I am proud to announce I have been awarded the Liebster Award by The Salty Fern. Yay!!! The Liebster Award recognises new blogs on the scene and celebrates the sharing and discovery of these to benefit the blogging community. I have to say this is the first award I have received for blogging and one I am incredibly proud of having put a lot of time and effort into creating something that is essentially me in a web page.
Here it is!
As mentioned, my nominator for the Liebster Award was the lovely Fern of The Salty Fern. Fern started her blog only 2 months ago and has since shared with her readers what expat life is like in Mexico and the many travel adventures she has been on since booking a one way flight and never looking back!
My Questions Answered
You’ve just won $1,000,000, what’s the first thing you do?
What a silly question! Of course the answer is buy a round the world ticket and leave tomorrow. Where would I start? Now, that's a hard question! Maybe the Philippines, or Iceland, or Peru, or South Africa. I wouldn't be able to decide.
Who is the most inspiring traveller in your life?
That's easy! It would be my dad who has been travelling the world on his motorcycle for the last 3 years. So far he has done Alaska, Canada, most of the other US States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. He is currently in Costa Rica making his way to the southernmost point of South America. Early retirement is something he has worked for his entire life and I am inspired by his willingness to do the hard yards to reap the rewards of travel.
What’s your favourite doughnut flavour?
I can't say I am much of a sweets person but if I had to pick it would be a plain cinnamon sugar donut. Unless they have savoury donuts?
If you could travel back in time, what period would you visit?
Maybe the 70s when times where freer and there weren't as many rules and regulations. It was also a time of the rise of social movements such as feminism, environmentalism and civil rights that have shaped the world we live in today.
What’s the first place on your travel bucket list?
At the moment I would have to say The Philippines. I recently went to a Philippines Tourism night for work and the photos of this untouched country are amazing. There is so much to explore I could spend months there. Ask me next week though and it will be a different story.
What was the first country you visited?
When I was 16 I went to Fiji with my family on a trip we won at a raffle. It really opened my eyes to what an undeveloped country is like and how lucky we are to live in Australia. I would like to say my first life-changing overseas experience though was a few months later when I travelled solo to Italy as part of a student exchange program.
How old were you when you first flew on an aeroplane?
I think I was 10 or 12, I can't quite remember but I remember it was on a Virgin Blue flight (which is now Virgin Australia) up to Airlie Beach from where we went out to the Great Barrier Reef for the week. I always used to love the feeling of take off and landing but I must have gone soft because now it makes me nervous. Maybe too many plane crash shows on TV!
Do you prefer to travel solo, in a group or a couple, and why?
That depends on what type of trip I am doing. I do like solo travel in that you learn more about yourself and meet people you otherwise wouldn't have but I also like having someone to travel with sometimes because I find I can rely on them and don't have to think as much about how to get from A to B.
Where do you see your blog in 1 year?
My goal is to have created a community of like-minded travellers who love to enjoy life. In terms of monetizing, I would like to start working on my own e-products to create a sustainable living from blogging and provide my readers with value.
What’s your favourite social media platform, why?
My favourite at the moment would have to be Pinterest because it is so easy and generates a lot of referrals for my blog. It is fun the idea of your own virtual board where you can go back and look at things you have pinned at a later date. My least favourite would have to be Twitter, I just can't seem to master this one!
Blogs I Nominate
10 Questions for my Nominees
- Given the choice of anyone in the world whom would you want as a dinner guest and why?
- For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
- What is your number one travel tip?
- Where do you feel is your home away from home?
- What item can you not travel without?
- Sunrise or sunset?
- Where is your next holiday or destination you are travelling to?
- If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- Who is your travelling hero?
- Where is the best, hidden gem you have visited?
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