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We are over the moon excited to be picked as a Finalist in the Best Frugal Travel Blog category for the 2017 8th Annual Plutus. The Plutus Awards recognize the best writing and podcasting in the personal finance world. And as many of you know, I love saving money and am super focused on paying off debt so I can travel more, spend less, and live better. So many top bloggers have been nominated for these awards, it is an honor to be listed alongside them.
- Please vote for us for The 2017 Plutus Awards
- 2016 Plutus Awards nomination for Best Frugal Travel Blog
Last year was our first year being recognized as a finalist for the Best Frugal Travel Blog. Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but my friends Holly and Greg at ClubThrifty took home the prize. The award couldn’t have gone to nicer people. For a complete list of last year’s winners, check out the 2016 Plutus Awards winner’s page.
The 2017 8th Annual Plutus Awards categories
There are 29 different Plutus Awards that will be given out this year. Here are a few categories to help you get a flavor of the topics covered by my fellow bloggers:
- Best Investing Blog presented by Money Under 30
- Best Financial Independence/FIRE Blog
- Best Finance Blog for Women
- Best Debt Freedom Blog
- Funniest Personal Finance Blog
- Best Use of Social Media
And, of course, my favorite category – Best Frugal Travel Blog!
For a complete list of the categories and to see which bloggers are finalists, go to the Plutus Awards finalists page.
Best Frugal Travel Blog
The Best Frugal Travel Blog category has some tough competition this year.
For starters, we’re competing against last year’s winners Club Thrifty. In addition to writing their own blog, Holly is also an accomplished freelance writer for numerous personal finance and travel sites.
Mommy Points is a fellow BoardingArea blogger. She’s been really successful in growing her brand, and I like that she also travels the world with her kids. If you think travel can be stressful and expensive, try doing it with a crabby toddler!
Nomadic Matt leads a life that many of would envy. Matt travels the world constantly and makes his living online. If I could do it all over again, I would have liked to try this for a year or two before settling down to start a family.
Debra at Traveling Well For Less is another of my good friends. We both live in Southern California, but we see more of each other at conferences than in our own backyards. That totally has to change. Debra and Holly are two people that I love sharing tips with as we work to be better writers.
The Bald Thoughts
It is an honor to be chosen as a Finalist for the Best Frugal Travel Blog two years in a row. We have made significant strides in the last year to offer better writing more often. Joining the BoardingArea family, bringing on 3 writers (Charlie, Tyler, and Brett), and getting more exposure through podcasts, guest posts, and social media has taken Bald Thoughts to a new level. We still have a long way to go to reach the goals I’ve set in place, but we’re well on our way!
We thank you for all of your support. It would be great if you would vote for us for the People’s Choice Award.