Rappel Down a Waterfall. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Rappel Down a Waterfall. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

If you are man (or woman) enough to brave a steep two hour cliff-hugging horseback ride, a half hour slippery, muddy hike through the forest and a 100 foot rappel down King Louis Waterfall at Matapalo, then I have the perfect excursion for you. While staying at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa in Costa […]

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Play the Real Escape Logic Game. San Francisco.

Play the Real Escape Logic Game. San Francisco.

I have been known to solve a few sudoku puzzles in my day, maybe even excelled at a game of Candy Crush. But, when my escape from being locked in a room with total strangers depended on all of us working together to solve challenging logic puzzles, panic ensued. Would we be one of the […]

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228 Bucket Lists. 10,000 Things To Do Before You Die.

228 Bucket Lists. 10,000 Things To Do Before You Die.

Are you looking for Bucket List ideas? Sometimes it’s best to get inspiration from others and this page is filled with bucket lists for you to peruse, ponder and get inspired by. There are over 200 lists and 10,000 ideas of things to do before you die. Don’t know what a bucket list is or […]

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Eat a Greek Salad in Greece

Eat a Greek Salad in Greece

I have eaten plenty of versions on an Americanized Greek Salad where the ingredients were mixed in, or layer on top of, an assortment of leafy greens. And they were pretty delicious.  But, it wasn’t until actually traveling to Greece that I was introduced to the traditional rendition of this dish. And there has been no turning back ever […]

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20 Bucket List Things to Do in Portland

20 Bucket List Things to Do in Portland

Portland is the largest city in Oregon and filled with quirky things to do that range from adventurous to romantic to just plain weird. It is a mix of scenic landscapes, bustling neighborhoods, microbreweries, distilleries and bucket list worthy adventures for everyone. 20 Bucket List Things to Do in Portland   1. See the Smallest […]

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Learn to Make Pasta From a Nonna in Italy

Learn to Make Pasta From a Nonna in Italy

I had many regrets when my adorable Italian Nonna passed away several years ago. But, the one that still haunts me today is that I didn’t give her my undivided attention while she was making all of her traditional recipes that she brought to America from her tiny village in Northern Italy. I vividly remember her sweet, […]

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Go to a Yoga Retreat. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Go to a Yoga Retreat. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Heading to a yoga retreat in Costa Rica frightened and excited me all at the same time. The intimidating part was that it had been over a year since I had practiced any yoga; my mat was getting dusty in the back of the closet and my downward dog looked more like a lazy cat […]

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Create a Travel Photo Book

Create a Travel Photo Book

My 40,000+ travel photos are all neatly stored on an external hard drive that is attached to me like a limb. Often times, hours are spent flipping through these pictures on my laptop remembering the adventures like they were yesterday. And even more often, the desire existed to have a physical photograph book to be able to flip real paper pages. There is just […]

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Hike to the top of Bartolome Island in the Galapagos

Hike to the top of Bartolome Island in the Galapagos

When you are traveling around the world you quickly realize that many attractions require the need for climbing of some sort (see the Bucket List of 15 Things to Climb in the World for exhausting examples). When I heard that it was 374 steps uphill to the peak of Bartolome Island in the Galapagos, I began having […]

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Play a Game of Pachinko in Japan

Play a Game of Pachinko in Japan

One of the things I vividly remember as a child was my father bringing me to the video arcade to spend hours playing flashy pinball machines. There was always something mesmerizing about watching as the steel ball bounced from flipper to drop-target to spinner. This may explain why I was adamant about going to the […]

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