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All About Puebla Wins as Favorite Mexico Blog

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

2013 Readers Choice Winner today was named Favorite Mexico Blog in the sixth annual 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, which honor the best products, features, and services in dozens of categories. This is the second year in a row that was nominated and won the category by popular vote.

“Although it’s Mexico’s fourth-largest city and its historical center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Puebla is often overlooked by travelers. Rebecca Smith Hurd, the driving force behind All About Puebla, is on a mission to change that,” writes Suzanne Barbezat, the Guide who produces its Mexico travel site. “Her blog brings Puebla and its many attractions — food, culture, fine arts, pyramids, nightlife, sports and the outdoors — into the spotlight.” readers nominated their favorite can’t-live-without-it product or service, such as the best budget hotel, gardening book, or wireless provider. Five finalists from each category were selected by Guides from and advanced to the final round of voting. In the Favorite Mexico Blog category, the finalists included: Gringation Cancun, La Cocina de Leslie, Life’s a Beach, and San Pancho Vida. readers voted for their favorites from February 19 to March 19. The winner in each category was announced on March 27.

“The Readers’ Choice Awards give our readers a chance to share their knowledge of and passion for the best products and services they’ve come across over the course of a year,” explains Margot Weiss, managing editor, “Each year we are impressed by readers’ enthusiasm and involvement with the awards program, which directly speaks to their engagement with their favorite topics on”

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award again! We thank everyone who voted for us and congratulate all of the other winners and finalists,” says Rebecca Smith Hurd, who founded this website on May 5, 2010. “All About Puebla is truly a labor of love, and we hope it provides a useful service to English-speaking visitors and the Poblano community at large.”

The city of Puebla was also a winner for the second consecutive year, edging out Alamos, Campeche, Oaxaca, and Querétaro as readers’ Favorite Mexican Colonial City.

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Vote for Puebla in’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Finalist BadgeWe’ve been away for a while, supporting our family back in the States, but we figured what better way to return to this space than with some good news: The city of Puebla and All About Puebla are both finalists in the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards in the Mexico Travel category!

The capital is a contender for Favorite Colonial City in Mexico, and this website is vying for Favorite Mexico Blog. Last we checked, Puebla and Alamos were tied for first place, and All About Puebla was in third place. As you may recall, you helped us win last year. We’d love your support again this year.

You may vote once every 24 hours between now and March 19. To vote for the city of Puebla, click here. To vote for All About Puebla, click here. You just need to provide an email address, type in the “captcha key” provided (to prove you aren’t a spambot), and hit Submit. Winners will be announced March 27. We appreciate your support!

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