Top Couples Travel Bloggers Recognized in New Readers' Choice Poll

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Winners in the 10Best Readers’ Choice New Media Award for Best Couples Travel Blogger have just been announced after a four-week voting period ended earlier this week. The winners are as follows:

  • Trans-Americas Journey
    Karen and Eric

    Trans-Americas Journey began in April 2006 when photographer, Eric, and journalist, Karen, hopped into a pickup truck and drove out of New York City leaving behind their jobs, apartment and a storage space full of stuff. Ever since then, they've been sharing their experiences through new media, newspapers, magazines and their blog.

  • Contemporary Nomad
    Tony and Thomas

    In 2007, Tony and Thomas decided to quit their jobs, leave the security of sedentary life behind, and travel the globe full time together. Through their blog, Contemporary Nomad, this modern couple invites readers to explore the world, discover its wonders, and experience their own version of contemporary nomadic living.

  • Uncornered Market
    Dan and Audrey

    According to storytelling couple Dan and Audrey, "Our travels have not only taught us first-hand about the world and its people, but they teach us about ourselves and each other." All those lessons and experiences come together as the story of their blog Uncornered Market.

  • Living the Dream
    Jeremy and Angie

    Through Living the Dream, traveling couple Jeremy and Angie share the adventure, great food, and the thrill of the unknown wherever they go.

  • Latitude 34
    Jeff and Marina

    Jeff and Marina are best friends that share an affinity for photography and film but have dedicated their lives to travel and adventure. Together, they share tales and vivid images from the road at Latitude 34.

  • Turtles Travel
    Heather and Donny

    Travel slowly and deliberately is the mantra of Turtles Travel couple Heather and Donny. Wandering together since 2004, their blog is the place where they reflect on newly-discovered destinations, cultures and ideas.

  • Green Global Travel
    Bret and Mary

    Green Global Travel, an ecotourism, wildlife conservation and cultural preservation blog, is the brainchild of Bret and Mary. Together they share stories about environmentally responsible travel experiences that bring couples closer together.

  • Wondernuts
    Frank and Nicole

    Don't give up your day job. Frank and Nicole are American travelers with professional day jobs who focus on the reprieve and genuine happiness that getaways provide. You can follow their adventures at Wondernuts.

  • The Planet D
    Dave and Deb

    Living by their motto, “Adventure is for everyone,” Dave and Deb aim to prove that you don’t have to be an uber-athlete, adrenaline junkie or a part of the ultra rich to be an adventurer. Follow their journey together at The Planet D.

  • 1000 Fights
    Mike and Luci

    Mike and Luci are the unapologetic fighting couple that travels. They started their blog, 1000 Places to Fight Before You Die, to offer couples travel ideas and a little bit of relationship advice mixed in.

  1. Mike and Luci (1000 Fights)
  2. Dave and Deb (The Planet D)
  3. Frank and Nicole (Wondernuts)
  4. Bret and Mary (Green Global Travel)
  5. Heather and Donny (Turtles Travel)
  6. Jeff and Marina (Latitude 34)
  7. Jeremy and Angie (Living the Dream)
  8. Dan and Audrey (Uncornered Market)
  9. Tony and Thomas (Contemporary Nomad)
  10. Karen and Eric (Trans-Americas Journey)

A panel of experts picked 20 initial nominees, and winners were then determined by popular vote. Experts Melanie Wynne (Travels with Two), Kari Haugeto (Away is Home) and Betsy and Warren Talbot (Married with Luggage) were chosen based on their extensive experience in social media and focus on traveling as a couple.

It was a tight race throughout the month of voting. Additional nominees included Akila and Patrick (The Road Forks), Beth and Gaz (Enjoy the Journey), Beth and Randy (Beers and Beans), Christy and Scott (Ordinary Traveler), Erica and Shaun (Over Yonderlust), Gordy and Paula (Contented Traveller), Josh and Caroline (Traveling 9 to 5), Matt and Deborah (Travel with a Mate), Nicole and Gary (Culture Addict / History Nerd), and Simon and Erin (Never Ending Voyage).

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY. Upcoming New Media Awards include Best Budget Travel Blogger, Best Travel and Food Blogger, Best Business Travel Blogger, and Best Hiking and Outdoors Blogger.

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