Outstanding Blogger Award

Last week, I’ve Bean Travelling reached another milestone – the two year anniversary of the inception of this blog. In celebration, I’m finally getting around to responding to my nomination for the Outstanding Blogger Award, granted by the kind folks Michelle and Richard from Chalk & Cheese Travels, and Angela from Suitcase Travel.

The rules

  1. Provide a link to the creator’s original award post.
  2. Answer the questions provided. With two nominations came two sets of questions, but I’m only going to answer the first set from Angela.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate up to 10 bloggers and ensure that they are aware of their nominations.

My responses to Angela’s questions

1. How did you choose the name for your blog?

The blog title I’ve Bean Travelling was inspired by my nickname and, of course, my love of travelling.

2. How do you motivate yourself to keep blogging?

In a time that seems long lost, I was travelling quite frequently and loved keeping a visual record of my explorations around the world. My friends and family also seemed to enjoy keeping track of my travel experiences. Nowadays, I suppose I’m motivated to keep blogging by sheer boredom!

3. If you could create another blog what would it be?

I would like to create a more photography based blog, perhaps once I refine my photo taking skills and gather more inspiration.

4. What hobby do you have besides blogging?

Travel, of course! But during this year of no travel, I’ve been spending most of my time and money on home decor. I’m also planning the perfect balcony garden and have been working on growing herbs indoors while I await the end of winter.

5. What are your essential travel apps or gadgets?

My camera, Lonely Planet guide books, and Reddit /travel.

6. Once you can plan your next vacation, where will you go ?

My travel bucket list has become quite lengthy. I think that my first international vacation will probably be Iceland and possibly Scotland, on the trip that was planned but derailed last year due to the pandemic. I’ve also been thinking about more travel through Asia and have been dreaming about Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan (again), and Bhutan (inspired by Pam’s blog post).

7. What superpower would you like to have?

Probably teleportation. It would be amazing to travel far and wide while avoiding 15 hour long intercontinental flights. And I wouldn’t have to worry about ending up on a plane with an anti-masker. 😏

My nominations

Jason Likes to Travel

RK On the Road

The Travel Architect

Andy’s World Journeys


My questions

  1. What hobbies have you picked up while travel is on hold?
  2. What is your favourite travel related film or television series?
  3. What is the best/worst accommodation you have stayed in during your travels?
  4. What is the strangest food you’ve eaten while travelling?
  5. Plane, train, or automobile: which is your preferred mode of transportation while abroad?
  6. Travel is cancelled, forever. You have the chance to go on one final, single country trip for two weeks before you sink into lockdown depression — where will you go?
  7. Show us the last travel photo in your album and tell us where it was taken.

Let’s continue to support and cheer each other throughout 2021 for the Outstanding Blogger Award!

Happy blogging,

28 responses to “Outstanding Blogger Award”

  1. I love your answers Jess!
    You have a cute garden.
    I would have teleportation power too. Agreed. Be so many hours on the plane always exhausting.
    Thank you very much! You are wonderful.
    Stay safe!

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  2. Congratulations! And thanks so much for your mention, Jess! That’s so kind of you! I enjoy your site as well. I was just nominated by Angela also and have answered her questions, so I hope you don’t mind that I don’t respond to yours too. Actually they are much harder – I don’t think in terms of best/favorite/-est! I will add you to my post about the award with a link.

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    1. I must have missed your nomination post, so no worries about skipping my duplicate!

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  3. […] to be nominated for the Outstanding Blogger Award by Angela from SUITCASE Travel and Jess from I’ve Bean Travelling. Please visit Angela and Jess’s blog and read their interesting travel stories and other […]


  4. I’d love to see more photography on your blog, should you choose to move ahead with that! I’m with you on staying motivation with blogging: like you, I’d originally blogged to document my travels, but when COVID hit, I’ve since switched it up to include other aspects related to travel (e.g. guides, lists, photography, etc). I’m sure we won’t run out of things to say on our respective blogs! Congratulations on the nomination. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I’m running into my winter lull right now but I’ll come with some more post ideas eventually 🙂

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  5. Loved reading your answers! Congratulations on the nomination and your two-year blogiversary 😊 Aiva

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  6. Hey – congratulations and thanks for the nomination! When I saw your post in my reader I thought, “Hey, now Jess has something to blog about!” And thanks to you, now I do, too! Hahaha!

    Our sunroom is finished and the three small plants that were on the kitchen counter have been moved in there. The husband wants to use that freed-up counter space to grow herbs year-round. I have suggested one of those plug-in things like you have pictured, but he scoffs. What do you think of it? Do you think they grow faster using the Click and Grow?

    Fun reading your answers, and I like the questions you posed. I’ll have to get busy thinking about how to respond to them…

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    1. I’ve had a lot of fun with the Click and Grow. I only have basil in it so far and it’s growing like crazy – time for some pesto soon. It started sprouting within a week and has already grown past the highest light extension in less than 2 months. It’s a great option for those of us who are not blessed with garden friendly weather year round. A greenhouse would be my ultimate dream though!

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  7. Congratulations👏👏👍👍

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  8. eheh i was also nominated for this award, it was lovely to read your answers, feel free to discover mine 🙂 have a lovely day 🙂 PedroL

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    1. I think I saw yours on my WordPress reader. Thanks for checking out my post too!


      1. You’re welcome 🙂 PedroL

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  9. congrats and thanks for the nomination!

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  10. Congrats on the milestone Jess and thanks a mil for the nomination…. I’ll certainly respond to your answers…. XXXMarie

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    1. Awesome, looking forward to reading your answers!


  11. Congrats on the nomination and for reaching the two-year milestone of blogging. I’ve always enjoyed gardening and typically have a lot of plants in my apartment. This year it’s gotten a lot more out of control! Best of luck with your indoor herb garden.

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    1. I started adding dried flower bouquets to my collection. They last a long time and require no maintenance!

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  12. Congrats on your milestone! I love your answer regarding teleportation, I’m totally with you🙂

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  13. jasonlikestotravel Avatar

    Thanks for the nomination and congratulations on your milestone! I’ll have to get around to responding some time soon 🙂
    Love the little click and grow thing! Hope your balcony is coming along nicely 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jason! Unfortunately my balcony will likely remain barren and snow covered for another couple months 😛

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  14. […] gigantic thank you to Jess from I’ve Bean Travelling for her Outstanding Blogger Award nomination.  She and I (and probably you) are suffering from the […]


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