British Blogger Wins Portugal’s Best Travel Blog Award

in News · 08-03-2018 14:19:00 · 1 Comments
British Blogger Wins Portugal’s Best Travel Blog Award

A British teacher who moved to Portugal in 2007 to teach English in Coimbra has won a prestigious award for ‘Best Travel Blog Chosen By The Public’ at Portugal’s leading travel and tourism fair in Lisbon on 3 March 2018

The blog ‘Julie Dawn Fox In Portugal’ beat off stiff competition from Portuguese bloggers, outstripping them with 22 percent of the public vote.
Nominated for the third consecutive year in the BTL Travel Blog Awards, Julie’s cultural travel blog was shortlisted for the ‘Best Blog Promoting Portugal In A Foreign Language’ category and went on to beat 15 other bloggers across four categories in the popular vote.
It is the first time in the five-year history of the BTL travel blog awards that an English-language blogger has won over national bloggers.

“I never dreamed of beating some of the best and most popular Portuguese bloggers in a public vote, so I am still mildly stunned by this achievement. Such recognition and support, from both my loyal readers and the Portuguese people, for the work I have been doing is deeply rewarding”, the jubilant expat told The Portugal News.
Julie moved to Portugal in 2007 to teach English as a foreign language in Coimbra.
Keen to explore Portugal, she soon realised that finding useful information about off-the-beaten-track locations was often challenging.
She rekindled a dormant passion for writing and started sharing her experiences of living and travelling in Portugal on her blog. She stopped teaching in 2015 to dedicate herself full time to her blog.


No one more deserving than Julie Dawn Fox for this honor! I've been reading her posts and sometimes corresponding with her almost since we moved to Portugal from the U.S. in 2012. Nice going, Julie.
by Tricia Pimental from Beiras on 09-03-2018 02:39:00
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