. Our Sonny Life by far is the best Blog!!!

  183. Our Sonny Life!!!!!!

  184. My vote is for Our Sonny Life. Love my daily read from the Ingram family.

  185. I vote for Our Sonny Life–absolutely love that family and their adventures!

  186. I vote Our Sonny Life! I had the privilege of meeting all 5 of the Ingram family while on their worldwide travels. We met on the island I live on, Utila, Honduras. I love their blog but also their courage to live their dream even with the challenges of their son who lost his battle with a rare disease!
    Love this blog and this family!

    • so touched by what you have said jill. not only have you met them, but to be there as they struggle and feel the strength of their courage is unreal. thank you. please come back and vote until and including on feb 5 for them. gabi

  187. I vote for Our Sonny Life. LOVE this website. Have been following for a while! If I could use both of my votes today for OUR SONNY LIFE I would.

  188. Voting for ‘Our Sonny Life’. Chelsea is so funny and their travels are amazing. It is my treat to read her updates on the blog.

  189. Our Sonny Life

  190. Hi–I want to put in a vote for Our Sonny Life…I follow this blog on a daily basis and really look forward to seeing where they are going and what adventures they are on next!!

  191. Our sonny Life.

    Travel, life, love it.

  192. I’d like to vote for OurSonnyLife.

  193. OUR SONNY LIFE!

  194. voting for OUR SONNY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  195. Our Sonny Life, Chelsea, Jarrett, Peyton , Conner , and Trek all need our love. They have had a rough year and half but they still have found time to embrace life. I hope I could do what they are doing if I were in their shoes.

  196. I vote for Our Sonny Life! love that blog!!

  197. I am Chelsea’s sister and those cute boys are my nephews:) I cannot imagine going through what they have gone through. They inspire me daily and I am proud of them and what they are doing each day in the midst of what they have been through.They are such a beautiful family and I would love for them to win!

  198. I’d like to vote for Our Sonny Life!

  199. http://www.oursonnylife.com is a blog you will love. It will make you cry, laugh, wish to travel, and hungry for the interesting food. They deserved to win

  200. Happily Uprooted!

  201. voting HappilyUprooted.com!!

  202. voting for my sis, brother-n-law and nephews! Love them. HappilyUprooted.com! :)

  203. My vote is for Our Sonny Life! :) I love keeping up with their family!

  204. Happily Uprooted!! fun travels! love my sis! :)

  205. Our Sonny Life!! I absolutely love reading this blog!!

  206. voting for OurSonnyLifecom

  207. My vote goes to the Ingram Family from http://oursonnylife.com/
    I love their blog, so inspirational in so many ways!
    They definitely deserve to win!
    :)

  208. I’m voting for OURSONNYLIFE! My cousins are so inspiring and we love them so very much!

  209. I’d like to vote for Our Sonny Life!

  210. Oursonnylife!!

  211. our sonny life WAHOO!!!

  212. Our Sonny Life. All. The. Way. Amazing wisdom, honesty, love and beauty. Plus, they teach me something every day! There are lots of good blogs out there, but this one deserves the crown – in so many ways!

  213. oursonnylife!!! :)

  214. voting for oursonnylife!!

  215. Voting for Our Sonny Life!

  216. Oursonnylife

  217. Hi, I’d like to vote for oursonnylife, I love reading about their travels, they inspire me to want to travel with my kids:)

  218. I want to vote for Robbiebago again

  219. I had the great fortune to met up with ROBBIEBAGO in Northern Territory a few years ago and the pleasure of reconnecting at several camp spots after that before I flew home to New Zealand. They are great fun.

  220. I love, love, love OUR SONNY LIFE! The Ingrams ROCK!! (Gabi, I already like YOUR writing, too!!) I would SO love to take my 3 kids homeschooling on the road…you are all such inspirations!

  221. Our Sonny Life

  222. oursonnylife.com

  223. Today my votes go to our sonny life and more kids than suitcases!

    I’m having fun browsing all the different sites!

  224. I have been inspired by following this family through their travels and their struggles. An awesome and must follow.

  225. I want to vote for Robbiebago

  226. My vote is for OURSONNYLIFE!!!! Most deserving of any award, in my personal opinion. Wonderful blog, and an even more amazing FAMILY! Love those Ingrams :)

  227. voting for Our Sonny Life :)

  228. I’d like to vote for oursonnylife.com!

  229. Our Sonny Life!! They inspire me to embrace life amd value every day. You guys Rock!

  230. My vote goes for Robbiebago

  231. Robbiebago is a great blog

  232. robbiebago is the best

  233. Another vote for Our Sonny Life!

  234. my vote is for Oursonnylife

  235. Oursonnylife

  236. oursonnylife :-)

  237. Oursonnylife is the best and most inspirational blog! I have stayed up late many nights laughing and sometimes crying while reading about the Ingram family. Embrace life!

  238. I’m voting for oursonnylife. It’s amazing!

  239. I vote for Our Sonny Life. This is no ordinary travel blog. It’s about the most amazing family and their life as they travel. Lots of great travel info, but much more interesting.

  240. I vote for New Life on the Road.

  241. I would like to vote for New Life on the Road please :-)

  242. Our Sonny Life. This one is for Trek!

  243. Was not sure if we were allowed to vote every day till the 5th? if so I vote Our Sonny Life again:)

    • amanda dear. you can vote including feb 5. go go go.

  244. Our Sonny Life

  245. I vote for Our Sonny Life… a truely amazing, inspirational family!

  246. I cast my vote for Robbiebago RV travels

  247. Robbiebago is the one I vote for

  248. 1 vote for Our Sonny Life! Sweet, sweet family! I have known Chelsea my whole life and she has always been such an inspiration to me! Love her!

  249. On Robbiebago, It was always exciting to hear where they’ve gone and what they wher doing and the way they wrote was so discriptive

  250. I cast my second vote for New life on the road

  251. OUR SONNY LIFE is all about family and love for adventure. Their blog is very down to earth and informative. You will laugh & cry with them as they share their lives with you. They have been very open with their emotions whether happy, sad, or tried. They really deserve to win.

  252. Today I vote for Robbibago

  253. I vote for Robbiebago

  254. Go oursonnylife!

  255. 1dad1 kid and discovershareinspire

  256. OurSonnyLife!!!!

  257. I vote for oursonnylife.com !!!

  258. another one for Out Sonny Life!

  259. oursonnylife :-) again

  260. I vote robbiebago

  261. My vote is for robbiebago

  262. Sonny life!!

  263. Voting today for Discover.Share.Inspire and 1 Dad, One kid.

  264. I vote for Robbiebago travels

  265. making my second vote for Our Sonny Life :)

  266. I vote for Robbiebago. We are converting a bus into a motor home too

  267. I vote for Robbiebago and for New life on the Road

  268. Voting for Our Sonny Life

  269. I would vote for Robbiebago

  270. My vote goes for Robbibago caravan travels

  271. Vote for Our Sonny Life.

  272. my vote is for Robbiebago please

  273. I vote for Robbiebago. We met on the road back in Queensland and have kept in touch ever since!

  274. Robbiebago

  275. Voting for always translated!

    • I vote for alwaystranslayted.net

  276. Our sonny Life! Again 😉

  277. my vote is for alwaystranslated.net

  278. Hey nutbag – I vote for Great Family Escape and New Life On The Road! Both awesome blogs!! And sometimes I even learn something! Pretty impressed that I was numbero uno too! Mwah hah hah!

  279. My vote is for Our Sonny Life!! Amazing.

  280. Our sonny life

  281. One vote for HappilyUprooted.com!!

    • you are too cute grant, too cute. i love the new font! you guys are amazing!!!

  282. Hi,

    1dad 1 kid and four jandals please.

    thanks so much.

  283. I vote for alwaystranslated.net!!!

  284. Our Sonny Life!!

  285. happilyUprooted.com!

  286. great blog sis! Happily Uprooted!

  287. Happily Uprooted for my vote!

  288. one vote Happily Uprooted!

  289. we love happily uprooted!

  290. HappilyUprooted.com!

  291. My vote is for Happily Uprooted :)

  292. Voting for happily uprooted!

  293. Commenting to vote for Happily Uprooted blog, thanks.

  294. my vote goes to OUR SONNY LIFE. Very deserving family

  295. I vote for Our Sonny Life!

  296. My vote is for OUR SONNY LIFE!

  297. Robbiebago is the one

  298. I’m voting for OUR SONNY LIFE!

  299. I vote for Roobiebago

  300. Our Sonny Life is so inspirational, it’s about travel but encompasses so much more. My vote goes to them!

  301. Discover.Share.Inspire and Our Sonny Life

  302. my vote is oursonnylife

  303. I vote for Robbiebago RV Travels and New Life on the Road

  304. Robbiebago & happily uprooted

  305. Thank you I vote for Robbiebago

  306. I vote for Robbiebago travels

  307. Robbiebago

  308. I vote for oursonnylife

  309. Our Sonny life!!

  310. I wish to vote for Robbibago

  311. I vote for Our Sonny Life

  312. 1 Dad. 1 Kid.
    Discover. Share. Inspire

  313. My vote goes to “oursonnylife”. :-)

  314. I vote for oursonnylife.com

    I look forward to and hope for a post every day. The days there are not a post (which are really quite few) I’m somewhat disappointed.

  315. I want to vote for Our Sonny Life, LOVE to read about their travels.

  316. Always Translated!

  317. Robbiebago

  318. I vote for Robbiebago again if I am allowed please

  319. I vote for Robbiebago travels

  320. My vote goes to Robbiebago

  321. I vote for my fave blog Robbiebago, Great Aussie Nomads

  322. My vote is for Roobiebago please

  323. My final vote

    1 dad 1 kid and the four jandals.

    thanks so much!

  324. My vote is for Robbibago

  325. my vote is for robbiebago the best site i have come accross

    roy john cooper

  326. My vote goes to OUR SONNY LIFE. A very remarkable family!!!!

  327. Our Sonny Life

  328. I vote for happily uprooted!

  329. Our Sonny Life!

  330. Oursonnylife.com

  331. Our sonny life!

  332. Our Sonny Life for the last time :)

  333. I vote for OUR SONNY LIFE

  334. Our Sonny Life!!!!

  335. Our Sonny Life-hands down one of the best blogs!!!

  336. Our Sonny Life!!!

  337. I vote for Robbiebago RV travels.

  338. I vote for Robbiebago again

  339. I vote one last time for Robbiebago.

  340. Robbuebago for me

  341. Robbiebago

  342. I vote for Robbiebago one more time

  343. My vote for Robbiebao

  344. Dear people Thank you for the opportunity to vote for a great blog, Robbiebago. I met this couple on the road and they are just so very friendly and I enjoy reading their blog and find their insights and tips very informative. That frittata recipe is tops!

  345. I vote for Robbibago

  346. I vote for new life on the road

  347. I vote for Wheelin it and Robbiebago. 2 great RV resources

  348. May I please vote for Robbiebago

  349. Robbiebago please

  350. I vote for Robbiebago

  351. robbiebago

  352. May I vote for Robbiebago please

  353. Silas vote for Robbiebao

  354. I vote for Robbiebago!

  355. Robbiebago

  356. Life on the road

  357. Robbiebago. Michelle’s blog is the best

  358. Wheeling it

  359. Robbiebago & eye and pen

  360. Robbiebago

  361. Robbiebago and New Life

  362. Robbiebago

  363. I am voting for Our Sonny Life. There family story is truly touching. I wish them nothing but the best!

  364. Our Sonny Life!!

  365. Robbiebago & 4 Jandals

  366. I vote for Robbiebago

  367. Robbiebago

  368. robbiebago

  369. Robbiebago

  370. Robbiebago

  371. go and read ths blog for yourselves and tell me is thereany better

    roy j cooper (jp)

  372. I vote for Robbiebago

  373. this is the greatest

    roy j cooper (jp)

    • hello adorable coopers. tell me who you are voting for. which blog?

  374. i like it a lot should be number 1

    mia

  375. Robbiebago

  376. I am voting today for Discover.Share.Inspire and Our Sonny Life.

    I can’t believe today is the last day to vote! It went by fast! Good luck to everyone!

  377. oursonnylife.com It is amazing!

    • I vote for ALWAYS TRANSLATED!! This blog is amazing!!!

  378. Great to hear about some of the AMAZING travel blogs out there, can’t wait to see the final list!

  379. Yes, I am glad to see these amazing travel blogs and the finalists in 2012. I also want to see the list of 2013.

    • chris. i know! the new contest just opened up today. please check it out and nominate some great people! gabi

  380. Thank you with regard to talk about………. Lets hope throughout foreseeable future will probably be truly helpful for us……

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