Liebster Award!

Well what an exciting couple of months! Wandering Bajan has been nominated for the Liebster Award by Brie from ‘My Unbrielievable Life’, which is about her weird life experiences, some funny stories and some awesome tips and tricks for travel and life in general, you can follow her instagram here. We have known each other for many years, when she was living in Barbados and it has been quite cool reconnecting through this whole blogging thing!
So the Liebster Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. Liebster in German means sweetest, dearest, valued and there is where I would love to thank all my readers for their support. Check out the official rules here.


So here is the fun part, my answers to Brie’s questions:
1. How long have you been blogging? Only 2 months! It’s been a learning experience but also a lot of fun connecting and meeting new people.

2. What’s one tip/piece of advice you’d give to a new blogger? Networking, join groups on facebook for tips and advice from others who have been doing it longer

3. Do you prefer dogs or cats? Dogs definitely! They are so loving and have so much personality!

4. What’s your favourite place you’ve travelled to? This is a tough one, I feel like each place is a different kind of experience. I think New Zealand might be my favorite by a hair, because the scenery was absolutely stunning. I travelled over the whole country and really got to see so much.
5. Where do you live? Beautiful little Barbados!
6. What’s your favourite childhood memory? Travelling in London with my family and walking through the parks.
7. List 3 weird things/fun facts about yourself. I am a blackbelt in karate. I have a BSc in Chemistry. Halloween and Christmas are my favorite times of year
8. Can you speak another language? If yes, what is it? If no, what is another language you wish you could speak? I can’t but I have been learning Spanish
9. What super hero power would you like to have? Invisibility, then I could be super sneaky (sneak onto planes and travel the world?)
10. What’s your all time favourite movie? How many times would you say you’ve watched it? Jurassic Park… definitely over 50 times. I was obsessed with dinosaurs when I was little.
11. What’s your biggest goal you’d like to achieve in your life? I would honestly love to just keep on travelling, a new place every year and see the world ticking off new experiences with every adventure and be happy.

10 Random facts about me…

1. When I travel I plan like crazy! I really love the excitement of planning a trip and having everything organized but I am also able to just wing it as well.
2. I run my own business as a Personal Trainer, which I really enjoy
3. I love adventure vacations and being busy the whole time as opposed to luxury beachy trips or shopping trips.
4. I was obsessed with dinosaurs when I was little, so many dinosaur toys!
5. I broke my arms about 3 times in total when I was little (clumsy!)
6. I am overly competitive at most things, I am a sore winner and a sore loser.
7. I am really laid back when it comes to most things and I’d like to think I am a very positive person.
8. We have 5 beagles at home… 5 beagles! They are so naughty!
9. I can surf
10. I am a bit of a Lord of the Rings nerd.


My Nominees

1. Raya at ‘Hello Raya
2. Darcy at ‘Sparkle In Her Suitcase
3. Stephanie at ‘Lady’s Travel Blog‘ 
4. Kate at ‘Toronto Seoulcialite
5. Jessica at ‘The Jessica Journey‘ 
6. Nadine at ‘Le Long Weekend

7. Suzannah at ‘The Veggie Passport

8. Lucrezia at ‘The World of Elle

9. Loren at ‘Foreign Loren‘ 
10. Jessica at ‘Corners of the World‘ 
11. Cristal at ‘Tofu Traveler

Questions for my Nominees:

1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What’s your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
3. Where do you live?
4. Whats your favourite travel story?
5. Whats your one must have item you always pack?
6. Train vs plane what’s your preference and why?
7. What’s the most extreme thing you have ever done?
8. Where are you off to next?
9. Can you speak another language? If yes, what is it? If no, what is another language you wish you could speak?
10. What’s your all time favourite movie? How many times would you say you’ve watched it?
11. What’s your biggest goal you’d like to achieve in your life?

My Favorite Blogger:

I think one of my favorite travel bloggers would have to be Kristin from Be My Travel Muse. She has some amazing trips and experiences that are great for adventure travelers! She only has awesome packing tips for clothes and camera essentials, which I have definitely used for our upcoming trip to Iceland! Whenever I am not travelling I am reading her blog to check out ideas for different trips and looking for new places to explore. She inspires me to get off the beaten track and do more solo adventures!


  • Deni October 9, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats on the award!! I’ve seen this one circling the interwebs for a little while, so it’s great to see new bloggers also being recognized for it! Be My Travel Muse is definitely a huge inspiration for me as well!! And when are you going to Iceland? My boyfriend and I have been thinking of going there for our 2-year anniversary in November, but it might be too expensive (especially with Christmas around the corner, and him coming back from Australia in mid-November). Can’t wait to read more about your adventures!!

    • Stace October 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Ahhh thank you! We are leaving for London tomorrow and then Iceland on Tuesday! Will definitely keep you posted! At least now its low season so prices are better

  • Angelique October 9, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations on the nomination Stacey! Keep up the good work on your blog. Hope you have an amazing time in London and Iceland…I’m definitely jealous, lol 🙂

  • Juliette | Snorkels to Snow October 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Congrats on the Liebster. Always good to learn more about the people behind these blogs! Good choice about NZ (ha ha I’m a Kiwi, not biased at all!) I’ve also been only blogging about 3 months so quite new to it as well and definitely found the FB groups to be a huge help. And I LOVE the fact you are a blackbelt in karate. That’s awesome. Keep up the good work!

  • Allison October 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Congratulations that’s awesome so only having been blogging for two months. I’m heading to NZ for the second time in November. I only have a week though so will not get to see as much as you did but hoping to squeeze as much as possible in.

  • Bianca October 9, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Wow congratulations!! I cant wait to rrad more about your blog posts! Kee it up!

  • Arzo Travels October 10, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Congrats. I remember when I was nominated and you have only blogging for two months…I also agree about networking (one of the most important aslpects)

  • Kriswanders October 10, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Congratulations! I got mine when I started blogging. I guess and I had fun answering the questions and share it with the fellow bloggers. 5 dogs in a house is totally a crowd. We have the same number of dogs too! Haha!


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