Results of the First Annual Travel Summary Awards!

Travel Summary Awards

Voting for the first annual Travel Summary Awards ended on February 28th, and the results are now in! For those of you unaware, I thought it would be fun to see which travel and points bloggers/websites are reader-favorites in several different categories. There were quite a few votes and it seemed like there was lots of interest from readers and the blog owners as well, so I really hope everyone has fun with this and doesn’t feel insulted if they didn’t win.

Let’s see who the winners are!


The Best Niche Blog

  • Loyalty Traveler – 3%
  • Other – 4%
  • Loyalty Lobby – 4%
  • Mommy Points – 13%
  • Very Good Points – 25%
  • MileValue – 20%
  • The Wandering Aramean – 3%


The Best Blog for Beginners

  • The Points Guy – 19%
  • One Mile at a Time – 4%
  • View from the Wing – 3%
  • Mommy Points – 8%
  • Frugal Travel Guy – 10%
  • Other – 10%
  • Frequent Flyer University – 3%


The Best Trip Reporter

  • View from the Wing – 8%
  • The Points Guy – 7%
  • Million Mile Secrets – 15%
  • FlyerTalk – 4%
  • Other – 10%


The Best New Blogger

  • Hack My Trip – 19%
  • Loyalty Lobby – 6%
  • Points to Point B – 5%
  • Other – 15%
  • Travel Blogger Buzz – 14%
  • Frequent Flyer University – 2%


The Best Travel Hacker


The Best All-Around Blogger

  • One Mile at a Time – 15%
  • Million Mile Secrets – 12%
  • The Points Guy – 15%
  • Nomadic Matt – 1%
  • Travel Blogger Buzz – 2%
  • Hack My Trip – 3%
  • The Frequent Miler – 5%
  • Frequent Flyer University – 1%
  • Points Envy – 2%
  • Other – 11%


Congratulations to all the nominees and winners this year! As you can see, some of the results were very close decisions. That means that readers have a lot of great content to choose from, and that’s always a good thing for the points world. Full results can be seen in the original post if you’re interested.

I expect next year’s Travel Summary Awards to be even more competitive and it will likely have additional categories and other tweaks (based on feedback on the original post). I’m open to recommendations if you have any ideas!

Thanks to everyone that voted! Happy reading!



  1. Congrats to all the winners!

  2. Looks like the final tally was pretty close to how I voted. Congrats to all the winners!

  3. Also interesting to see that “Other” was a pretty big group in the Best New Blogger category 😉

  4. I use to like thepointsguy a lot but he has become too commercial, pushing credit cards with bad signup bonus when better is out there

    • Absolutely agree. That TPG and Lucky got the same % for “best overall” is a travesty. Lucky clearly loves what he does and TPG clearly loves affiliate programs. That’s fine, his marketing is great, and I’m not knocking the guy for making a buck–but let’s not pretend that both provide equal value to the community of enthusiasts…

  5. I agree with the above!


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