I’d never stayed at a timeshare property. I’d never even visited one. Doesn’t that sound odd since I travel so frequently? I honestly thought that timeshares were for older people and they restricted you to one location indefinitely. How naive is that? But I bet I’m not alone, right? Then, I had the opportunity to visit Marriott’s Harbour Lake and my opinion completely changed. The property offers a maritime theme throughout with a pirate-inspired pool, Florida Falls (an interactive water playground), and a miniature golf course. The activities schedule includes experiences for the entire family with everything from tot music sessions to evening wine tasting socials. The rooms and villas are fresh with bold colors and separate living and dining areas with plenty of room for the extended family. It’s a whole new world of possibilities. Continue reading
The rain was coming down in buckets when I arrived at Marriott’s Harbour Lake, A Marriott Vacation Club Resort, in Orlando, Florida today. I was discouraged. I’m only here for three days; I didn’t want to spend one of them with nothing to do. When I checked in, though, and was handed the resort activity guide, my mood instantly changed. Their guide reads like a phone book. I took it with me to lunch at The Patio and started planning my mini-vacation. For the next hour, I enjoyed exceptional service and delicious food. Now, the rain has gone and my week is looking brighter. Continue reading
(Confusion settled and reentered. Now I need your vote!)
I can win a six month, six continent, all expenses paid trip; oh and don’t forget the $50,000 when I get back! Travel and adventure encompass my life. It is as much a part of me as family and friends. I was born for this competition. You have been following my adventures and many of you have become like family. Now, I need your great social media skills at their finest.
I entered My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List! You can find my entry here: http://www.mydestination.com/users/lesley/bbb#tab
It’s a short, 1.5 minute video on my adventures in Fiji. Regardless if you vote, it’s totally worth checking out.
I can win with your help. I need people to like it on Facebook, Tweet it, Google +1 it, Stumble it, and pin it on Pinterest. Each voter can only vote once per Entry, but your votes count for each social media outlet.
Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live. The more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I am able to achieve. I need your help. I can make this happen!
Brazil, Barbados, South Africa, Tanzania, Spain, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Russia, India, UAE, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, China… the list goes on! I’m already planning.
No matter how old you are, waking up on Christmas morning only to find a piece of coal in your stocking and a pair of socks under the tree is enough to dampen anyone’s festive spirit. It’s a good job then that we’ve scoured the internet landscape to bring you unique Christmas gift ideas – whether it’s for mom, dad, spouse, kids or even your furry friends.
With December fast approaching, we’d like to start our holidays off right. Rather than just celebrating December 25, Darren and I try to participate in as many holiday activities and events as possible. Now that we have Athena, we have to be creative with our schedule but we’ve planned a variety of fun events to get us in the holiday spirit and make it about more than just one day.
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
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It would be great if Bucket List Publications could whisk people off to exotic locations or fly them around the world. It would be a dream come true to have unlimited funds and make even the most bizarre, unbelievable bucket list items come true for my readers, but the reality is that I’m not rich and I don’t have unlimited funds for Bucket List Publications… just yet. Believe me, if a had sponsorship from a travel agency or an airline, I would definitely be taking advantage of it myself. We currently don’t have funding to cover the costs of travel or transportation. I am determined, though, and I’ve been able to set up bucket list adventures for readers from around the globe. They just have to have reasonable, creative requests. Continue reading
The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is simply a bell tower for the adjacent cathedral; cathedrals all over Italy have bell towers and many of them are leaning for one reason or another, but I’ve seen everyone else’s pictures “propping up” the Leaning Tower and I needed to have one of my own. Tourists stand in front of the tipsy tower, leaning at a jaunty angle themselves, and take snapshots in which they seem to disobey the laws of gravity. Although it’s a tourist trap, I feel into the desire to travel to Pisa with the sole purpose of seeing the Leaning Tower.
Pisa is located in the region of Tuscany, a short train ride away from Florence; so when we arrived in Florence early in the morning and still had a full day of free travel on the Eurorail, we figured a quick jaunt to Pisa was in order. Continue reading
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