The other day I found out that My Travel Monkey has been shortlisted in the travel category for the Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2015.

To say I was flabbergasted was an understatement… Not only am I honoured to be named alongside nine other travel blogs that I admire very much but I am also over the moon that my labour of love has been recognised. 

All I ever wanted to do when I began the blog was to inspire people to travel, to explore and to share our adventures. And not only have I got some exciting new projects coming up, I love how it’s constantly evolving. That’s why I enjoy it so much. But I’m not going to lie, it takes a lot of time and effort, especially as I have a full-time job. And, even though I struggle to fit it all in, it’s my loyal readers, followers and support from fellow bloggers, who make all those late nights worth it.

Now for the mushy bit…

For all those who took the time to nominate me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I didn’t even imagine that I would get shortlisted as the competition and standards are so high. But now there’s a little glimmer of hope and dare I say, a little flutter of desire for My Travel Monkey to make it to the finals.

So, it’s time for me again to ask you for your help…

If you would like to see My Travel Monkey be in with a chance of actually winning this prestigious award and for me to lift a proper trophy and put on a posh frock, please could spare a minute of your time and vote for me? All you have to do is click here and scroll down to No. 10 and the Travel section. 

Thank you all again for your support. To have even been shortlisted is truly amazing and, even if I don’t become a finalist, I can still be very proud. I’ve already done a little victory dance, punched the air with my fist and drank three glasses of bubbly to celebrate! heart-700141_1280