Some time back, Michelle and Richard from Chalk & Cheese Travels nominated me for “The Outstanding Blogger Award.” Their nomination actually came just right after Leighton from Leighton Travel’s nomination, which I’ve graciously accepted and have already published a post on it. While it would’ve been economical to have combined the nominations from both bloggers in one post, I thought it would be more considerate to take time to do one post at a time to show my appreciation for both bloggers. That said, thanks, Michelle and Richard!
PS This is the third nomination I’ve gotten within six months. Crazy to believe, but I’m always flattered whenever I receive a nomination. Thank you, thank you! 🙂
- Provide a link to the creator’s original award post.
- Answer the questions provided.
- Create 7 unique questions.
- Nominate up to 10 bloggers.
- Ensure that they are aware of their nomination.
1. What is your number one destination you have ever been to? And why?
Tough question, but instinctively, I’ll have to go with Romania. I had little expectation going in, but my week-long travel in the Eastern European country ended up blowing me away! I was pleasantly-surprised by the natural beauty of its Carpathian Mountains, the hospitality of the people, and the hearty, affordable cuisine. I would go back in a heartbeat!
2. What is your most useful accessory you take when travelling and couldn’t do without?
A packet (or two) of tissues. I tend to have a runny nose, so I constantly have to blow my nose whenever I’m out and about. Plus, I can use tissues as toilet paper when public bathrooms are out, and I can also use them to hold onto food as I eat them when I don’t have access to soap or hand sanitizer. Tissues are a severely-underrated accessory that many people often forget to pack, and I say stock up when you can!
3. When travelling do you prefer a hotel stay or Airbnb style holiday?
I’m fine with both, but if I had to choose, I’d go for hotels. I like having a sterile-like environment, in which I have service to change sheets and clean the bathroom every day; there’s nothing quite like returning after a long, exhausting day of sightseeing to have a clean place to rest. Call me spoiled, but if I can afford it, I’d go with hotels!
4. Who is your favorite blogger you follow and why?
I’m going to be cheesy here and say that I like ALL of you whom I follow. Each and every one of you have different perspectives to share on travel and life, and it’s really insightful to read your posts to get to know you. All of you are awesome, and stay awesome!
5. Who inspires you the most?
It’s the travelers whom I’ve met on my travels, those in the blogging community, or both. I consider myself well-traveled, but I’m always in awe of those who’ve been to more places than myself, as well as places where I haven’t gone yet. I love hearing their stories of their times in countries I’m dying to go to (e.g. Singapore, Argentina, the Ukraine…), and they inspire me to reach those places when I can travel again.
6. What goals have you set yourself this year? Do you feel you can achieve them?
I don’t have any big travel goals this year, as we’re still in a global pandemic, but career-wise, I hope to have the option to work from home and take at least one trip out of the state before the year’s end. I think it’s possible to reach both goals, but we’ll have to see!
7. Do you have a set routine when planning out blog posts?
Yes! I’m very much a planner, and I also have plenty of post ideas which exceed just how many I publish. I aim to publish one post a week (occasionally, I do twice a week), and I try to mix up the themes of the posts at hand, e.g. destination posts, itinerary planning, blog awards, poetry…as of now, I publish every Wednesday, so you can expect new posts to be out then!
Thank you for reading! I won’t nominate any particular bloggers, but you’re more than welcome to answer the questions I ask down below:
1. Are you more of a nature or city-break type of traveler, and why?
2. Name your favorite French dessert.
3. If you could eat only one cuisine for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?
4. Tell me one book you’ve read that changed your life.
5. How do you stay in shape (bonus points if you have some tips!)?
6. Describe the first time you traveled solo. Was it a good or bad experience?
7. What is your alcoholic drink of choice?
Thanks again for stopping by. Have a great day!