Only 9 days until I get to feel the buzz of this amazing and inspiring city! Lonely Planet Guide just named Christchurch one of the top 10 cities in the world.
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I absolutely love hearing from my readers. Recently I received a comment that brought a huge smile to my face and reminded me of why I write this blog: to inspire others. Alyssa from Castles in Europe nominated me for the … Continue reading
I can’t help but notice the really random and bizarre search terms people are using to land up on my blog. In particular, what is with the frequent search terms related to nudity? … and why are they bringing people to my site? Behold, some of the strangest search terms I’ve seen to date appear in my stats:
Topless underwater bubbles
Boob massage – Wtf?
Topless g-string pics
Naked oil paintings
Poncho sex – What on Earth is Poncho sex?!
Copacabana topless fiestas
Steamy Brazil sex puppets – I don’t know where to go with this one
Croatia nudity cabins
Greek men shitting on toilets
Massage bug sea sex – Ew… What the hell?
Bad Italian nudists
Getting spanked in a mosque – There’s an image…
Heiroglyphic babies tossed into the Nile
I got caught in an alpaca costume – …What?
Well, who knows how these terms lead to my blog… but hey, at least my blog is being stumbled upon even if it is through the most bizarre search term possible. It’s pretty entertaining to find one of these search terms in my stats, I must say. However, I would prefer it if the search terms used in Google were more applicable to the content in my blog!
What are some of the strangest search terms that you’ve seen in your blogs stats?
Along with my list of dream destinations, I thought I would compile a list of particular experiences and dreams that I can’t wait to come true:
Participate in a Japanese tea ceremony wearing a kimono and visit the bamboo forest in Kyoto
Snorkel and scuba dive in the Galapagos Islands
See the Great Wall of China when it’s snowing
Rent a car and travel along the East and North coast of Australia
Rent a camper van and travel all along the North and South Island of New Zealand (need to return to NZ!)
Make friends with monkeys and meditate in Indonesia
Hike the 8 day Torres del Paine trek in Chile
Hike 5 days to the top of Roraima (Table Top Mountain) in Venezuela
Kayak through Halong Bay, row down the Mekong Delta, and eat fresh spring rolls in Vietnam
Volunteer at an elephant orphanage in Thailand and swim with a baby elephant
Interact with gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda
Swim in devil’s pool at Victoria Falls, Zambia
Climb Dune 45 in Namibia and watch the sunrise
Encounter a family of elephants in Botswana
Hike Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Trek the Everest base camp in Nepal
Take a Bollywood dance class in India
Swim in the Dead Sea and visit Petra, Jordan
The “Vintage Reel Award” is designed for bloggers to look back and recall old, valuable memories, perhaps ones that shaped who they are today and in particular, their passion for travel. We each have a different path that we’ve chosen … Continue reading
The Muskokas are located in Northern Ontario, referred to as “cottage country.” This region is a very scenic area, sprinkled with picturesque villages and towns, farming communities, golf courses, marinas, with around 1,600 lakes. I visited this area in the … Continue reading
Liebster Blog Award Thank you, Amy, Jenny and Claire who have all nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award! I had never ever heard of this award until I was nominated yesterday afternoon. German for “favourite,” I was very flattered and excited to … Continue reading
16 adventures. 6 years. A consolidation of the places and trips I have on my list of future travels. I’m hoping to tackle most of these before I turn 30.
Scotland & Ireland, France (again)
Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Poland
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland
Australia, Fiji, Indonesia
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
Ecuador & the Galapagos
Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Nicaragua
New York, Yosemite NP, Yellowstone NP, Grand Canyon NP, Arches NP
West Coast Trail in British Columbia. 7 days of hiking. (Think not bathing and carrying all necessities like pots and pans, toilet paper, freeze dried food, etc).
I believe that every traveler is somewhat a tourist, and every tourist is a bit of a traveler. Upon this thought, I have consolidated a list of all the ways I view myself both as a traveler and a tourist: … Continue reading