Be a Proud Tourist with Our CityPASS Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for more contests & giveaways in the near future.


There’s an argument about being a traveler rather than a tourist, but I’m happy to admit I’m 100% a tourist. I’m a camera wearing, photo snapping, must-see attraction seeking tourist. I love the typical tourist attractions that draw millions and millions of tourist every year. More than one million happy tourists use CityPASS each year; I am one of them. CityPASS gives you access to some of the hottest tourist attractions in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay, and Toronto. Would you like to get your hands on two booklets and be a tourist too? Check out our awesome CityPASS giveaway to score two CityPASS booklets.

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Hawk Eye II Pilotur Watch Winner

Pilotur Watch in Antarctica

Watches worth over $500, heli-skiing weekends at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, spa packages, tickets to ballets, amusement parks, and concerts, weekend getaways, airline tickets to Fiji… these are all things we gave away on Bucket List Publications as a thank you to our readers. Our most recent giveaway was a Hawk Eye II Pilotur watch. The winner, JohnRH, is a long-time reader and I’m proud to say his prize is in the mail. Stay tuned for other great giveaways and contests on Bucket List Publications.  Continue reading

Win a Hawk Eye II Pilotur Watch As a Thanks for Reading

At the Helm on Bark Europa

My greatest travel adventure yet was sailing for 22 days to Antarctica as part of the crew on Bark Europa. I don’t imagine any traveling adventure will ever be greater, although I will continue to try and match it. The trip was made possible by three fantastic sponsors including Bark Europa, Whitecaps Marine Outfitters, and Pilotur. As a thank you for reading and following along, I’d like to give you a change to win your own Hawk Eye II Pilotur watch. You can read all about the fantastic features hereContinue reading

Your Chance to Win a Free Jetpack America Flight in Newport Beach, California

Do you dream of flying a jetpack? Is it on your bucketlist? We want to help you make it a realty. 

Jetpack America Flight, Newport Beach, California

Flying a jetpack is the ultimate adventure. After my jetpack flight with Jetpack America in Newport Beach, California, I was left with feelings of euphoria. I felt like I could conquer anything and I was ready to explore a world of possibilities without restrictions.

In cooperation with Jetpack America, we’re giving away a free jetpack adventure in Newport Beach, California!

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Last Day to Enter for 2 Tickets to Fiji!

Fiji Airways

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

Biggest Contest on Bucket List Publications


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

You Deserve to Be in the Picture – XShot Giveaway

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 Hard Rock Vallartanoticed 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

Get Your CityPASS – Giveaway

We were able to get the most out of our week in Atlanta, Georgia with a CityPASSCNN Tour AtlantaCityPASS 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

Give the Gift of Time this Christmas: Mitch Albom’s The Time Keeper

Before I created Bucket List Publications, I was a high school English teacher for 8 years and a university student The Time Keeperfor 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

Happy Holidays! Too Soon? Not if You’re Doing a Holiday Card at Shutterfly

Now that we have a baby, we’re actually considering a personalized holiday card for our Shutterfly photofamily. 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