Liebster Award 2017 - It's an honor to be nominated!

I would like to thank Sandra and Janet of Boom2Bloom for nominating me for the 2017 Liebster Award.  The Liebster Award is an award for Bloggers, from other Bloggers.  Be sure to check out Boom2Bloom , with its “Inspiration, Wisdom & Sass for Midlife”! You’ll be glad you did.  Plenty of common sense and advice for us women in midlife.

Click here to check out the Liebster Award Rules !  I am truly excited to have this nomination after only a couple of months of blogging. 

10 Random facts about myself:

1.  I’ve lived in four different states because I love to see new places and things.
2. We drove to Vegas mostly down Route 66 three times when our children were younger.
3.  I’m an amateur genealogist and I have some of our family traced back to Adam and Eve. (I know, you can’t prove it. It’s just for fun.)
4.  I’ve dabbled in doing websites for years. This is my first really serious one.  I'm counting on it so that I can actually retire some day.
5.   I’m an Administrative Assistant by trade.
6.   I enjoy do it yourself projects.
7.   I am a Christian.
8.  I can’t get enough cruising in. I’d love to cruise to Hawaii. some day
9. I have two grown daughters and one baby granddaughter. So cute!
10.  I am very organized.

My Favorite blog that is not my own is Cruise With Gambee .  I was following Philip Gambee’s blog long before I started my own.  It’s really not your conventional blog, but Gambee is so detail oriented that I feel that I know him, his mom, and his Aunt and Uncle. I love his stories, and you feel like you’re walking through the ship with him during his entire cruise.  Gambee is an amateur photographer, and included in all of his Ship reviews are a myriad of images that let you experience what a cruise is like day to day.  Since my site is aimed at newer cruisers, I like that they can go to his site and get more of an idea of what the day to day life of a cruise is like, so I’ve included, with his permission, his link on my website.  For myself, I’ve used his site just to get an idea of what the next ship I’m going on looks like.  I love to be prepared.

Liebster award
In looking up the translation of Liebster from German to English, my favorite was "a person very much loved or liked by someone else".  I would hope that I will be able to be that person with my website.  I hope that in helping others learn to cruise, that there will be a bit of fondness for me while you sail the ocean blue.

Now, onto my nominee challenges:
My 11 questions, and the answers

Why did you start a blog?
My husband and I have been avid cruisers for years, and everyone knows it.  I had so many people come to me asking for cruise advice that I realized that maybe there were others that could benefit from what I know about cruising.  And since I love to write, I decided that a blog would be the best way to spread the word.

What inspires you?
Truthfully, God inspires me.  Just going out into the world and seeing what God has created is amazing.  And when you’re in the middle of the ocean, you realize just how small you are.

If you could wake up anywhere tomorrow morning, where would it be?
Europe.  That is my dream. My ancestors are mostly from Europe, and I want to see where they lived.

Who is your role model?
Jesus.  It may sound hokey, but He’s really the only role model to emulate. 

What one thing would you change regarding humanity to make our world a better place?
I would make people understand that we all have different types of personalities, and that just because we see the world one way doesn’t mean that’s the way that other people see it, and that’s okay.  Just try to be the best you that you can be.

Out of all the countries, you have visited, which one did you like the most?
Well, that would actually be two countries in one, because my favorite place is the island of St. Martin/ St. Maarten, which is actually two countries in one, the Netherlands and France.

What is the best memory that you have while travelling?
I have so many good memories of travelling with my girls.  I think that it has to be the time that we traveled south to Walt Disney World, just us girls.  There’s nothing like visiting the mouse to make you happy.

What is that one post written by you that you like the most, and why? 
It has to be a guest blog that I wrote about Walt Disney World.  It was my first blog that I had published on a site other than mine, so it was kind of special.

Would you rather explore the deep ocean or outer space? 
Duh!  Obviously the ocean, although I have to admit, I’m not a strong swimmer so I’m a bit afraid of actually getting into the water.  But put me on a cruise ship, and I’m fine.

Bike or Train?
Definitely train.  I’ve been known to fantasize about jumping the rails and riding off to who knows where.  Maybe I could be a hobo.  And anyway, a bike is too much work.

If you can take someone with you in your travels, who would it be?
My husband, of course.

And now on to my nominees!  I have looked at each site personally, and judged them by content and looks.  Be sure to check them out.  And good luck to them!

If you're a busy mom, read this blog by Monika.  Lots of great tips.

A very nice site by a family who loves to travel.  Come and travel along with them on their adventures.

Join Nate as he travels the world, having adventures while teaching English.

I love this site with it's bright colors.  If you want to know anything Phillipines, be sure to check out this site.

If you want to see what goes on day to day on a cruise, check out Gambee's site.  It's very detail oriented.

Nominees - If you choose to accept the nomination go to this site for the official rules .  My 11 questions fr you to answer are below.

Questions for my nominees:
1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
2. What is the best memory that you have while traveling?
3. What is something new outside your comfort zone that you would like to try?
4. If you had to start a totally new blog site, what would it be about?
5. Do you like the subject of history or geography better, and why?
6. Which historic site would you most like to visit?
7. Who is your role model?
8. If you could start an entirely new career, what would it be?
9. What is your best travel tip?
10.What was your first blog ever about?
11.What is one thing that you’d like to own but don’t have yet?