Best Business Travel Blogger (2014)


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

  • FareCompare

    Rick Seaney

    World-class travel expert and businessman Rick Seaney created FareCompare to help everyone become an air travel expert, and get the best deals first, every time they fly.  His site offers travel deals and strategies to help travelers get the most out of their money.

  • Smarter Travel

    Smarter Travel
    Caroline Costello

    Caroline Costello is the features editor at Smarter Travel. When she's not actually on the road, she’s planning her next adventure‚Äďand keeping an eye out for incredible travel deals or offering advice on how to travel better.

  • Stuck at the Airport

    Stuck at the Airport
    Harriet Baskas

    If you've ever been stuck at an airport - or worry you might be - then Harriet Baskas' site about airports, airport amenities and general travel tidbits is for you. Though she pens for a variety of other outlets and organizations, she shares a wide variety of tips and tricks for the active traveler at Stuck at the Airport.

  • One Bag, One World

    One Bag, One World
    Frank Brown

    Frank Brown has been writing for One Bag, One World for over 25 years. His previous work as a TV journalist, talk show host, entertainment industry publicist, restaurant manager and sightseeing tour director provide an interesting foundation for his advice and insights on the site.

  • Smart Women Travelers

    Smart Women Travelers
    Carol Margolis

    Carol Margolis’ Smart Women Travelers site is a community dedicated to women who travel for work or pleasure. There she offers an authentic community infused with timely content from experts on travel, relationships, parenting as a traveling mom, health and fitness on the road, travel tips, and much more.

  • Business Travel Destinations

    Business Travel Destinations
    Rob Hard

    Rob Hard’s Business Travel Destinations explores international destinations for meetings and events. It’s about where people travel for business, the hotels they prefer and lifestyle preferences on the road. 

  • Frequent Business Traveler

    Frequent Business Traveler
    Jeremy Del Nero

    Jeremy Del Nero is editor at large as well as an active blogger at Frequent Business Traveler, a leading business and travel publication. His posts cater to the travel and technology needs of the business traveler. 

  • Inside the Travel Lab

    Inside the Travel Lab
    Abigail King

    Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Inside the Travel Lab started as a home for the places she loved and the people she’d met that didn’t fit into the world of mainstream media. She offers insights and advice with a nod to the business of travel.

  • Ottsworld

    Sherry Ott

    Sherry Ott is a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. She shares tales of off-the-beaten-path destinations with unique travel experiences and photography at her blog, Ottsworld

    David Danto

    David Danto has over three decades of experience providing problem solving leadership and innovation in media and unified communications technologies for various firms in the corporate, broadcasting and academic worlds. At his site,, you can find links to a variety of blogs where he writes about the subject of business, travel and technology.

  1. Rick Seaney (FareCompare)
  2. Caroline Costello (Smarter Travel)
  3. Harriet Baskas (Stuck at the Airport)
  4. Frank Brown (One Bag, One World)
  5. Carol Margolis (Smart Women Travelers)
  6. Rob Hard (Business Travel Destinations)
  7. Jeremy Del Nero (Frequent Business Traveler)
  8. Abigail King (Inside the Travel Lab)
  9. Sherry Ott (Ottsworld)
  10. David Danto (

A panel of experts picked 20 initial nominees, and winners were then determined by popular vote. Experts Paul Lasley (On Travel), Sandy Dhuyvetter (TravelTalkMEDIA) and Kari Haugeto (AwayIsHome) were chosen based on their extensive experience in social media and focus on professional travel.

It was a tight race throughout the month of voting. Additional nominees included Sarah (Road Warriorette), Joe Brancatelli (Joe Sent Me), Tim Ferriss (Four Hour Work Week), Shelli Johnson (Have Media Will Travel), Chris Lopinto (ExpertFlyer), Kevin May (Tnooz), Chris McGinnis (Travel Skills), Sheila Scarborough (Sheila's Guide), James Shillinglaw (Travel Pulse), and Claire Walter (Travel Babel).

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 Hiking and Outdoors Blogger, Best Travel Photography Blogger, Best Traveling Vagabond Blogger and Best Luxury Travel Blogger.

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