My Second Liebster Award!

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I was nominated for the first time back in January for the Liebster Award, and I’m very flattered to be nominated for my second time.  The Liebster Award is an award given to new bloggers by new bloggers and paid forward much like a chain letter without the superstition, but it’s a great way to acknowledge newer blogs and share the love!

Liebster Award

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions they asked you.
  • Nominate your favorite 11 bloggers with less than 500 followers.
  • Ask your nominees to answer 11 questions of your own.
  • Let all of your nominees know they’ve been nominated so they can pay it forward!

Thank You

Many thanks to Claire and Raphael at Defrosting & Discovering Down Under!  Check out their blog at http://defrostingdownunder.wordpress.com/ for some serious wanderlust inducing photos!

Now A Little About Me:

  1. Which country boasts the best cuisine?  My favorite food is probably Thai, but having never been to Thailand I feel like that’s a cheating answer.  I know it’s cliche, but I do thing the best food I’ve eaten was in Paris.  Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason.Paris
  2. I’d rather be… somewhere else!  As you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I’m happiest when on the move.  I want to go anywhere and everywhere and hate to sit still.Tropical Air
  3. When bored and online, you find yourself wandering onto what website?  When I’m bored I’m usually daydreaming about travel plans, imagined or otherwise, and I also love a good bargain.  Norwegian Cruise Lines has excellent specials if you’re flexible with dates, so I often find myself swooning over European cruises there.  I also love Go-today.com, greatvaluevacations.com, and helpx.net.
  4. If you could move anywhere for the next year, no consequences, where would it be?  There’s no one specific place I would like to move.  I would love to spend a year doing the nomad thing and just traveling around the world.  I’d probably start somewhere in Europe.
    Traveling
  5. When traveling, what do you miss most about home, or your usual routine?  My shower!  That’s one thing American’s do right.  It may be wasteful, but I love a long hot shower.
  6. What is the “strangest” thing you have eaten on your travels, well, at least strange to what your friends at home might think?  I’ve not eaten anything I would consider a strange food, though plenty that would make my grandmother uneasy.  My most daring was the sashimi I had in Arusha, or the prawns I had from the fish market in Zanzibar.  I was at least moderately certain I was going to get a parasite.                                                                                                                 Zanzibar Fish Market
  7. What is your go-to source for travel information?  I’m terrible about researching before a trip.  I tend to just show up places and figure out what to do as I got, but other travel blogs have been a big help with recommendations both good and bad.
  8. What do you most prefer to blog about when traveling? Food? Culture? Musings? Nature? Plans?  Tie between food and culture, two things I love!
  9. What is your favorite word, phrase, or quote in a language other than English?  I am sadly no polyglot, but I have been practicing Rosetta Stone French, so I guess I’ll have to go with a French Quote;
    Il est difficle de vaincre ses passions, et impossible de les satisfaire. ~ De La Sabliere
    Meaning: It is difficult to master your passions and impossible to satisfy them.
  10. What of your travel experiences do you think needs a do-over? As in, you could have gone about it better or in a different way looking back?
    I would like a Paris do-over.  I went there with my college roommate 8 years ago and I feel like it got the best of me.  Honestly, all of the ‘rude French’ stereotypes seemed largely untrue until we got to Disneyland Paris.  That’s where it all fell apart in a terrible day that culminated in the most expensive cab ride of my life and a stern talking to about the shortcomings of George W. Bush (which I agree with) and the racial inequality in the American military.  It did leave me with some classically French experiences like, “excuse me, how do we get back to Paris?”  “Tonight? You don’t.” (hence the cab ride), or my personal favorite, “Are there any good restaurants near here?” “Well, there are good restaurants to the right, or good restaurants to the left.”  Classic.Disneyland Paris
  11. What is the drink of choice in the place you are currently?  I’m currently between trips at home in Orlando, so I’d have to go with something fruity or Latin.  I’d say mojito or margarita… Though on tonight’s menu is something tropical from Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Disney Polynesian Drinks

Now, my nominations!  These are all great travel blogs that are worth a read for world travelers and armchair travelers alike.

And my questions to you…

  1. If you were to recommend just one place for your readers to visit, out of all of the places you’ve been, where would it be?
  2. Do you prefer to travel solo, with a significant other, or in groups (friends, family, etc.) and why?
  3. What do you think is the best kept travel secret? (travel website, travel product, hotel, restaurant, etc.)
  4. If you had to spend the next year in any one location and couldn’t travel anywhere during that time, where would it be?
  5. How do your friends and family back home feel about your choice to travel?
  6. What’s the perfect length of time to spend in a location to feel like you’ve really experienced it?
  7. What do you always pack before setting out on the road?
  8. What is your favorite travel memory, if you had to pick just one?
  9. What is the worst experience you’ve ever had traveling?
  10. How do you work or save to afford your travel habit?
  11. Why do you travel? (I know it’s vague, interpret however you like.)

I look forward to reading all of your responses, and thanks again to Defrosting & Discovering Down Under!

 

 

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6 thoughts on “My Second Liebster Award!

  1. Loved your answers! Paris has gotten the best of us all at times. Me, I tend to prefer Lyon. You get all the fabulous “frenchness” from food to cafes, but way less tourists! In fact, you may even be exotic as an American in Lyon! However, closer than France is Montreal, you can get a great European vibe and culture there, it can be a great shorter trip, and way less French sass! Enjoy your tropical drinks! –Claire
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  2. […] recently Mags from Magsonthemove.com nominated me for the Liebster Award. Many thanks Mags! This is her second Liebster Award […]

  3. Hey Mags, first off many congratulations on your award, twice over! Great to see so many people appreciating what you do. Keep up the great work 🙂

    Secondly thank you for the nomination. Since I’ve been blogging for close to 2 years now I’m not sure I quite qualify to being eligible anymore? Not to worry though, I’ve acknowledged you and linked back from my article on blogging awards which you can find here: http://flightsandfrustration.com/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    I’m with you on the shower thing, always good to feel refreshed and clean.

    Safe travels and stay in touch.
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  4. […] A big thanks to Mags on the Move for nominating me! […]

  5. […] honoured to tell you that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Maggie from Mags On The Move. Thanks so […]

  6. Nice post. I learn something totally new aand challenging on blogs I
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