Even though I’m usually the type to find a dark cloud in every silver lining, Girl on the Fly was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award (thanks much!), which means I’ll be answering 11 questions she asked about travel below.
But first, there are rules to be followed, and so I will follow those rules.
— Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
— Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
— Nominate (at least) 11 blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
Now … to the questions!
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? — Of places I haven’t been, probably Paris
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? — Los Angeles will always have appeal, but especially during a New England winter!
What is your favorite travel memory? — So many, but let’s go back to the beginning. My grandmother lived in Florida when I was a kid, and it was always such a thrill to go. The weather was always good. There was an abandoned railroad track at the end of her street. We could go to the beach. Yeah, it was cool.
After a long day of traveling, what is the first thing you do once you get there? — Eat or sleep, although the last two times we’ve gone to London, we’ve taken overnight flights from Boston, arrived early afternoon and gone to shows that night. It makes for a long day, but a lot of fun!
Do you prefer road-tripping or flying? — Flying
What is the most-adventurous food you’ve tried while traveling? — I’m not a very adventurous eater, so sadly, I have to say “authentic New York-style” pasta in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was not a success.
How do you choose the next place you are going visit? — Usually whatever strikes us when we talk about it, although we’re thinking Basel, Switzerland, because a friend lives there.
If you could only travel to one country which one would it be? — England
What do you think is the biggest barrier for why people don’t travel as much? — If I had to hazard a bad guess, maybe money? Maybe not thinking they can take the time away from work?
If you could only travel with one person for the rest of your life, who would you choose? — My wife
What’s your favorite comfort food when you are traveling? — Reese’s mini-peanut butter cups on the plane or at the airport. Once I arrive, since I’m not especially adventurous, it’s probably all comfort food, but if there’s a decent Italian/burger/pizza/chicken place, I’ll probably find it.
Who’s next? (Assuming they haven’t already done it)
Some of these folks will not be the least bit surprised they’ve been tagged.
Savannah at Sunshine with Savannah
Paul at Mr. Anything Goes
Rosie at Rosie Culture
Becky at Strikeouts + Sprinkles
Hannah at Hannah Mary
Sharon at In the Thick of It
Molly from Kitten Around the Kitchen
Samantha of Smack of Flavor
Matt of Finding My Way
All of my questions are going to be about blogging and writing.
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. Do you remember your first post, and what was it about?
3. How do you decide what you’re going to write about?
4. What writers inspire you and why?
5. What’s the best thing you’ve read recently? (If it has a link, please share it.)
6. What have you written that you’re really proud of? (Go ahead and brag.)
7. What have you written that makes you cringe? (It’s OK. We’ve all done it.)
8. What do you do when you want to write, but have no idea what to write about?
9. If you wrote a book, assuming you haven’t already, what would it be about?
10. What do your friends and family think of your writing?
11. What was your reaction when you first realized people were reading what you wrote?