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Yay, life! (courtesy TheDreamSky on Flickr CC)First, a big, pink-cheeked, awww-shucks Thank You to Tripbase.

They kindly included this blog in their carefully-selected list of Top 10 Family Travel blogs.

What an unexpected surprise.

The Tripbase folks said,

“We look for bloggers with original destination, travel and activity ideas who can also give good advice on vacation planning and organising. The idea is that the blog is interesting, even humorous, without compromising on utility.”

I am honored to be included in such esteemed company as Delicious Baby, the rollicking Traveling Mamas, Europe-based SoulTravelers3, the Mother of All Trips and many others who I know and admire either online or IRL (in real life!)

There are other Tripbase Travel Blog Award categories too, so take a look….

In other news, I’m also excited to be included in a new project by the travel research site UpTake and Tips from the T-List:  it’s the Travel Insights 100.

There are plans to use our combined brainpower for travel-related research projects, panels, expert reviews….all kinds of goodies.   Hopefully my brain will be useful to the enterprise, along with my marketing work with UpTake’s blog network.

Meantime, if you’re looking for travel bloggers in certain categories like cruises or hotels, take a peek at the Travel Insights Categories/Specialties page.

Finally, if you’re interested in hearing more about the tourism and social media learning community that Becky McCray and I are launching in September 2009, there’s an email sign-up on our new Tourism Currents page.

In support of our nascent business, I’ll be writing more about social media, the Web and travel/tourism on my personal blog, Sheila’s Guide to the Good Stuff.