Still Traveling, Photographing, and Back to Blogging.

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My Recent Road Trip Around Iceland

Hello WordPress! And most importantly hello again my.travel.map followers! If you’re seeing this I owe you a HUGE thank you, as it has been over three years since my last post. That being said, lately I’ve been looking for something new to do that qualifies as more creative than laying on the couch (though there’s nothing better than watching a good movie) and definitely more creative than those mind-numbing video games (which I still happen to love far too much sometimes).

That brings me here…

I stumbled upon my.travel.map this morning and realized that I truly miss writing. Even writing this now I’m feeling happy and excited to revive this blog (though I feel a little out-of practice). Most importantly I miss what I used to love so much: responding to readers and answering the questions I used to receive, wether via comments on this blog or via email regarding a trip that I’ve taken or a trip that you’re in the process of planning.

Within the next few weeks I hope to clean-up my.travel.map quite a bit. I’ve noticed in the past that it has become quite a bit post-cluttered, thus, I’m looking to change up the style of this blog to make it easier to navigate. With beginning to write again, I hope to achieve a creative outlet for myself, while simultaneously continuing to strive for what my.travel.map was always about: sharing “stories and photographs for those who live the life of the journey.”

Keep an eye out for my next post. As Iceland continues to receive the most traffic on this blog, I believe Iceland is the place to start again! I’m happy to announce that I’ve returned to the beautiful country, and spent 10-days on a road trip around the entire country driving on the Ring Road (take a look at my Google Maps track above).

Until then, I’ll be stopping by all the blogs I used to follow religiously to see what you’ve been up to over the past few years and to drop a comment saying hello once again. See you there!

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Blogger Shout-Outs!

This morning I’d like to send a few shout-outs to fellow bloggers and internet friends. While I have been away wandering on the road traveling, living like a bum in the wilderness without technology, and basically finding any excuse to remain separated from the constant chaotic motions of the “real” world, these bloggers have been nice enough to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award; an award created by bloggers for bloggers as a way to share the works of others with more of the blogging community. I highly appreciate every single time someone likes my.travel.map enough to offer a link to me from their site; a place that is certainly very personal and important to them. I thank each and every one of you for accepting my.travel.map as deserving of this nomination and, more importantly, deserving of a recommendation from your own blog.

Lushlili http://lushlili.com/ – A well-written blog about fashion and a good place to go to find tips on savings.

Jeff Sinon Photographyhttp://jeffsinonphotography.wordpress.com/ – An amazing artist whose nature photography inspires me every time I look at his blog. Check this out, it is very much worth it!

Adventure-mumhttp://adventure-mum.com/ – A very well-rounded blog offering stories and photographs from some amazing travel destinations that are well worth reading. Plus, a genuine love for elephants, what more do you need?

The Eco and The Idhttp://ailsapm.wordpress.com/ – A blog about gardening, nature, photography, and wildlife. If you’re into any of these topics, click the link to the left and take some time to read through some fantastic articles and photographs.

Mother, Beader and Coffee Lover…http://jenbeads.wordpress.com/ – An honest blog about just about anything. Living life and loving life from a woman who seems to have done it all.

Of Making Sensehttp://cathyespiritu.wordpress.com/ – A young wanderer like myself, and a great writer. Constant blog updates and a great read.

On The Road Again – http://intherainandsun.wordpress.com/about/ – A travel blog full of stories and experiences from the road.

Becoming Madamehttp://becomingmadame.wordpress.com/about/ – A blog about what it is like to move to a new country and becoming a resident in that country (Paris, France in this case).

To see my post of acceptance of this award, and all of the rules that come along with it (7 random facts about me/ 15 blogger nominations) Click Here