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Exciting news!!!… No, I didn’t win the lottery or get engaged to royalty (a girl can dream), but I did find out that I have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award!  This Award is given to women bloggers, by other women bloggers, to recognize the unique female voices across the world.

First, understand that I did not think anyone besides my family and friends would be reading my blog, and second, I am truly honored that I have been recognized for writing things that inspire me.  So you better believe that as soon as I found out I was nominated for this award, there was a rendition of the Isley Brothers, SHOUT! playing in my head (ok, ok and maybe a dance too).

A big thank you to the lovely LuckyTravelBlog for nominating me for this great award. You can check out her blog for some great traveling tips and stories!

As a recipient of this meaningful award I am tasked to answer questions given to me, nominate other bloggers, and give them new questions to answer.

Here are the questions given to me by Lucky Travel, along with my answers:

1)  If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? Iceland. I love living in Thailand, but a change in cooler weather would be nice and also Iceland is on the top of my list.

2)  If you could pick one person to travel the world with, who would you take? My best friend and I happen to be awesome travel buddies. The ridiculous stories, mishaps, and laughs are endless!

3)  Would you rather be lying in a hammock on a hot desert island, or sleeping in a handmade tree house in the forest? Is there any way I can choose both?  I like keeping my options open. If I had to choose, probably a hammock those things are so comfortable!

4)  Can you remember the best street food you’ve ever eaten? That would be in Thailand. I have my favorites but there are so many to choose from; these vendors know what they are doing!

5)  If you could have been born anywhere in the world, where would you choose? I like being an American, however, I think I would have been exposed to more languages if I was born anywhere in Europe. It’s difficult learning new languages when you’re older.

6)  What do you miss most about home when you’re away? My mom’s cooking; mostly her salsa!

7)  What is the one thing you could not live without on your travels? I couldn’t live without trying the local beer or wine from that country. It’s important to expose yourself to the culture of any place you visit.

8)  Can you remember the first trip you ever took? Salamanca, Spain was my first international trip on my very own! The trip where I was happily infected with the travel bug and have been on the go ever since.

9)  What inspired you to start your blog? It was just a way to let my family and friends know what I was up to during my year away in a different country. I never thought it would be such a therapeutic thing for me.

10)  If you could offer your readers one piece of advice, what would it be? Have drinks, laugh, and share stories with others because there is always something to be learned. Explore, be adventurous, and be opened to new things; Never stop being INSPIRED!

Now, I nominate 7 bloggers that I find inspiring:

Emily –  https://emilylynnneil.wordpress.com/ 

Victoria –  http://littledonkeytravels.com/ 

Anitrice –  http://godivaworldtravels.com/ 

Julia –  https://traveldeliciously.wordpress.com/ 

Lucy –  http://www.ontheluce.com/ 

Carissa –  http://everydayasia.com/ 

Kat –  http://followyournose.me/ 

And here are your questions ladies:

1) Who is your favorite Superhero?

2) What was the last picture you took on your phone?

3) What is one of your pet peeves while traveling?

4) If you had to take dance lessons in a certain country, what style of dance would you choose to learn and where?

5) What’s the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

6) Who would you most like to be stuck in an elevator with?

7) What’s the worst injury you have had while traveling?

8) Where is your dream vacation?

9) What is your favorite genre of music?

10) What is something that inspires you the most?

Now, the simple rules for this award are:

1) Say “Thank You” to the person who nominated you and link their blog to your post.

2) Answer the 10 questions given to you.

3) Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.

4) Include the Award Badge in your post.

And after, go ahead and sing along:

You know you make me wanna (Shout!)

Kick my heels up and (Shout!)

Throw my hands up and (Shout!)

Throw my head back and (Shout!)

Come on now (Shout!)