I’ve been nominated!
Proud to announce that Hanna from the Reaching Hot blog nominated me for the Liebster Award, an award of recognition passed down from travel blogger to travel blogger. Check out Hanna’s blogs from her home in the beautiful country Finland, the rest of Europe and Asia!
What is your biggest dream?
My dream is to publish books of all kinds while traveling around the world and writing about it. I want to do little more than write and wander. I’ll keep pursuing both things for the rest of my life.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go to?
I would go to Syria. Believe me, this isn’t a selfish 1st world traveler complaining I can’t go to one of the most troubled countries on earth. My desire for Syria to be liberated from Assad’s oppression, free from the onslaught of war, and rid of radical jihadi ideology goes hand-in-hand with my desire to see Syria rebuilt and its ancient history and culture preserved. Furthermore, I simply love the that culture, the food, the history and its unique location. If I was offered to go there now as a journalist, I fear I would take the job. I long to see Syria. One day, I hope I will.
What is the most important thing for you in traveling?
The most important thing for me is the juxtaposition between being completely obfuscated by a new place while enjoying the beauty of opening my mind and being completely humbled by a culture, landscape, or city. It teaches us about ourselves and the world we live in.
If you could listen to only one band/artist during your trip which one would you choose?
While traveling, I love to listen to Beirut. The combination of world sounds reminds me of how varied and complex the planet really is. The horns are gorgeous, the lyrics great, and the singing full of soul.
Where do you find inspiration to your life?
I get inspiration from the natural world, people who are different than me, brave and honest writing, and beautiful music. I find inspiration in people who are worse off than others and still find it in themselves to be happy.
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- Yoga Wine Travel
- Costa Rica Vibes
- The Trading Travelers
- Backpacker Mike
- Return Flight Optional
- Wanderlust & Life
- Zen Travelers
What you need to do:
- Write a post about your nomination, referencing the blog that nominated you.
- Answer the five questions below.
- Nominate ten others for the award!
- What is a country you want to go to but can’t? Why can’t you go?
- What is the most remote place you’ve ever been?
- What makes you travel, what inspires you?
- What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten abroad?
- Where will you go next?