Versatile Blogger Award

It’s been a few months my blog was down due to lack of stories to share, reason being some financial issues. Though i could have created research based articles but that’s not my type. Feeling quite depressed for not able to write some good stuff transformed to a new high of motivation when I received a Versatile Blogger Award from Neha who writes at Revolving Compass.

About Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award is a token of appreciation for the hardship and honesty of a blogger. The fellow bloggers nominate other admirable bloggers who are either new on the path or have already traveled far.

The ones nominated are suppose to write about the award,

(1) introducing the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’, to the people
(2) introducing the one who nominated them .
(3) Nominating fellow bloggers in the process.

The one who Nominated me

Neha and Abhishek whose travel stories have always inspired me and I have been following their blog since I discovered  it in the early days of my journey. Neha with her partner or better to say Life Partner Abhishek have explored not only the Indian gems but also  many spectacular destinations abroad. I am sure you don’t wanna miss their articles so do have a look here and also not to miss their Insta. 

Some little known facts about me

NOW, before I proceed to nominate I would like to take the opportunity to share some lesser known facts about me- 

  1. Brought up in a town situated on the foothills of Indian Himalaya I had and have a predilection for pristine nature. Be it secluded beaches, spectacular sunrise & sunsets, placid lakes and more. Haldwani is a small town located close to Nainital, a famous hill station in North India. Due to its close proximity ( 5 mins. drive) from the mountains the city is blessed with pleasant weather round the year.
  2. Recently graduated Civil engineer having a deep sited love for travelling since high school. It all started when I was on my first family trip to Bangalore. 
  3. I always wanted to pen down my experiences and the thought of blogging always freaked yet captivated. My programming skill were worst in the school. This made blogging not my cup of tea. It was only until after my graduation I finally took a step forward and realized I was wrong and blogging requires only will to learn new skills.
  4. I won’t say I have traveled a lot but what ever few places I have been to have left me with unique experiences. So far my list includes Jaipur, Nainital, Bangalore and not to miss a road trip on one of the world’s most adventurous routes- The Spiti Valley. A visa on the passport is yet left to be stamped.
  5. Being part of the family business I don’t have any tangible income and I receive money as and when needed. Now, that’s something I don’t like…I want to get away with asking for money to please my  travelling soul…
  6. Finding ways out I have started taking up freelancing work as a content writer, social media post scheduler and few more so that I am not anymore dependent on someone for money. But still a long way to go for….

Nominees for Versatile Blogger Award

Markmyadventure by Anand Patel
Thevagabonddreamer by Chetna Khetawat
Campodegelo by Guilherme Eisfeld
LeightonLiterature. by Leighton Thomas
TravelDiaries78 by Karishma Salot Nagpal 
GrumpyChefTravles by Rachit Kirteeman 
TrotWithMe by Mansi Kumar

Here’s what nominees have to do

As a nominee for the versatile blogger award you are required to do the following-
(1) introduce the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’, to the people 
(2) thank the one who nominated you adding link to their website
(3) share some lesser know facts about yourself
(4) nominate fellow bloggers in the process
(5) Display Versatile Blogger Award badge while linking it to your post 

Congratulations to all the nominees…waiting to read your experiences….Do share your post in the comments of just tag me on facebook.

I have received a Liebster Award

A few days back i first heard about the Liebster Award when some of my fellow bloggers got and posted on facebook about it. And yesterday the wait came to an end when Happilytanned nominated me for my first award since I started blogging in August 2016.

Neha the owner of happilytanned wants to travel the world exploring the lush green valleys and loves reading on the beach. She has so far traveled 3 countries namely France, Greece and Switzerland an in India 3 states namely Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

Liebster award is one which is given by a blogger to another blogger whose blog is found to be interesting and read frequently by them.

Rules for the Liebster award:

This website has listed down official rules for Liebster award. These rules are flexible and everybody has their own version. Here is a brief of what a nominees should do if they accept the award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions asked by the person who nominated you and add the Liebster Award badge
  3. Nominate 5 bloggers
  4. Write 11 questions to ask the bloggers you have nominated
  5. Notify everyone you nominated through a comment on their blog.

My Questions Answered :

Which is the one place that every traveler should visit and why?    

From the places i have traveled so far I would suggest everyone to give a visit to Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India. The place has everything a traveler needs from beauty, adventure, peace. The place is in the Himalayan range and offers scenic beauty with snow caped peaks.

Hotel, hostel or home stay?        

The choice completely depends on the place I am travelling to. For city tours I go for experiencing a different hotel each day and when on a trip in mountain area I prefer camping or home stay.

How do you handle situations when travel itineraries don’t go as planned?  

Well I don’t plan much before travelling so as to accept the situations as it comes and its always better then regretting for the travel itineraries don’t go as planned.

Lessons you learnt while travelling

The biggest lesson I learnt so far is to always trust your inner voice and carry as little luggage as possible.

What can ruin a great travel experience?    

I guess nothing can ruin a great travel unless you fail to find out a solution to a problem. And of course the problem is not a terror attack or some accidents.

One thing that you carry everywhere you go (Apart from mobile phone, laptop and DSLR)

I always carry a small sling bag to keep my  goggles, city map, power bank, water bottles, novel etc.

What’s your favorite season?                                                                                                                 

 I feel like traveling in the 1st and 4th quarter of the year as they are relatively cool and prevents from scorching heat. But of course there are places with their own best time to visit.

Do you watch travel shows? If yes, then what’s your favorite TV show?                                  

My morning starts with a travel show on Travel XP. My favorite show  being the food highway and Xplore.

What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time?                                                                                        

 Well i don’t have much free time as the day spends in managing the blog and eve with the friends.

Why do you travel?                                                                                                                                                                    

  I do so because its make me feel free and no matter how much you travel there is always an eagerness present in the mind to explore more.

What do you feel is the most important takeaway for your readers (from your blog)?          

I want my readers to get inspiration to travel that to with instant plans and feel what I felt while travelling through the experience I have shared.