2013 Bucket List

Exploring Fiji, piloting a helicopter, airplane, glider, jet pack, and biplane, swimming with beluga whales and whale sharks, planning bucket list adventures for others, reaching 10 million blog views, and delivering a beautiful baby sound like a lifetime of accomplishments  but they were just part of my 2012 Bucket List. The more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I am able to achieve so I’ve created another list for 2013 with equally beautiful dreams.  Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live.

2013 Bucket List:

1. Go on an African Safari
2. Move into our new home and finish decorating
3. Take Athena to swim with dolphins
4. Visit a new state (USA)
5. Visit Petra
6. Take a helicopter tour over Hawaii
7. Swim in the Dead Sea
8. Be in Ottawa on Canada Day
9. Do a manta ray night snorkel
10. Have an encounter with a new animal Continue reading

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Top 5 Adventures in Fiji

Fiji has adventure around every corner. A country blessed with 333 magnificentAdventure Fiji
islands, Fiji is a place where you can do it all or do nothing at all and still have the most amazing experience of your life. After spending 10 days in Fiji, I chose 5 adventures that would delight even the most extreme adventure seeker. After all, you can do it all in Fiji!

Which ones would you consider? Which one sounds the best?

Check out the list here!

Thrill Capital of the Southeast – Carowinds Amusement Park

Extreme adventure = thrill time Carowinds Amusement Park
Skydiving free-fall = roughly 1 minute
Bungee jumping = roughly 10 seconds
Base jumping = roughly 20 seconds
Theme parks = a full day of “peaks”
13 coasters + 1 park + none stop adventure = Carowinds Amusement Park  Continue reading

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Manta

Before leaving California, we returned to Sea World, San Diego for one last day of sea life and adventures. Manta, Sea World’s new mega-attraction, soars, dives, and twists like a ray while seamlessly transitioning you from the awe of watching rays in underwater flight to the sensation of actually being one.

Featuring a unique “launch station,” we started our Manta experience enclosed in a launch tunnel with larger-than-life images of rays projected on a 270-degree enveloping screen. This state-of-the-art projection system is the first of its kind in the United States. Continue reading

Top 5 Extreme Adventures – #5 Spelunking/Caving

In the last few years, I’ve participated in the most extreme adventures that I could imagine. Even my wedding day included a little bit of rock climbing and a trip up the trapeze ladder to swing my way into married life. You may have a different opinion of what constitutes an extreme adventure, but I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5 extreme adventures based on sheer fear, nervousness, excitement, and potential to crap my own pants.

Trapped in the number five spot is caving or spelunking!

Imagine a world of darkness surrounded by rock and mud where exotic formations, streams and waterfalls, tight crawl-ways, deep canyons and pits, and huge rooms with large blocks of breakdown, crickets, bats, and rats await you. That’s what I experienced while caving in New Brunswick, Canada. I was taken into a world much different from that above ground and the potential for being trapped in complete darkness where unfamiliar things lurked brought shivers up my spine, finding its way into my top five adventure.  Continue reading