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Travel Blog Awards 2018

Travel blog awards

The Travel Blog Awards 2018 have now finished. For the category winners please see below. 

Flight Centre's Travel Blog Awards returned for it's third year, continuing on from the success of our 2016 and 2017 Travel Blog Awards. Our friendly and knowledgeable Travel Experts are constantly searching for the best travel advice, tips and inspiration when putting together your tailor-made travel itineraries – which is why we have compiled a shortlist of the best travel blogs in 2018. The blogger that received the most votes won a holiday to Australia, so your votes really did count! The winner flies to Brisbane with Malaysia Airlines where they will stay in a Deluxe Room at the chic NEXT Hotel Brisbane and the luxurious Beach Club on Hamilton Island in the stunning Whitsundays. There was also a prize draw for 

Voting on this competition has now finished. Please see below your 2018 Travel Blog Awards Winners for their respective categories.

Family Travel Blog category winner - My Travel Monkey

USA Travel Blog category winner - Where is Tara

Established Travel Blog category winner - Salt in our Hair

New Zealand Travel Blog category winner - Anita Hendrieka

Luxury Travel Blog category winner - QueenBeady

Food and Wine Travel Blog category winner - Catch52

Up and Coming Travel Blog category winner - Faraway Lucy 

Australia Travel Blog category winner - Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Honeymoon Travel Blog category winner - Honeymoon Backpackers 




Up and Coming Travel Blog

Mini Adventures - Mini Adventures is an affordable, alternative and foodie blog, all about showing that you don’t have to travel full time (or spend loads!) to make life an adventure.

Travel Dave - Travelling the world, one adventure at a time. A globetrotting UK solo adventure travel blog featuring travel tips and advice, travel videos and travel photography that will inspire your next trip abroad.

Adventures of a London Kiwi - Adventures of a London Kiwi is a travel blog featuring the escapades of an expat who accidentally emigrated to England – focusing on unique, delicious and special experiences with a side of history. Not to mention the occasional bad joke...

Explorista - Milou van Roon is the full-time travel blogger behind the Explorista websites. On her blogs she helps people travel more and better, whether that is alongside their full-time jobs, or while building a career and life.

Sophie's Suitcase - Sophie’s Suitcase is a travel, wellbeing and lifestyle blog focusing on all aspects of life, from weekend breaks, to bucket-list experiences. Sophie is a brunch-loving traveller with a passion for unique trips. You will usually find Sophie outdoors, in nature, or exploring some of her favourite cities with a camera in her hand.

Faraway Lucy - Faraway Lucy is a travel blog focused on unique, affordable travel for students. By sharing travel guides, resources and tips, the blog aims to encourage young people to explore more, whether it is international or just down the road!

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Established Travel Blog


Salt in our Hair - Hannah & Nick, better known as Salt in our Hair, are two creatives creating travel content all over the world. Through beautiful photography and creativity, they publish their travel guides weekly on

I am Aileen - Aileen Adalid is the founder of, an award-winning travel and lifestyle blog. Through this platform, she shares the best travel experiences and resources that will help any kind of traveller, while also inspiring others on how it is completely possible to create a life of travel, no matter the odds.

Pommie Travels - Pommie Travels shows you that you can travel anywhere in the world you choose. Factors like money and work schedules shouldn’t stop you from seeing the world. It is possible to do anything you want in life. 

A July Dreamer - A UK travel and lifestyle blog sharing tips and ideas on budget or family-friendly travels, fashion ideas, product and event reviews and much more.

Make Time to See the World - MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld is dedicating to showing you how to combine a 9-5 with a life a travel. Whether you have weeks or only a weekend, Vicki shows you where to save and where to splurge for the best travel experiences.

Emily Luxton - Emily Luxton is a full-time travel blogger focusing on solo female travel, adventure, and personal development through travel. Whether it's eating her way around a new culture, or throwing herself into a new challenge (and out of her comfort zone), Emily is all about really getting to know the world - and having fun doing it!

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Luxury Travel Blog


QueenBeady - QueenBeady aims to bring readers luxury trips, without the luxury price tag! Having worked in the travel industry Bee loves to get the inside scoop to help readers make their holiday decisions.

The Tales of a Traveler - The Tales of a Traveler is a luxury travel and lifestyle blog by Swati and Sam from India. They share reviews of luxury retreats, beautiful destinations, travel tips, ideas and travel contests on their blog. They aspire to inspire people to travel the world with a full-time job.

Lux Life London - Lux Life London is a luxury travel and lifestyle blog by Londoner Catherine Lux, aiming to inspire readers to book their next trip to somewhere a little more off the beaten track (Borneo, Vanuatu, and Samoa are recent destinations featured on the blog) whilst maintaining a luxurious travelling style.

Conversant Traveller - Conversant Traveller is the go-to guide for quirky luxury travel, featuring honest and humorous reviews about sleeping in everything from medieval castles and jungle treehouses to churches and even gingerbread museums.

The Travelista - Packed with city guides, stylish hotel reviews and travel shortlists, Travelista is the ‘down-to-earth’ luxury travel blog that aims to inspire your own trips and arm you with honest recommendations.

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Family Travel Blog

The Pigeon Pair and Me - The Pigeon Pair and Me: Nell and her two pigeons, Austin (8) and Gwen (6) live with the Daddy D in London. Packed with travel tips, Nell's blog is a window into her adventures, in the pigeons' home town, Europe and further afield.

My Travel Monkey - "May you all find a marvellous adventure" is the ethos behind My Travel Monkey. Having children shouldn't stop parents from seeing the world and the blog aims to not only provide tips to help, but to offer inspiration, both at home and abroad.

Tin Box Traveller - Tin Box Traveller is the go-to travel blog for anyone wanting tips and recommendations on family holidays, from camping to cruising, in the UK and Europe.

Wandermum - Travel junkie Elizabeth writes about her experiences travelling the globe with her two children at Wander Mum. Her aim is to inspire other parents to keep their travel dreams alive and believes travel is a great education for all the family. 

World Travel Family - Five years ago World Travel Family set off to investigate every corner of the world with their children. Will you join them on your own family travel adventure?

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Australia Travel Blog


Elle Croft - Elle Croft is an Aussie crime writer and travel blogger living in London, who shares her life and adventures both near and far.

Our Big Fat Travel Adventure - Our Big Fat Travel Adventure follows the journey of British couple Amy and Andrew, who have been travelling the world full-time since 2013. 

Girl Tweets World - Girl Tweets World is an affordable luxury travel blog by a British expat in Oz who has a fondness for boutique hotels and brunches.

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New Zealand Travel Blog


Charlie, Distracted - Charlie, Distracted is a travel blog for the adventurous and curious; she writes for those who are transitioning from backpacking bargainers to being able to balance ‘real life’ with a desire to tick off the world one country at a time.

Wanderlusters - Wanderluster Charli Moore is addicted to adventure and on a mission to inspire your next vacation. Her blog Wanderlusters is filled with spectacular landscape photography and engaging tales of travel, all guaranteed to give you a bad case of wanderlust.

Anita Hendrieka - Anita Hendrieka is a New Zealand travel blogger currently based in Albania. She left her home at the tender age of 19 and shares all her adventures on her blog in a bid to inspire you to do the same. 

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USA Travel Blog

That Adventurer - That Adventurer is a budget-friendly outdoor adventure travel blog written by British couple Hannah and Thom. They spent three months travelling across the USA in their much-loved, self converted van: Elvis. 

Natasha Atlas - Natasha Atlas is a travel blog which is focused around Natasha's anxieties. Travelling as much as she can while struggling with the stress of daily anxiety, she shares how to overcome it on the road. 

Where is Tara - A colourful adventure travel and lifestyle blog inspiring you to face your fears and live the life you've always wanted.

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Food and Wine Travel Blog


Catch52 - Catch52 is a London food and travel blog, giving you hidden gems and delicious food around the world.

Will Travel For Food - Will Travel for Food is a food and travel blog based in Montreal, wandering the world in search of the next culinary discovery.

Food Fun Travel - Tommo and Megsy are two roaming food and travel photographers, writers and podcasters with an insatiable passion for seeking out culinary excellence. They've eaten their way through 90 countries and are still hungry for more!

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Honeymoon Travel Blog

The Blonde Abroad - The Blonde Abroad is a major online resource for curated destination guides, travel fashion, photography, and travel tips for women around the world.

Bridges and Balloons - Bridges and Balloons is a travel-lifestyle blog about love, life and travel to special places. From magical treehouses to otherworldly landscapes, we find the places you can’t wait to tell people about.

Honeymoon Backpackers - With detailed guides and itineraries, Honeymoon Backpackers are inspiring couples around the world to seek romance and adventure on their honeymoon travels. 

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