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!
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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