Lucky me I have been nominated by The Shoestring Treckkers for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Big thank you goes out to Anthony and Brenda. This is new to me, but several Travel Bloggers have participated that are well respected, well traveled and have amazing Travel web sites. So… I thought it would be fun to do while helping out and supporting other bloggers. It’s also a great way to get to know about each other and for my readers to know more about me!
It goes like this-
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award.
- Notify your nominated bloggers ASAP.
- To continue this recognition you hope each blogger answers your questions and links to your web site with their thank you!
- That’s it…hope to get to know my fellow bloggers more!
Here are the questions I need to answer for the Sunshine Blogger Award:
Why did you begin your blog?
My husband and I have been traveling for sometime now, we have a decent amount of experience and adventures so I thought why not write about it. Plus people that know me know I always have to be doing something creative and I love to write.
What advice would you give to someone just starting their travel blog?
Know what it involves..which is a lot of time spent on a computer. There is more social media you have to be involved in then you can even imagine, so be prepared. But most importantly, remember to enjoy your travels, live in the moment too. Put down the camera, the video camera
What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been?
Its hard to say which is my very favorite because we have been to so many lovely places. BUT if I had to pick one or two; Rome is my all time favorite city and our favorite holiday was Greece.
Making plans for next years long holiday my mind wanders back to Crete. We enjoyed this island so much. There is still a lot left to explore. . . . #nextholiday #passportpassion #vacationpics #cameratime #poolvibes #viewfromthepool #bluewater #cretelove #luxurytravels #luxuryhotel #greecegram #greece💙
What are your travel goals for 2018?
I have a lot going on this year of 2018: We spent a week in Iceland in February and a week in Rochester New York. May- three weeks in Amsterdam and Scotland, June, July and August -back to New York at least 3-4 times this summer (I visit my Mother in her summer home), September -a wedding that I am the Wedding Planner for in New York. October- Maine with an amazing group of friends. December- New York City for a week to see Andrea Bocelli in Madison Square Garden and in Savannah Georgia for a week and New Years Eve with family.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had while traveling?
I would have to say Valentines Day dinner at Antoine in Paris! It was so wonderful, the view of the Eiffel Tower while having the best entire meal from start to finish (and there was a lot). You can read about it here in my husband Kevin’s post (read more)
What’s your favorite book?
This is easy and it truly is my favorite book as well as movies (all versions) Pride and Prejudice. I might as well say everything written by Jane Austen. In fact this year my husband bought me the first addition in color set of Jane Austen books from London!
When you wake up on your birthday 🎁 and your husband presents you with a gift all the way from London! 1st Addition in Color Set printed (1922) of your all time favorite author Jane Austen!!!! I have fond memories when Kevin brought me to Bath England to see where Jane Austen lived. I have the most thoughtful, amazing,loving husband a girl can get! So weird I just posted the other day Notting Hills famous little bookshop! @epicuriouskevin . #besthusbandever #allthewayfromlondon #janeausten #books #nostalgia #londonbooks #bestauthor #happybirthdaytome #lovemyhusband #giftsfromlondon #priceless #luxurygift #husbandoftheyear #lovehim #cannotwaittoread #special #bookstagram #booklovers #books📚
What do you miss most from home while on the road?
Being with my kids and dogs (Reddington and Dolce Vita). Dolce is only 8 pounds so we are thinking of taking her on a trip to Europe with us since dogs are allowed pretty much everywhere.
Who or what is your inspiration?
hmmm…I’m going to pick both: Who, that would be my husband Kevin. We are very fortunate to both love to travel and experience new things. So I think we inspire each other. What, the feeling I have always had since I was young to see and touch things for myself. There is nothing more exhilarating then seeing and touching something that is thousands of years old right?
I need a pedicure! Do I have to go back to Santorini?? @darlingnails14 you need to be able to do this!! . . #pedicure #fishtank #nails #tickles #tickletorture #santorini #greece #travelgirl #shoppingstop #fun #madehimdoit #wheningreece #strange #needtogoback #travelwriter #instadaily #instamood #picoftheday
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
I have a huge desire, it’s been number one on my bucket list for years- to go to St. Petersburg, Russia.
What’s the one item you can’t leave home without?
Oh this is an easy one, my computer. I can not go anywhere without my computer it’s like attached to me- like glue!
Would you rather have a year of backpacking or a month of luxury travel?
I don’t do camping or backpacking, luxury all the way for me! I don’t even think I could do glamping! So I will take the month please 🙂
Now for my nominations:
- The Ridgeline Report
- The Travel Reminiscences
- Friends with Suitcases
Here are my questions to the newly nominated:
- Tell us why you love to travel?
- What has travel blogging brought to your life?
- Where was your first place you can recall you traveled to?
- Where is the farthest from home you ever traveled to?
- Where was the most luxurious place you ever stayed or ate at?
- What was the most “out of your comfort zone” thing you ever did while traveling?
- Tell us a funny story about one of your travel adventures.
- If you could stay in any Hotel/Resort in the world where would it be?
- Tell us something you wished you did on your last trip
- Who (travel writer/photographer/adventurist) would you love to sit down and interview and why?
- How many languages do you speak?