We Won! Go Visit Hawaii is the winner of the Best Destination Blog!

Andy and I attended the Lonely Planet Travel Blog Awards ceremony last night–dubbed the Oscars of the travel blog industry–and we have exciting news to share: we won the award for Best Destination blog.

Tomorrow we fly back from San Francisco and I’ll share more details with you next week. I just wanted to let you all know the results and to thank you so much for your support and votes.


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About Sheila Beal

Sheila Beal is the founder and editor of Go Visit Hawaii. You can connect with Sheila Beal on Twitter, Go Visit Hawaii on Facebook, or Sheila Beal on Google+.

20 comments

  1. Congratulations! All that hard work paid off.

  2. Congratulations Sheila! Well deserved and I’m so happy for you. We need to get you back to Hawaii for the post-awards celebration. I’m not joking! Aloha!

  3. Hi Sheila, Congratulations and well done! hard work pays off. Keep up the good work and thanks again for helping everybody understand what a treat it is to go to Hawaii….jerry

  4. Great job, congratulations!

  5. Wow! – Congratulations!

    You have put so much love and hard work into this blog. I’m so happy that all that effort is being recognized. This truly is the best destination blog in the world.

  6. Congratulations!!! That’s a big honor and very well deserved.

  7. You are an inspiration to us all!! High quality work always pays off in the long run.

    Even a mosquito doesn’t get a pat on the back until he’s well into his work – Unknown

  8. Sorry, I forgot to ask if you could post pictures of the ceremony for us. Thanks.

    And don’t forget to change your ‘nominee’ status graphic to ‘winner’!

  9. Sheila- Congratulations on a well deserved award! Your Blog is not only filled with reliable information, but your love of the Islands is evident in each article. Keep it up!

  10. WOW !!! WONDERFUL news !!!!
    You truly have deserved that award !!
    PLEASE keep up the superb job you always offer us !!!
    Your blog helped me to go through very rough health issues : I kept dreaming upon your info/pictures all year long !!!!and could visit Hawaii … knowing exactly what to do , where to go …
    Your blog is awesome !!

    I still read it each day …………. though unfortunately we aren’t returning to Hawaii soon !!!

    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Laura & Marco from ITALY

  11. To top it off, you are now also on the top 10 of google for “hawaii vacation”

  12. Congratulations Sheila, you deserve it for all your hard work!

  13. whoo-hoo! congratulations!

  14. Looks like I have to do some serious looking around here, it looks like you have so much great stuff for me, that wants to go to Hawaii :-)

    Heartly congratulations and Cheers :-P

  15. Many, many thanks everyone for taking the time to comment with your congratulations! I am still on still on cloud 9. I share this award with you — your comments and efforts to foster the community have been a significant inspiration to me. Mahalo nui loa!

  16. Sheila already knows just how proud of her I am. She works hard every day to make Go Visit Hawaii the #1 resource for Hawaii travel and she deserves the recognition.

    My thanks to all that voted for her, you don’t know just how much your votes and kind comments mean to her.

  17. I was so happy you won – I was watching on Twitter and cheered when I saw you won! Congratulations!

  18. Congratulations! This is definitely the best travel blog on Hawaii on the web. Well deserved!

  19. Congratulations! I am late in getting this news but is very happy to read it this morning. Very well deserved!

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