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  1. Storyteller of the year longlist

    posted by Isabel Clift | 0 Comments

    Nov252013

    Nominations for our first ever Travel Story Awards 2013 are now in, and it’s time to reveal the nominee longlists for each of our ten categories, starting with the big one - Storyteller of the Year.

    We asked you to nominate “a blog you’ve loved in 2013 because of its consistently great stories told by a fantastic blogger personality,” and you didn’t disappoint, with over 150 individual blogs put up for consideration. It was a tough job to narrow down these entries to a longlist of 25, but by jove, we’ve done it. Scroll below to see who’s made the list, and the reasons why given by those who nominated.

    - Voting for Storyteller of the Year will open on December 11th.

    - A shortlist of ten bloggers, drawn from the 25 top nominees below, will be revealed on the day voting begins.

    - The winning blogger will be announced in January, and will receive a week’s free accommodation from Hostelworld

    Storyteller of the Year Award Longlist

    Off the Path 

    Off-the-path.com

    “A lot of inspiration to get out of the hamster wheel and follow your dreams.”

    Yomadic

    Yomadic.com

    “Unique locations, great story telling/angles and great photos. This is truly a site [I] continually come back to.”

    Wandering Earl

    WanderingEarl.com

    “Makes me want to keep exploring the world.”

    One Step 4ward

    Onestep4ward.com

    “Johnny offers inspiration to people who dream of making travel their lifestyle.”

    Uncornered Market

    Uncorneredmarket.com

    No reason given. We love it anyway.

    Fluent in 3 Months

    Fluentin3months.com

    “Cultural investigations through language learning.”

    Around the World in Eighty Years

    Aroundtheworldineightyyears.com

    “Thoughtful, researched articles coupled with amazing photography.”

    Legal Nomads

    Legalnomads.com

    “Rich, long-form storytelling.”

    A Cook Not Mad

    Acooknotmad.com

    “Tim is a real character and can tell a great story.”

    This Battered Suitcase

    Thisbatteredsuitcase.com

    “Brenna has a way with words that sucks you in.”

    Time Travel Turtle

    Timetravelturtle.com

    “Some amazing stories and a really refreshing look on different locations around the world.”

    Adventurous Kate

    Adventurouskate.com

    “I've always liked her site - it's an inspiration to bloggers and travellers everywhere!”

    Breathe, Dream, Go

    Breathedreamgo.com

    “Passionate, well-told stories.”

    Bucket List Journey

    Bucketlistjourney.net

    “Written from the perspective of traveling in search of bucket list-worthy experiences.”

    Further Abound

    Furtherbound.com

    “Hannah is an amazing storyteller, an excellent writer and a lovely person who has genuine love for the world and travel, which comes across so elegantly through her writing. I love being able to see her world through her words.”

    A Backpackers’ Tale

    Abackpackerstale.com

    “Some great adventure misadventure Travel Stories covering everything from running of the bulls to the Mongol Rally."

    Around the World in 80 Jobs

    Aroundtheworldin80jobs.com

    “Almost lost it all to a multi-national company, but stood tall instead of suing to make an example for entrepreneurs and the travel blogging community.”

    Bridges and Balloons

    Bridgesandballoons.com

    “Full of inspiring personal stories with beautiful photos to match.”

    Katrinka Abroad

    KatrinkaAbroad.com/

    No reason given. We love it anyway.

    The Great Affair

    Candaceroserardon.com

    “Candace is a wonderful writer who brings a place to life, and she's also a risk taker wherever she goes.”

    Brendan’s Adventures

    Brendansadventures.com

    Because who else goes to Africa and then rides a scooter down the west side of it?? Through the Congo!

    D Travels Round

    Dtravelsround.com

    “Amazing and inspirational stories.”

    This World Rocks

    Thisworldrocks.com

    “Great stories that talk about the world and the history of the world instead of just the bloggers themselves. Great writing and incredible videos.”

    Lakwatsero

    Lakwatsero.com

    “He bikes, he dives, he treks, he surfs, he runs and he blogs. An all-round blogger who provides great and informative travel guides, vivid photos and interesting anecdotes of his travels.”

    The Travel Pop 

    Thetravelpop.com

    “A unique and interesting concept for travel blogging.”

    Congratulations to all nominees!

    Stay tuned for the rest of our Travel Story Award category longlists, coming soon:

    Inspirational Story Award Longlist

    Photo Essay Award Longlist

    Best Travel Video Award Longlist

    Positive Impact Story Award Longlist

    Food Story Award Longlist

    Funny Story Award Longlist

    Debate Award Longlist

    Original Story Award Longlist

    Adventure Story Award Longlist

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