Thanks to the lovely ladies over at for nominating me for the Liebster Award! This award is given to new bloggers by other bloggers.  I am so honored to have been thought of for this particular award. I feel like I have finally staked out my corner in the blogging world, and I cannot wait to see where it leads David and me. 

My Liebster Award Nominees
1. Hair Ventures
2.The World Hopper
3.Andy and Laurie
4.The Backpacking Chick
5.The Budget Savvy Travelers

When you receive this award, you are asked 11 question by the person who nominated you. Below are my answers that Rita sent wanted me to answer: 

1. When and why did you start blogging?
    - I started The Life Notes in January 2016 to document my travels with my boyfriend. 

2. Seaside or Countryside?
    - Seaside! I'm at home with salt in my hair and sand between my toes!

3. Which three words describe you best?
    -Driven, Adventurous, Short ( David’s words not mine :))

4. What are your travel plans for 2016?
    - We have a lot of camping, hiking and backpacking plans as well as trips to Costa Rica and England this summer! In 2017 well will be packing up the car and making blogging and traveling our full-time jobs! 

5. What is your Favorite book?
    - I am not huge on reading these days, but I love biographies and non-fiction books the most! 

6. Summer or Winter?
    - Summer…the hotter, the better 

7. What do you enjoy besides traveling and blogging?
    - I am a Netflix and chill kind of girl. The Office and Seinfeld are my favorite tv shows! 

8. Where do you call home?
    - Currently Saint Louis, Missouri. 

9. What piece of advice do you have for other new bloggers?
-    The beginning is always the hardest. Just work hard and chase that light at the end of the tunnel. Stay true to your vision and be unforgivably yourself.

10. How often do you have your camera with you?
    - The only camera I own is my iPhone 6. David is the one who is usually sporting the camera. 

11. Coffee or Tea?
    - Tea…preferably pomegranate :)

My Questions For My Liebster Nominees:

How long have you been blogging?
How often are you posting new blog posts?
Are you a part of any blogging groups online? If so which ones?
What topics do you blog about besides travel?
Favorite way to travel? Cruise, All Inclusive, Group Tours, etc.?
How did you hear about the Liebster Award and what others do you know about?
Do you write sponsored blog posts?
Have you been published anywhere outside of your blog?
What is you best tip for gaining an audience and keeping them engaged?
If you could choose a different direction blog about what would it be?
What are your favorite apps and websites for planning you adventures?

For all rules and guidelines for this particular award click here