Liebster Nomination: Q&A

Thank you very much to Green Goats Travel (Laura) for nominating me for the Liebster Award! Like Laura, I did not know what this was until I was nominated and did a little research. It’s basically a chain-mail activity to get bloggers engaged with one another and talking. Check out my answers to the questions I was asked.

Where is the next place you would love to go?

Definitely Australia. I need to experience those waves! My cousins were there last year and made this awesome GoPro video of their experience. This footage alone basically explains why I need to get there.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live and what type of structure would you live in (apartment, mansion, treehouse, etc.) if money didn’t matter?

I would love to live in a coastal town at some point – really anywhere that’s on the water – in a simple little house preferably with dock access. Somewhere in the south is the first thing that comes to mind, like Charleston, SC.

Why do you travel?

I travel because I need to know what’s out there. It’s wild to me that we have so much access to this huge world around us, I love it and want to take advantage; I want to see it all and I want to be everywhere. I love going somewhere I’ve never been and not have a solid itinerary, not knowing what’s going to happen next or who I’m going to meet. To me traveling is how you learn the most about other ways of life and about yourself all at the same time.

Do you have any specific traditions you do when you visit somewhere new? (ie. for myself I have to buy a little souvenir for my souvenir shelf at home)

Not really but a souvenir shelf is a great idea! I do try and bring back a little something from each place I’ve traveled, usually it’s a postcard; I also try to send postcards while I’m on the road. I do actually keep many of the recipes/ticket stubs that I’ve acquired wherever I am and paste them in journals when I get home.

What’s your worst hostel/hotel experience?

Hands down where my friends and I stayed in Paris when we were studying abroad in college. We were visiting for a couple of days and our hostel was actually terrifying: we would sleep on top of the made beds in sweatpants and sweatshirts, hoods up, so no part of our bodies touched the sheets. Stains everywhere, shower that flooded, the works. I don’t even think we saw one person that worked in the hostel the entire time. So weird but so hilarious looking back on it now.

What has been your favourite country or city so far?

This is a tough one. I have to say Rome because I was lucky enough to live there for almost half a year and it was the best, but there have been so many places, abroad and in the states, that I’ve loved. Dublin is a close second. Also Tamarindo, Costa Rica. And really just the entire state of Montana.

Where are you from?

Outside of Philadelphia. I live in the city now though and love it.

Would you recommend others to visit where you are from?

Yes! Philly is an amazing city, it’s the perfect size and has great people. There are so many different neighborhoods too so there’s something for everyone. I’d recommend this site for anyone from out of town visiting.

How long have you been blogging for?

Not even 3 months. I like it though! It’s a great way to keep writing and to connect with others with similar interests and passions for traveling.

What is the hardest part about traveling for you?

Living out of a suitcase and map navigation! I’m not ideal with savvy packing or directions.

What is the longest amount of time you have been away from home? Do you have a “home” or are you a nomad?

When I lived in Italy for four months in college, and yes I’d say Philadelphia will always be my home no matter where I travel to or live in the future 🙂

I’ve nominated 3 sites:
Adventure to Anywhere 
Meaghan Loves

My questions for you guys:
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
What’s your favorite method of travel?
What’s one thing you can’t leave home without when traveling?
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
Where is the one place you would recommend everyone go to at least once in their life?

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