drumroll…us. OK, so the award is only virtual, but it’s always nice to be noticed.
Karen from Rambling Spoon passed the Brillante Weblog Award to us earlier in the week. As the Asia correspondent for Gourmet magazine, Karen knows a thing or two about food. Her blog conveys the wonderful intersection of food and travel, something we understand well.
Similar to a chain letter (meme in blog-speak), the award stipulates that winners pass the award on to seven other blogs. While there’s no threat of doomsday if we don’t, I thought I’d use the opportunity to highlight a few blogs I’ve been reading recently. Reliable internet access is just one of the benefits of taking a breather from full-time travel. When we were on the road, popping in and out of internet cafes, we didn’t have the luxury of keeping up with other bloggers and discovering new ones.
- Act of Noncomformity: Chris writes about unconventional strategies for life, work and travel. I was first pulled in by his post on developing a travel philosophy.
- Almost Fearless has won this award before, but I do read this blog often so it stays on the list. The post on losing your title resonates with us.
- Appetite for China: I recently discovered this site when I became nostalgic for Chinese food and was researching names for our upcoming Chinese food series. Diana dishes out recipes, amazing food photography and fun activities like 100 Chinese Foods to Try Before you Die. Makes for a convenient companion list for foodies traveling through China.
- Nomad4Ever is written by a German blogger who left the rat race five years ago and has been living, working and traveling in Asia ever since. Chris presents a variety of reflections, including bits on work/life balance.
- Lives of Wander: Jeff and Theresa share their experiences as they embark on their round-the-world journey. They do a great job getting travel advice from readers, including polls on where they should go.
- Nerd’s Eye View: I first discovered Pam at BlogHer and have been following her own blog recently. I loved this story on how Twitter helped her land a gig at Conde Nast. Never underestimate the power of 140 characters.
- Nerdy Nomad is the blog of web entrepreneur Kirsty as she travels around the world on income from her portfolio of monetized websites. For an internet novice like me, it’s weirdly intriguing to see how much she pulls in each month and how.
For the winners, here are the rules of the award:
1. When you receive a diamond, write a post about it on your blog.
2. Name the blogger from whom you received the award.
3. Award the diamonds to seven other bloggers.
4. Link them.
5. Tell them they received an award.