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2011 TravelBlog Hall of Fame

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2011 additions to the TravelBlog Hall Of Fame - celebrating TravelBlog's 9th birthday.
3 years ago, April 5th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #132971  
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Congratulations everyone - welcome to the TravelBlog Hall of Fame - this award is the most prestigious on the site recognizing both quality and long term commitment.

To anyone who is visiting travelblog for the first time - read these blogs - this is what the site is all about!

I'm sure we've missed a few fantastic blogs this time around - we did last year - and I'm sure we will again next year. There are approaching 200,000 accounts on travelblog now, so it's inevitable - so bookmark the great blogs that we've missed and let us know about them next year for the 10 year anniversary, and in the meantime recommend or follow them.

Ali - writing on the way to Sulawesi :)





2011 additions to the TravelBlog Hall Of Fame

liliram - Sharing stories of international travel, and family, friends and food in the Philippines.

D MJ Binkley -
They found a way to combine work with their love of travel, and show no sign of slowing down.

cabochick - One adventure after another, addictive reading and great photos.

Viajerong Pinoy - Great stories and photos from one of TravelBlog's most widely travelled members.

thedribbleman - Africa and more, the best way he knows how - along the road less travelled.

Vinovat Sudarynya - Life as an ex-pat in Russia and the Ukraine.

yaron and hagit - Family life on the road.

Jo Trouble - One Kiwi's travels before, during and after calling Japan home for a few years.

TraceyDoxey - Unique insights into the finer details of life.

travelbuffs - Beautiful photography from one travelling family.

hongkey kong - Beautiful blogs of an African journey.

Slovenian girl - Living her multi-continent dreams.

josworld - Great reading and beautiful photos from Oceania.

Slowfeet - Planning to be on the road, sea or in the air for as long as it takes.

BnK - One couple's travels through Asia, taking some great photos along the way.

thecrashpacker - Great blog from someone who never meant to go travelling.

Shaggy - Journals from the travels of another of TravelBlog's earlier members.

mark and chrissie - Taking a serious career break to enjoy an extended honeymoon.

ilchicag - Blogs from Europe and Central/North America - she keeps exploring.

kangaroojack - Over two years exploring their adopted home of Australia - possibly TravelBlog's most prolific bloggers!


[Edited: 2011 Jun 16 20:14 - Jo Trouble:16935 ]
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3 years ago, April 8th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #133267  
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Names listed above will be added to The Hall of Fame, and Hall of Fame awards will be added to the profile pages over the next couple of days. Reply to this

3 years ago, April 8th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #133272  
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Thanks for this award. And Jo, great work for putting this together. Been here In TravelBlog the last 2 1/2 years and loving it. Ali, enjoy Sulawesi, and thanks for creating TB! Reply to this

3 years ago, April 8th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #133274  


We are proud to join the TravelBlog Hall of Fame. It means a great deal to us. Travelblog is fantastic.
Ali, thanks for creating it and have fun in Sulawesi.

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3 years ago, April 8th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #133282  
Thank you for the award!
having blogging for almost 5 years it means much to be appreciated by more then just F&F.
travelblog is a great site that enhances our travel experience. in 5 years it has improved and we can wait to get back on the road and write some more

thank you TB and thank you Ali for making it happen Reply to this

3 years ago, April 8th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #133293  
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Thank you.

Best wishes to Travelblog and the whole team.

cheers !
Jo Reply to this

3 years ago, April 8th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #133295  
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I look forward to reading everyone's future blogs and inspiring future travels! Thank you, Gracias for reading and rewarding mine! Andrea Reply to this

3 years ago, April 9th 2011 No: 8 Msg: #133297  
Congratulations, everyone! Reply to this

3 years ago, April 9th 2011 No: 9 Msg: #133312  
Thanks to everyone who has read our blogs and enjoyed them and thank you so much for the nominations.

It was originally intended as a mechanism just to tell our family and friends we were safe, well and enjoying our adopted home in Australia, but it never really worked that way, through our blog we have met and enjoyed the company of other great travelers.

In the next few days we will have made 90,000 hits and heading towards a million words.

During our time on the road we found the messages we received an inspiration to keep going, sometimes it was tough going, our travels renewed our faith in human kindness there is a kindred spirit out there.

For a year and a bit we managed to write every day, but now due to a work commitments we have slowed down, everyday is still an adventure in a still new environment.

The blogging thing was new to us when we set out and it has become a way of life, we love travel blog, we still get messages from way back asking about us and tomorrow, we are dining with a family we met 2 years ago on the border of South Australia and Victoria.

Well done to everyone who has been nominated this year, some of the blogs we read are just amazing, the photography and detail is stupendous.

Well better finish as it is beginning to look like an Oscars's acceptance speech ;-)

Just one more thing - thanks Jo and Ali and everyone at Travelblog for your support..... we cannot do this without you guys!

See you back out on the road again!

Andy & Caroline, A.K.A Kangaroojack
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3 years ago, April 9th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #133335  
Congratulations to the newest "Hall of Famers" we look to each of you for inspiration and ideas, a good story and the photos to take us there when we can't make the trip. Reply to this

3 years ago, April 10th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #133434  
woooooooooooow ... that's a nice surprise! It's amazing to see how many people are reading my adventures :) For now I'm back in Slovenia but the travel bug is bugging me lately so ... hope to blog again soon :) Thank you! Wish you lots of travels :) Greetings from sunny Slovenia, Jana Reply to this

3 years ago, April 11th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #133467  
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Congrats everyone!! Looking forward to read new adventures :o) Reply to this

3 years ago, April 13th 2011 No: 13 Msg: #133731  
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And here we were thinking that no one really noticed us. Thank you. It is nice to have these things come along.

We find so much useful information and get great ideas from the writings of others. Thank you to everyone who takes the time and makes the effort to share. Reply to this

3 years ago, April 16th 2011 No: 14 Msg: #133961  
Congratulations to all the new Hall of Famers! Reply to this

34 months ago, June 16th 2011 No: 15 Msg: #138563  
Wow! We really feel honoured to be included in this list. It's such a great site and we loved blogging our adventures. We couldn't believe people other than our friends and family would really be interested in what we were up to!

The time has flown since we've got back from our big trip (almost 2 years ago) and jobs/house moves and some serious illness for Mark have prevented us from doing much in the way of travel since then.

Happily we have just started our next big adventure in the way of parenthood - we welcomed the gorgeous Clara Louise into our lives on April 29th this year and are excited to start a whole new life journey with her, with our actual travels being a little closer to home for a while! I'll try and post some pics for everyone to see our beautiful daughter.

Happy travels everyone,

Chrissie and Mark Reply to this

34 months ago, June 16th 2011 No: 16 Msg: #138564  
Chrissie and Mark,

Looking forward to reading your new blogs.



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34 months ago, June 16th 2011 No: 17 Msg: #138569  
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Congratulations on the addition to the family! Reply to this

27 months ago, January 6th 2012 No: 18 Msg: #149917  
congratulation to every one for this Reply to this

26 months ago, February 28th 2012 No: 19 Msg: #152548  
Congratulations to all! Reply to this

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