TheTrippyVoyager is so so so glad to announce that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger’s Award. I am so overwhelmed by the love and support of fellow bloggers, that they deemed me fit to be awarded 2 blogger awards within 2 months of my start.
What is Sunshine Bloggers Award?
It is an award given by the bloggers to newer bloggers to increase awareness and show our support. With more and more bloggers coming up everyday, this award makes sure that new, talented and deserving blogs, receive as much recognition and support as is possible.
So first of all, A big big THANK YOU to Mohit from MohitArts, for nominating me for this award.
Now, here are my answers to his given questions:
What you like the most about traveling ( hiking , sailing , road trips or more)?
I love each and everything about travelling – from experiencing historical architectures, to visiting religious places, from trekking to rafting, from hiking to sailing, from adventure to fun, from staying in top hotels to camping under a million stars. And everything holds a really special place in my heart!
What is the most difficult part about traveling you feel like? Your views on how to make it ease.
For me the most difficult part is to find companions to travel with! The only solution to such a problem is finding people who are as crazy about travelling as you are. Find people who are adventures, spontaneous and most importantly- ready to travel with you. 😀
What camera do you use (and – if applicable – what photo processing software)?
I either use my Sony digi-cam or my Samsung smartphone. Both allow me to capture amazing pictures of the views and the surroundings. I don’t mess around with my pictures a lot, but for slight modifications I prefer to use Picasa.
What is one off-the-beaten path location you’d recommend that we visit?
Well sadly, I haven’t traveled any off-the-beaten location yet. But whenever I do, I’ll make sure to let u know!
If you have a book you re-read often, what is it? If not, what’s your favorite book?
I haven’t re-read any book yet, mainly because there are millions of books still waiting to be read that I just couldn’t give my time to the same book twice! But, I would have to say that I am a huge fan of Dr. Brian Weiss. His books have inspired me in a million ways, so I would definitely recommend his books to each and everyone of you.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten or drunk while traveling?
The strangest thing for me would have to be Scallops. Since, I am an Indian, scallops are not easily available here. So eating these was an entirely different experience. But I agree that I fell in love with them. I do miss eating them.
Why did you start blogging?
Because why not? My love for travel and writing landed me right into this world of blogging. And life is too short to avoid doing things that you love.
Where would you most like to re-visit and why?
I have answered this before as well. I would definitely re-visit New York, only to have the amazing, mouth-watering and best seafood rice at Nyonya.
How do you approach your travels? (i.e. Do you have everything mapped out ahead of time, or do you get to a place and figure things out, or something in between? Do you use guidebooks? What works best for you?)
I would say something in between. I do figure out all the places that I have to visit/see/do at a particular place, but the sequence and division of time just goes with the flow. I spend a little longer at the places I love, cut-short my time at places that are not too intriguing.
Where are you from, and what is the most common stereotype or misconception about your home town/state/country?
I am from Gurgaon, India. So, talking about my hometown, the most common misconception is that people think my city is not safe for women, or any foreign traveler in general. Why I say that it’s a misconception is because there are hundreds of towns, cities and countries with a much higher unsafety level that my city. Plus every place has it’s own culture and set of rules and regulations. Although travelers are new to each place, they should research and take guidance from the inhabitants of the area so that they can ensure their safety. Not just in my city, but anywhere in the world. And living in a generation of technology, I don’t think it’s going to be difficult to achieve.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your travels?
The more I travel, the more I crave for it. So what I have learned is that no matter how much we travel or how much of the world we see, it’s always going to be less. There would be so much still left to be seen and experienced. And I say it again, Life’s too short to avoid doing things that you love.
I further nominate the following blogs :-
Congratulations all! My questions to you all are:
- Which place is on the number 1 of your bucket list and why?
- How many different cultures have you experienced till now and which one do you love the most?
- What is your 1 life mantra that you think would be helpful to anyone?
- Have you had any weird animal experiences? If yes, what was it?
- What is the most amazing thing you have seen while travelling?
- If you ever have to settle outside of your home-country, where would it be?
- What are your top tips to any new traveler?
- What kind of a traveler are you?
- If you had 1000(in your currency), how would you spend it?
- Why do you like to travel?
Once nominated, you are all required to write a post where you:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
- Answer the questions set by the person who nominated you
- Nominate other blogs and give them questions to answer
- Notify your nominees through social media or commenting on their blog
- List the “rules” and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post
Feel free to comment your links with answers below. You can also tag me while sharing your articles on social media….Happy blogging!
And, please spread the words to the world to inspire and encourage others 🙂