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adventures with ben is Named a Top 100 Travel Blogger!

 adventures with ben is Named a Top 100 Travel Blogger!

If you are a fan of adventures with ben on Facebook, you may have seen over the weekend that this blog was included in a list of Top 100 Travel Bloggers Hotels and Airlines Should Fly Out First Class.

Thank You

First and foremost, thank you for making that possible. Through your comments, e-mails, re-tweets and readership, you have made that possible – and I never take that for granted.

The list was compiled by HackingTravel.com and includes a diverse makeup of bloggers.  While I’m not sure what criteria they used to create the list, I am, at the very least honored to be included. It’s always nice to be thought of, no matter how big or small the organization may be. They took the time to recognize the value you provide to the people you serve – and that is something to always appreciate and reflect upon.

Why Bloggers are Valuable

The article builds a business case for tourism providers to start investing their marketing efforts towards travel bloggers. That’s where the future is and that’s where you’ll receive the biggest ROI. Travel bloggers have loyal, engaged readers (that’s you) and offer an objective opinion. They also build brand awareness that print media can’t do as well anymore. (For some additional insight into the future of travel blogging you should also read Question #5 from EverythingEverwhere.)

Obviously you and I know how important bloggers are – otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. Bloggers and blogging are becoming more influential and the first “go to” resource to plan a trip. The successful bloggers are informative, entertaining and professional.

When I started writing this blog it was meant as a place to capture my adventures for posterity. And over the past 15 months it’s expanded to a robust business that’s still growing by the day; Growing in size, scope and readers. Thank you for coming along on this adventure with me. The best is yet to come. I can promise you that.

I’ll see you out there…! And thank you.


jeff noel

It ain’t the magic that makes it work, it’s your hard work that makes it magic. Can’t wait to hear your 2011 resolutions.
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They’ll be revealed the first week of January.


Well done we love things like this :-) too it’s so exciting when your blog starts to get recognised!
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Thanks Kirsty! I had no idea about it until someone sent it to me.

Donna Flanagin

WooHoo, congratulations Ben. It was evident right from the start that you were going to “go places” with your blog. You have not let us down, it has been fun to follow your progress. Many more awards to come I am sure.


Thanks Donna! While maintaining this blog is a ton of work, it’s great when it all comes together. Looking forward to 2011, I just wrote my New Year’s Resolutions!


Thanks Lisa. It’s nice to know that I can put a smile on your face. Enjoy your Christmas too!

NVR Guys

Hooray! Here’s wishing you an awesome (and adventurous) 2011, Ben!

By the way…. Love “Leave a comment, beautiful.”
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Thanks Beautiful!