If You Could Make Someone’s Bucket List Dreams a Reality, Would You?

If you could make someone’s bucket list dreams a reality, would you? It’s time! Click on this link and vote as many ways as possible. By voting, you will be part of making all of my bucket list dreams come true.

Some people create a bucket list because they are dying, I created one because I want to live! 

Six months, six continents, ALL EXPENSES PAID, my choice of destinations, and MyBBB$50,000 cash when I return. Does it get any better than that?

With 30 days until entries close, I am currently in 2nd place in My Destination’s Biggest, Baddest Bucket List! There is a lot of contest left though and I’d like to remain at the top of the pack going into the next round. I’ve been working hard to maintain my status, gaining interviews with the Cape Breton Post and the Halifax Herald, but I still need your regular votes.

Bucket List Publications is Accepting Submissions & Making Bucket List Dreams a Reality

You can now submit your own articles and bucket lists to Bucket List Publications Online Magazine for publication! It’s easy to create your own account (two short steps), upload your article and photos, and await publication to over 30,000 readers a day and over 26,000 followers!


Register, become a Bucket List Publications contributor, write your own articles, and submit your own pictures. Share your knowledge and experiences with others.

How to Proceed:
Look at several articles in the magazine and become familiar with the types of articles that are published in the various sections.

Please note that a place is not an idea, and that the editor is looking for a compelling reason to assign an article: a specific angle, news that makes the subject fresh, a writer’s enthusiasm for and familiarity with the topic. Continue reading

Cead Mile Failte at Tig Cóilí’s in Galway, Ireland

Traditional Irish music 7 nights a week, young, friendly, good-looking staff, and a great atmosphere make Tig Cóilí in Galway, Ireland one of my favorite finds during my European trip.

Tig Cóilí is situated on Mainguard Street at the end of Shop Street in Galway, Ireland and is always filled to the brim like the great Guinness that they serve. Continue reading

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Check out these great Ireland articles on Bucket List Publications Online Magazine:

Top 10 Favorite Cities Visited – #6 Dublin, Ireland

Fe Fi Fo Fum – Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

That’s Blarney

Getting to the Next Level in Ireland

Photo of the Day

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Top 10 Favorite Cities Visited – #6 Dublin, Ireland

Top 10 Favorite Cities Visited

I’ve experienced some of the most amazing cities that the world has to offer. From great beaches, climate, friendly people, personal interests, world-famous attractions, architecture, history, and culture, there are many different factors that make a city great, let alone top ten!

#6 Dublin, Ireland – Home of The Guinness Storehouse!

With world-renowned nightlife, literature, history and so much more, I never wanted to leave Dublin; besides, I was a little scared of the driving in Ireland. During my stay, I was able to  drink like an Irishman at Marlborough Hostel, discover the story of iconic drinks at The Guinness Storehouse, trace Dublin’s literary tradition at the Dublin Writers Museum, and follow the disturbing history of Kilmainham Gaol. As an English teacher with Cape Breton, Nova Scotian, roots, there are few better things in life than great literature and history all washed down by the perfect pint of beer. What more could I ask for? 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:

Travel Adventures 

Extreme Adventures 

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!

Roll out the Red Carpet Please…

I thought about what we could do for our last day in Ireland after three weeks of non stop drinking, traveling, sleeping in tents and cars, and about 3 hours of rest a night. The best I could come up with was the movies. We hadn’t done anything with a hint of normalcy during the entire trip. A day at the movies was just want we needed, but we ended up getting a lot more than we paid for.

I was going to change from the clothes that I wore the day before, but I no longer saw the point. Everything that I had with me was equally dirty, worn, and nasty. We were very familiar with being in dirty clothes. As we walked down the street, I noticed several other people that looked like they were wearing bar clothes. I assumed that they were doing the walk of shame that occurs after hooking-up at the bar the night before. Their presence made me feel better about myself. Continue reading

Belfast Black Taxi Tour

The Belfast Black Taxi tour was recommended in every tourist book that we read and
found on every Internet site about Belfast so we decided to give it a try.

Accompanied by our tour guide, we were thrown back in time to a troubled and violent history. We witnessed the Belfast Political Murals and snapped off some pictures of historic rioters. Continue reading

Fe Fi Fo Fum – Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

The scenery along the ride to the Giant’s Causeway was inspiring and breathtaking. It is no
wonder why many of the most famous writers in the world descend from Ireland. The roadway combs the majestic cliffs and the sheer beauty made me question whether I was awake or dreaming. The fresh air was invigorating and I kept the window down the entire drive. The ride was like a journey through the ages. Forsaken castles stood next to modern homes and ancient cliffs were littered with new walkways. There was spectacular beauty around every twist and turn in the road, and that was all before we reached the Causeway. I felt lost in a moment in time. Continue reading

Context is Everything at The Spanish Steps Pub Crawl

After days of tenting, sleeping in a car, and paying through the nose for cheap hostels with no bathrooms and bed bugs, Camping Village Roma was a 5 star resort. There were three beds, a fridge, air conditioning, a private shower and clean sheets in the room. The hostel offered parties at the bar, a swimming pool, a mini-market, beach volleyball, a friendly staff, a restaurant and a poolside bar; not to mention, we had Internet almost whenever we wanted. It was close to all of the major attractions and there was a bus that stopped outside of the gates. If I had to recommend any hostel in all of Italy, it would be Camping Village Roma; for the price, it was unbeatable. The best part was that our roommate was an Aussie with lots of friends and a great attitude. He took us to the Spanish Steps Pub Crawl and showed us that you can have just as much fun in the streets as the pubs as long as you have a stash of rum and a few Aussies.  Continue reading