Jessica Lipowski Wins A One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Hannah Henderson for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” Your nomination humbles me! She is a foodie like me, and I love reading her posts. So if you are looking for some great foodie tips in cities around the world, be sure to check out her blog.

One Lovely Blog AwardWhat does a ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ entail?

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • List the rules
  • Share seven interesting things about yourself
  • Nominate at least 10 blogs of your choice (up to 15) for the award
  • Link to your nominees and let them know of their nomination, usually by commenting on one of their posts

7 Interesting Things About Me

1. I am originally from a suburb of Detroit, and I am proud to call Michigan home! If you haven’t visited Michigan yet, you need to add it to your wander list.

Sugarloaf Mountain Marquette (MI)

2. My favorite animal is the penguin! I believe this love originates from my mom, as this is her favorite animal, as well. Growing up, we even had a large five-foot penguin in our backyard guarding our pool that came from a miniature golf course.


3. My favorite food is Alaskan king crab. My parents typically ask what meal I want to eat when I come home, and this is my top pick.


4. I played rugby in high school. Most people are surprised when they look at me, but I played for three years! I started out as full back and then found my place as second row.


5. I have always known I wanted to be a writer. I kept a journal as a little girl and constantly jotted down my thoughts in the form of entries, poems, and short stories. I devoured book after book, yearning to dive into fictional worlds. Moreover, I love being with people and hearing about their lives. English was always one of my favorite subjects in school, and when I joined the school newspaper, I knew I found my calling: Journalism. Being a zookeeer also crossed my mind when I was really, really young. I discovered in middle school, though, that I wasn’t the biggest fan of science.

6. I just published my first book! Publishing a book was a long-time dream of mine, as was moving abroad, and I achieved both of these goals before turning 30 (I’m currently 28). Flavors of Life is a non-fiction book that tells the personal stories behind international restaurateurs, all of whom are based in Amsterdam. It is an honor and a pleasure to tell their stories. You can read more here on my website, and be sure to order your copy today (both print and e-books available).


7. In the Netherlands, it is common for people to ride with someone on the back of their bike. It is called “achterop.” I’ve lived in the Netherlands for five and a half years now and can keep up with the best of them in Amsterdam, but if you can believe it, I only rode with someone on the back of my bike for the first time a month ago.

My One Lovely Blog Award Nominations
Jessica and Sean Cutrufello, A Wanderlust For Life
Kate Frankie, This Could Lead to Anywhere
Francesca, Working Mom’s Travels
Savannah Grace, Sihpromatum
Pola Henderson, Jetting Around
Anton Magnin, Tazz Discovers
Romy Mlinzk, Snoopsmaus
Nicolette Orlemans, Culture With Travel
Katie Stanwyck, Bite of Travel
Saxon Templeton, Thirty Summers

Thank you for reading my One Lovely Blog Award answers! Wishing you happy and safe travels.

1 reply
  1. Saxon
    Saxon says:

    Classic. You played rugby!!! How awesome. Did you see the Rugby 7s at the Olympics? The Aussie girls won gold. They are amazing athletes for sure. And in the 2nd row. That’s a dark and mysterious position. (Well during the scrums at least)! Great summary. Learned much more about you girl. Cheers


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