Budget Travel magazine accepting nominations for America’s Coolest Small Towns

Budget Travel magazine is currently accepting nominations for its 2010 America’s Coolest Small Towns Readers’ Choice Poll. From now until Nov. 22, 2009, go to www.budgettravel.com/coolestsmalltowns to nominate your picks for the coolest small town in America. As part of the nomination process, you can also upload your own photos and videos of unique town features. Then return to the website on January 12, 2010 to vote. Budget Travel is looking for a town that has a population of fewer than 10,000 people- small towns, not big cities. The town has also got to be on the upswing, a place that’s beginning to draw attention – and new residents – because of the quality of life, the arts and restaurant scene, or the proximity to nature. Towns with an edge, so think avant-garde galleries not quaint country stores. Budget Travel’s Readers’ Choice Poll debuted in 2009. “We knew from past experience that readers loved the Coolest Small Towns concept, but we built the poll tool for fun– and we were a little surprised to see such a huge response,” said Steve Merrill, the GM of BudgetTravel.com. “We received more than 100,000 votes, published almost 1,500 thoughtful reader comments, and then heard from the governor of Maine, who issued an official proclamation calling on Maine residents to vote for Rockland, Maine. It was wild.”  The 2009 winners were featured at BudgetTravel.com, in an exclusive segment of The Early Show on CBS, and in the October 2009 issue of the print magazine.
For more information please see www.budgettravel.com/coolestsmalltowns

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