The wise say – Do your work with full commitment and by heart without desiring of the fruits you will get from it, and you will surely be rewarded in many ways. Well, I am so Happy to receive my first recognition for my work and efforts by a fellow blogger. The blogging community is such a world where all the bloggers are connected and can grow together. 6 months before when I started blogging, I was amazed to see that how the bloggers on the facebook groups help each other, support and share the love. It’s by spreading the love that it grows. The more you give and support the more you receive. We all are interlinked in this world and that’s what is the concept of The Liebster Award works like.
Erin Hardie and Ryan Platten from downbubble.com liked my blog and recognized my work. They have nominated me for the Liebster Award 2017. This award is given to the new bloggers as a sort of giving them some recognition and keeping them motivated in their work.
The lovely couple Erin Hardie and Ryan Platten run a beautifully crafted blog named ‘Downbubble’. Their love for travel brought them together and they have been travelling for a long now and covered more than 30 countries. You will get to see some of the best places and stories related to it and their experience that will inspire you to travel. The detailed posts and pics will surely inspire the traveller in you. To see their beautiful photography, travel tips and reviews about the places they have been to, check out their blog here and shower love. Also, follow their feed on Instagram here.
Answers to Questions
1. Why did you start Blogging?
Before I started my travel blog 6 months back, I had worked for 4 years as marketing guy in several travel companies, hotels and a restaurant as well. I was so irritated and got over with what I was doing. It seemed that my wings were tied. There was nothing new to learn, no creativity and no freedom to things on my own. And more importantly, the kind of work I was doing, it didn’t suit my nature at all. I needed to fly and as my nature is, I cannot sit at one place for long. My Feet are itchy and they want new grounds and my heart and mind want new environment and thing to do and accomplish.
I always wanted to do something meaningful, though due to circumstances and my disbelief on myself, I couldn’t plan for better things earlier. Hence, since I had the love for travelling, photography and fair enough experience in the same industry, I thought of sharing my travel experiences with the world. Hence my blog came to life. I wish I could start earning someday from this and make it a big one.
2. Out of all the countries, you have visited, which one did you like the most?
Well, I haven’t travelled outside India till date, sadly. But I would love to explore the world as much as possible and as soon as possible. Some of the countries that I would love to visit are New Zealand, Greece, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, USA and.. oh my God, there are so many that the list will not end.
3. Airplane or Train?
This one’s a nice question. Without a doubt, I would choose a train ride than an aeroplane. A train ride is more adventurous and exciting in all ways. You can stand, sit, walk, sleep, run around and see beautiful views of different terrains. And if you are riding in mountains like swiss alps or in euro rail or any heritage trains like we have in India, it can’t be any better than this. Though plane rides are good and save time. But if not in a hurry to reach the destination, then the train is what I would choose. There is more fun in the trains whether be it of any country.
4. What’s your Travel Style?
I like travelling to places that get my eyes balls rolling. I am a mountain lover and prefer going on adventures in the hills. There is nothing like hiking in the mountains, breathing in fresh air, observing the beauty of nature so closely and meeting the most genuine and nicest people who live there. Mountains bring a smile and sense of relief to my soul. Though I like to keep an offbeat adventure style, I do also look for unique things and experiences in the maddening crowds of the cities as well. It’s all about observation after all. The featured image of this post is a proof of the happiness that I get while in mountains. Took the selfie on my last Trek to Triund. You read about it here.
5. What Is Your Favorite Dish?
AH..! The question should have been that, how many favourite dishes do you have? It’s so difficult to choose one. There are so many but I know I have to mention one. Well for those who don’t know me, I am a vegetarian. My favourite dish would be a plate of Rajma and Chawal (Beans & Rice). It’s a dish which is made in every household in Northern India and very easily available at food joints everywhere. It’s healthy, tasty and I can have it at any time of the day if I can’t figure out what else to eat.
6. What Do You Hope To Accomplish Through Your Blog?
I have created this blog with love and hard work. I want to share and spread the love for travel, the meaningful messages and stories that can touch the hearts of other travellers. I also want to make a full-time career around it and help others plan their journeys and provide meaningful and unique experiences. Also, I would like to build a platform through this, where people can actually get inspiration on how travelling can change their lives for good.
My Nominations for The Liebster Award
I would like to nominate the below 11 bloggers who I think are doing great and wish them more success and happiness in the work they are doing. A hearty congratulations to all of you.
Steps And Streets – A blog crafted by Tanisha, a Young and Newbie Travel Blogger from India. She has covered offbeat places in more than half a dozen states in India and you will love the style of her storytelling. Read her blog and follow her journeys. Her passion for travelling is depicted in the words of her blog.
Svadore – A travel and lifestyle blog by Sveva from New York City. Read about her personal experiences as she explores the offbeat destinations and hidden gems all around the world. A passionate traveller since childhood her travel stories and recommendation will surely leave an impact on you.
Fashion Love Travel – Divya has very neatly presented travel, fashion and love together through her blog. Her fashion style and the talented photographer in her will surely make you like her. No wonder she has a very good following on Instagram too.
Winds Of Travel – The guy behind the Winds of Travel – Varun, is all set to travel the whole world. His passion for exploring new grounds, cultures and everything nature has taken him to quite a few countries in Asia and South America. Read his blog as he also posts about the best travel tips and resources.
Love And Layover – Beautifully designed blog and theme stuffed with posts relating to health, wellness and travel is worth spending time and reading. Lexi from Seattle takes us on a journey through the beautiful pics and shares her insights on health, wellness and beauty. This new blogger surely seems to make it bigger in days to come.
The Girl Explorer – The UK girl, Sofeena is exploring this world and clicking the best of everything. After having done quite a few jobs now she has followed her passion and this is what she shares through her travel and lifestyle blog. You can follow her for recommendations, tips and reviews about the places she has been to. She is already setting a mark on Instagram through her pictures.
Look For Raine – Alright looking for something very good to read, then ‘Look for Raine’. Yes, that’s the name of Raine’s blog in which she has written posts about the places she has been to, mostly in South East Asia. She has designed the blog and written posts about her personal feelings/ thoughts and beautifully written words that will make you connect with her.
The Traveling Tacos – The Travelling Duo and adventure buffs – Taylor and John can be seen exploring the National Parks and Forests in The USA. And if not, go to their blog and follow them. The cute couple has a passion for adventure activities like skiing, hiking and camping which you can see in the experiences they have shared in the posts. They are all set to explore the adventures all over the world now and hope they do it soon.
Madhu On The Go – Go with Madhu virtually through her blog to some of the beautiful places that she has travelled to in South Asia. The blog is all about her personal travel experiences and inspirations for you. Look for some tips and reviews as well posted by her. She believes that travelling is in her genes and we wish to see more of that in her posts.
Sunglasses Suggested – Sabrina from Jordan, through her blog shares her love for travel, fashion and food. Check out her travel style and her likings through the well-written posts and pictures. The blog is so simple and classy and easy to surf as well. She suggests sunglasses and I am suggesting you, to show some love to her blog.
Be Free Be Zen – A newbie blogger from the beautiful country Romania, Izabella shares her love for travelling, books and spirituality through her blog. The blog is in the Romanian language with a few posts in English as well. Her smiling pictures all over will surely make your mood better while surfing through her blog.
- Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
- Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.
- Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
- Respond to the questions provided by the blogger who nominated you for the award
- Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a small readership.
- List these rules in your post.
- 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.
- Post a comment in the comments of –> the award post <– so your post and blog can be viewed.
I want to thank each and every person who has visited my blog, read it and shown love. It’s with your support that things have been good till now. I wish to recieve more love from my readers and i promise to bring the best and more meaningful things for you to read and see. Cheers! 🙂