Know your TipsyFromTheTRIP blogger

… and some other Travel Bloggers It’s been a while since we talked awards here on Tipsy from the TRIP. A few weeks back, Vijay Sharma of Photo Journey...

… and some other Travel Bloggers

It’s been a while since we talked awards here on Tipsy from the TRIP. A few weeks back, Vijay Sharma of Photo Journey introduced Tipsy from the Trip to the readers of Photo Journey by nominating this blog for a Liebster. And earlier this year Shweta of Sunshine and Zephyr was kind enough to take us to ‘her’ public. 
Now is the time for a big Thank you to these two bloggers. I know it’s been a while… But because it is ‘Better late than never,’ here’s the post that addresses these blog awards. 

Thank you VJ for including Tipsy from the TRIP in your list of Liebster blogs. I gladly accept this ‘dear blog award’ by answering the questions you posed. 

1.)Why do you travel?

…because I love seeing places,because I need to break away from my day-to-day routine every now and then, because I’m curious about places, because I have travel cravings; sometimes I feel like going up to the mountains, sometimes into the redwoods, sometimes to the seaside, sometimes I just want to go check out a city (I find beauty in cities too). Some months back I had this craving for carvings (that was a new one). And I always crave long drives (that one’s like an insatiable craving), because I get a high from tripping (and it could be trip to a far away place it could just be in my backyard — well — sort of ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now you know why this blog is called Tipsy from the TRIP).

2) What is your most beautiful memory from your past travels?

It wouldn’t be fair to pick just one but if I absolutely must, I should say the ‘energy’ of Hawaii did get to me when I set foot in Oahu and then went on to Big Island. I’ve said this before — it felt like everybody was in holiday mode, even the people who ‘worked there.’ That place seems to have an upbeat air around it, I swear.

3) What are the things you keep in mind when you plan your travels?

These days there are kids involved in the trips I go on. So safety is important. We try to make it a priority, although sometimes we do run into not -so – safe environments or incidents and then all we can do is just take in our stride.

4) Do you recommend that people travel? Why?

 Oh yes! Itโ€™s very very enriching. Travelling is ‘learning the fun way!!’

5) How do you manage your jobs, family lives? Especially if you travel often.

 I’m playing stay-at-home-mom at the moment. And that means I need lot of breaks from home. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have two little ones beneath my wings (oneโ€™s 6, the otherโ€™s 1) and I cannot get myself to enjoy places without them so we travel as a family. Now that my older one has started elementary school, trips are squeezed into the gaps between school weeks and of course — holidays. Thankfully thereโ€™s a lot to do in the figurative backyard. ๐Ÿ™‚



6) What is your most favourite destination so far?

Can I cheat here and put in a long list? No? (ok people — my favourite places are scattered all over this blog and I have some more names in the drafts; they’ll be published sooner or later).

7) What is that one place you want to visit, that you haven’t visited already? Why do you want to visit this place?

Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Crater Lake and Painted Hills in OR, any place that will show me Aurora Borealis … I also seem to have an affinity for natural phenomenons and geo-destinations. I love mountains and rock formations and places with volcanic history. My fascination for them is endless. So I do have a pretty long list here, too.

8) What is your favorite travel song?

If you mean a song that fits my idea of  travel, Iโ€™m not sure I have one yet.
But music on the road is a must. And I find myself listening to this collection, a lot and I absolutely love 150 Fun Songs for Kids (and recommend it to mommies and daddies travelling with little ones). We donโ€™t go anywhere without these 3-discs.
But that is not the only thing we listen to. Sometimes we coax our little back-seat trippers and listen to something that will keep us alert for the road. 

9) What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?

A four-wheeler, hands down. (I could get used to RV travel, thoโ€™ :D)
But yeah — The road is my tipple. I canโ€™t get enough of it.

10) Where are you headed to next?

Hopefully to the Western slopes of the Sierras, to catch some fall colours.

Here are some blogs I discovered in the recent past

Amiya’s “A year full of Sundays
Arun prasadh’s “Our Travel Tales
Svetlana’s “Maverick Bird
Jatin Adlakha’s “A traveller’s Odesseys 
Krithiga and Sriram’s “SriKri

And then, there are these blogs that ‘also’ feature travel stories:

Somali’ Chakrabarti’s “Scribble and Scrawl
Alok Singhal’s “The Learning Curve
Ilakshi’s “Its just me”

Subhadeep Mukerjee’s “Something About Nothing

[That’s all for now. I haven’t been doing a whole lot of reading these days. My excuse — the boatload homework that my older one brings home. My job is to sit with him, guide him and make sure he finishes ALL of it.]

If you guys in the list above would like to put this up on your blog, here are the questions for you (I won’t be offended if you don’t do a post. Honest.):

1. How did you begin blogging?
2. What keeps you going as far as (travel) blogging is concerned?
3. Do you do homework before a trip? Why or why not?
4. What place is right on top of your travel wishlist?
5.What is that one place you could visit over and over again and never get tired of?
6. What kind of place do you find yourself staying away from.
7. If travelling wasn’t your thing, what would you be ‘making time’ for?
8. What’s your kind of travel-company?
9. What trip are you in the process of planning?
10. What are your all-time favourite travel blogs?

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The Versatile Blogger Award 

Earlier this year Shweta Dave of Sunshine and Zephyr was kind enough to think of me when we she gave away The Versatile Blogger award and the Dragon Loyalty Award coupled with the Premios Dardos Awards.


Thank you so much, Shweta for the appreciation, for the love, for the visits and comments and all of that. For a few months now, Iโ€™ve been reminding myself every now then, that I havenโ€™t put down what you asked me to. Time to put that guilt away. So here we go:


First with the 7-things-about this blogger

(Considering this is a travel blog, Iโ€™ll try to stick to the niche, ok. Call me lazy or smart — these 7-things are for both the Versatile award and the Dragonโ€™s Loyalty Award. ๐Ÿ™‚


1. I love road trips. And I am a sucker for thro-the-windshield-photographs.  You can view some of my road pics HERE๐Ÿ˜‰

2.  I trip more than I write and that actually means I feel like a hoarder of half-baked drafts and bits and pieces of notes to be added into my trip accounts. 

3. I prefer doing some homework before my trips. I find that knowing a little something about my destination makes me appreciate it more. 

4. Every once in a while I like doing no homework and just surprising myself. But that is almost always a place for a quiet, laid-back holiday.

5. I like my trips packed. If I am going some-place I’d like to see as much as possible while I am there. 

6. I think it is a shame to go somewhere and return without seeing one of its must-sees only because it seemed like the rest of the world was swarming it. 

7. If I end up going somewhere without my family, I feel bad for enjoying it alone. And then, if I can help it, I go there again, this time WITH them. ๐Ÿ˜€

(Borrowing a few lines from Shweta: The Premio Dardos Award means Prize Darts in Spanish — in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values that are transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. 

This one is for all people who’ve been supporting this blog with their visits and comments.

Now is the time I tell you about the travel blogs I’ve been reading for a few years now. And I am going to do that by passing The Versatile Blogger Award and the Dragon’s Loyalty Award to the blogs n’ bloggers on my TravelBlogroll.

And if you guys would like to put this up on your blogs, I’m copy-pasting the same set of questions:

1. How did you begin blogging?
2. What keeps you going as far as (travel) blogging is concerned?
3. Do you do homework before a trip? Why or why not?
4. What place is right on top of your travel wishlist?
5.What is that one place you could visit over and over again and never get tired of?
6. What kind of place do you find yourself staying away from.
7. If travelling wasn’t your thing, what would you be ‘making time’ for?
8. What’s your kind of travel-company?
9. What trip are you in the process of planning?
10. What are your all-time favourite travel blogs?

You all know the drill:
Download the award picture, answer the questions, pass on the awards to other bloggers. (Only if you want to. No pressure. ๐Ÿ™‚ )



                                                                       Come, Trip with us. ๐Ÿ˜‰  

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15 Comments on this post.
  • Indrani
    10 October 2015 at 12:43 am

    Congrats on your awards!
    Great pics for the day!

    • dNambiar
      12 October 2015 at 3:16 am

      hehee!
      Thank you and congratulations to you too. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hey and thank you for your support, Indrani.

  • rupam sarma
    10 October 2015 at 2:23 am

    Great post and photos.
    Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

    • dNambiar
      12 October 2015 at 3:16 am

      Thanks Rupam. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Deepa
    10 October 2015 at 6:54 am

    Congratulations Deepti ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful photos ๐Ÿ™‚

    • dNambiar
      12 October 2015 at 3:17 am

      Deepti?
      Divya. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks Deepa. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Maitreni Mishra
    10 October 2015 at 7:34 am

    Great post… hearty congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

    • dNambiar
      12 October 2015 at 3:18 am

      Thank you Maitreni.
      I just listened your song. Beautiful!

  • Mridula
    10 October 2015 at 5:23 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ I have a bit of travel lined up but I will try to come back and pick this up when I have time.

    • dNambiar
      12 October 2015 at 3:19 am

      No probs. Take your time.
      It were those questions that VJ asked, that made me want to do this post. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That was fun.

    • dNambiar
      12 October 2015 at 3:20 am

      And it was a great opportunity to mention some of the people who come this way often. Loved the idea of a loyalty award. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Somali K Chakrabarti
    11 October 2015 at 3:59 am

    Congratulations D. It's awards raining. Its a good decision to stick to the travel niche. And btw like you I too, fancy seeing the Aurora Borealis. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • dNambiar
      12 October 2015 at 3:22 am

      Thank you, Somali.
      I'm desperate to see the Northern lights, Somali. I'm going to try to make that trip happen in the next 2-3 years. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sri Kri
    13 October 2015 at 5:26 am

    Congrats Divya.Well deserved.Loved reading your answer.
    Thanks a lot for the nomination.:)

    Cheers,
    Sriram & Krithiga

  • Shrinidhi Hande
    16 October 2015 at 1:15 am

    Congrats

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