iBackpackCanada wins Award for Best Travel Blog in Canada

Looks like I’m doing something right. I was just given the honour of receiving the award for Best Travel Blog in Canada by GoMedia2010 and the Canadian Tourism Commission. So I’m basically just basking in this surreal state of “Did that just happen?!” I’d love to stick a few photos up of me accepting the award in this mega cool white blazer I wore, my own personal ode to Miami Vice. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera to the luncheon, so I’ll try and grab the photos from GoMedia and CTC when they are published.

Best Travel Blog in Canada

Can somebody say "Award Winning Travel Blog?!?!"

I can’t stress how thankful I am of this opportunity. In the last 24 hours I’ve met some of the biggest names in the Travel Industry, and each and everyone of them have welcomed me with open arms. To top it all off, I won a ticket to TBEX2011 Vancouver along with a round trip flight and 2 nights accommodation. Say what?! (Hotel Party, that’s what!)

Thanks GoMedia, and thanks CTC, you guys rock! Hope to see you guys at GoMedia2011! And incase you want to see what my perma-wtf face looks like. Here it is!

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18 Responses to “iBackpackCanada wins Award for Best Travel Blog in Canada”

  1. Lori Henry
    August 25, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    Nice work! It was great to meet you- now I’ll have to scour through your blog. :) See you in Vancouver next year for TBEX11!
    .-= Lori Henry´s last blog ..Saying Skål Before Every Drink in Denmark and Norway =-.

  2. Ron
    August 25, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    Congratulations!
    I didn’t even know you were this traveling/backpacking guru!
    .-= Ron´s last blog ..The Art of John Dombrowski =-.

  3. Natalie T.
    August 26, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    Congrats Corbin! So proud of you and keep up the good work. Of course I’ll be seeing you at TBEX (first dibs on that hotel party!!)

    N.

    • Corbin
      August 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

      Thanks Natalie! Ur hospitality was mega appreciated, look forward to partying with you out in vancouver!

  4. wildcard
    August 27, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    Woohoo congrats Corbin! Keep up the amazing work, can’t wait to see where the next couple of years take you.

  5. Niagara Blog
    August 28, 2010 at 3:19 am #

    Congratulations. The award and recognition is well deserved.
    .-= Niagara Blog´s last blog ..Perfect Weather this Weekend in Niagara Falls =-.

  6. Dave and Deb
    August 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    Congratulations Corbin! That is fantastic news. Too bad we missed you at GoMedia. We were supposed to be there but we had a media trip in St. Kitts. Would have loved to have caught up in person:( Next time for sure. Keep up the great work representing Canada!

    • Corbin
      August 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

      Thanks guys, I was also looking forward to meeting you guys in person. Hopefully see you at the next TBEX!

  7. Dee
    August 31, 2010 at 6:21 am #

    Congrats Corbin!! That is amazing news and a great prize. Be sweet if we can meet up with you at TBEX Vancouver 2011 (as it’s where Scott and I live!)
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Getting golden travel tips from other travelers =-.

  8. Vi
    September 1, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    Congratulations Corbin! YOu are doing good job :)
    .-= Vi´s last blog ..Where to ski-snowboard in Australia =-.

  9. Slava
    September 5, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    Congratulations! :) I’d put that slogan right in the blog title! (at least for next year)
    .-= Slava´s last blog ..Cycling tours in Germany =-.

  10. Rachel
    September 7, 2010 at 12:43 am #

    Congrats! I’ve spent the last couple weeks scouring your blog in preparation for an upcoming road trip out west – it’s really great! I do think it’s a bit funny you use the American spellings for words like traveling (should be travelling), traveled (travelled) and traveler (traveller) as this is a blog about travelling in Canada.

    • Corbin
      September 7, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

      Happy to hear my blog is helping you out! Always nice to hear. And hope you have a blast on your roadtrip. Haha, As far as my Americanized spelling, I blame the education system for letting me get away with it for so long. The only two words I always make sure to spell “Canadian” are ‘favourite’ and ‘colour’.

      Despite my best efforts, I’m semi-neanderthalic when it comes to any type of spelling. (Grammar too!) If it wasn’t for the red-squigglies there’s a good chance my blog would be twice as bad as it already is for bad type-o’s. lol.

      If I get time I’ll try my best to correct those faux-pas(…’s…?). Traveller seems like something I should write often enough to get right. haha.

      Happy travels!

  11. Priyank
    December 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Hi Corbin, Congratulations for the award and recognition! I just discovered your blog because I was searching for backpacking in Canada and yours is a fantastic resource! All the best for school.
    -Priyank
    (Toronto)
    .-= Priyank´s last blog ..Stolovaya No 57 =-.

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