I seek adventures that scare me. Living life on the other side of my fears is the greatest reward possible. While in St. Thomas, USVI, I had the opportunity to try flyboarding over the pristine waters of Lindbergh Bay with St. Thomas Flyboarding. I was scared; heck, I was petrified. Flying 30 feet above the crystal blue waters, diving like a dolphin, or even trying a backflip or two all sound intimidating enough but strapping a water jetpack board to my feet while doing it is just plan insane. I’m not Ironman; these are things in movies and dreams about the future, right? Nope! It’s the here and now and I did it; and let me tell you – it is absolutely exhilarating, insane, and beyond awesome! My whole life I’ve actually been training to be Iron Woman without realizing it and St. Thomas Flyboarding let me put my skills into action. Continue reading
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Ultimate Life Bucket List
Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I
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. My 2013 Bucket List is well under way; there are 50 items on this year’s list so I have a fun year ahead.
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
2013 Bucket List
Exploring Fiji, piloting a helicopter, airplane, glider, jet pack, and biplane, swimming with beluga whales and whale sharks, planning bucket list adventures for others, reaching 10 million blog views, and delivering a beautiful baby sound like a lifetime of accomplishments but they were just part of my 2012 Bucket List. The more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I am able to achieve so I’ve created another list for 2013 with equally beautiful dreams. Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live.
2013 Bucket List:
1. Go on an African Safari
2. Move into our new home and finish decorating
3. Take Athena to swim with dolphins
4. Visit a new state (USA)
5. Visit Petra
6. Take a helicopter tour over Hawaii
7. Swim in the Dead Sea
8. Be in Ottawa on Canada Day
9. Do a manta ray night snorkel
10. Have an encounter with a new animal Continue reading
Top 5 Adventures in Fiji
Fiji has adventure around every corner. A country blessed with 333 magnificent
islands, Fiji is a place where you can do it all or do nothing at all and still have the most amazing experience of your life. After spending 10 days in Fiji, I chose 5 adventures that would delight even the most extreme adventure seeker. After all, you can do it all in Fiji!
Which ones would you consider? Which one sounds the best?
I Didn’t Think it Could Get Better…. Then There was More
10 days in Fiji already sounds like a dream. Add on whitewater rafting, snorkeling, riding on a catamaran and a jet boat, ziplining, hiking to two waterfalls, visiting 5 resorts and a village, and driving buggies and it starts to sound like The Amazing Race. Just when I thought it was physically impossible to add any more to our itinerary, we decided, on our last day in Fiji, to take the plunge and jump from an airplane with Skydive Fiji. Continue reading
I’ve Found My Utopia – It’s in a Biplane in the Sky
When I first experienced a biplane adventure in southern California with Biplane Fun, I didn’t know what to expect. As we plummeted toward the earth my screams of excitement could be heard for miles. My search for extreme adventure had brought me to that point and I didn’t think it would ever be matched. Then, when I was scouring the internet for bucket list items to do during my trip to Georgia, I found another biplane aerobatics company: Biplane Adventures, Inc.. Even though I’d already experienced a biplane flight, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to flip, turn, plummet, and somersault through the sky once again. After all, it was my Utopia, and this time I knew what aerobatics I enjoyed most. Continue reading
Rising with the Sun – Hot Air Ballooning over Atlanta, Georgia
We found new meaning to “rising with the sun”.
On Saturday morning, at 7am, we gracefully floated up through the sky with a sea of colors above our heads. As the sun made its first appearance for the day, the golden rays warmed the sky and our world was brighter. We were floating above Atlanta in a basket built for four below a gigantic balloon built for the sky. What a way to experience a sun rise! We booked our journey with Great American Days and flew with Balloon Atlanta creating another unforgettable bucket list adventure. Life is more beautiful when you are in the sky. Continue reading
A Little Embarrassment Never Hurt Anyone – Skydiving Video
Adventure videos tend to show the real person deep down inside. The fear, the freedom, the nervousness, the excited, the passion is written all over their faces. It was easy to share my biplane flight video because there was no sound and the camera was too far from my face to see the true expressions, but my skydiving video is up close and personal. In the spirit of adventure and freedom though, I’ve actually included my skydiving video. Continue reading
Best Extreme Adventure Yet – Biplane Fun
After countless extreme adventure, I constantly get asked, “What is your favorite?” Well, I think riding in a biplane stands at the top of the list so far.
Check it out… Continue reading
You Gotta Bleep that **** – Bungee Jumping, California
This Friday, I will be flying, or falling, through the air yet again, but this time I will be strapped to a chair at least. I’m going to ride the Sling-Shot at the amusement park in Virginia Beach. As soon as I mentioned the possibility of the experience, readers prompted me to video tape the adventure, reminding me of our video archives of countless extreme “falls”. As a lead up to my “fall” or “sling-shot” on Friday, I’ll share a few other extreme videos. Continue reading