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    • Thank you Sandra. I always try to make the best of it and make everyday something.

      I always wanted to see 30 countries by the time I was 30. When I reached that goal, I really needed to decide what I wanted next. Creating a bucket list was the best thing I ever could have done. It gave me new perspective. I’d suggest it to anyone looking for something more in life.

      I’ll be sure to check out your blog.

      Thanks for posting

        • Thank you for your kind words. Today, I felt blessed by the overwhelming amount of positive comments and feedback.

          I’ve replied to each comment individually to show my appreciation, but it’s hardly enough.

          Keep them coming :)

        • Every year I always try to imagine the most amazing events that I can come up with and then I try to accomplish them; a bucket list is basically what I’ve been doing my whole life – just put to words. :)

          Thanks for the kind words and Happy Holidays,


      • Wow! 30 countries by 30– that is awesome! My current goal is to hit all five continents by the quarter century mark, but I’ll be far from having seen 25 countries. I may have to consider this a new challenge!

        Anyways, your blog looks great! I’m new to this blogging thing so taking inspiration from populated and well organized blogs. All the best in the new year of travels and adventures!

        • Good luck on your travels and I hope the world is at your doorstep.

          Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment; it’s appreciated.

          Keep me up to date on your adventures with links to your blog posts. :)

          Happy New Year,


      • I love your blog. You have an a-mazing life! Thank you for being an inspiration! May you have more adventures and I look forward to your posts!

        What do you consider the biggest challenge in travelling and what do you think is the best thing about it?

    • Hello Lesley!! I have been reading your blog, it´s amazing your stile of life and all the things that you did in your travels. Thanks for reading my post and liking it! Have you ever been volunteer in your travels? I recomend you to do it, it´s very great and other different way to enjoy the countries and the people!


      be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
      or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
      you’re off to Great Places!
      Today is your day!
      Your mountain is waiting.
      So…get on your way! – Dr. Seuss “Oh, thePlaces You Will go the Things You will See”

      Great Blog! Keep Seeing!

    • Hey Leslie! Welcome to the world little one! Just wanted to say thanks for reading my blog today. One of the cool things you have to look forward too – is this: When My daughter was only four she said: “Daddy, come home. Your hug ran out. ” It is truly and adventure. Kathy and I , wish you and yours – a wonderful journey.

  1. Hi Lesley
    Thanks for “liking” my post. On checking who you are I came upon your blog, read about some wonderful places.I do have California in my wish list.
    Raising a child is a totally extreme adventure. Not a single dull moment. I am sure you will enjoy it.
    And don’t stop travelling!

    • Yanina,

      I’m the happiest I’ve ever been just watching the baby grow and develop. I never thought I could love something so much and I know that will only get stronger. Do you have children?

      Things will change when the baby arrives, I’m sure, but I will never stop traveling and searching for adventure. Now, I’ll have someone else, along with my husband, to enjoy it with me.

      Thanks for reading, and keep the comments coming; they are appreciated.

  2. Lesley, I’m exhausted just reading about your adventures. Your Normandy trip brought back memories, and Ireland is on my to do list, although I have been to Scotland — which I found completely captivating. By the way, thanks for “liking” my recent post, “Bloomin’ Update 10: Autumn Joy.” Happy Travels!

    • Kevin,

      Scotland is a must see for me, although it may take me a couple of years to get there now. I think there are a lot of similarities between Scotland and Ireland especially when it comes to the great people. I’m from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Cape Bretoners also have that great attitude and friendly demeanor. Have you ever been to Cape Breton or Nova Scotia or Canada for that matter?

      Thanks for reading and keep the comments coming; they are appreciated.


  3. Hi Lesley. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed visiting yours, too. Italy and Ireland are also among my favorite places. We sailed on a cruise to Canada a few years ago and our ship stopped at Halifax and Sydney but I have never been to Iona. Maybe next time!

    • Thank you! With a baby on the way, I don’t think I’ll make it back to Rome this year but I’ll happily keep you in mind :) After all, you offer my two favorite things – Italy and food.

  4. Thank you so much Lesley for following my blog :D I too came to have a nosey at your profile and can’t wait to look at all your travels and adventures!!! Looks like your having a ball and look forward to following your blog :D Congrats on the pregnancy :D When are you due?? x

    • You have a great eye for photography, which is an area I am lacking in.

      I’m due in March and I couldn’t be more excited. The adventures that await will be the best of my life.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment; it is appreciated.


    • Thank you for the beautiful words. I’ve been given amazing opportunities in my life that make the writing second nature.

      I appreciate that you took the time to comment,


  5. Hi Lesley. I wanted to say thanks for stopping by and viewing my blog. I hope to one day have a blog as interesting and extensive as yours. I’ll be checking back for inspiration! Thanks again!

  6. Thanks for ‘liking’ my blogpost Lesley! You have some amazing travel stories on your blog. How do you travel so much?

    • Ever since I was a child, I loved to travel and experience new places and cultures. I just made it a priority and took ever opportunity I could get.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment; it’s appreciated.


  7. Thanks for liking my photo Lesley! I love your blog! You’re taste for adventure is exactly what I’m after! I added your blog to the blogroll links at If you don’t mind to return the favor, that would be awfully kind of you. I look forward to following your adventures as you trot across the globe. I hope ours can be equally as cool!

    – Ryan

  8. Hi Lesley

    Thanks for liking my ‘Casino Hopping’ post. Wow you’ve had the most adventurous life and certainly about to embark on another life-changing one. Congrats on your pregnancy and I’ll be sure to follow your journey, country-wise and parenting-wise.

    • Thank you! I’m loving every minute of being pregnant and I can’t wait until I can take my daughter on travels and adventures with me.

      I love your Vegas photos! They made me realize I haven’t posted any of my own.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment; I look forward to hearing from you again,


  9. Thanks Lesley. I enjoy the pictures and knowing especially which countries you have visited. I plan to visit your blog again. Thank You for your visit to Global S.P.H.E.E.R

  10. Hi Lesley,

    As others have said, thanks for “Liking” my blog posts. By reading yours, I’ve been impressed in many ways. First, I’m amazed at how you’ve posted so many blogs in such a short amount of time. It takes me days to write each one. Second, I love your adventuresome spirit and passion for jumping and flying. Third, I’m enjoying the similarities of our blogs – both are about weddings and family life (though I won’t be having a baby – good luck to you) and travels. Fourth, as a new blogger, I’m learning from you about how to publicize your blog – through “likes,” comments and networking with other bloggers or blog readers. Good advice.

    All the best to you in your new role as a mother and in future travels.


    • Thank you!

      Travel and adventure have filled my life with happiness and writing about them seems to be second nature. Since meeting my husband, new adventures have been added to my life, including the soon-to-be mother experience. I feel blessed to have had such an amazing adventure so far and I look forward to future experiences.

      Although I do try to find other blogs that I really enjoy and I take the time to “like” and comment on them, blogging is more about put my life and memories out there for me and my family.

      Good luck with your blog and thanks for taking the time to comment;


  11. Hi Lesley.

    Because you have those amazing experiences, have You tried to drive fast on German freeways? Maybe You know that there are no speed limits! We are visiting Germany just due to that every two years, just to enjoy the speed. To drive fast among other cars which also are driving fast is an experience which one cannot forget. It competes with experiences in amusement parks. :)

    If You take a look at my About me page, then You’ll see me car and speedometer of my car. The photo is taken from my YouTube video. My wife was making the video.

    Happy experiences!

  12. Hi! Thanks for ‘liking’ some posts on my blog :) I’m glad you did because it means that I found your blog, which is awesome. I’m really enjoying reading your stories.

  13. I’m glad you like my posts Lesley! I can see why. Adventure is in your blood.
    If you ever decide to explore Argentina, just hit me up.

  14. Lesley – I just looked some more at your post. I am in need of an adventure. You always brighten my day with your adventures and images and writing of your experiences. I saw some images that I must have been working 12 hrs and not seen clearly. You sure know how to have a good time and capture it and describe it. I hope you have a great weekend.
    Best Regards

  15. It seems that you have more than enough on your bucket list to keep you busy… and with a baby! Take time to enjoy every moment because the days start to slip off the calendar fast and it’s not how much you do in a year but how much of it you share with loved ones. I’m sure you will have no problem juggling your new list and new baby.
    One of my favorite places was Angkor Wat. My husband & I went in 2008 because he had a solo photography exhibit in Kyoto and we were on that side of the world. The temples are sacred, the people are wonderful. And now our art helps raise money through Friends Without a Border for the Children’s Hospital of Angkor Wat, started by a photographer Kenro Izu. Giving back is one of life’s pleasures.
    I enjoy reading your blog – photos are great and the things you have done so exciting. Such a rush.
    Hot air ballooning is wonderful, my brother and I went years ago. My now husband and I went zip-lining in a rain forest in El Valle, Panama… we’re a lot older and our list is smaller but we enjoy sharing each and every moment together. ;-)

  16. Hello Lesley, thank you for stopping by my blog and hitting the “Like” button.
    I am impressed with all your adventures and wish you many blessings and joy with your newest adventure.

  17. LOVING your blog Lesley. So much of what you’ve done strikes a chord with me. I will reply properly soon. How did you find me? Is it a coincidence that I lived in SoCal for 2 years, or is it just a search engine weirdness that has hooked us up?! Will be in touch shortly xxx

    • I found your blog while exploring the “Pregnancy” tag and I love your views around exercise during pregnancy. I had no idea that you lived in SoCal. Where were you located?

      Hopefully, I’ll speak with you soon,


  18. Thank you for checking out my photos, Lesley! :) Your life really is an adventure, and I’m pleasantly surprised that Canada was your favourite place! :) Take care and good luck!

  19. Thanks for liking my post, Lesley! I’m humbled, after taking a look at your adventures:)! I’n pretty much type zzzz. But good for you, doing this now before the baby. I have a feeling that your wanderlust will be passed on to your offspring…

    Our youngest son just moved to Australia with his family for 2 years. I’m not sure how we can swing a visit there, but who knows what’s in store?

  20. Hi Lesley…. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the idea for your blog and am going to share it with my wife for inspiration. We just moved to Southern California from Phoenix and will probably steal some of your ideas for adventures. Thanks and best of luck with your bambino.

  21. Hi Lesley, thanks for visiting my blog and Liking my fall photos post. You have a great blog here – I added it to my reader – so thanks for introducing me to it today! I look forward to seeing what you post in the coming months. Best wishes with the forthcoming little one and the adventures you will have together!

  22. Hi Lesley, thanks for liking my post, “I’ve Tried So Hard To Tell Myself That You’re Gone.” I often wonder if anyone really reads my blog, so you really made my day.

    I love your blog, as I love to travel, and haven’t be able to as much as I have wished. I share your love of the Irish! So, I’ll be following you from now on. I can’t wait to read about your adventures with the travel buddy on the way.

  23. Love your blog, Lesley, can’t wait to read more. I do the ‘Miracles’ blog you just “liked”. Thanks for dropping (or flying?) by. Funny, I was just thinking of sky-diving. I always said to myself, NO WAY, that will never happen. That is “my line”. Now I’m starting to think that line is getting a little fuzzy. You just might be the inspiration I needed. I will be checking in. Thanks for your bravery, and good luck with the baby.
    Much love,

  24. Hi Lesley,
    Thanks for the like on my recent post, which is how I found your awesome blog. I love it! As you know, we currently live in South Africa (though my husband is from New Zealand and I am from the US via my parents who came from India) so we get in a lot of travel, but no where near as much as you! I love reading about your adventures and you are inspiring me to be more adventurous on our next trip! Thanks. I will definitely have to subscribe to get your posts regularly.

  25. Lesley! Thanks for liking my post about smitten kitchen. I’ve just started my blog and it’s been slow-moving. But to hear that you’ve only been blogging for a short time and your blog is flooded with good stuff is inspiring. You sure lead a life of dreams – atta way! I’ll definitely visit again soon.

    • Thanks for the encouragement. I love to read posts about cooking and food, especially now that I’m pregnant ;) Your comparison, Reading Jane Eyre is like eating red velvet cake. Oh how I love red velvet cake, is spot on :)

  26. Lesley:

    Thanks for liking my blog (If you’re a Conservative in Alabama….) I just read your latest piece (The Kindness of Others) and I agree with you about blogging. Many people don’t seem to understand the value of Social Media, but it opens up a world that would be missed if we didn’t take that risk and write. I read that you have baby in process :). My youngest daughter just had her first baby in August and I’m going back to Colorado for my second trip in three months to see my daughters and grandchildren. We also have a wonderful six year old boy, so I have a hard time figuring out whether to be the parent or the grandparent around my grandchildren.

    Take care and I hope you have a perfect pregnancy. Give your child your sense of adventure and everything will fall into place!


    • Paul,

      Your situation sounds similar to my parents. With a 9 year old sister, titles and roles can be confusing. All I care about, though, is that my mother will be coming to visit when the baby is born and she’ll be bringing my beautiful, amazing 9 year old sister with her. :) I think that having children with ages across the spectrum keeps you young at heart :)

      Enjoy your travels and your family; let me know how the trip goes.

      Stay in touch,


  27. Hello, Leslie;

    Thank you for taking the time to read and “like” my blog; “Autumn on the Wing”.

    Your blog reveals tantalizing glimpses into your life and it seems as though you have had lots of excitement and adventures and now a new baby, too…. well, the best is yet to come! Congratulations and enjoy!

    ~ Beth

  28. Thanks so much for “liking” my blog post, “Earl Cragon Baggett: A Veterans Day Tribute.” Your blog is really impressive and I’ve just subscribed to it. Best wishes as you prepare for your new family member! Looking forward to your lively posts.

  29. Hi Lesley,
    Thank you for liking my blog…it’s always encouraging when anyone reads anything that I write. But best of all, it led me to your scenic page….wow. The pictures are breathtaking, you are truly blessed. I look forward to following you.
    Peace and Blessings to you,

  30. Hi Lesley,

    Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog, “THe BaRRio LiFe”. If not for you, I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to check-out how cool your blog is! Thanks for sharing and have fun and enjoy your Little Angel! :D

  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my last post. I really appreciate it much. I have scanned through your blog, and my oh my. The question is how do you have the time to do all those posts? For me, when I do travels, I am so focused on photography work that it takes away from the time I need to do my postings. Amsterdam always stands out to me as a fun city, and I really like the picture you have of the LA skyline. I am new to blogging. I think I started about august. If you have any tips as far as how I can increase followers, or people who are interested in what I write, feel free to share. I am currently in Dubai, and I will be reading your blog as time permits. Maybe I can get a few ideas, but bungee jumping and some of the other pics I have seen are not my cup of tea just yet!!

    Best wishes with the pregnancy. I hope it is coming along well. Again, thanks for stopping by my page.


  32. Lesley,..
    Thanks for stopping by my blogsite. No doubt in all your travels, you have seen many needs regarding social justice. Each of us can make a big impact in our own little part of the world. I hope to look at your site and see if you have come across any such needs in your travels in the past or even in the future. Blessings and safe travels!
    “Keep the Faith and Give it Away”

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