New blog name needed

Blogging Apr 17, 2016 No Comments


I’ve been reading travel blogs from all over the world, and being inspired by the masters out there. Some of my favourites are:

Goats on the Road – A full-time travelling and blogging couple who spent time in my homeland Grenada, so obviously I love them. They also have loads of great advice for new bloggers like me.

Alex in Wanderland – a very cool chick blogging about travel, diving, photography and more. I love her style and the layout of her blog.

Bacon is Magic – a travel blog with a focus on food. Need I say more? I really need to blog more about Peru’s exquisite cuisine!

They are the real big timers, in a completely different league, but it’s good to be inspired by the greats, right? I really hope this project is something I can develop in the long-term, including when we leave Lima. I’m enjoying writing about our experiences and hope I continue to do so. However, if I want to keep blogging post-Lima, the name will be obsolete. So, after thinking about it for a few weeks, I’ve decided to change it.

I’ve been searching the internet for advice and inspiration. For anyone thinking about starting a blog, these websites are full of ideas on how to come up with a blog name:

Creative travel blog names

With their help, and lots of brainstorming, I decided that my personal criteria for a new name is:

Non-geographically rooted, which is why La Vida Lima sadly has to go

Not explicitly about travel, as the content of my blog may evolve over time. Saying that, I still like words like voyage, discovery, journey etc.

Unique and memorable – a quick google search tells me if a great idea is already taken and  if the domain name is available

Personal connection – even if it’s a tenuous link, I’d love a connection to my name (Danielle, Dawn, Dee), the Caribbean, something about me, who I am or where I’m from…

Here are some of the ideas I had. I like them all for different reasons, but not quite sure.

La Vida Dee – I love how this sounds, that it’s nice and short and the continuation of ‘la vida’. It’s based on a nickname but is it too narcissistic, translating to ‘The Dee Life’? Loads of travel bloggers use their name, but I’m not sure how I feel about implying that it’s all about ‘me’….thoughts?

The Hummingbird Tales – I love this, with the play on words (tails/tales) but it’s a bit long. And it needs the ‘the’ because the domain name is already registered.

Pelican Tales – I then moved on to thinking about other birds and animals with tails! I took a break to scroll through Facebook, and saw my profile picture. Of course, a pelican!

As the Pelican Flies – suggestion from Anand Modha – thanks!

What do you guys think? Which is your favourite? Any other ideas? If you suggest something, be prepared for me to steal it!

Love from Lima xxx


Danielle de Bruin

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