Six Amazing Bucket List Ways to Experience the Open Water

There are countless ways to enjoy the open water all year round. Whether you’re after a relaxing day out in the sun or a thrilling winter adventure, keep your eyes peeled for exciting opportunities. Here are six adventurous ways to experience the joys of Earth’s waters.

1. Wakeboarding in the Med
This extremely trendy sport was only invented […]

By |March 29th, 2015|Categories: BUCKET LISTS.|Tags: |0 Comments

Volunteer Abroad for a Month. Go Experteering Overseas.

Make a real difference, live for free, and experience local culture in a remarkable way by giving your greatest assets: your time, brain, and heart. Here is the story of Deana who did just that. She’s a UX designer who volunteered her skills – “Experteered” – on her vacation to support Maya Traditions, a social […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |3 Comments

Learn to Surf. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

The first time I was traveling in Costa Rica I rented a surf board on the beach of Tamarindo determined to learn to surf, with absolutely no prior experience. There was no knowledgeable instructor in sight, just me, my board and a bucket list goal that needed to be conquered. The reality of what happened that […]

By |March 20th, 2015|Categories: BY DESTINATION., Central America, Costa Rica|Tags: , |5 Comments

Take a Boat Ride in the Peruvian Amazon

I had the hot and long opportunity to take a five day boat ride from Pucallpa to Iquitos, a small island in the Peruvian Amazon. There are no roads that go to Iquitos, so I had to choose between a $100 plane ticket or a 100 sole boat ticket.

There was no guarantee that the cargo […]

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Peru|Tags: |0 Comments

Eat Chankonabe in Tokyo. Sumo Wrestlers Stew.

After watching wrestler’s practice at Hakkaku Sumo Stable in Tokyo, I was hungry. Seeing them huff, puff and sweat actually made my stomach growl and what better thing to eat for lunch than Chankonabe, the nutritious stew that the wrestlers dine on as part of their strict diet. Maybe this meal would give me some muscle.
It was […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Categories: Asia, BY DESTINATION., EAT., Japan|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Zip Line into a Cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico

Even for me, it is rare that a one-day adventure will include rappelling, cliff jumping, kayaking, snorkeling and zip lining. Very rare. But, all the aforementioned happened on the Xenotes Oasis Maya cenote tour leaving from Cancun and traveling through the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
5 Adventures. 4 Cenotes. 1 Day. Holler.
Cenotes are natural water-filled sinkholes that […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Categories: BY DESTINATION., Central America, Mexico|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Send a Care Package to a Soldier

I woke up the morning of my birthday and my first thought was “Holy Sh*tballs I’m 45″.

Let the midlife crisis begin.

Then, after rubbing my eyes and realizing that being my age was way better than the alternative, it was time for the celebrating to begin. For those who know me, they completely understand that a […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Categories: GIVE.|7 Comments

Take a Junk Boat Through Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay

A three and a half hour drive from the bustle of the city of Hanoi lies a peaceful set of 1,600 islands and islets, Ha Long Bay. This bay has been the backdrop to many movies, including the Oscar winning Indochine, and has also been featured on many “Things to Do Before You Die” lists, including my own.

So, when […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Categories: Asia, BY DESTINATION., Vietnam|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Drink Kölsch Beer at a Brauhaus in Cologne, Germany

I had been thoroughly enjoying my free wine every evening, and occasionally during the day, on my Viking River Cruise along the European Rhine. But, when the Tor ship hit Germany and ported in Cologne (Köln), it was time to put a cork in the wine bottle and venture inland for a Kölsch beer.
I can put […]

By |February 10th, 2015|Categories: BY DESTINATION., Europe, Germany|Tags: , |4 Comments

45 Amazing Things To Do Before You Die

In honor of my 45th (YIKES!) birthday today, I wanted to create a list of my favorite forty-five bucket list checks from around the world.

Hopefully, you will find bucket list ideas and inspiration from these…
45 Amazing Things to Do Before You Die.

1. Bathe Elephants at a Rescue in Thailand
In Northern Thailand, an hour from Chiang Mai’s […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: BUCKET LISTS.|Tags: , |19 Comments