Now what is this? Another Blogger Award?
What does it mean and why are you sharing it with all of us? Well, this coincides nicely with my 1 year blogaversary. A year ago, I was madly searching for the perfect name to put on a website that I would built to help me share my story. I had no idea what I was getting myself into or how it would all turn out. I had no one to ask questions to and no one to tell me I wasn’t crazy for giving up everything (again) to leave.
A year later, I still don’t know how it will turn out and I still have no idea what I got myself into. BUT….. I do have a great network of people to turn to when I need help. People who understand my drive to experience new things, who have the same incurable wanderlust and who encourage me to continue pushing towards my goals of being a digital nomad.
Map Maiden is one of those lovely people who supports me and also nominated me for this Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. It’s an award given to women bloggers in recognition of their awesomeness and willingness to help. I suggest you pop over to her site to check out her responses, she’s got a great sense of humor and it shines in her writing.
Here are her questions to help you get to know me a bit better.
Did anyone influence your decision to travel, and if so, who?
No one specific. I kind of woke up one morning when I was 15 and decided I wanted to be an exchange student. It all spiraled out of control… I mean started…… from there.
What are some of your favorite things to do while traveling?
Favorite things while traveling? Well, since travel is pretty much my life, I’m going to say I enjoy finding new hikes, experiencing new food and trying to fit in at least one adventure per day. And wearing my tutu in as many situations as possible.
What’s one place you’ve visited that you didn’t like as much as you thought you would?
Morocco. While I LOVED the country, I was a bit annoyed by how they treated women there. I would go back again in a heartbeat but it was slightly annoying.
What’s your favorite souvenir you brought back from traveling?
Jams from all over the world. I don’t like picking up ‘things’ so I always grab a jar of locally made jam or honey. Yum!
What is one piece of advice you’d give to a new traveler?
Pack less than you think you need. You can get whatever you need while you’re traveling for a fraction of the cost (normally).
What was the last place you traveled to?
Internationally? Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Domestically? Snohomish, Washington
Where are you headed next?
Hopefully S. America and Antarctica
What’s your ideal length of a trip?
Forever…. Is that a length?
Did you ever get to a new destination and just feel totally lost? How did you make it work?
I usually feel totally lost when I get to new places. That’s part of the thrill I get from travel. I enjoy not knowing where I am or how to get to where I think I’m going. Sometimes I love not even having a destination. I just enjoy the constant change I experience in my life.
What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you while traveling?
Well, I have many funny stories, I’m going to stick to one random one though. It has to be my Khmer Ant Soup story. You have to read it!
And now for my nominees for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers:
Amy of Shoes & Starships (Lady Geek whom I LOVE!)
Nicolette of NicoletteOrlemans.com (Networking Extraordinaire)
Pola of Jetting Around (Twitter Queen)
They are inspiring ladies who are very unique and very helpful to all who have reached out to them. Pass on the love and answer these questions.
- Which would you choose? A trip to the Moon or Mars?
- What is one travel necessity of yours that most would think is ridiculous?
- What is your favorite pair of travel underwear and why?
- Are you a savory or sweet person?
- What is the last place on your travel bucket list?
- How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
- If you could only travel to one more place, where would it be?
- And finally, what is your favorite breed of insect?