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Recently I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award (psst…thank you again Just Leaving Footprints). I was so taken aback. One, I had no idea this even existed and, two, to have someone actually nominate me, I was floored!

So, what is the Blogger Recognition Award?

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This award is a way for bloggers to recognize each other’s hard work. And let me tell you it’s hard work! It’s not all just pretty pictures and great posts of drool worthy locations. Most blogger spend hours working on posts, improving their blog, networking, researching, and reading. So this gives other bloggers the opportunity to give a nice shout out to each other.

What’s the rules of the nomination?

  1. Once you have been nominated you have to write a post and thank your nominator (Just Leaving Footprints)
  2. In the post, you have to tell everyone how you got started with blogging
  3. You have to share 2 pieces of advice to other newbie bloggers
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers

The story of Wandering with a Dromomaniac

I have always loved writing and have had this addiction to wandering for most of my life. For a long time, I considered trying to write travel articles for magazines but while doing my research I came across travel blogging. The more blogs I read, the more intrigued I became.

I have a very long list of places I want to go and things I want to do. I decided to focus my blog more on adventure and experiencing things outside my comfort zone. This could be in the form of food, hiking, or something that I wouldn’t normally consider doing.

With my blog I hope to inspire others to go outside of their normal and experience the world for the natural beauty it has to offer.

Some words of wisdom to bloggers just starting out

  1. Read everything you can get your hands on with respect to blogging and travel writing. You can learn so many valuable tips from books that will help you understand the process better and in the end, make you a better blogger.
  2. Have patience. It doesn’t happen overnight. Gaining a following, getting paid, becoming a force on the web takes time and patience, a lot of time and patience. But it will come if you are diligent and keep working hard at it every day.

Now, without further ado I nominate….

  1. Girl with the passport: A solo traveler, she wants to show others, through funny and engaging posts, that we are not alone and you really can follow your dreams. She wants others to get out of their comfort zone and try new things.
  2. Beer and a backpack: Justin is an international volunteer documenting his around-the-world journey, while trying to make a difference along the way.
  3. You bloody tourist: Anthony is a budget traveler looking for adventure, something to push his boundaries and introduce him to something new and then share it to inspire others to do the same.
  4. Authentic Food Quest: Rosemary and Clare set out to explore places through the local food culture. They believe that travelers can have deeper connections with a destination and people by opening up to the local flavors and tastes.
  5. The Bucket List Review: Mike is another budget traveler who provides a comprehensive guide to the best and craziest adventures worldwide and reviews some of the coolest, one-of-a-kind accommodations you can find.
  6. Study Hard Travel Smart: Katie uses her wanderlust to discuss her travel adventures, lessons learned, and musings about culture and the world around her.
  7. Explore the Map: Sam and Jacob are serious outdoors enthusiasts that provide detailed information on the beautiful trails and wonderful adventures around the globe.
  8. Roar Loud: Cathy and Frank have a curiosity to explore the world for new adventures and take every opportunity to get out and explore the world around them.
  9. Wondrous Paths: Rosie has a love of art history and chronicles the serendipitous things you may run across when traveling. The once-a-week outdoor markets. The festivals. The quintessentiality of different cities and towns.
  10. Little Things Travel Blog: Marissa is a believer in the little things in life and appreciating life’s simple pleasures. Her blog provides a travel guide to the world to help you appreciate the little things in life.
  11. Brazen Backpacker: Emily is a solo adventure traveler who wants to inspire people to get outdoors and out of their comfort zones. With each adventure she steps out of her own comfort zone and fully experiences the nature around her.
  12. Nomad Revelations Travel Blog: He is out to inspire and motivate others to travel, discover new things and live great experiences. In his blog he archives 16 years of travel adventures to inspire others to explore the world on their own terms.
  13. The Bucket List Project: Eric shares his bucket list in an effort to hold himself accountable and to share one-in-a-lifetime experiences and inspire others to get out there and create their own bucket list.
  14. MVMT Blog : Diana and Hope show you how you can travel outside of the boundaries of work, school, and other obligations that inevitably plague our lives. They provide resources on how to maximize your vacation days and budget your trips.
  15. Stray along the way: Bevan and Jill write about their adventure travel around South Africa, Mozambique and Indonesia inspiring others to get out and enjoy the outdoors and what nature has to offer.

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