THE CONTEST IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. VINAKA TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ENTERED & CONGRATULATIONS TO DAWN FROM TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND!
Have you entered the giveaway to win 2 free round trip tickets to Fiji? Do you want more ways to enter? See how below. The contest closes today at 12:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time PDT. Any entries after that time will not be counted so get them in now. Continue reading →
Are you having fun entering the 2 Tickets to Fiji contest? After only a day and a half, I’m overwhelmingly surprised at the number of entries. You must really want to visit Fiji! And it’s no wonder why. Fiji is a tropical paradise with adventure, culture, beauty, and luxury all complimented by the friendliest people in the world. If you’ve missed the entry details, you can see them here again as an update. Do you want more ways to enter? See how below. Continue reading →
Do you dream of visiting Fiji? Is it one of your bucket list items? Seeing as I’ve been to Fiji and you’ve followed along with my adventures, I’d like to give you the opportunity to follow in my footsteps as well. Fiji Airways officially launched as Fiji’s national airline, retiring the ‘Air Pacific’ brand. Nalin Patel, the airline’s Chairman says, “The name ‘Fiji Airways’ proudly represents all Fijians and all that our 333 beautiful islands stand for – we are honored to be Fiji’s flying ambassador to the world.” And I am honored to work with Fiji Airways to give away two round trip tickets to Fiji via LAX. Continue reading →
June 29th Update: The winner has been chosen for the XShot contest. She has been notified. If I don’t hear from her in the next 3 days, I will choose another winner. Thank you to everyone who has entered! Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways including two free tickets to Fiji!
I’m always trying to find innovative products that will make my travel life easier so when I noticed a friend in Fiji with a camera extender single-arm that stretched out to allow him to be in the picture, I knew that it would be on my product bucket list. The XShot camera extender includes you in the pictures that you take! With the XShot you can capture a full background instead of just faces and because the XShot extends over 3 feet, you can have up to 10 people in the picture! It closes to 9 inches for easy transport and it’s a durable metal that only weighs 5 ounces! Perfection! Do you want to win one for yourself?Continue reading →
We were able to get the most out of our week in Atlanta, Georgia with a CityPASS. CityPASS is available in 11 North American destinations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California and Toronto. More than a million happy travelers use CityPASS each year; I am one of them. Would you like to be one of them too? Continue reading →
Before I created Bucket List Publications, I was a high school English teacher for 8 years and a university student for 7 years before that; my life was littered with books, reading, and writing. I cherished the daily reading time that was built into my class schedule and I loved going to class to discuss a book, new or old. The feel of the pages below my fingers, the look of the written word displayed before me in sentences and paragraphs, and the unlimited world that was created with each new character and setting all came together to drive my passion for reading. I read 100s, maybe 1000s, of books and narrowed my favorite authors down to a handful. Choosing an absolute favorite seemed impossible; with countless genres spanning the history of time, I didn’t think one would rise above the others. Then, one day in class, a student suggested I read “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom and a new love for reading flourished. I read all of his books over and over again; I found ways to incorporate them into the high school curriculum; I suggested them to everyone I knew. I had found my favorite author. Filled with inspiration and creativity, his books are a cherished addition to my collection. His new book, “The Time Keeper”, is Albom’s most imaginative novel yet. Regardless if you read regularly or just on occasion, give the gift of time this Christmas and experience the world through Mitch Albom’s eyes. Continue reading →
Now that we have a baby, we’re actually considering a personalized holiday card for our family. Don’t get me wrong, we’re a far cry from matching, red, knitted sweaters but the idea of sending our parents, siblings, and grandparents a family picture is appealing. After all, they ask for pictures daily and they do live in another country and miss Athena, and us, dearly. Continue reading →
I had no idea that coffee is actually good for you, within moderation, of course, like anything else. After watching a medical show a few days ago, I learned that coffee has several health benefits.
Benefits of drinking coffee:
1. Coffee slashes your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
2. Coffee can counter cancerous cell damage.
3. Coffee may lower your risk of dementia.
4. Coffee reduces heart diseases and cardiovascular diseases.
5. Coffee may buffer depression.
But as a 32 year old woman it may come as a surprise that I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life. I wanted to start so I tempted Darren with the idea of drinking coffee and he took the bait. He loves researching new products and he was off on a search for the best coffee, coffee makers, and coffee related products. Continue reading →