If you haven't ever read Christine's blog she is a fellow Texan (and Houstonian) who documents her travels and love of photography on her little space of the internet. Her travel posts and photography tips are what keeps me coming back to her blog daily. For example she just recently posted a little how-to on night photography. Something that I will definitely be returning to in the near future. Go check out her blog if you haven't yet! :)
Christine has given me and the other nominees a series of travel themed questions to answer. So let's get to it!
[one] What is the story behind your blog name?
I started my blog in the fall of 2010. I knew that I would be graduating in the Spring and I was hoping to move to Florida. I wanted to have a place where I chronicled my last little bit of college and my journey to Florida. It has turned into so much more than I could have ever wanted since then. It really has been a place to write down all the "places I will go". Especially now that I think I'm wanting to delve into the travel aspect of blogging. Plus, I love the Dr. Sues book, "Oh the Places You Will Go."
[two] If you had to give up your current passport and get another country's passport, which country would you pick?
Oh this is a tough one, especially since I just fell in love with two new countries. But I'm gonna have to go with the obvious answer. Definitely the UK, I love the UK. I've now been there twice and absolutely love London. I think my next international trip is going to be a tour of just the UK.
[three] Where was the best meal you have ever had?
This is the hardest question EVER because I've had a ton of great meals. But to be honest all the best meals I'm thinking of have been things my mom has made at home. For example she makes this lemon lightly fried fish that is to die for. So yeah....I'm gonna go with mom's home cooking on this one.
[four] Is there any travel "advice" you totally hate or don't believe in?
You know, there isn't. I just recently have really gotten into the whole "travel" thing. And all the advice I've gotten so far has been pretty accurate. I'm sure the more I travel (which I'm hoping is a ton in the months/years to come) I'll have a few that I'm like, "yeah that doesn't work." But for now I've loved all the advice I've gotten!
[five] Where is the most underrated place you have been to?
So I don't know if the place I'm thinking of is really considered "underrated" but it's definitely not a place that a ton of people know about. One day, while I was living in Florida, my friend Suzanne and I decided to take out a map of Florida, close our eyes, and drive to wherever my finger landed. IT landed on a place just off the coast down up St. Petersburg called, Anna Maria Island. It was the best day ever! We went to the beach, had lunch, wandered the boardwalk area, had ice cream, and just generally enjoyed the little island.
[six] What is the one "unnecessary" item you always pack?
If this question was specific to my latest trip I would have said my hair dryer. I brought it but 1. couldn't use it because it wasn't duel voltage and 2. all the hotels we stayed in had hair dryers. And if I had left it at home I would have had more room in my bag for souvenirs!
[seven] What city/country is at the top of your bucket list?
After having watched the last two episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County I would say Tahiti! They just spend a few days on the island of Mooreah. It is GORGEOUS! I'm pretty sure I just found my new honeymoon destination.
[eight] What is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?
This one took me about 10 minutes to think of and then I realized I have never done anything majorly spontaneous. How boring. I'm such a planner. I guess that has just been added to my bucket list, "Do something spontaneous."
[nine] What is your favorite road trip song?
My favorite road trip song is "Life in the Fast Lane," by the Eagles. I don't have any music on my phone and I don't have an iPod anymore so if I want to listen to music in the car it's either the radio OR my very small collection of CDs. And I have a "classic rock" CD and this song is on it. Love it. Side story: In January of 2010 a group of girl friends and I drove from Phoenix to Disneyland and our road trip song was Ke$ha's, "Tik Tok", so I love listening to that song on road trips as well.
[ten] Where are you going to next?
My next trip will be a weekend trip to New Orleans for my friend Kelly's bachelorette party in September! We're gonna spend the day exploring the city and the night celebrating her last few months as a single lady on Bourbon street. And then it's off to Ohio for my friend Jordan's wedding!
That was fun! And man some of those questions were hard! Took me while to come up with answers to some of them. Thank you again so much for nominating me for this award Christina. I just love the blogging community and am so glad I've kept up with it for the last 5 years (minus my small hiatus in 2013.)
I'm nominating a few ladies who's blogs have become a daily read for me! :)
Jenn from Going the Distance
Christina from The New Mrs
Sarah from Of Golden Roses
Jenni from The Beautiful Fool
So I'm super boring and am having the hardest time coming up with new questions for y'all to answer. Therefore you get the same questions as I got! :) Plus I liked these questions. They made me think and hopefully they make you think too!
1. What is the story behind your blog name?
2. If you had to give up your current passport and get another country's passport, which country would you pick?
3. Where was the best meal you have ever had?
4. Is there any travel "advice" you totally hate or don't believe in?
5. Where is the most underrated place you have been to?
6. What is the one "unnecessary" item you always pack?
7. What city/country is at the top of your bucket list?
8. What is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done?
9. What is your favorite road trip song?
10. Where are you going to next?
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Have a great Wednesday!
Oh and if you hop over to Jenni's blog at The Beautiful Fool, I'm giving my best advice for college freshmen! :)