The Liebster Award!

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I am absolutely friggin delighted to announce that after just 6 months of launching my blog ‘The Wee Wanderer’ I was nominated for and have just accepted a

Liebster Award for new bloggers!!!

 

Who was I nominated by? 

I was lucky enough to be nominated by the wonderful blogger Perri, also known as Seeking the Spanish Sun. Like me, she is originally from the UK, but she fell in love with the very amazing country that is Spain and lives there with her boyfriend. We share a love of travelling and with a base like Spain, we couldn’t be better situated for exploring new and exciting destinations in and around Spain. Perri has a wide knowledge of different Spanish cities, especially Madrid where she is based. She blogs about really helpful things like ‘The reality of adjusting to Spanish life’ to great informative and wanderlusting posts like ‘Day trips from Madrid’. I hope you check her out and enjoy reading her posts as much as I do!

What is a Liebster award? 

The Liebster award is a virtual blogger recognition award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It’s an awesome way to show support to new bloggers and share positive encouragement around the blogging world.

It started back in 2011 and the word “Liebster” is German for saying something is the dearest, nicest, sweetest, kindest, lovely, valued… you get the idea. It’s a really nice way to share some love on the internet.

How does the Liebster award work? 

The award is given to a blogger who has less then 200 readers and is the perfect way to give a pat on the back to those working hard to start up their blog. It can also be given to bloggers with more followers if you want to share the love further.

Essentially, once you have been nominated (and accept the award) you follow the below steps and pass the award on to other bloggers that you think are also doing a great job.

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Display the award on your blog
  • Write about why you are passionate about blogging
  • Share 10 random facts about yourself
  • Answer a series of questions set by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 5 other bloggers and let them know when to expect the announcement on your blog
  • Ask your nominees questions for them to answer
  • List these rules and all above information in a blog post

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What makes me passionate about blogging?

As part of the 2018 Liebster Award I must share with you what makes me passionate about blogging! I began blogging just 6 months ago after I decided to harness my love of travel, eating and photography and channel it into a creative platform which can help others in their travel decisions.

For as long as I can remember I have had a real camera and taken photos everywhere – from school discos (when I was young and disposable cameras were all the rage) to new destinations as I recently discovered how much I enjoy travelling and living abroad. Since starting the blog, my interest in photography has grown and I have noticed that the way in which I frame, take and edit my photos has changed. I am so happy that photos I may share of a location will inspire people to visit it, have new experiences of their own and add to the local community!

As a bit of a foodie, I am always curious of what local delicacies are available in each new location, from Paella to Agua de Valencia, I have enjoyed trying these and I believe you will too! This is why I like to do a food guide on some places I travel to! Like Where to eat and drink in Ibiza Town to My guide on where to eat and drink in Valencia.

Finally, I love checking my stats on my website and seeing when people read what I have written! One of my favourite parts is the section where you get to see where in the world the people are reading the blog from! They read from all corners of the globe and I could not be more humbled and grateful that they do! I get a buzz whenever I finish a blog post and an even bigger one when I see that people have taken time out of their busy lives to see what I have to say. I makes me very proud indeed!

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Share 10 facts about yourself: 

1. I’m a primary teacher by day & I love it! I love when a child has that eureka moment & you realise you are making a difference! 😍
2. I love all things pink & flowers & most of my wardrobe involves one of the two!💖🌼
3. I have never felt so proud of myself as when I booked myself a one way ticket to start a new chapter in Madrid on my own!💪
4. My “I’m going to spend 6 months in Spain” turned into 5 years! Madre mia! I do love it!✈
5. I love my family and friends more than I can say! The best but also the worst thing for me is having loved ones in different places in the world. I would love nothing more than them all to be together in the same place! 💞
6. I moved to Spain & fell in love with an Irish man!  💑
7. We once thought it would be a good idea to swim out to a deserted island only to find it was deserted for a reason & after a fight with a sea bed full of sea urchins we wished we hadn’t 🙈😂
8. My best summer ever involved theme parks in America with my family & interrailing around Europe with my man!🎢🚞
9. I have travelled in 18 countries and it has only sparked my desire to travel more!🌍😍
10. I’m starting a mission to do 30 things before I’m 30 & nothing excites me more than planning things like this! 👏👏😀
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Answer 11 questions: 

 

What made you decide to start a blog?

I decided to start a blog in order to share with others what I had learned during my travels and my time living abroad in the hope that it would be helpful and inspire others.
Where was your first overseas trip?

My first trip overseas was when I was 5 years old and I went to Greece. It holds a special place in my heart.
What is your funniest travel memory?

It’s so hard to choose just one but I think I will never forget how much we laughed during interrailing around Eruope a couple of summers ago!
What do you think is the most annoying thing a tourist can do?

Not show respect to the locals and not be a sustainable tourist.
What do you enjoy most about blogging?

When people tell me that they used my blog and they found it really useful on a recent trip!
Where are your top 3 travel destinations?

Italy, Spain, Mexico.
What is the best food you’ve eaten during your travels?

Ice cream in Florence! Pizza in Napoli! Paella in Valencia! Goulash in Hungary! And so many more!
Where would you choose to live, if you could live anywhere?

By the seaside! After living in Barceloneta by the beach, it is my dream to live directly on a beach somewhere!
What advice would you give to your younger self?

Take chances and trust your instincts!
Where are you traveling to next?

I am currently planning a girls weekend with my bestie! I can’t wait!

 

Nominate 5 blogs: 

This is the milk – My bestie and inspiration! My favourite American lady! This is the milk features everything from blog posts to help you find a flat in a new city, to the best resources to help you teach English abroad.
Half This World Away – A wonderful girl I had the pleasure of meeting in Madrid. Since then she has been on trips around the world and has so much good advice to offer on locations like Scotland, New Zealand and South Africa!
Mrs Tepe Travels – This lady has a beautiful blog which offers great posts from Australia to the Maldives. Serious travel inspo! She is also an absolute gem and lovely person!
A Girl Who Blooms – This Irish girl is serious travel inspo! Her photographs are so aesthetically pleasing and she is such a lovely girl! You must check her out!
A Little Blonde in Paradise – This amazing blogger is full of life and I was lucky to meet her last year! She has a wonderful blog which offers advice on different travel destinations to how to navigate your instagram account!

Your Questions to answer: 

  1. Out of all the countries, you have visited, which one did you like the most and why?
  1. What is the most extreme, daring thing you have ever done?
  1. If you could take someone with you in your travels, who would it be?
  1. Boat, Bike, Train or Plane?
  1. What/Who inspires you to travel this world?
  1. What is the best memory that you have while travelling?
  1. If you could give someone £1,000,000 who would you give it to?
  1. Camera or camera phone?
  1. What is the scariest thing you have experienced while travelling?
  1. Name the top 3 most beautiful beaches you have visited:
  1. How did travelling change your life?

 

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Congratulations to my nominees and everyone who has been nominated this year!

You guys are amazing and I hope you continue to share the blogger love!

Finally I’d like to thank The Global Aussie for starting this wonderful award and showing love and appreciation to bloggers starting out on their journey!

Thank you!

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