You’ve seen the news on Twitter and Facebook . But, just in case, here is what I have to say:
Italy Explained was nominated for the “Best Travel Blog Award” by Italy Magazine 2016.
I’m sorry, but this is getting a bit emotional.
Italy Explained was founded in 2014. I had already been writing for seven years about Italy. A website I started for my former employer, and it has grown into a vibrant community and a reliable resource for Italy travel information. It was a proud accomplishment.
That website was also lost when I lost my job. All that work was lost. And I had no choice but to start again.
Italy Explained has been around for almost three years now, and I still have a lot of things in the works. It is an honor to be nominated for the “Best Travel Blog” category for Italy. This is the first time Italy explained has been nominated. It is a recognition of the progress I have made with my new site and I couldn’t be happier, especially when I consider the other sites nominated. This is a great group of Italy resources, many of them written by my friends. (I must admit that I have some really great friends.)
It doesn’t matter what, readers of Italy Explained, thank you for keeping me motivated. You are the reason I do what I do.
This contest is entirely based upon voting. I don’t like being hounded about voting in these things by others, so I won’t bother you. If you wish to click through, I will just put the link here. If you vote for Italy explained, I will be grateful.