Best Family Travel Bloggers (2014)


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

  • Family Travel Magazine

    Family Travel Magazine
    Jodi Grundig

    Jodi Grundig is a Massachusetts-based writer who has loved traveling since she was a little girl. She started blogging in 2007 and after doing quite a bit of travel writing, decided to launch her own site,  Family Travel Magazine. She travels with her husband, seven-year old son, nine-year old daughter, and Havanese dog.

  • Gone with the Family

    Gone with the Family
    Lisa Goodmurphy

    Lisa Goodmurphy is dedicated to showing kids the world, one trip at a time! Through her blog, Gone with Family, she hopes to inspire other families to travel with their kids by providing personal trip reports, travel tips and news from a family that has been traveling together for the past 16 years.

  • Family Travel

    Family Travel
    Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

    Lynn O'Rourke Hayes relishes sharing strategies for balancing family, work, and exploration through her writing, photography, and consulting. Her site, Family Travel combines her passion for travel and adventure with her love of family to create a varied and meaningful travel resource for families.

  • Walking On Travels

    Walking On Travels
    Keryn Means

    Keryn Means is the founder of Seattle-based Walking on Travels. She created the site to help show today’s modern parents, who don’t want to stop their lives, how to bring their kids along for the ride.

  • Suitcases and Sippy Cups

    Suitcases and Sippy Cups
    Jessica Bowers

    Jessica Bowers is the busy mom of four boys, ages 12 to 2. Juggling a family at every age and stage gives her plenty of experiences and tips to impart. Through her blog, Suitcases and Sippy Cups, she shares her love of travel to inspire other to look for new ways to explore both near and far.

  • Trekaroo

    Sharlene Earnshaw

    Sharlene Earnshaw is a lifelong California girl who loves nothing more than to hike, travel, write, and then travel some more. Her three-year-old twins and husband provide the inspiration for her Trekaroo blog.

  • Poshbrood

    Elizabeth Thorp

    Elizabeth Thorp's Poshbrood is an upscale family travel website. Being both a writer and mom to three little divas, is it any wonder she started a blog about the family hotels, resorts and villas they visit throughout the year.

  • Have Baby Will Travel!

    Have Baby Will Travel!
    Corinne McDermott

    Over seven years ago Corinne McDermott founded Have Baby Will Travel to inspire, motivate, and help families travel with babies, toddlers, and young children. Corinne is a prolific writer on the topic of family and baby travel, and her articles have appeared internationally.

  • The Vacation Gals

    The Vacation Gals
    Jennifer Miner

    Jennifer Miner is a travel writer based in Los Angeles and the co-creator and editor of The Vacation Gals, travel blog featuring family friendly destinations, tips for traveling with kids, romantic getaways, and more. She also covers awesome travel gear, the latest travel news and helpful travel tips.

  • La Jolla Mom

    La Jolla Mom
    Katie Dillon

    Katie Dillon writes the La Jolla Mom blog where she documents her recent trips around the world, the latest San Diego happenings and other fun lifestyle topics. She is plugged into the luxury travel industry and is often called upon as an expert on the subject of traveling with kids.

  1. Jodi Grundig (Family Travel Magazine)
  2. Lisa Goodmurphy (Gone with the Family)
  3. Lynn O'Rourke Hayes (Family Travel)
  4. Keryn Means (Walking On Travels)
  5. Jessica Bowers (Suitcases and Sippy Cups)
  6. Sharlene Earnshaw (Trekaroo)
  7. Elizabeth Thorp (Poshbrood)
  8. Corinne McDermott (Have Baby Will Travel!)
  9. Jennifer Miner (The Vacation Gals)
  10. Katie Dillon (La Jolla Mom)

A panel of experts picked 20 initial nominees, and winners were then determined by popular vote. Experts Eileen Ogintz (Taking the Kids), Dave Parfitt (Adventures by Daddy), Kyle McCarthy (Family Travel Forum), and Margalit Sturm Francus (Autistic Globetrotting) were chosen based on their extensive experience in social media and focus on family travel.

It was a tight race throughout the month of voting. Additional nominees included Debbie Dubrow (Delicious Baby), Michelle Duffy (WanderMom), Mara Gorman (The Mother of All Trips), Rainer Jenss (Family Time on Intelligent Travel), Erin Gifford (Kidventurous), Colleen Lanin (Travel Mamas), Suzette Mack (Adventures for families), Amie O'Shaughnessy (Ciao Bambino!), Jamie Pearson (Travel Savvy Mom), and Nancy Schretter (Family Travel Network).

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 Couples Bloggers, Best Budget Travel Blogger, Best Travel and Food Blogger and Best Business Travel Blogger.

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