So this really isn’t a post where I am going to look back at all my scandals… that would just be crazy. I only wrote about 3 and well I think a lot of them will never make onto the blog. This however is a post I am doing because I was nominated (I love the word nominated makes it seems like it’s for an Oscar or Tony) by not one, but two other bloggers to participate in. Thanks Heather from There’s No Place Like Oz and Norbert from Globotreks for nominating me. The “My 7 Links” is a project started by Tripbase to highlight past post that may have been lost in the shuffle of newer ones. I am glad this came along because I was planning on doing something similar to this for my 1 year blogging anniversary (its around the corner) and am glad I don’t have to do this now. I know what I will be writing about for that and it’s amazing. For now let me focus on these 7 questions that are asked and I will answer them with a link along with a small paragraph.
Your Most Beautiful Post
Photo Round Up – Week 7 – Every Friday I post 5 pictures of what I saw or did that week. I think week 7 is by far my most beautiful week. It is 5 pictures taken in Nicaragua a country I grew to love and ended up being my favorite country in Central America. I love the magic and colors I captured that week.
Your Most Popular Post
Hand Job… on a Chicken Bus!!! – That saying “sex sells” is 100% true. Some of my most popular post are the ones where I talk about my scandals on the road, but this one is by far the most popular of them all. Anyone who I have met that reads my blog always wants me to tell this story. I also found it funny that when I came home one of the few post all my friends knew about was this one. I still can’t believe I wrote it, but at the same time I don’t regret it. It is something that happened during my travels and makes me laugh every time I think about it.
Your Most Controversial Post
What I’m packing for my trip around the world. – I tend to stay away from controversy so it was hard for me to find a post that was actually controversial. I think the nearest thing to that would be my packing list. I received a lot of comments telling me I should pack this or that or not this or that and take this instead. In the end I kept everything as I had planned and it turned out perfect. Now that I am home though I am getting a wardrobe change because I am tired of the clothes I had.
Your Most Helpful Post
How much does it cost to prepare for a trip around the world? – One of the goals of my blog is to show everyone how affordable travel really is. I wrote this post to show people a ball park figure of how little it cost to prepare for a trip around the world.
Post Whose Success Surprised You
Held at gunpoint in Monteverde. – Okay with a title like that I knew it was going to be a success, what I did not expect was the amount of support I got from everyone. I had only been on the road for a month when this happened and it scared the shit our of me. Thanks to all the support and encouraging words from everyone it kept me going and helped me move on.
Post You Feel Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved
The “Traca Traca” in Granada!!! – It’s one of my favorite post because it captures what I think travel is really all about. About capturing small moments with the locals and the people around you while you are on the road.
Post You Are Most Proud Of
THE NEW ME – One of the most life changing events in my life was when I was arrested for drinking and driving. It was something I dealt with for 19 months and felt the need to write about after it was all over. I had written about “THE MISTAKE”, 17.5HRS IN JAIL and “THE CONSEQUENCES”, but I had the most trouble writing about who I had become after it all. I am most proud of this post because it shows that people can learn from their mistakes and move on to bigger and better things.
So there they are my 7 links. I hope among them you find a post or two that you have not read yet and well if you have read them all thanks for being an all star reader of mine. I would though love to hear what you think of my 7 post below.
Now it is my turn to nominate 5 other travel bloggers to keep the project going.
- Ryan & Dina from Vagabond Quest
- Erica & Shaun from Over Yonderlust
- Kent & Caanan from No Vacation Required
- Matthew from The Expert Vagabond
- Giulia from Travel Reportage