The Travelling Dane has been nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award, and I’m so grateful to receive it!
I was nominated by CarpeDiemEire run by John Quinn. Thank you so much. He’s an Irish travel blogger with a focus on architecture and history, and as a fellow cultural traveller, I can only encourage you to learn more about this. Check him out at carpediemeire.com
WHAT IS THE BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD
The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by bloggers, who appreciate the hard work, dedication and vast amount of hours we all put into each and every post, as well as keeping the website current and updated.
When you receive the award, you are encouraged to:
– Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
– Write a post to show your award
– Give a brief story of how your blog started
– Give advice to new bloggers
– Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to
– Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
I normally don’t write this kind of posts, but I will make an exception.
HOW THE TRAVELLING DANE STARTED
I’ve always travelled, since before I was 1 year old. But in 1999, my friend and I went to China for 3 months and that really sparked my wanderlust. In 2003, my husband and I went 3 months travelling through Asia, and I just knew I would not be finished travelling any time soon. On both trips I wrote a travel diary, so you can say it began there.
Then in 2017, I was out of work for a year and had already turned my Instagram to an all travel account. So this seemed like the next step, since I wanted to share even more advice and stories.
Art, history and cultural are my interest, my educational background and my work. I now work in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so of course this is my focus as a traveller and in the travel advice I pass on.
MY BEST ADVICE
1 Only start travel blogging if you really want to. It is the most time consuming and expensive hobby, you can find.
2 Make sure your photos are your own, and that they are good. Get the best gear you can afford right away.
3 Try not to write “watch me on my vacation”, but think about how you can help others, that are going to the same destination. Quick tip: try replacing “I” with “you”!
Thanks again to CarpeDiemEire and to all out there, who share their best experience and advice with the rest of us.
-The Travelling Dane