Well this blogging year certainly went off with a bang, with not one but two blogging awards. When I thought of my goals for 2017, one of them was to gain more readership on this blog. I aimed to do this by putting more effort into my writing. Thankfully this has been noticed by my fellow bloggers. I was recently nominated for the liebster award and now, to my surprise I was nominated three times for the Versatile Blogger Award.
So without further ado…
I would like to thank Paraphernalia.co for nominating me first for the Versatile blogger award. Another seasoned expat traveller, at Parahernalia.co you will find travel itineraries, along with dining options and drinks venues. After living in China and Thailand, Parahernalia.co is now based in the Middle East… for now! Follow along on twitter or instagram.
I would also like to thank The Travel Realist for nominating me for the Versatile blogger award. Like myself, the Travel Realist is a travel blog for non digital nomads. So if you have financial commitments and don’t want to (or can’t) take 6-12 months out of your life to go travelling then check out this down to earth blog. I love their travel tips for every day travellers. They have travelled far and wide and their adventures are a great read. Follow along on twitter or instagram.
Finally I would like to thank Lifting Anchors for their nomination. Written by a young, novice traveller there is something special about reading the travel stories of someone who has quite recently ‘caught the bug’. While she waiting for a next overseas adventure, you’ll find tales of her homeland Canada and shares her movie lists to keep the wanderlust at bay!
Versatile Blogger Award- The rules
1. Display the Versatile Blogger Award badge on your blog
2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
3. Share any 7 facts about yourself
4. Nominate up to 10 bloggers and notify them
Seven facts about myself
- I love a good cup of tea and am always buying new types of tea (my latest purchase Gryphon tea!)
- I’ve been an expat since I was 11 yrs old
- I watch cartoons when I’m sick
- I’m a vegetarian
- I’m happiest by the water
- I have a masters in developmental psychology and love all things related to psychology
- I love dogs and very much miss being a dog owner
And my nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award go to ….
1. Making here home is a fantastic resource for those living the expat life. Here you will find tips on handling the stress of expat life as well as local travel tips on the places Rebecca has lived and visited. There are tons of information on life abroad from this experienced expat traveller. Click here to check out her beautiful blog.
2. Cappuccino diaries is a lifestyle blog by Cambridgeshire resident, Caroline. I discovered Cappuccino diaries after reading one of her interesting posts on bizarre British rules. Her lifestyle blog is full of a variety of posts related to food, travelling and life in the UK. Click here to visit her blog.
3. The Yacht Stewardess is a unique travel blog by yacht stewardess Sabrina. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to travel the world on a boat, or work on a boat you have to check out her blog. Why I love it? She lives and works on a yacht?! What I love is the different perspective to travel writing Sabrina brings. She’s not a digital nomad who quit her job. Rather, Sabrina has found a wonderful way to travel and work at the same time.
4. The Travel Realist is a blog that I love so much that I’ve mentioned twice in this post. Why? Well, just as I was collecting blogs to nominate for this award, they approached me for a nomination as well. It really is all in the name and something I share with the travel realist. They help make travel a reality for everyday travellers.
5. Expat Getaways is a brilliant travel website with some fantastic tips. One of the reasons it is so brilliant is that Jess is a travel tour guide by trade. And so her travel tips and advice have a professional quality to them. For expats around the world looking to make the most of the annual leave or long weekends Expat Getaways is a great resource. I’ve been using Jess’ advice heavily to plan my upcoming trip to Vietnam!
Enjoy checking these wonderful blogs!
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