There’s bound to come a time, when, your feet are going to beg you to stop. Probably, even make you want to plan your next trip to an idyllic beach. Or, someone might start to take notice of all the hidden places that you’ve discovered along the way – making the effort worth it! We’re glad to have experienced both – on multiple occasions.
A ‘BIG’ thank you to Michael, from Michael Philip Atkins Travels, for the Blogger Recognition Award nomination! It always feels good to be appreciated! Michael’s photographic captures of Japan and South Korea are unique, insightful, and stunning. Possibly, a man of few words, his posts are limited to a single photograph, and yet, each capture manages to speak volumes of a country soaked in a culture not easy to comprehend. Anyone looking for some great shots of the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ or inspiration to make that trip happen, should consider Michael’s blog to be the starting point.
What about us? How did we start our blog?
We discovered ‘travel’ pretty late in life. And once we did, we didn’t stop. Every vacant moment was spent dreaming or planning the next trip. There came a point wherein friends and family eagerly asked us about our next trip. They wanted to know how we travelled and probably ‘live’ our journey through our captures. We took a while to think the name, some more time to get the content in place, and many more months to post it. That said, our blog has always been a memoir of the moments we’ve lived as travellers. Moments wherein we could escape the insanity of human chaos and discover ourselves in the midst of nature. After two years, it’s become more of a virtual bank of some wonderful, and some not-so- wonderful experiences.
What’s our advice for new bloggers?
Be honest. Stay real. It might be tempting to sway your opinion to get the likes, follows or comments. But, if you ever plan to look back at your blog, after ‘x’ number of years, you might want to read something that will remind you of what got you started in the first place. Something, that makes you want to believe that you’ve lead an eventful life. And for all that you didn’t achieve, there’s something that stood the test of time.
We’re ambivalent of awards. Awards may mean many things. But, we’d also like to believe it’s a way of showing appreciation and shining the spotlight on some interesting blogs out there! From restless wanderers, solo travellers, to travelling with kids – each one of the blogs below reflects a different type of travel ideology. Go ahead, have a shot at telling your side of the story. And, don’t worry, participation is voluntary. For more details click here.