The Liebster Award

My fellow #outdoorfamilies blogger, Val from Val in Real Life, tagged me for the Liebster Award. Have you heard of it? I hadn't. The Award has been around for almost 10 years and is a way to get to know the bloggers and their blogs.

So here goes...

The Rules:
  1. Link the person who tagged you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the person has asked you. 
  3. Look for 11 bloggers and nominate them.
  4. Come up with your own 11 questions for your nominees. 
Val's Questions:
  1. Name your top 3 outdoor adventure activities: hiking, camping & playing at the beach
  2. What is your favorite type of solo adventure? Hiking. But really I like alone time. So I am happy doing almost anything by myself, even things like cleaning. 
  3. Who is your biggest supporter in your adventures? This is a hard question to answer. I am very thankful for my husband putting up with all my outdoor mania even though he prefers to be indoors. But my mom encouraged me to study forest management and work as a park ranger, which really sealed my fate as an outdoor enthusiast. 
  4. What's your luxury item on an adventure? Good quality chocolate. I take it hiking and I only bring Ghirardelli chocolate chips for s'mores. Seriously, try it. You'll never go back to Hershey's. 
  5. What's your ideal ratio of urban to outdoor adventure? When I was single I would have said mostly outdoor but now that I have kids I will take what I can get. Although I still prefer outdoors. 
  6. When did the adventure-bug bite you? The outdoor adventure-bug must have bit me as a kid because I have always loved camping, backpacking and the like. The travel adventure-bug hit in college. I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica, Canada, Europe, around the D.C. area and India and haven't wanted to stop. 
  7. What's your favorite day-trip adventure? Hiking! There aren't many things I would rather be doing.
  8. What type of travel companions do you like best? Myself. When I was in college I studied forest management and as a result spent A LOT of time in the woods with my classmates. I guess I would take off by myself so often they started referring to time spent away from a group as "Mae time". I had no idea until my friend mentioned it in passing years later. It was an eye opening experience as to how my actions are perceived by others. 
  9. What's the longest you've traveled non-stop? I traveled for 5 weeks in Europe on a study abroad trip. We studied forest management, watersheds and local history in the Czech Republic and Germany. But I visited Holland, Austria, and Berlin on my own time. So fun. 
  10. Would you even consider going totally nomadic? No, like having a place to go home to and recover from long trips. 
  11. How do you give back to your own community when you're not out adventuring? I volunteer at my church and local nature center. 
My Nominees:
  1. Rain or Shine Mamma
  2. Mountain Mom and Tots
  3. Joys of the Journey
  4. My Nearest and Dearest
  5. Betsy's Photography
  6. Mud Mud Marvelous Mud
  7. Garage Grown Gear
  8. Run-Hike-Play
  9. Active Kids Club
  10. Outdoor Kids Play
  11. 1000 Hours Outside
My 11 Questions:
  1. How did you develop your love of the outdoors?
  2. What portion of your vacations include outdoor activities? 
  3. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
  4. What is your favorite piece of outdoor equipment?
  5. What is your favorite outdoor location: beach, forests, dessert, mountains etc.?
  6. What is your favorite outdoor adventure memory?
  7. What outdoor adventure is on your bucket list? 
  8. Besides the outdoors and blogging, what are your hobbies? 
  9. What inspired you to start blogging?
  10. What do you love most about blogging?
  11. What is your least favorite aspect of blogging? 


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