TravelAwaits readers highlight their favorite travel destinations, businesses, and experiences during our annual Best Of Travel Awards. Readers nominate their favorite small towns, big cities, national parks, resorts, restaurants, and much more, in hopes that they will earn the Best Of Travel crown. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of travel industry experts and writers for accuracy, and then readers vote for the remaining finalists to determine the winners in each category.
Each year, our team is excited to see which towns and businesses make the list: Often, we are introduced to spectacular hidden gems that we were previously unaware of. We look forward to learning your favorites! Nominations open in mid-February, with voting commencing around the first of April.
Nominations are now closed for the 2023 awards. Mark your calendars; voting begins March 31!
Meet Our Panel
TravelAwaits partners with a panel of travel industry experts and travel writers from around the globe for the Best Of Travel Awards. The panel is tasked with sifting through the thousands of nominations that come in from readers and whittling them down to the finalists that move along to the voting round. The panel works collaboratively and with integrity to ensure that only the readers’ favorite businesses and destinations earn the title “Best Of Travel.”