Hello everybody, today we want to share with you our nomination for the Liebster Award (an award for bloggers from all over the world who are selected by experienced bloggers in the industry). First of all we want to thank Bradley for the nomination, the owner of the site livethecanadiandream.com, we are very happy about it and we’re sending you a warm hug.
Liebster Award rules
- Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
- Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post or by having it as the feature image.
- Write a 150-300 word post about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
- Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
- Answer the questions from your nominator.
- Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award.
- Ask your nominees questions of your own.
- List these rules in your post.
- Once you have written and published it, you then have to: inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.
- If you would like more details regarding the Liebster Award then visit the Global Aussie.
After reading the rules, we would love to start (we can’t wait!).
Let’s start with the first point: say who is our favorite travel blog and explain why.
We have to say that we follow many travel blogs and so choose just one is quite difficult. Despite this we were asked to do it, so and we can’t do otherwise. We consulted and we can say that the blog that hits us more, and also the one that we follow for a long time, is Jacintha’s blog https://www.urbanpixxels.com/. Why do we like it? Well, unlike the choice the reason is really too simple! The site is well structured and clear, the articles are detailed with so many good tips and the photos are spectacular; the thing that inspired us, and continues to do so, is her desire to travel and to know the world with her loyal friend… the camera. Everything so simple but so impressive, just what we like.
Number two: ten random facts about us. Today you’ll get to know us a little bit more and it’s not easy because when it comes to talk about yourself you never know where to start and what to say, doesn’t happen to you as well?
1 Even if my brother Paolo and I (Amalia) have very different personalities, our tastes are very similar and this is one of the many reasons that keep us close. For example, we like hiking and staying in contact with nature.
2 We both love to be in the open air, in particular we love to spend our days at the beach.
3 We like animals and especially dogs. We are always curious to know more about their interesting world.
4 We often attend events of every kind and everywhere.
5 Everyone think that Paolo is the older brother. No, no I AM THE OLDEST!
6 Paolo can play (or better he plunks) guitar and piano. I love dancing and to be specific Caribbean or Latin American dances.
7 I like to cook sweets and Paolo likes to lick dirty spoons!
8 Attention please, this is a curiosity will amaze you…. We don’t drink coffee maybe Paolo sometimes do it but me never!
9 Now let’s tell the story about us, something embarrassing (like in every story there is always this moment, right?) that happened to us. Paolo, just as in the cartoons, was about to slip on a banana peel on the roadside. I bumped my forehead against balcony’s door believing it was open haha!
10 Paolo is very neat and I well… super messy!
Number three: answer the questions that our nominator has given to us.
1 Why did you start blogging?
As we once said, we have opened our blog with the idea of helping people who share this passion as we do, the idea to give them reference points for a better orientation in the big cities because that’s what we wanted for ourselves, someone to guide us, a program to know how to “face” the big cities or someone that makes us discover the not well know cities but that have lots to offer.
2 What is your favorite topic to blog about?
Mine is the exploration of the city, Paolo likes the presentation of the products that can be useful for those who like to travel.
3 What is your creative process when developing a blog post?
Try to be clearer, simpler and more complete possible, imagining that we are the readers who are looking for answers.
4 What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is “Go where your heart want to go” (amazing, read it!) while Paolo doesn’t like to read a lot and that’s why he doesn’t have a favorite one (although everything is favorite as long as the book has so many photos and few captions!)
5 Aside from blogging, what are your other hobbies?
Our hobbies are quite common and not very different from all the younger interest. An example? We like watching tv series.
6 What keeps you motivated?
It makes us motivated to discover, learn new things and go in search for everything that you can’t see, something that is hidden…. To be specific what keeps us motivated is our thirst for knowledge!
7 What is one of your goals and fears in regards to blogging?
Obviously we have goals, otherwise all this wouldn’t have existed, and some of them we have already reached. As for the fears we don’t have them, we put our heart and passion and all the love of this world and we are sure that if you have this in your heart and can transmit it there is nothing to be afraid of. This is the way and so everything can only go in the right direction.
8 What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting their own blog?
The advice that we feel to give you are simple and pretty basic because in the end whatever you do they are always the “usual” tips that will take you higher. First of all you need passion, perseverance, dedication and you should be always active (never losing control), you have to be able to tell what you want to say with calm, clarity and above all sincerity. The important thing is to never give up because even though everything seems useless and late in arriving with a little bit of patience and faith, anything can happen. Do you see? In the end whatever your dreams are, the “rules of the game” are always the same!
9 Who is your idol?
We have to say that there are people who constantly inspire our lives and we look them with admiration and learn from them but we never attributed them the name “idol” so I do not know if we can define them like this! Ryan Gosling can be considered an idol?! Ahah just kidding!
10 Do you plan on expanding your blog into another medium such as video?
Sure, why not? We are always looking for new experiences! However now we want to to ask our readers if they would like to watch our videos eheh!
Number four: what blogs we want to nominate.
The choice has been hard because every blog has something special to tell but we’ve chosen the blogs that hit us more, we recommend to give a look. Here they are:
- Sunshine Seeker Travel by Charlotte
- Travel to be Alive by Jessica and Marco
- 100 Cobbled Roads by Punita Malhotra
- The Wyld Family Travel by Bec and his family
- Travel Eat Enjoy Repeat by Sharon
Number five: the questions we want to ask our nominees.
1 Where does your passion for blogging come from ?
2 What do you do in life?
3 Is there some part of the world that you want to visit but you haven’t visited yet?
4 What do you aspire in life?
5 What do you do in your free time?
6 What is your favorite foreign dish?
7 Do you prefer to visit cities during the summer or winter season?
8 How is your suitcase when traveling? Full or light?
9 Do you always manage to get some gifts/souvernirs for yourself before you leaving your holiday destination?
10 What was/is your favorite subject at school?
Number six: oh no it’s done! We take this opportunity to show our gratitude for this nomination that keep us motivated and happy that you are loving all that we are doing and is helping you to move easier in this big and complex world!
A big kiss to everyone.