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Cinnamon Travel Bloggers Conference
2022 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

TBCAsia 2016

Kiersten Rich
Best Travel Blog of the Year 2016

California native, Kiersten Rich is a former financial professional turned travel blogger. Her journey around the world has earned her thousands of followers through her The Blonde Abroad brand. She has traveled to over 50 countries and have knocked some big adventures off her bucket list. Her travel and adventure blog accompanied with the similarly titled YouTube channel has resulted in hundreds of thousands of followers across multiple social media platforms.

The Blonde Abroad - www.theblondeabroad.com

Dave Bouskill & Debra Corbeil
Best Travel Blog of the Year 2016

"Fortysomething husband and wife team Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil launched their website in 2007 when they took part in the 7,500-mile Tour d'Afrique cycling adventure from Cairo to Capetown. The Toronto film industry veterans soon began traveling all winter, when work was slow, blogging along the way. Today, they run a fully-fledged media company, partnering with the likes of American Express and Cathay Pacific."

The Planet D - www.theplanetd.com

Marta Kulesza
Best Up Coming Travel Blogger 2016

Marta Kulesza is Polish travel photographer who has been living, travelling and working around the globe since she turned 18. A few years ago, during one of her trips to Scotland, she bought her first DSLR and her adventure with photography began. When she is not stuck to her computer editing photos, you can find her hiking somewhere in the mountains.

In A Faraway Land - www.inafarawayland.com

Kristin Addis
Best writing in a blog 2016

An investment banker turned travel writer, Kristin Addis has been traveling the globe nonstop since 2012 documenting her adventures on her popular blog Be My Travel Muse. Kristin has traveled the world mostly alone, hitchhiking on every continent except for Antarctica. She recently also authored the popular book, Conquering Mountains, How To Solo Travel The World Fearlessly, with the intention of encouraging women to travel solo.

Be My Travel Muse - www.bemytravelmuse.com

Hannah Lukaszewicz
Best travel photography blog 2016

Hannah & Adam are a Wisconsin couple who left behind the American dream to travel the world and chase our own dreams.

Getting Stamped captures the crazy life of travel started about 6 years ago because of a chance conversation with total strangers. Hannah and Adam both had been working their careers for nearly a decade and the ripe ole’ age of 30 was rapidly approaching. A series of events lead them to question “Is this all there is to life?”.

Getting Stamped - www.gettingstamped.com/blog

Stoked for Saturday
Best Travel Video Blog 2016

Jordan and Jenna are an adventurous Canadian couple who love being active and sharing our adventures with others! Their journey started in September 2013 when they quit their jobs, sold their houses, cars and belongings in Canada – packed their bags and moved to the other side of the world! Looking for adventure, while still pursuing their careers, they set off for New Zealand to experience ‘Living a Kiwi Life’.

Stoked for Saturday - www.stokedforsaturday.com

Niamh Shields
Best Food Blog 2016

Niamh Shields is an Irish based in London, a scientist turned food writer via a career in New Media. She started her blog in 2007, with food and travel bringing her much joy. She loves to meet people when she travels, learn their recipes, eat in their restaurants and wander their streets. When not wandering, she can be found in my kitchen or in a restaurant, possibly a wine bar too.

Eat Like a Girl - www.eatlikeagirl.com/about

Jodi Ettenberg
Best Food Blog 2016

Jodi Ettenberg used to be a lawyer but now tells stories through food. 9 years ago, she quit her job as a corporate attorney to visit Siberia. She thought she would take a sabbatical from the law, making that Siberia trip into a round-the-world adventure. Legal Nomads turned into a new career. Food became her obsession, and the best way she could connect to others in a new place.

Legal Nomads - www.legalnomads.com

Jayne Gorman
Best luxury travel blog 2016

Jayne Gorman  is an award-winning travel blogger currently blogging her way around forty countries before her 30th birthday. A social media expert as well as a travel buff, her travel style is boutique hotels meets street eats. She has been blogging since 2010.

Girl Tweets World - www.girltweetsworld.com

Alvin Lim
Best Airline Blog 2016

Alvin Lim is a digital and social media native. He is a 100% geek who spend too much time online. Alvin is the founder of Alvinology.com and has been blogging since 2007. The site started as a one-man blog and is now a full fledge content portal with a team of professional content staff.

Alvinology - www.alvinology.com

Travel Dudes
Best optimization of social media 2016

Travel Dudes is a community of travelers whose aim is to assist fellow travelers on their adventures around the world and help enhance their travel experience. Their key ethos is 'For Travelers, By Travelers!'

Traveldudes - www.traveldudes.org

Cristina Garcia & Hal Brindley
Best responsible tourism award 2016

Hal and Cristina are crazy about wildlife. Their passion is to travel and explore the wilderness and all the animals that live in it. The ethos behind their blog is to help plan wildlife adventures.

Travel for Wildlife - www.travel4wildlife.com

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