Something exciting just happened . . .
I have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Something, I would have never imagined being a part-time blogger for less than six months now. For those wondering what the Liebster award is, it’s an “award that only exists on the internet, and is given to bloggers by bloggers” (The Global Aussie). In German, Liebster is used to express words such as: lovely, valued, and nicest.
Dating back to 2011, this award has helped connect the blogging community and turned it into a place of respect and value. You can imagine how great it feels to be recognized by others.
It’s like a swift kick of motivation to keep working hard!
So how did I even get nominated? . .
I was recently nominated by the lovely Katelyn of Transient Explorer telling me how much she loved my blog and was nominating me for the Liebster Award. That says a lot coming from a talented blogger like herself. Make sure to check out all of her adventures after this!
With accepting this nomination comes the promise to pay it forward and help recognize other bloggers for their hard work and dedication.
It also means sharing information about myself by answering the following questions.
Questions from Katelyn:
1. If you had to pick one place to return to, where would it be and why?
I would return back to living in Prague. I really loved it but didn’t put myself out there enough to make it feel like home.
2. What’s your favourite way to travel: solo; group tour; or with family / friends?
I love traveling with my boyfriend. We have a great system when traveling and always a good time.
3. What one thing do you have to take with you when you go travelling (except your passport!)?
My camera gear. Life of a blogger right?!
4. And what do you find the hardest to leave behind?
Clothes. I always struggle with packing light.
5. Where was the best food you’ve eaten? What was it?
Las Adelitas Mexican Restaurant in Prague of all places. So authentic and muy delicioso!
6. City or countryside?
City girl for life
7. If you could only see one set of Wonders (Ancient, Modern and Natural), which would you choose and why?
Ancient, because it’s so important to understand the history in order to understand our present and even future.
8. Where is your dream destination? If money was no object, the one place you would love to visit.
At the moment, Japan. I love the Japanese culture and want to fully immerse myself in all that Japan has to offer.
9. Where are you from and what about it would you recommend to other travellers?
I’m from Viva Las Vegas, Nevada! I would recommend travelers taking a tour of the arts district for modern cuisines and amazing wall art. So much color and life!
10. What was your worst travel experience? What did you learn from it?
Losing my bags for almost a week in Belgium. I learned to start packing essentials in my carry on instead of checking everything.
11. Where are you traveling to next?
I am headed to New York for the first time as part of my Urban Adventures mini-series. Like I said, city girl for life!
Additional Questions per Liebster Award Requirements:
1. My favorite blogger
Very hard because I find inspiration from multiple bloggers. I would have to say The Jetsetter Diaries, because she was the first blogger I made a networking connection with. She gave me solid advice right away and I am really grateful for it. I also really like Young Adventuress for her awesome site layout and quirkiness.
2. 10 Random Facts About Myself
I love to dance. It’s more of a necessity than a hobby.
I talk to my dogs like humans because they are (my babies)
I graduated with a bachelors in Finance
My favorite movie is Under the Tuscan Sun
My closet is seriously color coordinated
I hate when people talk during the National Anthem
My college sweetheart is still my sweetheart (5 years and counting)
Macarons are a God send
I write with my left hand and eat with my right
I am terrified to swim in the ocean but I love the beach.
For the complete rules on Liebster Awards click here
As promised I am paying it forward. Here are my nominations and questions for them.
Elle from Dressing Danishly
Rebecca from Rayner En Route
Charlotte from The Global Shuffle
Ola from Ola’s Travels
Rebecca from REBMINLU
Dani from Dani Naughton
Questions for my nominees:
Where was the first place you traveled to and what did it teach you?
What kind of traveler are you? City, Mountains, or Beach?
Currently, what place is #1 on your bucketlist?
What is the most daredevil’ish thing you have done while traveling?
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
What is your biggest challenge right now as a blogger?
Blogging comes with wearing many different hats, how do you manage your time?
Do you prefer to travel alone or with a companion?
Where are you headed to next?
What do you miss most when you are on the road?
Do you have a favorite travel quote? If so, what is it?
I want to thank Katelyn again for nominating me. I had fun answering your questions and searching for new bloggers to recognize. If you want to learn more about myself and Seeking Neverland, check out my About Me.