Liebster Award Nomination? Say what....
How exciting that this Blog has been nominated for a Liebster Award. However big or small you always feel like a bit of a rock star or Hollywood actress when you are nominated for an 'Award' oooohhhhh, how fancy!
In reality the Liebster award serves as a great way to bring attention to new Blogs and to remind the hard working people with big dreams behind them, that there is in fact someone enjoying their efforts on the other side of the screen!
I have been nominated by a cool duo over at 33andfree, they did something very Eat, Pray, Love-ish and quit their jobs in LA, sold their stuff and exchanged it all for an adventurous life on the road...how awesome. Head over and check out their blog.
Here are the questions I have been asked to answer as part of the Liebster Award nomination:
What is it about travel that made you focus on that?
Travelling is something I have always dreamed of doing, but circumstances or my own fears got in the way year after year. When I eventually decided to book a one way ticket to Australia, move out of my flat and give my notice in at work I was motivated by the thought 'If I keep saying one day I will do it, that 'one day' will never come'. So I took the leap knowing that whatever happened at least I had tried.
What has been your favorite country?
It truly is hard to pick, but probably New Zealand because of the sheer amount of untouched natural beauty.
Have you learned something new while traveling?
Practically speaking I have learnt to Scuba Dive! On a deeper and more personal level, I have learnt that I will always be afraid of something and that is perfectly ok, the important part is to acknowledge and accept my fears, yet not give them the power to stop me from doing whatever it is I want to do.
Did you have an eye opening moment on any trip?
I had two. One whilst swimming with wild dolphins in Kaikoura NZ, and another whilst hugging an elephant. I realised what complete and utter joy feels like.
If someone said that you had one last trip, what would it be?
Do you travel for something other than the actual location? (i.e. music festival, sporting event, etc.)
I do love the sun, so if I have a choice I tend to choose locations with good weather.
Do you prefer nature or city for traveling?
I like a combination of both, I am very much about the balance and too much of one thing bores me, so I like to keep it varied.
What is the most beautiful city you have been to?
What is the most remote place you have been to?
Where I was born is pretty remote! A small mountain village in the middle of Sicily. In terms of where I have travelled to, probably Gili T - although very popular with tourists these days, it still felt pretty remote whilst I was on a shabby boat trying to get there.
What advice can you give to people starting to include travel in their life?
Be spontaneously organised - what I mean is, be aware of where you are going (i.e. top 10 things to do, top 10 places to eat, top 10 places to stay), have accommodation for when you first arrive and then see where life takes you. You get a feel for a place once you are there in person and it is much easier to make better choices.
These are the Rules to follow to continue the Liebster Award tradition
Participation is optional and you can politely turn down nominations should you choose. If you do accept, you need to follow these simple rules:
Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their site on your blog.
Display the award on your blog (as a post and/or in the sidebar)
Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
Nominate 5-10 other bloggers for the award and inform them via social media.
Create your own set of questions for your nominees
My nominations are:
My Questions for the Nominees are:
Why did you decide to start a Blog?
What has been your biggest challenge to overcome as a Blogger?
What have you learnt about yourself through Blogging?
If you could wake up anywhere in the world, where would it be?
If you could speak any other language what would it be?
What would you choose as your last meal on earth?
What is your Favourite Quote?
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
If you could have a super power what would it be?
There you have it guys! I hope you enjoyed this post, make sure to also check out the other blogs and share the love!
Speak to you soon