HUGS!

First and foremost we want to thank YOU, our readers, for all your kind encouragement, heartfelt conversations, and surprising compliments. You’re the reason we write, and you make us smile every single day. Many, many thanks.

To our total surprise and delight we were featured on WordPress Discover for our post Uxmal: A Window Into The Maya, and our love of Turning Comments Into a Community. We were also Freshly Pressed for our posts Indomitable: The Kids of Sarajevo and Those Bodacious Baltic Beasties. It’s thrilling to connect with so many new readers, and it’s definitely keeping us on our toes to continue writing about what fascinates us in the world.

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As bloggers, we all know that our favorite recognition comes from our community – other bloggers. Thanks to each of you for these kind words. Getting compliments from you always makes our day. Thanks … and Hugs back to you!

Nicole @ Thirdeyemom
Nicole @ Thirdeyemom

Wow, I could stay up all night reading your blog Terri and James! It is AMAZING! I also truly love your format, especially the page “Where to Start”. It is really fantastic. I just wish I’d known about your blog sooner!” Nicole @ Thirdeyemom 

Jonelle @ Life Lessons
Jonelle @ Strategy Links

“Of all the travelers one could choose to write about a place like this, I would choose you two… When you visit iconic cultural touchstones like Rila Monastery, you write with the appreciation of art, architecture, and history and it makes places so much more. Reading the comments reveals even more – the fire, the restoration, the library! Thank you for not only searching out unique cultural places like Rila, but for sharing them in the ways that you do. It is always a pleasure!” –Jonelle @ Strategy Links

Bama @ What an Amazing World
Bama @ What an Amazing World

“James and Terri, it’s really interesting to see how your two different styles complement each other to produce blog posts which are not only entertaining, but also informative.” –Bama @ What an Amazing World

James @ Plus Ultra
James @ Plus Ultra

“An incredibly touching post, Terri. Given our stable lives we’re tempted to think of war as something that happens far away, and often in the distant past, perhaps one or two generations before we even walked the earth.” –James @ Plus Ultra

Mike @ Applecore
Mike @ Applecore

“For anyone who loves to travel (as do Florence and I) or who is thinking about traveling, your blog is better than most any guide book…Seeing GALLIVANCE show up in my inbox is always a treat, like when one of my favorite authors releases a new book.”–Mike @ Applecore

Sue @ Travel Tales of Life
Sue @ Travel Tales of Life

I can always count on the two of you to bring a unique look at a destination. Corrugated metal as the main building material. Who knew? Who can resist something called the ‘Tin Tabernacle’? That will be in my head for days.” –Sue Slaght @ Travel Tales of Life

Krista @ Krista Stevens
Krista @ Krista Stevens

I owe you endless thanks for choosing to share your experiences with the world. Your post does a wonderful job educating readers on the aftermath of the war in Sarajevo, helping us all to bear witness to what happened and to learn so as never to repeat.” –Krista @ Krista Stevens

Steve @ Twenty First Century Nomad
Steve @ Twenty First Century Nomad

“Basically, Leslie and I love you guys. We love your posts, your spirit and your sense of humour, and I seriously hope we get the chance to cross paths some day. I want to be able to say, “I met Terri and James from Gallivance.” It’s even on my travel bucket list. Thanks for making us smile on a daily basis.” –Steve @ Twenty First Century Nomad

Martha @ Therapeutic Misadventures
Martha @ Therapeutic Misadventures

“You two find the most amazing places tucked away in the far corners of the world. The beauty of what nature provides and man creates is breathtaking. Thank you!!” –Martha @ Therapeutic Misadventures

Lisa @ Zeebra Designs & Destinations
Lisa @ Zeebra Designs & Destinations

“i was magically and unexpectedly transported to another world, one that touched me deeply.   equally magical was the artful way you stitched past and present into a beautiful tapestry.  may this sober all of us so that each day we strive to be the best we can be by putting others first with unselfish and genuine love for our fellow man.” –Lisa @ Zeebra Designs & Destinations

Tricia @ Travels with Tricia
Tricia @ Travels with Tricia

“You two surprise me every day. You’ve made your own wine, and even learned how to be each other’s coiffeur. Tricia @ Travels with Tricia

Jeff @ Planet Bell
Jeff @ Planet Bell

“Thanks for the look behind the curtain. I appreciate that your posts focus on the culture or history of the area and show off the beaten path items. The surfers in Munich is one of my favs of yours. This post is interesting in that you are co-bloggers so it is interesting to see the division of labor and ideas.” –Jeff @ Planet Bell

Curt @ Wandering Through Time and Place
Curt @ Wandering Through Time and Place

“Oh goodie! More great advice on places I should go. Bring it on James and Terri. 🙂 –Curt @ Wandering Through Time and Place

“This is such a unique perspective on the picturesque buildings in Iceland! … Maybe I should read your blog before traveling to all my destinations in the future!” Lexie @ One Foot Out the Door

Laura & Steve @ Touring NH
Laura & Steve @ The Wandering RVer

“Every time I read one of these awesome posts, I look at my countdown to see how many more days until we hit the road for good…1559 days. I can’t wait to see some of the places you’ve highlighted.” –Laura @ The Wandering RVer

Liz @ Be Love Live
Liz @ Be Love Live

“Oh my! What beautiful writing! What gorgeous photos! And such a peaceful, beautiful, morning buzz of life feeling came over me as I was soaked into your experience. Thank you so very much for sharing. This is what travel is all about. This is what education and the experience of a culture is meant to be.” –Liz @ Be Love Live

Rusha & Bert @ Oh the Places We See
Rusha & Bert @ Oh the Places We See

“Something that makes me smile is just reading a Gallivance post! Your love of travel and each other is pervasive through each and every article.” –Rusha @ Oh, the Places We See

Darlene @ Darlene Foster's Blog
Darlene @ Darlene Foster’s Blog

“Always great to hear about a lesser known place. You two always find the best in every place you visit. It´s all about attitude!” –Darlene @ Darlene Foster’s Blog

Joanne @ My Life Lived Full
Joanne @ My Life Lived Full

“I love your collaboration as bloggers and the wonderful photos that accompany your stories. Always interesting, always entertaining. It’s a magic formula that works. 🙂  ” –Joanne @ My Life Lived Full

Lynn @ Life After 50
Lynn @ Life After 50

 “With of the negative news surrounding Serbia, it was so interesting to read your post to gain a different perspective. ” –Lynn @ Life After 50

Anita & Richard @ No Particular Place To Go
Anita & Richard @ No Particular Place To Go

“What a perfect post for the long-term traveler on Thanksgiving week. We’re thankful also for so many of the ways that travel has become easier over the years and, now that our lifestyle is all about travel, we’re thankful for the items you mentioned that are indispensible. I have one more thing to add, though, to your list of things to be thankful for. We’re supremely thankful to travel blogs like yours that provide information, ideas, tips and, many times, a laugh.” –Anita and Richard @ No Particular Place To Go

Kathy @ My Time to Travel
Kathy @ My Time to Travel
Tess @ How the Cookie Crumbles
Tess @ How the Cookie Crumbles

“Gorgeous! I’m an Art Nouveau fan and now have another reason to visit Kyiv.” –Kathy @ My Time Time to Travel

“I’ve always enjoyed reading your posts and could tell they came from two perspectives. That’s what I like: fabulous teamwork and you two make the poster.” –Tess @ How the Cookie Crumbles

Alison & Don @ Adventures in Wonderland
Alison & Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

“This was lovely to read, giving a deeper insight into who you are, and your creative process and quirky style. Your blog *is* fun. Thank you!” –Alison and Don @ Adventures in Wonderland

Kelly @ Compass & Camera
Kelly @ Compass & Camera

“This is such an important post! Most of us, including me, have no comprehension of what a dire situation this is, along with the desperation these refugees must feel to be willing to risk everything and leave home on a journey to an unknown destination and future. Thank you for sharing what you’re seeing and experiencing in Serbia.” — Kelly @ Compass & Camera

 

Photo Credits: 1.  Melissa Askew

42 thoughts

  1. Just stopped to say hi,
    wow! solo bike ride from Florida to texas and marathon walk in London for one week. I like life out of the box (also stop to smell roses in springs) thanks for interesting blogger to check out.

    1. Thanks Luksana. One of the fun things about blogging is meeting other kindred spirits, and having the chance to see a bit of their life. And I must say, that sailing the South Pacific is about as out of the box as you can get, and I will enjoy keeping up with your trip.

  2. Hi James and Terri: This is so touching! You’re so inspirational and I look forward to following all of your future endeavors. Thank you for connecting fellow travelers to one another as well!

    1. Thanks Rusha. Yes, of course, please feel free to use the idea. It seems to work well because we all adapt our own style for handling the awards. All the best, Terri

  3. Love this page idea – well organized, easy to read; and well deserved awards!
    Thank you how sweetly you write about us!

    1. Thank you Elke. Writing about people like you and the folks on this page is a joy! I hope that Neil is doing better and will be home from the hospital soon. All the best, Terri

  4. What a great page this is! I’m “at home” with my Polish family right now but they’ve fed me so full I can’t move from the computer! I’m going to linger on this page. 🙂

    1. Many thanks Jo … we’re so glad you’re here! And I’m totally envious of all the great Polish food you’re currently enjoying. Our best friend’s Dad would come once a year and cook delicious Polish dishes all week long. We’d gorge ourselves every night, saying “I’ll start the diet tomorrow!” Have fun. ~Terri

  5. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed – Hooray! Thank you for sharing these and all the fun facts too 🙂

  6. Hi James and Terri

    Congratulations on your many deserved honours. Each time I learn more about you guys the more interested I become in following your journey. Looking forward to checking out these other fascinating blogs.

    Cheers, Leslie

  7. Happy New Year, Suyash! First of all, congratulations on being awarded the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award.” You do such marvelous work – both in real life and on your blog – that the award is so well-deserved. And thank you for passing the award along to us. We are honored to be in the company of so many other enjoyable blogs. We appreciate your thinking of us and wish you all the best in 2015. Thanks again, Terri & James @ Gallivance.

  8. You’ve inspired us yet again! Just wanted to let you know that I paid you a compliment and then linked to your blog all because you had that wonderful post in 2017 entitled “Best of the Blog: Top Ten Faves.” Thanks for the mentoring you’ve done for me, without even knowing. And for being one of our favorite writers in the blogging universe! Best wishes for a grand 2019. Looking forward to seeing where you go in the coming year.

    1. Rusha, your comments are very kind and we’re flattered that our year-end post and blog inspired you. We put a lot of effort into our blog, and it’s heartening when it’s recogized. Best of luck with your post and a great year of blogging in 2019. And thanks again for continuing to follow along. All the best. James & Terri

    1. We can’t thank you enough, John & Susan. It’s people like you, with great attitudes and adventurous spirits, who make our blogging community even stronger. And right back atcha – Thank you for YOUR awesome blog. ~Terri

  9. I can’t believe it took me this long to “click on the yellow cup”. Where have I been? Funny, we had 1559 days to go, now we’ve been on the road 1219 (as of today). Thank you for always inspiring us and providing thought provoking, informative and frequently humorous posts.

    1. Laura, that is totally amazing. What a wonderful sense of pride and joy it must give you guys to have set that goal – and accomplish it! Congratulations on 1219 days on the road – and I’m sure this current year must be particularly challenging for Road Warriors like you and Steve. Thanks so much for your kindness and constant inspiration – whether you’re touring New Hampshire or roaming the country – we’ll be there. ❤ ~Terri

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