It seems a little surreal–
Linda and I are so happy that the Indie Travel Podcast has been announced Lonely Planet’s Best Podcast 2009. Over the last few years we’ve been working hard to build this obsessive hobby into a professional yet friendly and honest resource for all independent travellers. We’re glad this has been recognised by one of the biggest brands in travel writing.
The Indie Travel Podcast is a weekly travel show delivered on site and directly into iTunes. Audio shows feature locations, stories and independent travel advice and are complemented by Travel Talks videos and articles by travellers around the world.
The Lonely Planet Blog Awards were announced at a San Francisco event attended by travel writers, bloggers and editors as well as live on Twitter. We were unable to attend, being in Adelaide, Australia at the time, but Linda and I put together this short acceptance speech at Henley Beach:
The awards were decided 50% by popular vote and 50% by the judges’ decision. With a big push from family, friends and you — our regular readers and listeners — we finished second in the public vote. This put us in a strong position, but it was a stressful week after that! The judging panel were on our side and we won the category with 17 points out of 20.
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Having just celebrated 100 episodes and over three years of full-time travel, we’re looking forward to exploring China, Tonga and New Zealand this year before heading to South America to start a round-the-world trip in 2010. Of course, we’ll be growing the podcast and providing more independent travel tips, advice and stories from around the world.
So thanks! From Craig and Linda at the Indie Travel Podcast — the best travel podcast in the world. Apparently.