Best Luxury Travel Blogger (2014)


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

  • Just Luxe

    Just Luxe
    Nicolle Monico

    From luxury vacations and five-star hotels to faraway villas and local city guides, JustLuxe features a wide array of travel content and resources. Travel Editor, Nicolle Monico, manages a select staff of writers producing more than 200 monthly travel articles, including luxury reviews, travel specials, local events, and more.

  • Luxury Travel Diary

    Luxury Travel Diary

    Yasmin Pullman is a travel addict, passionate about enjoying the finer things in life.  On Luxury Travel Diary she reviews the top destinations, hotels, fashions and luxury items the world has to offer.  She also shares the latest luxury flash sales, hotel rewards, frequent flier air-mile tips and insider information. 

  • Mrs. O Around the World

    Mrs. O Around the World
    Ana Silva O'Reilly

    From a young age, Ana Silva O’Reilly’s mother taught her that, “If you are leaving home, it has to be to a better place.” That must be at least part of the inspiration behind why this successful marketing and social media strategic consultant decided to start her own luxury travel blog.  From her site, Mrs. O Around The World, she shares her insider knowledge on all things luxury including, how to go camping at a five star hotel.

  • Pursuitist

    Christopher Parr

    Pursuitist is a premiere luxury lifestyle journal created with trendsetters in mind, broadcasting the latest buzz on travel and more to inspire, educate, and be relevant in a fast-paced world. Pursuitists want to stay ahead of the curve and be authentic. Christopher Parr seeks to go beyond the bling, providing the ultimate source on what’s trending for affluent readers.

  • LuxeInACity

    Roxanne Genier

    LuxeInACity, co-founded by luxury travel experts Roxanne and Maxine Genier, is a travel magazine dedicated to providing the very best information and recommendations for travelers who want to experience the finer side of the planet. From gourmet restaurants to exclusive beach clubs to the very best hotels that the world has to offer, their site offers luxury travelers up to date information on where to go and what to do there.

  • Wandering Carol

    Wandering Carol
    Carol Perehudoff

    Carol Perehudoff is a galloping globalista who loves champagne, scrambling over rocks, wellness travel, sacred ruins, adventure and an over-abundance of luxury travel. With over 10 years experience as a travel writer, she's seen the best of what the world has to offer, sharing her insights at top publications as well as her blog, Wandering Carol.

  • Luxury Travel Mom

    Luxury Travel Mom
    Kim-Marie Evans

    Kim-Marie Evans is a freelance writer specializing in luxury and family travel. She has traveled the world with her four children to places as glamorous as the south of France and as challenging as Rwanda. Read more about her family adventures at Luxury Travel Mom.

  • The Travel Curator

    The Travel Curator
    Melanie Brandman

    Some people say that The Travel Curator is the only resource savvy travelers need for the inside scoop on inspiring destinations. That's because it's the site where luxury travel expert Melanie Brandman opens up her little black book and shares her tried and tested favorites, the latest trends, and word-of-mouth travel tips from her globetrotting friends and tastemakers.

  • World of Wanderlust

    World of Wanderlust
    Brooke Saward

    Brooke Saward's World of Wanderlust has been described as, “A travel blog for people who don’t like travel blogs.” Despite the fact that she has the life of a global nomad – meaning she has no home in the traditional sense and lives out of a suitcase, calling the entire world her home – she remains focused on luxury travel experiences across the globe. 

  • The Luxe Travel

    The Luxe Travel
    Emily Stephens

    At The Luxe Travel, Emily Stephens knows that luxury can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. That’s why she chooses articles on topics that cater to the luxury of your senses, be it visual luxury or the luxury of sound, taste, time, or touch. That being said, she doesn’t offer “luxury” stories loosely defined. It’s her goal that they must be so pleasing, so memorable to your senses, that you feel you've had one of the finest experiences in the world.

  1. Nicolle Monico (Just Luxe)
  2. Yasmin Pullman (Luxury Travel Diary)
  3. Ana Silva O’Reilly (Mrs. O Around the World)
  4. Christopher Parr (Pursuitist)
  5. Roxanne Genier (LuxeInACity)
  6. Carol Perehudoff (Wandering Carol)
  7. Kim-Marie Evans (Luxury Travel Mom)
  8. Melanie Brandman (The Travel Curator)
  9. Brooke Saward (World of Wanderlust)
  10. Emily Stephens (The Luxe Travel)

A panel of experts picked 20 initial nominees, and winners were then determined by popular vote. Experts Judy Colbert (, Katie Dillon (La Jolla Mom), Jennifer Miner (The Vacation Gals), Elizabeth Thorp (Poshbrood) and Mary Ann Treger (USA Today contributor) were chosen based on their extensive experience in social media and pampered travel.

It was a tight race throughout the month of voting. Additional nominees included Nyssa Chopra (The Cultureur), Ian Garstang (Luxury Travels), Keith Jenkins (Velvet Escape), Dr. Paul Johnson (A Luxury Travel Blog), Mark Jolly (globorati), Tom Muyllaert (Luxury Travel Butler), Amie O'Shaughnessy (Ciao Bambino!), Lesley Peterson (CultureTripper), Maria Russo (The Culture-ist), and Ava Stochinsky (Vagablond).

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY.

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