This post is pretty late but a while ago I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Rated by Hannah! I am so excited because last year, Just Leaving Footprints also won the Liebster Award as well! Thank you so much, Hannah, for this blogger recognition award nomination.
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The Blogger Recognition Award is a way of bloggers acknowledging each others’ hard work and talent. It takes a lot of work to build up a successful blog after all! Plus anyone who writes or blogs is likely an avid reader as well. I read all the time in order to improve my writing and learn more about the world. Most bloggers and writers are the same way. So there’s a ton of blogs that I currently read all the time that I am absolutely in love with!
I started travel blogging about five years ago which seems so weird because I still feel like such a beginner sometimes. I was in university studying anthropology and Spanish and desperately wanting to travel. It only makes sense that my feet started getting really itchy while studying about so many wonderful places. The blog started out as a way for me to write about past trips.
However in 2014 I decided that I didn’t need to wait until I was finished school to travel, I could do it right away. The best decision I ever made was choosing to do a semester abroad in Chile that year. My blog then was more of a way for me to let my friends and family know what I was up to. Shortly after arriving in Chile someone mistakenly called my Impo instead of April. So while studying abroad I changed my blog name from to The Adventures of Impo. I have since changed it yet again to Just Leaving Footprints. This is because I don’t write nearly as much about language barriers and linguistics as I do about traveling sustainably. Plus, you know what they say, ‘Take only pictures, leave only footprints.’
April is the founder and main author for Just Leaving Footprints. She has written for numerous blogs and publications such as Explore Magazine and Snow Pak. April loves writing about sustainable tourism, and promoting other sustainable travelers on her Facebook Group and Instagram Community, Ladies for Sustainable Travel. Currently, April is living and teaching English in Mexico City with her husband Arturo and they don’t plan on stopping their travels anytime soon.
Before I started a travel blog I had no idea what I was getting into…March 1, 2019