Liebster Award Nomination!!

Liebster Award Nomination!!

I have just received my first nomination for a blog award!!  Big thank you to The Business Travel’s Wife, a site filled with pictures and stories to accompany them…both of which I like in a travel blog!

For years, I have watched my box of travel “memorabilia” grow into a small mountain and I’ve said to myself, “One day I’ll blog about my adventures.” Finally, in 2015, I stopped talking to myself and created this site, which is still a work in progress with many more blogs on their way. I’m so excited to be nominated for the Liebster Award!

For those who aren’t familiar with the Liebster Award, in the blogging world, bloggers nominate their favorite new blogs.  Liebster is German for favorite, sweetheart, beloved, and darling.  Whoever started this made a brilliant way for bloggers to network and promote new blogs!

I am thrilled to accept this nomination and have answered the 11 questions from The Business Traveler’s Wife below:

1. Tell me about you. 

I was born in Ascot, England, not far from the Royal Ascot Race Course. The rest of the time, I lived in Surrey, not far from London, and a short stint traveling around the United States and spending one year in Central America living in a thatch roof jungle hut in Belize. When I was 12 years old, my family came to the United States for a six week holiday. Fully anticipating returning home, I was absolutely devastated when my parents decided to stay in the United States. “Conventional” is not a word I use to describe my life because it’s an adventure, to say the least. Aside from being a world traveller, I’m also a professional wedding, portrait, event & travel photographer, video & television producer, and Swiss chocolate/watch lover.

2. What’s your blog about?

My blog is about my passion for travel, photography, and sharing my travel tips with others who want to see the world.

3. What do you love about blogging?

I love reliving my global adventures while inspiring others to get out there and experience our incredible planet.

4. What is one goal you have for your blog in 2016?

To write all the blogs on my to-write-list and gain genuine followers that don’t fill my inbox with spam.

5. If you could spend a day anywhere in the world, where would it be?

That’s a hard question! I’m absolutely in love with Switzerland, France, Italy, and, of course, England/Scotland. I will happily go anywhere in the before mentioned countries and walk around taking pictures, before settling down in a cute cafe to people watch.

6. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done during a trip and why?

Camping with Beduins under the stars in Wadi Rum, Jordan, after a two-hour midnight camel ride through the desert.

7. What is the best food you have ever eaten and where?

It has to be the pita falafel wrap in Jerusalem filled with hummus, lettuce, cucumbers, french fries and the most incredible tomato/phyllo sauce.

8. Where is the best place that you have ever been and why?

Èze Village overlooking the French Mediterranean. It’s located in one of the most beautiful places on earth and is a photographer’s paradise.

9. What’s on top of your bucketlist?

I’m going to go with my adventurous side and pick Zermatt, Switzerland for some paragliding over the Alps and then in the evening set up for some nighttime photography of the Matterhorn.

10. If you could be on a talk show or reality show, which one would you choose and why?

The Amazing Race because I know I’d win…or I’d die trying!

11. Where is your next big vacation?

I won the grand prize for Lights! Camera! Switzerland! sponsored the the Swiss Tourism Industry, and will be going on a 10-day tour of Switzerland in May 2016. I’ll also be visiting Czech Republic, Belgium, Liechtenstein, and Italy while I’m in Europe.

A new blog you need to check out:

Rose Caravan has done a lovely job taking her readers on her travel adventures with her beautiful real-life pictures. What I look for in a travel blog is pictures, pictures, pictures, and stories to accompany them, and Rose Caravan has ticked all the right boxes. Good job, Rose Caravan!

Liebster Award Rules: 2016 Official Rules

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
  • Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget.”
  • For the 2016 Liebster Award, write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  • Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
  • List these rules in your post. Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  • Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you don’t have all the information so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

10 Questions for My Nominees:

1. Tell me about you.
2. What’s your blog about?
3. Name the top 3 most beautiful cities you have visited and why.
4. Where is your next big trip?
5. If you could spend a day anywhere in the world, where would it be?
6. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done during a trip and why?
7. Train, plane, or ship?
8. What’s your #1 travel tip?
9. What are your top three items on your bucket list?
10.What is the funniest thing you have experienced while traveling?

I’m excited to read your answers!  Congratulations on the nomination! 

If you’re not nominated for the Liebster Award 2016, but want to answer any questions, I would be so happy to read them. Please leave your responses in the comments below.

I'm an English girl in California. I'm a professional wedding, portrait, event & travel photographer, video & television producer & world traveller.

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  1. You have such an exciting life Debbie! I’m happy I nominated you. Congratulations again! 🙂

  2. Beautiful site, can’t wait to see more! And thanks for the nomination!

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