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I’m so chuffed to be nominated for the “Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award” by my lovely friend Jan at Budget Travel Talk. I recently met Jan for the first time in person at the Problogger Conference on the Gold Coast and we hit it off straight away. Jan and I are a similar age and both do a bit of travelling in our caravans around Australia, so we have this in common.
This particular award I believe was originally created for female bloggers to network and learn about one another within the blogging world. When I received this nomination I started thinking about the wonderful relationship I have struck up with fellow bloggers over the years and how we all support one another through various means.
Giving and receiving Blogging Awards is one such way to find out more about one another and promote other’s blogs. There are so many travel bloggers in the blogosphere now that it is becoming very competitive. Although I would love to think that my travel posts may lead to getting a cool travel article published on a tourism website or in a magazine, I know that this is just “pie in the sky”.
So I was given ten travel themed questions to respond to, so here goes:
1. An Inspiring Travel Memoir Book you have read
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I enjoyed this novel about a woman whose marriage disintegrates so she embarks on a world travel experience in Italy, India and then Bali. Trip of self-discovery aside, the descriptions of the places she visits are enough to make you want to pack your bags and set off to Italy.
2. My First Blog Post
Was titled “The Invisible Age” which was inspired by the fact that I was in my early 50s, working as a Bookkeeper in a very boring job, my children had left home and I was looking for something to do with my life. Hence, I started writing about being in my 50s and feeling invisible to the world.
3. My only Bragworthy Upgrade Experience
One year when we were in Phuket we booked into a 5 Star Resort at Kata Beach and upon arrival we were informed that we had been upgraded to an executive suite. Our suite was massive and had a large bedroom, living area, study, kitchen and huge bathroom with a spa bath. We overlooked the gorgeous landscaped gardens and swimming pool of the resort with the mountains as the backdrop.
4. Where in the World would I not return to?
Having been to Phuket in Thailand on three occasions, I probably wouldn’t return there in the future. However I never say never!
5. My Top 3 Destinations/Experiences
6. What I enjoy most about other’s blogs and social media feeds
I enjoy looking at travel photos and learning about new travel destinations. Basically everything to do with travel really. I also enjoy a bit of humour.
7. My carry-on luggage and what is in it
A handbag with all the usual contents plus a medium sized backpack with book, magazine,tablet,small amount of makeup,deodorant,toothpaste and toothbrush,change of underwear,jacket and of course my travel pillow.
8. The first thing I do at a new destination is ……
Check out what there is to do and see in the place by gathering brochures from the hotel reception desk or when we were caravanning visiting the Tourist Information Centre in town and gathering tourist information.
9. My most popular blog post ……
“25 Inspirational Quotes for the Over 50s”. This was probably the easiest blog post to prepare, as all I did was find suitable quotes and copy them! I often find that the posts I put little effort into tend to do well. Go figure!!
10. What makes a memorable moment for me
A beautiful sunset always gets me, particularly when it is accompanied with a lovely chilled glass of wine.
So now it is my turn to nominate some other fabulous travel bloggers for this award:
Lyndall at Seize The Day Project
Malinda at My Brown Paper Packages
Jenny at Our Milan Transfer
Melissa at All Around Oz
Michele at A Taste For Travel
Min at Write of the Middle
Julie at Nomad Nester
Here are the rules for this award:
1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
2. Answer the above questions about yourself.
3. Nominate 5 -10 blogs that you enjoy reading.
4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
5. Include the award logo within your blog post.
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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