2017 Liebster Award
Recently RoamingTravelers were nominated for a Liebster Award by fellow travel bloggers over at A Side of Sunsets. We’re so honored and lets be honest, who wouldn't want to order a side of sunsets with everything! :-) Thank You Guys!! Check out their website and read their post about the award.
To be honest, this is a first for us. Much of this blogger world was and still is unknown to us. To be fair, information below is copy & paste from people who know. We are just following suit and honored to be a part of this.
What is a Liebster Award?
Have you heard of the Liebster Award? Chances are that if you are a travel blogger you will be nominated at some point if you haven’t been already. I had never heard of it before I was nominated. Basically, it is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. It lets bloggers pay it forward so that newer bloggers can get noticed in the vast blogosphere. There are a lot of us out there and it is hard to get noticed. I will take any help I can get!
How Does it Work?
This award works is the digital era of chain mail. When you get nominated, you can accept the award and nominate other bloggers for it. To accept the award, you need to write a blog post to:
Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award and write a little blurb about their journey.
Answer a list of questions from the blogger about yourself.
Nominate new bloggers for the award and come up with questions for them!
10 Questions Assigned to Us
Who or what inspired you to start a blog?
To be honest, we just wanted an outlet to share our trips and experiences with friends and family. After about a year of passively posting, we began to come across sponsored trips to some pretty rad destinations. We realized we might be onto something.
If you could only go on one more trip, where would you go?
On an endless vacation.. is that an answer? I am not sure we could ever take 'one last trip'.
What are the Top 3 countries on your bucket list today?
Canada, Thailand, & we have recently been tossing around the idea of Costa Rica.
Have you ever visited a place just because you saw it in a book or movie? What was that place?
In a book or movie - no.. but on Instagram, Yes. Azulik Tulum caught our eye themed as an adult treehouse situated on the Caribbean coastline. It only took 2-3 photos to sell us. After going, the photos do not even do it justice!
What is your absolute favorite blog you have ever posted? Link it too.
Keeping it close to home, our blog about Big Sur and the weekend roadtrip we took. This was our first real stab at a blog post and we got hooked sharing our story.
If you could travel the world for one year with one celebrity, who would it be?
Can dogs be celebrities? If they can, we would 100% say Ned The Cavoodle.. because who doesn't love a fluffy travel buddy?
If you could speak any other language fluently, what would it be?
Living in California the most useful would easily be Spanish but its not exactly 'exotic' its almost inevitable to have to learn. One of the Mandarin languages would be impressive.
Whats your favorite thing about blogging?
Its a form of expression and we find it rather soothing in comparison to the daily routine things we do on the computer. Allows us time to reflect on our trips and travels while reliving the moments.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting a blog?
Don't be intimidated. There is a learning curve that you'll never be able to overcome if you don't try. Stick to it and don't be affaid to ask others for help or tips.
Where have you traveled that exceeded your expectations?
Tulum, Mexico. This place took us by surprise. We started the trip in Cancun which is a night and day difference
Ways to Get Nominated
To grow your travel blog, you need to connect and network with other travel bloggers.
Do you know more than 5 travel bloggers on a personal level? We don’t…seriously. This blog is still in its digital infancy. Not even sure we could say we know what we are doing other than 'Going with the Flow'. So sorry to cut the nominations short but we only have 2 for now.
1. Why did you start a blog?
2. What has been the most rewarding / challenging part of blogging?
3. If you had ONE social media outlet - which would you chose?
4. Where was your last vacation?
5. What was your favorite trip you ever took? Why?
6. Cat or Dog?
7. Which season are you most happy?
8. What are your top 3 travel destinations?
9. Where have you traveled that exceeded your expectations?
10. What is your favorite post you ever wrote?
Don't break the chain... we all know what happens when you break the chain-mail. :-P