I am so excited that Leah Little Travel & Fashion was nominated for the 2018 Liebster Award by Achu and Unnie of Couple Travel Tales! Couple Travel Tales is a blog focused on Travel, Food, and Musings on Life. Thank you so much for thinking of me!
I had no idea that once I started this blogging hobby that I would encounter such a welcoming and supportive community of like-minded travel bloggers. The Liebster Award is just one example of this amazing community.
Liebster Award Rules
Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
Answer the 10 questions your nominator asks you
Nominate blogs with a fresh perspective and great content
Write your nominees 10 new questions
List the rules and display the Liebster Award logo in your post and/or on your blog
Questions from Couple Travel Tales to Leah Little Travel & Fashion
1. What prompted you to start blogging?
It really was one of those “a-ha” moments. I love following travel and fashion blogs and influencers on social media. I have also always been passionate about travel and fashion myself. One day while scrolling through instagram, it just hit me “wait a minute, I like to write and take photos…I travel a lot…I wear clothes every day…why don’t I start a blog!?!”
I had never known anyone who started a blog or a public influencer social media account, so it was a very steep learning curve. Although some of the logistics of setting up and promoting a website, and of growing a social media following were new, writing and posting the content came easily. All my life I have loved putting together outfits. And since starting to travel regularly, I always have friends and family asking me for help planning vacations. The voice and focus of my blog came quite naturally!
2. What inspires you to continue blogging?
I have only been blogging for 5 months, so this entire process still feels fresh and new. I get inspiration from my everyday life, my past travels I have yet to write about and share, and of course from other bloggers!
3. What’s the story behind your blog name/ How did you decide on the name?
When I decided to start a blog I set up a domain name and website right away. I did not do any deliberating or planning before making things official, although in hindsight I wish I had. Initially my name was Wanderlust Leah, which I chose because I have always loved the concept of wanderlust. It really describes that constant yearning to travel more. But once I started setting up social media accounts I learned that there are quite a few Wanderlust Leahs!
So, I decided to change the name. I wanted something simple and straightforward. Easy to remember, and a name that tells the audience immediately what it is so that I could hopefully attract readers interested in my content right away in the midst of all the competition. I think my name has a fun ring to it, so Leah Little Travel & Fashion was (re)born!
4. What do you blog about?
Travel & Fashion, duh! More seriously though, most of the influencers and blogs that I follow are full-time professional travelers with seemingly endless budgets for designer clothing and luxury accommodations. This is not my reality, but I still seem to be able to wear awesome clothes (if I do say so myself) and travel quite a bit despite having a limited budget and full time job. So I blog about helping others to “enjoy champagne taste in travel and fashion, while on a beer budget”. Also, I love champagne.
5. Do you have any long term goals for your blog?
Again, I am still pretty new to blogging, so I am very much learning as I go. I would love to cultivate a community of people who could also share ideas, tips, resources, and inspiration in travel and fashion with each other. I would also love to be able to monetize this blog so that I can travel more. Traveling more is always my end game of all efforts! Lastly and most importantly, I would like to meet Oprah and become best friends with her.
6. What’s your favorite hobby other than blogging?
I go through phases of hobbies, but I love reading, scrapbooking, dancing, cuddling with my dog, bingeing TV, cooking, working out, happy hour-ing, baking (just recently), photography, shopping, and travel.
7. Could you mention one simple way to reduce the use of plastic in our everyday life
Buy reusable straws! I bought myself a set of reusable glass straws that I throw in my purse and bring with me while traveling. I especially hate to see the thousands of little plastic straws that are used at all-inclusive resorts. I still get some push-back and weird looks, but this is the direction things are going. Buy some reusable straws and be a trendsetter while saving marine life at the same time.
8. How does blogging make you feel?
Blogging gives me lots of feels. Early on, especially when teaching myself how to create a website, I felt a lot of frustration and self-doubt. Now, at times while learning new aspects of blogging (ie. SEO and link-building) I feel overwhelmed. Most of the time, blogging makes me feel contented and satisfied. It is wonderful to find an outlet to express things about which I am passionate, and then to connect with others with the same passions! Blogging also makes me feel motivated and even more wanderlusty because I want to travel everywhere and blog about it!
9. What are your top 3 travel destinations?
This is so hard for me to narrow down to just a top 3! I will give you my most recent top 5 wish list travel destinations. In no particular order; 1. Thailand, 2. Tanzania, 3. Greece, 4. Maldives, 5. South Africa. Also, Hawaii, Peru, Cartagena, Bali, Paris, Andalucía, Marrakech, Cappadocia,Egypt, and the Amalfi Coast (haha).
10. What’s your favorite topic to blog on?
I love diary style travel writing best. Tips and tricks are fun to write about, but I get the most satisfaction from detailing my travel experiences and sharing my thoughts, feelings, and impressions experienced along the way. My very first blog post, about my Life Changing Study Abroad in Spain, most closely matches my favorite style of blog post to write.
Leah Little Travel & Fashion nominates the following blogs for the Liebster Award 2018:
- Danielle Farideh
- World Travel Duo
- Wanderous Affair
- Traveling Black Spinster
- Donna Unbound
10 Questions to my nominees are as follows:
- If you could travel to any place on earth, at any time in history, to where and when would you travel?
- What is your favorite part of blogging?
- What is your least favorite part of blogging?
- If you could invite 3 people to dinner (alive or dead), who would you invite? Why?
- What is your favorite mode of transportation? Why?
- If you could describe your blog in just one word, what word would you use? Why?
- Share a favorite travel story
- What is the best food you have eaten while traveling?
- Where is your favorite place you have traveled? Why?
- If you could blog about a topic that you don’t already blog about, what would it be?
Leah Little has a full time job as a social worker, and has managed to travel the world while wearing beautiful clothes by knowing how to score deals in travel and fashion. Learn more about her journey here. Join the Leah Little Travel and Fashion tribe by entering your email to subscribe to be the first to learn new ways to enjoy the best in travel and fashion for less. Say hi and send her a message! Contact