I was deathly sick with a fever, runny nose, watery eyes, headache, ringing ears (made excessively worse by the flight), and sore throat, yet I was grateful to be sick during my four day trip to Panama and Westin Playa Bonita. Why would anyone want to have the flu on vacation? The answer is simple; I was traveling alone and I have a toddler daughter at home. Continue reading
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And The Most Surprisingly Awesome Destionation & Resort Goes To Panama & Westin Playa Bonita
To be honest, my expectations weren’t high. I’d never heard of it as a top vacation destination, but after visiting the rest of Central America, I wanted to give it a try. Well, let me tell you… Panama and the Westin Playa Bontia blew me out of the water! From the activities and amenities to the view and the service, every experience was a “Wow” moment and I will definitely return for more. Continue reading
Top Ten Tourist Attractions – Bucket List Publications
The Top 10 World’s Most-Visited Tourist Attractions article was received with skepticism. With more than half of the spots in the US, it was questionable on how the “attractions” were measured. The good part about the list is that it was controversial; I actually liked that it brought a lot of comments and evoked thoughts about what should really be on the list. After touring 34 countries, I decided that I would make my own “Top Ten Tourist Attractions” list. While I can’t address places I haven’t seen nor can I speak for anyone else, these ten attractions stood out above the rest for me. I’m certain that the list will change with time; it will most likely change in a few weeks after I visit Fiji, but for now… these are my top ten tourist attractions.
You can share your list at http://www.bucketlistpublications.com/submissions. All articles, posts, lists, and photos selected for publication will appear on Bucket List Publications with a direct link to your blog.
Do you think you know what’s on the list? Check it out and see for yourself.
Hummingbirds by the Thousands at Monteverde, Costa Rica
At the Selvatura Hummingbird Garden in Monteverde, Costa Rica visitors can observe more than 14 different species of hummingbirds including species that are not commonly seen in other areas of Monteverde. At the garden, the relaxing waterfalls and the beautiful floral arrangements provide a perfect setting for photography lovers.
Get Unplugged in Costa Rica!
Featured Writer: Carol
Looking for a great family vacation? Want to reconnect with the family, while disconnecting the digital age? Then get off the power grid. Unplug yourself from all those digital necessities of our modern world ’cause they won’t work here!
So where exactly are you going? Definitely off the beaten path and into one of the least visited regions of Costa Rica. Almost to Panama, in fact. Our destination: The Osa Peninsula’s Golfo Dulce and the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.
Shane Perrin – An Inspiration to Bucket List Publications
At 140.6 miles, the Ironman Triathlon is known for its grueling length, hard race conditions, and outstanding athletes. It is recognized
world-wide as one of the most difficult competitions in existence, yet I’ve recently learned about a competition that makes even the Ironman look doable. La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is an excruciatingly demanding multi-day race traveling a perilous river route across the country of Belize. The route runs West to East along the Macal and Belize Rivers in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Although it is a race for everyone, not just professional racers, the 170 miles of river racing is the epitome of sportsmanship and athleticism. This year, on March 9th-12th, Shane Perrin, along with the support and sponsorship of Pau Hana Surf Supply, was the first person to complete the La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge on a paddleboard. Completing the four-day, 170 mile course with class 2-3 rapids, Shane is an inspiration to Bucket List Publications and all that we symbolize. Continue reading
La Ruta Maya River Challenge Training Continues
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Pau Hana Surf Supply continue their training in San Ignacio, Belize for the ultimate race, La Ruta Maya River Challenge! Four days and 170 miles of river racing on a paddleboard is my kind of adventure! Just looking at the photos gets my heart … Continue reading
La Ruta Maya River Challenge – An Extreme Bucket List Adventure
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My friends at Pau Hana Surf Supply are in San Ignacio, Belize for the race of their lives, La Ruta Maya River Challenge! La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is a grueling multi-day canoe race traveling a perilous river route across Belize. The route runs West … Continue reading
Monteverde, Costa Rica – Watch Out Tarzan!
Set atop the spine of Costa Rica’s continental divide, Monteverde is a place of cloud forests, coffee plantations, monkeys, mist, and friendly locals, but it is a world above for one main reason – its zip-lines and suspension bridges are the longest, and most exciting, in the country. The cables and platforms that are built into the cloud forest rather than above it, allowed us to feel truly immersed into the forested environment. Furthermore, the so-called “Tarzan Swing” at the end of the tour (a large, swing-like contraption that allows participants to swing out above the forest ) was an unexpected, but welcomed, surprise. Once you do a canopy tour in Costa Rica, all other “zip-lines” will feel like child’s play.
The Extremo Canopy Tour began with an introduction to the safety equipment by local, albeit YOUNG, well-trained guides. During this segment, we were fitted with harnesses and taught the proper technique for riding the cables. Soon after, the flight through the forest began. Continue reading
Bucket List Publications – Accepting Submissions!
With 279,104 hits and 7,783 followers in less than 6 months, I’ve decided to start outsourcing some of my posts and I’m accepting submissions!
Submit your travel posts and bucket list adventures along with photography to Bucket List Publications at [email protected]. All authors/photographers whose articles are chosen for publication will receive publication at lesleycarter.wordpress.com, a link to their blog, and a link on my Facebook page Lesley Carter – http://www.facebook.com/LesleyCarterBlog.
lesleycarter.wordpress.com has an average of 80,000 views a month, 7,703 followers, and around 3000 readers a day!
Please submit articles on the following subjects:
Top Tourist Destinations
Bucket List Adventures
Articles should include at least 3 pictures and up to 10. Pictures should be sent as jpeg attachments rather than embedded in a word file. Maximum size per email is 10mb so if you’re sending many large photos you can use multiple emails.
Your submissions do not need to be original posts. You can submit already published works as long as they are your own content. I do ask that all submissions are in Microsoft Word format and all photos are sent as jpeg attachments.
Remember to include your name and a link to your blog at the bottom of the text.
Send submissions to [email protected].
I’ll start posting submissions on Friday, January 20th, 2012 and post regularly.
Thank you and I look forward to reading your Bucket List Publications!