My Blog is Nominated for an Award!

It has only been less than a month when I have launched DOTonherway. Since I quit my career and moved to the UAE with my husband, I found this new liberating project. I learned a lot and am continually learning everyday about domains, SEO, hosting, readability, tags, plugins, and much more! It really is overwhelming (and I can see how it can be a full-time job)! I have also joined many blogging communities and was able to get so much support and tips from other bloggers.

Kristin is my new blogger friend who nominated my blog for the Liebster Award! Her blog, Diaries of an SG Dive Girl  focuses on dive tips, destinations and travels. When shes not at the Sea, you can find her on facebook at SG Dive Girl . Since I moved closer to the water, I have been dying to get my license and go scuba diving too! Please share with me your first-time diving experiences!

What is the Liebster Award?

This award is a virtual award well known among the blogging community. It is used to show support for fellow bloggers while allowing new blogs to be discovered.

Kristin provided me with 10 questions to answer on acceptance of this award. This is a great chance to get to know me a little better!


  1. What is your travel style? (Food, shopping, relaxed, luxury, adventure etc.)
    My ideal style is luxury travel! Business class flights, champagne service, and the suite life! My favourite was when I stayed at the St.Regis in Abu Dhabi, UAE. There was butler service devoted to each room. I felt so spoiled having them pack my luggage on my last day :P.
    Room Service Breakfast
    My husband on the other hand loves adventure, hes still been talking about back-packing through Europe. I don’t think I am fit enough for that type of travel tho! We did however recently go to Iceland with our good friends Shel and Bryan, we rented a car and drove through the entire country in 7 days chasing waterfalls and exploding mudpots.Mudpots and Steam vents in Iceland 


    In reality, my travel style is food. When I plan out my trips, it almost always revolve around food plans at a particular restaurant or dessert cafe. Instagram is where I find inspiration for my next foodie spot!
    Brunch at Westin Abu Dhabi

  2. What is your dream destination?
    My dream destination is Fiji Islands ever since I was a young girl. I was intrigued about its history and love the island vibes. I had told myself I’d go there for my honeymoon but Britney Spears had gone there first and made everything super expensive!
  3. If you could live anywhere you wanted, where would it be?
    From my recent relocation to the UAE, I have started to feel homesick already (home is Canada). Living in another country really takes a toll on you, its not easy to adapt to new cultures and places permanently. I love to travel, but mainly only for vacation.
  4. What is an ideal day like for you?
    My ideal day would include eating lots of pretty desserts, being with friends/family and experiencing something new I’ve haven’t done before. You will find that I am a go-getter who will try anything for the first time.
  5. What is your favorite topic to blog about?
    New foods from different places. I love to experience new types of cuisines. Travelling is the best way to experience an authentic restaurant!
  6. Who do you like to travel with?
    I love to travel with my husband, Jon, of course. He is the organized one among the two of us. We both love to plan but I can count on him for anything.
    In Japan I had gotten sick, he really took care of me and gotten me the right medicine. However, it was difficult for him since we were foreign and did not speak the language! I think he had to do a lot of hand gestures and acting to the pharmacists. They probably got a laugh out of it.
  7. What is one thing you are passionate about?
    Apart from food and travel, I am a creative person who loves to take on new DIY projects. You will see more of this on my blog in the near future. 
  8. Where is your favorite place to escape to?
    My bedroom is my sanctuary. What can I say, I love sleep.
  9. What is one thing you would like to do but haven’t done yet?
    I would love to get my PADI license and go scuba diving! I am inspired by SG Dive Girl.
  10. What is your motivation to blog?
    The main reason I blog is to keep an account of all my wonderful experiences for myself.  I also love to have something to show for that I have created personally. And lastly, since I am away from family and friends, it is another way for me to express my experiences to them and stay connected. 

My Nominees & Questions:

The Liebster award is all about discovering new blogs. Here are my nominations for the Liebster Award:
ZeeZoetic, Sugar and Stamps, Alfaz-e-Bezuban , Cecilia’s Journal, MrsJAdventureofLife , Pomme dans la valise

Congratulations to my nominees – looking forward to reading your answers to my questions. Please tag me or send me a direct link!

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. Tell us about your favorite blog post and share the link
3. How did you decide on the name of your blog?
4. What travel plans do you have for 2017?
5. When you have writer’s block, what do you do to work it out?
6. What do you love and hate most about blogging?
7. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
8. What is your dream destination? 
9. Who is your role model and why?
10. What advice do you have for other bloggers?


About The Author
DOT A 20-something Canadian blogger who loves to travel, eat and instagram (@dotonherway). She currently lives in the UAE with her husband and pet chi-weenie. Her current goals include travelling all over the Middle East and Asia to try out new foods. In her free time, she spends blogging about her experiences in hopes of inspiring others to get on THEIR way!

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