The Liebster Award

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Super excited to announce that I have been awarded the Liebster Award by Safe Travels By Sally I am so happy to accept this award which recognises new blogs like mine. This is my first award and as I haven’t been blogging for very long I’m so appreciative of the recognition from this wonderful community.

 

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As I mentioned I was nominated for this award by Sally – Safe Travels By Sally. Sally is a travel consultant, foodie and lover of all things travel and writes a fantastic blog about her adventures. So here are the questions Sally gave me:

 

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world whom would you want as a dinner guest and why?

This is a tricky one. Just one guest… I think it would have to be Caitlin Moran. I’m a little bit obsessed with her. I don’t think I have ever read anything she has wrote that I don’t love. I think she has done so much for feminism giving it a fresh (and very funny) celeb role model. She is also a fellow blogger and I would recommend checking her out. I think having dinner with her would be hilarious!

2. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

A few years ago I would probably said work, but right now I’m grateful for my family. No matter what, I know they always have my back. I sometimes take risks in my life, and feel I’m able to, because I know if it all goes wrong they will always be there for me. I feel truly blessed to be able to have such a supportive family behind me.

3. What is your number one travel tip?

Sign up for an Airport Lounge service. I get one through my bank and I get 10 visits per year (extra visits are £15). I know it may sound extravagant BUT if you are on a long haul flight it makes such a difference to your trip. You get food, drink (including alcohol), WiFi and chargers. Plus comfortable seats and showers! I get on the plane, fed watered and all my devices are fully charged…totally worth the £15.

4. Where do you feel is your home away from home?

I’d have to say New York City/ New Jersey my mum moved there a few years ago so it literally is my home away from home! I’m planning to be a full time traveller from January next year and I’ll be using my mums as my base, mostly because there are three international airports really close making traveling easy.

IMG_73495. What item can you not travel without?

Easy… travel cubes. At first I thought it was a bit of an extravagance but how wrong I was. I’m an over packer (I had to throw so much stuff away when I went to Thailand at the first stop). So without them I would not be able to cram all of my things in my backpack, making them my best friend when travelling.

IMG_76066. Sunrise or sunset?

This is by far the hardest question. Ah how can I choose… Ok I’m going to say Sunset, because I have seen so many of them which has meant I’ve been able to talk lots of pictures of stunning sunsets around the world. Plus there is something wonderful about sitting at the end of a adventure filled day watching the sun go down…preferably with a glass of wine/ bottle of beer in my hand.

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Sunrise on Koh Yo Noi 
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Sunset on Koh Phangan 

7. Where is your next holiday or destination you are travelling to?

My next destination is Iceland! I’m going there with one of my best friends for Christmas and New Year. I’m in the middle of researching what to do/see there so please if you have been there and have any tips comment below. After Iceland I’m planning on stopping at my Mums in NYC before spending a few months in Guatemala learning Spanish, then moving round South America for a few months.

8. If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I went to Thailand recently and I don’t think I could ever get sick of Thai Food! Pad Thai all day long.

9. Who is your travelling hero?

When I decided I wanted to be a full time traveller I started reading lots of travel books. I read a book called “Love with a chance of Drowning” by Torre DeRoche and I loved it. What I loved was not so much the love story but how Torre despite being terrified of the ocean and horrifically seasick went on this incredible adventure. So right now she is my travel hero.

10. Where is the best, hidden gem you have visited?

I spent some time in Ghana a few years ago dancing. It was an incredible experience as I stayed with a Ghanaian family. They took me to an eco beach camp in Ada Foah. It’s run by a man called Winifred and you can only access it by boat. There is a river on one side and the ocean on the other. I spent the night in a beach hut and the whole experience was incredible. I would love to go back there one day and stay longer.

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So here are my nominations:

Finding Lala 

Journey Freak

Point and Shoot Wanderlust 

Thrifty Travel Tips

Traveling Couple

And my questions are:

  1. Where was the first place you traveled to?
  2. What is your favorite thing about visiting a new country?
  3. What is your top tip for anyone new to blogging?
  4. If you could travel anywhere right now where would it be?
  5. When you are away from home what is the thing you miss the most?
  6. Do you prefer traveling solo or with people?
  7. Beach or Mountains?
  8. Do you prefer visiting hot or cold countries?
  9. Where is the next place you will be traveling too?
  10. What is the one thing you can’t travel without?

 

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