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Bark Europa at Port

22 days at sea without internet access; it’s hard to believe that’s actually something I signed up for. Will I be suffering from withdrawals or liberated from online chains? Only time will tell. While I think I will find other life-changing things to do with my time, Bucket List Publications will not unless I ask for help.  Continue reading

5 Winter Adventures in Big Bear for Non-Skiers

Mountains to Big Bear, California

During the winter months when visitors think of Big Bear, skiing or snowboarding comes to mind as the popular or only winter activity but Big Bear has so much more to offer for the entire family. Big Bear Lake has some of Southern California’s biggest and greatest adventures and they are just a short drive from Orange County and LA. We spent the weekend in Big Bear and found 5 family-friendly adventures for non-skiers.

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Glimpse of Big Bear & the Drive Back to Orange County

Drive Home from Big Bear

We spent an unforgettable weekend in Big Bear, California enjoying the snow in the mountains. A detailed post will follow shortly (most likely tomorrow) but I wanted to give you a glimpse of Big Bear and the stunning drive home. It’s it dreamy?

Childlike Wonder at Hilton Hawaiian Village‏, Oahu

Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach

Regardless of having a child or not, Darren and I are just two big kids. We often choose our accommodations based on the pool, the water slide, water sports or other fun activities and the proximity to the beach. We are out enjoying the grounds and barely see the room unless it’s time for sleep. Unique adventures are the icing on the cake and we pack in as many as humanly possible. With 5 pools, a lagoon filled with water activities and local tours offered from the hotel grounds, Hilton Hawaiian Village is the ideal resort for our fun-loving family.  Continue reading

5 Epic Bucket List Destinations

My Jordan Journey

From the vast, timeless sands of Wadi Rum, Jordan to 12,000 feet above Nadi, Fiji, where the sky and water blur the lines of reality, these five epic bucket list journeys should be on everyone’s list. I’ve visited each of the five and recommend them as some of the best bucket list destinations in the world. Which ones have you experienced? Continue reading

Experience it all at Windjammer Landing, St. Lucia

Family vacations don’t have to be boring. Traveling with toddler can be as adventurous as traveling solo if you’re creative and use the resources available. Athena and I just returned from the luxurious Windjammer Landing in St. Lucia where we were able to visit a waterfall, ride a catamaran, snorkel in the ocean, swim in the pool, kayak the bay, do the limbo, and run along the beach. I also rode “Big Mama”, toured the bay and snorkeled, played on the ocean trampoline, and water-skied while Athena enjoyed the Jacquot Fun Club, made her own tie dye t-shirt, danced, sang, and played with other kids. I was able to manage all of this in one week as a solo parent with a toddler; Windjammer Landing makes it possible for anyone.

5 Spectacular Sunset Photos from Windjammer Landing, St. Lucia

Sunset at Windjammer Landing - Estate Villa 406

St. Lucia’s Windjammer Landing has left me speechless. We’ve enjoyed the barefoot luxury, amazing entertainment, adventure, culture, and cuisine, but the sunsets are what make Windjammer Landing truly spectacular.  Here’s a treat for the senses with 5 spectacular sunset photos from Windjammer Landing. Continue reading