The Travel Tag ~ What’s Your Adventure?

A huge thanks to K.M. from over at Ankor You for nominating me for the Travel Tag. If you haven’t been by her highly endearing, super entertaining blog, you’re missing out. So head on over and let her give you an eye full!

I love exploring new places, plain and simple. Whether traveling near or far, I’m always up for a new adventure, and my wish list is miles long. Hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to eventually check all the places off my list, but until then, writing about it (living vicariously) will have to do!

1) You are leaving tomorrow to start a life in a new country, where would you go?
This is a really hard one, because I have a top three of other countries I’d love to live in, but I’m going to have to go with New Zealand because the country offers enough to keep me busy exploring for a long time and they speak English (I am, unfortunately, horrible at speaking and audibly translating other languages.)

2) You can take someone for a weekend away to the place you had the best holidays ever, where would that be and who would you take to go with you?

I would take my husband to Lymes Regis in England to go fossil hunting on the cliffs and beach.

3) You can get married wherever you want to, your budget is limitless, what is your choice?

I would have LOVED to have gone to Iceland to be married! Standing on the edge of a volcano, underneath the aurora borealis . . . is that weird?

4) During your travels you can bring back home one animal as a pet, which one would you pick?

Another hard one! Among many animals on my wish list, I always wanted a monkey (new world, with a prehensile tail so it could hang from things, like a Capuchin), and if it could learn to pet my dogs I think it would fit right in, so I’d have to go with that.

5) You can go back in time and relive one family trip, which one?

I had a blast going to the National Museum of Natural History and the National Zoo while visiting my grandparents in Washington, D.C. I’d love to go back to all the same places and do it all over again! (Including that Mexican restaurant!)

6) What is the first thing you would pack for a one year travel around the world?

My kindle, so I would have endless books to read in the down time traveling between one spot to another.

7) What would your fantasy 100th birthday destination be, and why?

Norway. I think my 100 year old self would look awesome in a Viking helmet, and after I failed to wake up the next morning after consuming too much chocolate in celebration, they could launch me out on a boat for my funereal pyre.

 

8) During your travel you can learn one sport to become a pro, what would that be?

Image result for rare animal photographyWildlife photography! Crawling on my belly through the grass on the Serengeti, wedged in a tree in the woods, camouflaged in all white on the arctic snow plains, I would chose to become a pro at finding elusive animals and taking spectacular pictures of them. If that doesn’t count as a sport, then something medieval, like jousting.

 

This is the most fun I’ve had with a tag in awhile! I hope you had some fun reading it, and if you’d like to share some of your answers, I’d love to read them! I hope my nominees enjoy this one as much as I have! Don’t forget to check out their answers as well!

https://mypeleelife.wordpress.com/

https://any1mark66.wordpress.com/

https://mylifelivedfull.wordpress.com/

https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com

https://travelhummingbirds.wordpress.com/

The rules are easy and fun. Just answer the questions below, repost the questions and tag fellow travel lovers, let them know you tagged them and let your blogosphere travels begin!

  1. You are leaving tomorrow to start a life in a new country, where would you go?
  2. You can take someone for a weekend away to the place you had the best holidays ever, where would that be and who would you take to go with you?
  3. You can get married wherever you want to, your budget is limitless, what is your choice?
  4. During your travels you can bring back home one animal as a pet, which one would you pick?
  5. You can get back in time and relive one family trip, which one?
  6. What is the first thing you would pack for a one year travel around the world?
  7. What would your fantasy 100th birthday destination be, and why?
  8. During your travel you can learn one sport to become a pro, what would that be?

 

Liebster Award! And my nominees are . . .

 

 

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I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by K.M. Sutton, owner of the awesome Ankhor You blog. If you haven’t checked out this WordPress smorgasbord of fashion, humor and life, what are you waiting for? Click on over!

Blogging awards aren’t just a great way to show (and spread) the love – they’re a way to get to know the blogger behind the words.

The terms of engagement are:

Acknowledge the Blogger who nominated you and display the award.

Answer 11 questions that the Blogger gives you.

Nominate 5-11 Blogs that you think are deserving of the award.

Let the Bloggers know that you have nominated them.

Give them 11 questions to answer.

Answers to K.M.’s Questions:

1) What is your song of summer?

Who Let the Dogs Out – Just kidding. Summer always has me singing Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf. I don’t know why.

2) Do you have a secret talent?

Yes. But if I tell you, it won’t be a secret anymore.

3) What made you start blogging?

I wanted to get back into one of my passions (writing). Even though my bliss is in           fiction, all writing exercises the creativity muscle.

4) Coffee or tea?

Coffee!!!! But I’ll drink either.

5) What city or country are you dying to visit?

Iceland – I think that it’s got to be one of the coolest places on Earth.

6) What is a fun fact about yourself?

I can frequently be found leading a puppy parade.

7) Do you prefer the book version or movie adaption? 

99.9% of the time, the book version.

8) Nude lipstick or red lipstick?

Neither, I think it tastes funny.

9) What is your favorite app or site? 

Goodreads! Friend me! I want to know what you’re reading!

10) What is one beauty product you can not live without? 

Flavored Chapstick.

11) What is something you are looking forward to in the next few months? 

Traveling more. I get restless leg syndrome without a change of scenery.

Blogger Recognition Award

I’ve been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award by Trina at It’s Good to Be Crazy Sometimes, an awesome lifestyles blog with some great advice. You should definitely check it out!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  • Display the award on your post and write about it.
  • Give a brief history on your blog itself.
  • Offer a piece of advice to new and upcoming bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you wish to nominate.

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I started my blog, Adventures in Thirty-Something, in 2013 as a way to get back into writing. The year before, I had moved across the country from my home state of Florida to Massachusetts (I’ve since found my way to the mountains of New Hampshire), and I realized that between work, life and obligations, I was failing to make time for the things I enjoy. This realization came to me one hectic morning as I rushed to get the dogs walked, eat, and get out the door in time to fight traffic on my way to work. I stared into the bathroom mirror wild eyed, hair crazy, doing my best Jack Nicholson sneer while thinking, “All work and no play makes Shannon a dull girl.” So I decided to put the ax down and do something about it. I blog about my adventures, whether they be in hiking, reading (book reviews), photography, the kitchen, my struggle as a writer, or anything else that catches my fancy. Hope you enjoy it!

My Advice to new and upcoming bloggers is to write for yourself first. If you enjoy what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter if a post gets 2 likes or 2000 . . . but, if exposure is what’s important to you, then actively network by reading other blogs, liking their content, commenting, and making new friends in the blogosphere. (Also, ALWAYS read what you’ve written and give it a quick edit before you post.)

My nominations are:

1 – https://mylifelivedfull.wordpress.com/about/

2 – https://travelhummingbirds.wordpress.com/

3 – https://cafebookbean.com/

4 – https://deidraalexander.com/

5 – https://abooknation.wordpress.com/

6 – https://hycaeit32.com/

7 – https://bisforblessed.com/

8 – https://thesarahdoughty.wordpress.com/

9 – http://darklandpoetry.com/

10 – https://staywildlittlebird.wordpress.com

11 – http://bbooksmart.com/

 

 

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