I haven't really been anywhere SCA-wise outside Lochac, but I'm spurred to ask this by a remark that someone made on a mailing list-- which was, essentially, that she thought the authenticity bar was much higher than Lochac than it had been in her original Kingdom, the East.
So, my question is, have you visited a kingdom other than your own? Was there much different about it? What did notice that seemed strange/unusual?
Edit: The comment was about gear, not awards-- What she said was, "having moved here from the East, I can tell you that Lochac places the bar for kit a good bit higher than other parts of the Known World."