‘Sonia's Travels' Snags People's Voice Webby Award for Best Web Personality / Host

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Independent Online Travel Show and Vlog on YouTube Achieves Ultimate New Media Accolade

"We couldn’t be more honored to have won the People’s Voice Webby and it’s reassuring to see that our audience is so passionate about the show!" noted Sonia Gil, Co-founder and Host.

Independent online travel show and vlog on YouTube, ‘Sonia’s Travels,’ has achieved the ultimate new media accolade snagging the People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Web Personality / Host. Each year, the Webby Awards, the leading international award, honors excellence on the Internet in over 100+ Website, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, and Mobile & App categories.

The underdog in the category for Best Web Personality / Host, and one of only four travel properties awarded, ‘Sonia’s Travels’ is hosted by Sonia Gil and dives deep into the quirks and charms at the heart of the cities she visits.

Launched in August 2011, the show, which airs weekly on YouTube.com/SoniasTravels, blends the globe-trotting edge of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘No Reservations’ with the fun, positive attitude of Eat, Pray, and Love's ‘Elizabeth Gilbert.’ Whether exploring motorcycle fashions in Italy, an island dedicated to museums in Berlin, or the pet pooches found in Venice, Sonia has her finger on the pulse of every city’s ‘secret code.’

“Sonia's Travels strives to bring the highest production values of traditional television to the emerging formats of the internet and YouTube specifically"said host and co-creator Sonia Gil. “We couldn’t be more honored to have won the People’s Voice Webby and it’s reassuring to see that our audience is so passionate about the show! We’ve only just begun to share the world’s ‘secret codes’ with them and are excited for the journeys yet to come!”

As an entrepreneur passionate about all-around worldliness achieved through language and the exploration of cultures, Sonia Gil co-founded digital language learning business Fluenz before translating that passion into ‘Sonia’s Travels.’ She speaks 5 languages and has lived in four continents.

Viewers can tune-in to new episodes of Sonia’s Travels weekly on Thursdays. For more information, visit http://www.youtube.com/soniastravels. For a full list of Webby Award Winners visit http://www.webbyawards.com.

About Sonia’s Travels
Chronicling Sonia Gil's search of the secret codes behind peoples and cultures around the world, the show airs 52 weeks a year on YouTube/SoniasTravels. In its first seven months on the air the show has been to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Venice, Milan, Berlin, and Paris. Upcoming cities include Miami and London.

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