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2012 TravelBlog Hall of Fame

2012 TravelBlog Hall of Fame inductees - celebrating 10 years of the world's friendliest travelblogging community.
11 years ago, April 2nd 2012 No: 1 Msg: #154098  
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Congratulations everyone - welcome to the TravelBlog Hall of Fame - on our 10th anniversary year!

This year we recognize 32 amazing bloggers, each of differing style, all representing high quality and long term commitment.

To anyone who is new to travelblog - read their blogs - this is what Travel Blog is all about! Real people traveling, sharing the experience, often discovering a passion for writing and photography on the way.

If you're reading this and are wondering why a particular blog is not included - we have around 300,000 accounts now and we are bound to have missed some amazing stories. Please let us know about them in March next year, nominate them for blogger of the week and in the meantime recommend them.

Ali - writing from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia - 3rd April 2012

Congratulations to the following bloggers who have been inducted into the TravelBlog Hall Of Fame. We'll be adding the awards to profile pages over the next few days, and also adding them to The TravelBlog Hall of Fame.

2012 TravelBlog Hall Of Fame

bvchef - Great entries from South America, now he's looking for new adventures

Chris and Amy - more than 2 years on the road, beautiful writing and some amazing photos.

Chris and Nikki - feeding their travel addiction and renewing wedding vows one country at a time.

Beata and Tomek - enjoying adventure on their long anticipated round the world trip.

Forget 9 to 5 - a search to fulfill the Pommie pipedream of living it up in the sun

Andy and Debbie - Asia and Oceania - with humour and great photos

ThreeFitty - a photographic talent discovered as he explored foreign lands

deleted_49612 - email style blog from an Irish ex-pat

Cessna152 - closing in on the goal of 100 countries visited

FreeSpirit - 34 months on the road and counting

Tom Rooney - living a lifetime passion exploring foreign countries

tannismc - Geology student who happens to take some pretty good photos too

Home and Away - a lifetime of travel, and planning for years more

Theroadiscalling - more than three years of planning, a year on the road and counting

International backpacker - budget travellers who prefer visiting locals rather than local attractions

rrruss - after travelling South America, they're back on the road again

lmh - enjoying the pleasures of semi-retirement by travelling

John Miranda - from watching The Ashes to touring the globe

Patricia Somewhere - on a mission to go, see, taste and smell the world

kateemarie - stories from a frequent resident of Senegal

ShadyAdy - not only a traveller but a walker for charity

Wanderly Wagon - inspired by a childhood television show to see the planet

Overlanders - an Aussie and Kiwi extensively exploring the northern hemisphere

Susurros somnolientos - a self-absorbed misanthropic humanist taking on the world

Synnott - visited every continent and even blogs in two languages

RoelAnka - travelling and photographing through the Americas and other continents

Quarter Life Crisis - a witty and irreverent account of avoiding responsibility by hiding in the middle of nowhere

Vietna mum - a dedicated traveller assisting homeless children in Vietnam

colvinyeates - their second around the world journey keeps getting better

deleted_183365 - a prolific blogger whose writing energy knows no bounds

Gus C - an Australian who is enamoured of photography, food and faraway lands

Lump - tales of a traveller now residing in Ethiopia

[Edited: 2012 Apr 06 10:43 - The Travel Camel:11053 ]
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11 years ago, April 6th 2012 No: 2 Msg: #154287  
Congratulations to all who have joined the Hall of Fame.
Looking forward to reading more of your blogs this year.
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11 years ago, April 7th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #154295  
This is an incredible honour. I am very happy and cannot believe you think I am worth being on that list of great bloggers. I hope to write many more blogs in the next 50 years.

Hope to see you down the road.

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11 years ago, April 7th 2012 No: 4 Msg: #154297  
Wow, I am so honored and excited by this. Over the past year I have really understood that this is a community. Many thank yous to all who have read my blogs and to those who nominated and seconded me for this. I am very touched. Reply to this

11 years ago, April 7th 2012 No: 5 Msg: #154301  
thank you very much for the this;-) such honor !!! we are amazed that we made the list and so happy that people enjoy our adventures;-) congratulations to all of the above!!!
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11 years ago, April 7th 2012 No: 6 Msg: #154304  
I too am honoured to be part of this exclusive crowd. Only 150 people out of 300,000! That is amazing.

I'm sure there are plenty more who deserve to be in the Hall of Fame but have not been noticed yet. I was a blogger on this forum from 2006 but only popped up on the radar in 2011! So took me five years to get noticed!

Thanks again though. I better get packing. Off to East Africa tomorrow!

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11 years ago, April 7th 2012 No: 7 Msg: #154314  
Oh my, what a nice surprise 😊 It is great to be on a list with so many wonderful and inspirational travelers, writers and photographers. Thanks to all behind the scenes for making this wonderful travel site a reality!
And Jason, maybe see you here in Africa somewhere 😊
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11 years ago, April 7th 2012 No: 8 Msg: #154315  
Woke up to a nice e-mail this morning saying I've been included in the Hall of Fame. Although I've been absent from the site for awhile it's been in the back of my head for awhile. Shortly after my last blog entry in 2011, I decided to take up an offer to move to and work in Germany, the next step in familiarising myself in a countries culture. My time has been consumed by the move and coincidently my next adventure is on a 09:40 flight tomorrow morning to Munich.

Thanks to those who have nominated me. Telling people today in work you'd swear I'd won the lotto. Hopefully I'll be a bit more active now that Europe is on my doorstep. (für jetzt!) auf Wiedersehn.

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11 years ago, April 8th 2012 No: 9 Msg: #154328  
I've also been receiving numerous private messages in response to the Hall of Fame notifications I sent on Saturday - it is satisfying to be the bearer of such happy news 😊

As mentioned by Ali, please do make an effort to read these bloggers. I was unaware of some until needing to send them the congratulatory messages, so I paused to read and admire their blogs. We have some extremely talented writers, photographers and travellers on this site, and for that we should be extremely thankful. Reply to this

11 years ago, April 8th 2012 No: 10 Msg: #154349  
Thank you so much, it is rather exciting and very flattering to be in such illustrious company. Although I'm not sure who is more proud and excited, me or my Mum!! What a fantastic incentive to keep doing what I love: travelling, blogging, and reading other great accounts about places around the world.

p.s. thanks for being the bearer of good news Shane 😊 Reply to this

11 years ago, April 8th 2012 No: 11 Msg: #154351  
I also got Shane's private message with the notification and responded there, but I did want to thank all the Moderators publicly for this honor to be among the select few inducted into the Hall of Fame. I'm also pleased that the general response from each of us is appreciation for Travelblog as the friendliest forum to share our passion for travel...and to get us thinking about and planning our next trip.

Following Ali's suggestion I have already started reading and then following some of those on the list. All are great blogs; so I continue to read.

Next year's cohort will rival this year's as for ability to write and take pictures, and a commitment to friendship via the various Forums. I have already written my list of who to nominate (or second) and can hardly wait for next March to roll around. Reply to this

11 years ago, April 10th 2012 No: 12 Msg: #154445  
Thanks to all those who took the time to read our blogs and appreciate our work (and of course for the votes!). One of the best decisions we've made since starting our journey was joining this site and over the past few years, TravelBlog has allowed us to 'meet' great people...we hope our paths cross with many of you during future trips!

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11 years ago, April 10th 2012 No: 13 Msg: #154459  
Congratulations to you all, guys!!

It's really excited to be nominated by other members, I think it makes you feel appreciated... when we got into the HoF a couple of years ago I was so happy that I was telling everyone I knew... many didn't know what I was talking about because, even though they are on my email notification list and they receive an email whenever I publish a blog, most of them don't even read them, so I was really, really happy that other bloggers and travelers liked what I was writing

I've been following some of you already and I'll definitely make sure that I start reading the ones I haven't yet!
[Edited: 2012 Apr 10 17:48 - denidax:44851 ]
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11 years ago, April 12th 2012 No: 14 Msg: #154577  
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Thank you! It's wonderful to know that my blogs are being read by other bloggers and travelers. I love reading blogs from other travelers - and it's wonderful to know that other people are enjoying mine as well.....
Currently I'm copying emails onto TravelBlog that I sent to family whilst on our first trip in retirement - 17 months away from Australia starting in 2001 - what an adventure that was for us! And thankfully not our last.
Already planning our next (Myanmar and China for a few months later in the year) - not that we are great planners - we usually tend just to buy a return ticket and fill in the bits in the middle on the spur of the moment day by day.
But we've just welcomed our first grandchild into the world and it will be hard to leave him I fear....
Thank you again and congratulations to fellow Hall of Fame inductees. Reply to this

11 years ago, April 14th 2012 No: 15 Msg: #154626  
Congratulations to everyone added! This has been a great post for us as we have found out some new fantastic bloggers, as well as recognising many that we have read in the past!

Special congrats to Chris and Nikki, Home and Away, Forget 9 to 5, Chris and Amy and over landers some of our favourites!! Reply to this

11 years ago, April 14th 2012 No: 16 Msg: #154635  
It was quite the surprise to get inducted, didn't see that one coming. Thanks to everyone who nominated me, and congrats to the fellow HOFers! Feels good to be appreciated, if only by a few people. Reply to this

11 years ago, April 17th 2012 No: 17 Msg: #154837  
I, too, am delighted to have been inducted into the TravelBlog Hall of Fame. It's a great feeling to be recognised amongst so many other wonderful writers and photographers (past and present). TravelBlog rules! Keep up the good work everyone, and let's help propel further growth in the marketplace for the world's friendliest travel site. Reply to this

11 years ago, April 30th 2012 No: 18 Msg: #155499  
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Many thanks. cheers.
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