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Bucket List Journey

List Worthy Experiences from Around the World

Climb to the Peak of Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka

Climbing the 368 stairs to the top of Bartolome island in the Galapagos made my brow trickle with sweat and scaling the 468 stairs of the Florence Duomo made my lungs ache, even the measly 109 steps of the St. Simons Lighthouse in Georgia made me embarrassingly winded. If these were all examples from the past, then what would the 1200 steps of the 200m high Sigiriya rock in Sri Lanka do to me? I was about to find out and I was afraid. Very afraid. Sigiriya is an… Read More »

Hit a Clay Pigeon While Skeet Shooting

It was a chilly 48 degree fall morning in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, the leaves were just beginning to change color and the brisk wind sporadically blew them off the trees. I bundled up, wrapped a scarf around my neck and started to walk from my lodging at the Inn at Pocono Manor to my adventure location for the day at the neighboring Manor Sports. During the scenic walk on the million dollar mile, a street filled with grand homes along the golf… Read More »

Take a Flyboarding Water Jetpack Flight. Cancun, Mexico

Today seems like a perfectly fine day in Cancun to stick my feet into some lace-up boots that are strapped to a short surf-style board. Then, I’m thinking about having a high-performance jet ski, attached to aforementioned board by a tube that forces the ocean’s water through it, tow me around the sea and possibly hoist me a story off the water.  Just a random idea. I have always been a fan of The Jetsons futuristic cartoons, secretly fantasizing about… Read More »

20 Ideas For Your Winter Bucket List

The sunshine has mostly disappeared and the leaves have fallen off the trees, Winter is definitely closing in. Instead of just hiding out at under the covers at home waiting for the snow to melt and the beach weather to return, why not create a Winter Bucket List? 1. Go Ice Fishing Bundle up, break out your portable seat and spend a relaxing (albeit chilly) day fishing for your dinner. This popular cold weather sport is done using tools like an ice auger,… Read More »

See a Movie at an Open Air Cinema in Santorini

Back in the day, I had visited a drive-in movie, where the speaker hung from the car window and we hid in the protected environment of the vehicle. But, in Santorini another style of outdoorsy movie watching was popular, the open air cinema. An outdoor theater sans the automobile. I suppose this makes making out in the back seat extremely challenging. Kamari village located on the popular island of Santorini boasted one of the best open-air cinemas in the world and after we filled our bellies… Read More »

A Painful Reminder that Life is Short

This past weekend I was home from traveling and it had been one of the most incredible. On Friday night, the husband and I had attended one of our best friends weddings. Not only did we witness true love, but we slowed dance so closely that after 17 years I felt butterflies. The next morning we headed to Sacramento so Peter could participate in the Spartan Race. He completed in 8.2 hilly miles and 23 obstacle courses in just over two… Read More »

Eat at Tokyo’s ‘Kill Bill’ Inspiration Restaurant

You may remember, and may wish to forget, the bloody massacre in the movie Kill Bill where Uma Thurman goes against criminal members of the yakuza gang. The set of this famous fight scene was inspired by a Tokyo restaurant and while in Japan I wanted to eat there. Hopefully the gruesome scene will not be reenacted during my dining adventure. Peter and I walked into Gonpachi, in the Roppongi district, and held up two fingers indicating the amount of diners in our party. As we were… Read More »

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 Rica there was an opportunity to venture off the serene property for a little bit of adventure that involved all of the aforementioned. And when I say a ‘little… Read More »

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 average 2% that actually escapes? Real Escape Game is a live puzzle that was brought to San Francisco from Japan. This is not at all surprising since the Japanese are… Read More »

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 how to create one? Check out The Ultimate Bucket List Resource Guide for help.   Adventure Bucket Lists If flying in a wing suit, scaling a glacier or… Read More »