Q&A | Adventures from Elle

On my personal Instagram page this month, I asked my followers what would they like to know about me or my blog and that I’d answer during my five-day 2nd anniversary celebratory blog-a-thon. I usually write from a more aloof position since I try to be very objective and matter-of-fact in sharing my adventures, but every now and again I welcome sharing more of meΒ in my writing. Without further ado, here are my answers to those questions plus a few other questions I’ve received during this blog’s 2 year existence or just general facts I felt would be interesting to share!

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Elle’s Favourite 10 Places in Jamaica πŸ‡―πŸ‡²

I’ve received the question of which places are my favourites and had to recommend outings for friends quite a bit in the nearly two years of this blog’s existence. I decided to take that recurring question seriously and answer it in a blog post. The only downside (quite miniscule I assure you πŸ˜…) of running a local travel blog, especially for a country as small as Jamaica, is that people assume I’ve been everywhere, which let me reiterate for the umpteenth time, no I have not. I’m pretty sure I still haven’t seen even a quarter of the attractions Jamaica has to offer, especially the tourist-y spots.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine is never short in Jamaica; in fact it’s our only natural resource no one has ever tried to sell. Nonetheless, sunshine can be found virtually everywhere these days (no pun intended) through the fiery heartwarming posts of the blogging community. Many thanks to Alexis Chateau for this nomination. I really admire her writing and how entertainingly but unabashedly she shares her sometimes unpopular opinions. Her hiking posts also tickle my wanderlust fancy. Thus, you can imagine how thrilled I was to buck up (run into) my name while casually reading her response to the Sunshine blog award one morning.

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What It Means To Be Jamaican

I have more free time these next few weeks so my blog neglect will subside, at least until January 2018. Watching the sun set over the ocean yesterday and some healing solitude has got me reflecting. Part of that reflection entails what it means to be Jamaican since it’s Heroes’ Weekend after all so if not patriotism, at least staycations are in full swing.  I’m sort of doing both. Anyway, here’s my take for today: what being Jamaican means to me and why I’ll likely live here my whole life no matter how far and wide I eventually travel.

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Mystery Blogger Award

Thanks to Ashley over on Jamaican Gyal Hair JourneyΒ for this nomination from like one month ago to which I’m finally responding. I’ve had a lot going on but I feel myself getting back in control now (ish). The creator of this award isΒ a blogger over on Okoto Enigma. As usual, I love replying to these things because I feel so special for being nominated in the first place and it gives me a chance to share more about myself than my typical posts may necessarily reveal. Anyway, shall we begin? πŸ€—

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Awesome Blogger Award

Hey fellows! Thank God it’s the weekend! I’ve had a stressful week to say the least so it’s good to have something light and fun to which to respond tonight. Many thanks to a fellow Jamaican blogger who is a girl after my own heart- enjoying the finer things in life on a budget. πŸ€— She covers lifestyle & beauty on the cheap over on Goody With A Budget. The rules for this award are simple- thank your nominator, link to their blog, answer their 10 questions and then give 5+ people 10 of your own questions to answer.

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Liebster Award

Ah, Renegade. You’ve considered Adventures from Elle yet again for a blog award. I really appreciate this. 😊 Many thanks. Head over to Renegade Expressions for an interesting perspective on life and above-average knowledge of birds.

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Blogger Recognition Award

Having started Adventures from Elle so recently, December 28, 2016 to be exact (feels way longer), I never expected awards any time soon. I’m still figuring out WordPress features πŸ™ˆ. Thus, when I was nominated by Renegade Expressions for the Blogger Recognition Award, a fellow Jamaican blogger, my first instinct was to politely decline. Nonetheless, that feeling was quickly replaced by happiness from getting visible affirmation about my brainchild. I’m deeply appreciative.😊 Starting Adventures from Elle is one of my better decisions and an exciting fulfilling hobby. I wish I had joined the WordPress community earlier.. so much positivity and creativity in one place!

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