Let me Catch My Breath Here: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

So I woke up in Poland 2 days ago with a wonderful message from Amanda from Aroamertherapy and I honestly had to do a double take, a re-read, make sure I wasn’t still dreaming – cause hostel sleeps aren’t always the best –  but no, it was there in black in white. She has nominated me for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Wow, thank you!

To accept this nomination fully, she has asked me ten questions which will let you all into my thought process behind writing and learn a little more about me. Enjoy!

1. What is it about travel that you love?

Wow, this is a hard question. There is so much that makes up my love for travel. I love the unknown, you have a destination in mind that you are heading to, you may be on a tour which has an itinerary, you may have read/watched as much as possible about this destination but there is still a whole ‘unknown’ curiosity and excitement about it. You can’t predict the reactions and adventures you will get up to while travelling and I love this feeling. I love seeing the places I’ve dreamed about come to life in front of my eyes, to reach destinations I never thought I would get to, meeting amazing people and creating some insane memories. I love the addiction it installs into your every being after it is done, the complete overwhelming thirst for more, more, more.
It’s the best addiction anyone can have.

2. How did you come up with your blog name?

This is hard. I have no idea how I came up with the name, it came to me very easily. When I set up my blog I had two names in mind, ran them by my best friend, slept on it and decided on Little Wanderlust Stories.
I always day-dream about the places I want to travel constantly, I really do have the case of wanderlust and most of the time I talk about travel and my own stories anyway, so the name just made sense and fell into place.

What is it they say….”Traveling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”

3. What has been your most surprising travel experience?

My most surprising travel experience was Poland.
Eastern Europe is surrounded with a lot of preconceptions about safety, appearance and the people. I was surprised in every way. The people were so friendly and polite, I felt safer in Poland than a lot of places back in the UK and the city itself was stunning, like it had popped out of a fairytale. Travelling Solo to Poland, I would recommend to anyone it was an amazing place.

4. What are the top three places on your travel bucket list? 

My ‘Bucket-List’ is forever changing, there is so much I want to see and do! But at the moment my ‘must see obsessions’ are: Diving with Killer Whales in Norway, Hiking with Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and visit Antarctica. But I’m pretty much obsessed with the whole world so this list is forever changing, my goal is to see everything.

5. What is a travel moment that will always stay with you? 

Trekking Rhino’s on foot in Zambia. This is my most amazing memory. The overwhelming excitement, nervousness, adrenaline and fear shooting through your body while you hide behind a ‘bush’ (more like straws) watching 3 Rhino’s and a Calf only meters in front of you.
Our guide was fantastic he was filled with information, i don’t think it would have been the same if he hadn’t been our guide. We asked him ‘Why don’t you bring a gun on your treks like the other guide?‘ his reply, ‘I’ve been working with these Rhinos since they were babies, I’d rather shoot a person than one of these beautiful animals‘ Fair Play. So the advice given to us if one charged? Try and find a stable enough tree to climb, run like hell and don’t trip. Thankfully they didn’t charge.

6. What is the number one thing you take on all your travels?

Headphones – When I travel I tend to stay in hostel dorms, because they are cheap and I like to meet people easily, but sometimes it might be a bit noisy (unwanted noise snoring… etc) so headphones with nice music helps me sleep. On a plane, everyone has headphones, music is what keeps me sane. Wandering around the streets or laying by the pool/sea having headphones in can deter people from talking to you – cause sometimes I want to be super anti social – if you don’t want them to of course.

7. If you could pick anyone (dead or alive) to sit next to on a long-haul flight, who would it be? 

David Attenborough. Genuinely the most interesting man alive, I imagine he must have the best stories to tell, could teach me a whole lot about the place we were going and has such a soothing voice I could fall asleep even through horrible turbulence – sounds a bit weird but true – If someone could make this happen, please?

8. What is your favourite blog post?

The most popular post on my blog is ‘Why Everyone Should go Hiking (In Scotland)‘ which surprised me but is lovely! The favourite for me to write was probably ‘My Enchanting African Adventure Part 3: Kruger National Park‘ it just brought back some of the most amazing memories for me, transported me back to the days I was in Kruger seeing some of nature’s most incredible creations. I had a lot of fun writing this one.

9. What is the one place you would love to return?

This is a tough one between South Africa and Nepal. But I think I am going to go with Nepal. It’s not a ‘will I?’ it’s a ‘when will I?’. I fell in love with this beautiful country but i only scratched the surface when i was there. I would love to go back – not in monsoon season – and hike the Annapurna range and one day, paraglide in Pokhara (fate seems to always cancel this for me) and trek to Everest Base Camp.

10. What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?

It’s not really advice but more of a rhetorical question: “Well, Why Not? What’s the worst that could happen?”

When making a lot of my travel decisions about impossible places, my family/friends or my own brain would propose this question and it works. It’s hard to answer, the more you try, the more silly you sound. So just go, why not?

“The only thing that’s stopping you, is you.” – This is another good one. Anything can be achieved if YOU want it enough.

Thank you so much for my nomination! I go on to nominate the following ten bloggers, check them out:

  1. Carey – CareBear Abroad
  2. Janet – Journalist on the Run
  3. Grainne – An Irish Girl Abroad
  4. Kristin – Be My Travel Muse
  5. Emily – See Through Me
  6. Ceece – Ceece’s Travel
  7. Theresa – Tremendous Times
  8. Jen – Jensinewall | Write, Designer, creative thinker
  9. Lindsey and Kyle – Tandem Trekking
  10. Patrycja – Travelekspert

Good-luck Guys – The Rules:

a) mention and link to me in your post
b) answer my questions and
c) link to 10 other female travel bloggers.

Answer the below questions:

1. What is it about travel that you love?

2. How did you come up with your blog name?

3. What has been your worst travel experience?

4. What are the top three places on your travel bucket list?

5. What is a travel moment that will always stay with you?

6. What is the number one thing you take on your travels to remind you of home?

7. If you were offered an all expenses paid trip where would you go?

8. What is your favourite blog post you’ve written?

9. What is the one place you would love to return?

10. What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?

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6 thoughts on “Let me Catch My Breath Here: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.”

  1. Thank you very much for your nomination!!! 🙂 I have found it only now 🙂 I will try to answer all your questions and write a post about it tonight 🙂 Thanks a lot once again! I’m impatiently waiting for your post from Kraków – those are all stereotypes what people say about Eastern Europe, but thanks to open-minded travelers like you, people are changing their minds :)!!!


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