The Curious Mind of a Toddler in Fussen, Germany

Curious-Athena-in-Fussen-Germany

It’s obvious to see that when Mom isn’t within arms reach, Athena is looking for trouble. I don’t mind though; that’s what toddlers do and how they learn. We explored Fussen, Germany by foot yesterday. Rather than bringing the stroller and pushing Athena around while she just sat there, I let her wonder and choose the places and sights that she wanted to visit. We had an open evening and it was a perfect way to let her have some fun. I caught her curious mind in a short serious of photos and thought it would be interesting to share. Watch as the water fountain catches her attention. Continue reading

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Water Bums at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Riu Cabo Beach

We’re water bums. From 9 am to 7 pm, we were in the water today at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas. I asked Athena if she wanted something to eat for lunch and she said, “Can I eat in the pool?” When I told her no, she said she wasn’t hungry. I can’t attest to much else at the resort today except the pool temperature was ideal and the ocean was spectacular.  Continue reading

Lake Arrowhead Resort – A State of Mind

Lake Arrowhead Views

I love living in Orange County, California. Every day is like being on vacation. The weather is perfect, drinks are cheap, the ocean is only a short drive, or walk, away, and the opportunities for entertainment are bountiful. Sometimes, though, the traffic and trying to find a parking spot can be taxing. With my mother and sister in town, I wanted to show them the natural, peaceful surroundings that southern California has to offer. We packed our bags and headed to Lake Arrowhead Resort for a short, three-day getaway. We arrived to a state of mind; a relaxing calm that rushed over us from the moment we reached the village. Continue reading

How to Travel with a Toddler

Too many tour companies claim to offer family travel experiences only to venture to their Carowindssite and learn that families must not consist of babies. I have a 14 month old and I want to travel the world. Where are all of the true family tour companies? Even Adventures by Disney, yep, that’s right, Disney!, has a minimum age of four. No wonder couples are putting off having children until later in life. Are we really that restricted when we have children? Are toddlers not considered part of “family travel”? Are there no other adventures parents out there that would like to bring their children to experience new countries and cultures?  Continue reading

Making Bucket List Dreams a Reality

In the last year, I made 8 bucket list dreams come true for my readers. Skydiving, heliskiingheli-skiing, piloting a helicopter, driving a NASCAR, riding in a limo, enjoying a spa day, touring wine country, and attending a ballet were all items on the bucket lists of my readers. I found ways to sponsor them or offer their dreams for free. All they needed to do was show up and live a bucket list dream day. This year I hope to do the same for at least 5 more readers. It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world to be able to help others accomplish their dreams. It’s amazing how much what you can do for others actually does for you.  Continue reading

Ultimate Life Bucket List

Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I Collage Travel
want to live!

What’s on your bucket list? You can submit your bucket list or your bucket list adventures to Bucket List Publications or [email protected] for publication. Share your goals and find inspiration in the accomplishments of others.

The more unrealistic we are with our dreams and goals, the more we’re able to achieve!

My life list is ever-changing, always growing; that’s why I create a yearly list. My 2012 Bucket List included things like fly a jetpack, swim with whale sharks, experience aerobatics in a biplane, and delivery my baby girl.  With only a few items left, I’ve been thinking about my 2013 list.

Overall, these are the things I’d like to accomplish in my life. I usually choose from these each year and add new ones as I see fit.

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt Continue reading

Media/PR

Bucket List Publications is open to sponsorship, partnerships, and travel writing placements. Currently, I’m working with Tourism Nova Scotia, Destination Cape Breton, and Tourism Fiji to plan trips for the 2012/2013 year, but if you’re an online travel agency, airline, in-flight magazine, destination magazine, or tourism board, then I would love to speak with you.

Please send me an email about who you are and what you’re looking for and I will be happy to talk with you more about how we can work together. Continue reading