Malia’s Passport Receives Blogger Recognition Award!


Wow! Thank you so much Aditya for the nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award! Definitely check out his blog at He is a very talented writer and I love reading all of his content!

How Malia’s Passport Began:

I started my blog in February 2017 after my 3-week stay in Thailand. I read a lot of travel blogs in preparation of my trip. While I was in Thailand, I had so many amazing adventures and experiences that I decided that I wanted to share it with the world! Maybe even inspire someone to take a risk and travel somewhere possibly out of their comfort zone!

I believe that you MUST live your life to the fullest and never say no to a chance to travel!

Advice for New Bloggers:

1) Don’t give up! Keep writing!

2) Be active on Pinterest! So far this has been the most successful way for me to get traffic! I recently started a group board if any blogger would like to join! Click here.

Blogger Recognition Award Nominees:


Congratulations everyone! I hope you’ll continue this cycle by following the guidelines mentioned below:


*Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide the link to their blog.

*Write a post to show your award.

*Give a brief story of how your blog started.

*Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

*Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

*Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.


Malia’s Passport Receives Liebster Award!


When I got the message that I was nominated for the Liebster Award I was so incredibly excited! I am so thankful to have been chosen for this award by This Big Wild World! Her blog is AMAZING and focuses on her incredible travel experiences as well as volunteering-abroad. My favorite place to read about was her time spent in Myanmar. Her photography is beautiful as well and she really captures her experiences on film amazingly! Plus, she has the cutest Boston!

The Liebster Award is intended to recognize newer bloggers for their impact on the blogging community.


  • Where do you call home?

I was born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest! I grew up in a small town in Western Washington. After high school graduation, I moved to Florida for 2 years but found my way back to Washington 😊

  • What was the last random act of kindness you did?

Chatting with an elderly woman having lunch alone.

  • What are you most thankful for?

This is going to sound generic, but I am honestly so thankful for my 3 f’s – my family, fiancé, and friends. And I can’t forget my dog, Kona! Rescue dogs really are the best 😊 

  • What are you currently working to improve for yourself or your blog?

Currently, I am working on improving engagement and content. I am about to launch a new series so I have been busy preparing for that! Also, trying to figure out this SEO stuff… in progress!

  • What advice would you give someone wanting to start a blog?

I feel like there is no official “right” or “wrong” way of starting a blog. I would say just stick true to yourself and what you want your blog to focus on and the rest will fall in to place! Keep in mind that having a blog is similar to having a job – a lot of time and effort needs to be put in to it!





Write a blog post in acceptance of your award, link back to me, and answer the questions I’ve included

Nominate at least 5 other startup bloggers with a following of 1,000 or less on social

Include a list of questions you’d like them to answer

Notify your nominees


  • What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
  • Where is your favorite place that you have traveled to?
  • What inspired you to create your blog?
  • If you could choose any job to have (besides blogging!) what would it be?
  • What is your favorite blog post that you have written and why?



Thank you again This Big Wild World for the nomination and have fun for all of those who were nominated! I hope you enjoy passing this award along to other bloggers!