This time next week I’ll be in the US Virgin Islands on an epic adventure that includes night kayaking, SNUBA, Magic Ice, fly boarding, horseback riding, snorkeling, and a whole lot of pool fun. Continue reading
As one last big push for votes in the Biggest, Baddest Bucket List Contest this week, I’d love to open up the lines for interviewing and posts about Bucket List Publications and My Destinations’s Biggest, Baddest Bucket List Contest.
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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
What a year! 2012 was one of the best years of my life. I gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl I’ve ever laid my eyes on; I participated in a series of extreme adventures that sound like made-up events from a super hero movie; I spent time with everyone in my family; I traveled to new and exotic places; and I’ve experienced great success with blogging. My 2013 list is not complete and I’m searching for suggestions. What do you think should make the 2013 list? Continue reading
Darren and I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to live in a community that feels like home. We want to be surrounded by friends that eventually feel like family in an environment that celebrates values, traditions, and life. We decided on a community in Hunstersville and our house is in the process of being built. This Christmas will be spent in our apartment and as much as we decorate and try to give it a “home” feeling, it is still lacking. The grandeur of a real Christmas tree freshly cut from a field or stockings hung from a mantel that is illuminated by the fireplace flames is not possible just yet. Rather than missing out on the glory of elaborate Christmas decorations this year, we drove to Asheville to experience it all at Biltmore Estate. Continue reading
A wonderful aspect of visiting Fiji is the variety of accommodations that match the diverse needs of travelers. Whether you’re looking for luxury or budget, adventure or relaxation, family-friendly or adult-only, you can find it all in Fiji. Matangi Private Island Resort offers royal luxury in an adult setting. Garden Island Resort is littered with lusciousness and comfort; Castaway Island, Fiji is a dreamland with white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and crystal clear waters; Outrigger on the Lagoon perfectly blends family focus with the option for an adult retreat; and Uprising Beach Resort is at the heart of adventure and mixes affordability with extravagance. Discover Fiji through its varied beauty and accommodations.
With luscious rainforests, turquoise waters, an abundance of accommodation options, and adventures for days, Fiji is an ideal tourist destination. But I can find those exact things in other parts of the world and avoid the long flight and costs. So what is the draw to Fiji? Why is it on everyone’s bucket list? Rich with history and culture, Fiji offers something more and I experienced it first hand today. During the Sigatoka River Safari, we cruised up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real Fijian. Our driver brought us on a journey to life, the way it is experienced in the village away from cell phones, computers, and “traffic” and I discovered that I would travel around the world a dozen times over to spend a day with the Fijian people. Continue reading
Are you hungry? Would you like to join me for dinner at Castaway Island, Fiji? Sit back in
your chair on the beach, listen to the waves lapsing on the shore all around you, rub your feet in the warm sand, and indulge in a tasty Fijian meal created by Chef Lance Seeto at Castaway Island, Fiji. Continue reading
Bula! It’s 6am, November 28th, in Matangi, Fiji. Exploring the resort makes me sad to be leaving after only one night, but there is so much to see and do in Fiji that my excitement is bubbling over like a boiling pot.
I roamed the grounds one more time before settling in at the restaurant for breakfast. The sun is peaking out from behind the mountains and the aqua blue and coral green ocean is still as bright as yesterday, yet the day has just begun. Continue reading
Now that we have a baby, we’re actually considering a personalized holiday card for our family. 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