Exploring the People and Places of the Great Southwest

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’d like to send out a great big ‘thank you!’ to Rachel of The Penniless Traveler and Naveed Chaudhry of Lovely Shoots for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’m so happy you enjoy my posts and pics, and am flattered by your nomination…To everyone reading this, I highly recommend both Rachel’s and Naveed’s blogs, both of which I follow:

Lovely Shoots – Lovely Photographs of the World
I really enjoy the beautiful, often candid shots of different locations around the world, as well as the insights that accompany these shots.  Check it out here:
http://lovelyshoots.wordpress.com/

The Penniless Traveler – Traveling the World for the Fortune-less
Rachel takes the time to find and review unique, often less-well-known things to do if you’re a traveler on a budget – many of which are FREE!  It doesn’t get much better than that!
http://thepennilesstraveler.wordpress.com/

To all those blogs below that I now nominate in turn, here’s how it works:

1. Link back to the blogger(s) who nominated you.

2. Post the award image to your page. Here it is!

3. Share 7 facts about yourself. Hmmm…let’s see…

  1. My second-favorite thing to do (after road trips) is snowboarding.  I came this close to giving up after my first day trying it…but I’m so glad I stuck with it…It’s worth it for all of you contemplating giving it a try!
  2. I have a German Shepherd named Odin who only has 3 paws, and a pug named Bubba who thinks he runs the house.
  3. I used to play the viola and piano…not well, mind you…
  4. My two phobias are bears and being near very large things (think humpback whale in the water below your boat)
  5. I love the rain and actually miss living in SE Alaska, where it rains nearly every day.
  6. If I could go anywhere in the world I’d visit Karin Blixen’s coffee plantation in Kenya.  Out of Africa is my favorite movie of all time!
  7. I’m close to finishing my BA in anthropology/archaeology, purely for love of the subject.

4. Nominate 15 other blogs and inform them about it. There are so many blogs love, including the two mentioned above, but here are some of my other favorites:

  1. http://bucketlistpublications.com/
  2. http://timeforarethink.net/
  3. http://thepoelog.wordpress.com/
  4. http://photocitations.wordpress.com/
  5. http://dusttracks.com/
  6. http://chanceofsun.wordpress.com/
  7. http://theblondecoyote.com/
  8. http://russelrayphotos2.com/
  9. http://thelocaltravelerns.com/
  10. http://ourboler.com/
  11. http://enchantedbluetravelingbunny.wordpress.com/
  12. http://invisibletracks.wordpress.com/
  13. http://lookingatthewest.com/
  14. http://artistforlandscapes.wordpress.com
  15. http://leonids.us/

Thank you again for the nomination, it means a lot to me.  Here’s to the continued sharing of our insights and experiences,  and hoping many more are inspired to do the same.

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10 responses

  1. Thanks for the nomination. I really appreciate it.

    August 20, 2012 at 6:50 am

  2. artist4landscapes

    Thank you for listing my site as a worthy contender!

    August 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

  3. Thank you so much for listing my site with these awesome bloggers!

    August 21, 2012 at 1:31 am

  4. You have a great site — and worthy of an award! I love reading about your interesting adventures, and the way you put yourself into it. I feel like I am there with you. You are a great example for me, as I am just getting started, with my simple little blog, with so much to learn.

    August 21, 2012 at 6:46 pm

  5. This is a great site! I love the way you write about your adventures and how you bring yourself into it. I feel like I am right there with you! I love the content and the great pictures that bring the words to life. I have just started a simple little blog of my own, with my articles and a few pictures from my life in “bush” Alaska”, and am inspired by your blog, as I have a lot to learn.

    August 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  6. How exciting! Thank you! I’ll get started on my ‘assignment’ right away. Have a fabulous day!

    August 22, 2012 at 9:41 am

    • Wow! Great to find a post with such a clear mesgsae!

      December 17, 2012 at 6:07 am

  7. Yeah! Yahoo! Yippee! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links. Well, except for #8. I already am way too intimately familiar with him……..lol……….Thank you!

    August 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

  8. JC

    Thanks for highlighting these blogs (mine included)! :D I’m definitely going to check out each & every one of them. For me, it hard to find a good “adventure/travel” blog. I like reading adventure posts (like yours) of what people did as opposed to ‘here are some tips of what you need to do’.

    PS, Good luck on finishing your BA!

    September 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

  9. Pingback: Adventurous Blogger Award | enchantedbluetraveling

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