For the last two months, I’ve been posting about The Biggest, Baddest Bucket List contest; after all, no contest exists that is more fitting for Bucket List Publications. Following my dreams of traveling and experiencing life to the fullest has taught me that the world is full of endless possibilities and Bucket List Publications is the accumulation of all of my wildest dreams come true. The Biggest Baddest Bucket List contest, though, is like my bucket list on steroids. With only 9 days left to vote, I’m currently in 1st place for a trip around the world and $50,000! I’m going to win… with your help. Continue reading
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!
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.
If you’ve been following along for a while, you know my motto: the more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I’m able to achieve. Who would have thought that I would have the opportunity to travel around the world this year? This is my chance.
For those of you that don’t know me as well, you can learn a little bit more about me here.
This contest won’t just change my year, it will change my life. Gaining followers, friends, and support during my travels will bring the world to my doorstep.
I recently added to my video to give a deeper look into my Fiji experience. Check it out here:
Vote, vote, and vote again. You can help me win. You’re capable of making all of my bucket list dreams a reality.
“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
(Confusion settled and reentered. Now I need your vote!)
I can win a six month, six continent, all expenses paid trip; oh and don’t forget the $50,000 when I get back! Travel and adventure encompass my life. It is as much a part of me as family and friends. I was born for this competition. You have been following my adventures and many of you have become like family. Now, I need your great social media skills at their finest.
I entered My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List! You can find my entry here: http://www.mydestination.com/users/lesley/bbb#tab
It’s a short, 1.5 minute video on my adventures in Fiji. Regardless if you vote, it’s totally worth checking out.
I can win with your help. I need people to like it on Facebook, Tweet it, Google +1 it, Stumble it, and pin it on Pinterest. Each voter can only vote once per Entry, but your votes count for each social media outlet.
Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live. The more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I am able to achieve. I need your help. I can make this happen!
Brazil, Barbados, South Africa, Tanzania, Spain, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Russia, India, UAE, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, China… the list goes on! I’m already planning.
Experiencing new countries, cultures, and adventures has become just as much a part of my life as family and friends. When National Geographic releases their “Best Trips” publication, I’m inspired to explore the possibilities. They brag, “Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year’s 20 must-see places”, and I can’t stop dreaming about each picture, description, and location. This year, as I was imagining hopping on a plane and heading to the next place on the list, I saw it! I had no idea it was part of the list. A toothy smile was plastered on my face as I picked up the phone and dialed my mother. “Did you know that you’ve made the Best Trips 2013 – National Geographic list this year mom?” My family hotel, Highland Heights Inn, made the cut. We are part of the Best Trips 2013 – National Geographic!
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Can you guess which attractions make the cut? Click here to find out!
The stats are obviously American skewed, but it got me thinking about what my Top Ten would be. What would you include?
Ciad Mile Failte!
For the past 9 days, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, was home to a unique celebration of music and culture called the Celtic Colours International Festival. Celtic Colours promotes, celebrates, and develops Cape Breton’s Celtic culture through concerts, outdoor events, visual art series, participatory events, community meals, and learning opportunities. You may have physically missed the 2012 Celtic Colours, but you can experience it all through my 7 days in Cape Breton at The Celtic Colours.
Today is my last day in Cape Breton. The view outside of my window at Highland Heights Inn is reflective of my mood; there is overcast with a hint of the morning sun beaming out from off in the distance. I’ll miss my sisters and brothers and my parents, including my grandparents. They bring so much happiness into my life that my heart is full. It can never be considered a bad day when I get to return to my new home and be with my husband, and my daughter, but that sinking feeling that comes when you know you are going to miss your family dearly has arrived and is in full force. As the sun comes up and brightens my day, I am reminded of all that learned by acting as a tourist in Cape Breton. Continue reading
With over 50 species of native and non-native animals and birds, a petting zoo, hiking and cross-country ski trails, wagon and sleigh rides, a “U-fish” pond, and a children’s playground, Two Rivers Wildlife Park is one of my favorite place to go with my brother and sister, and now Athena, when I’m in Cape Breton. Two Rivers Wildlife Park offers a unique experience to everyone from the avid nature lover to the casual observer. The petting zoo still holds my attention even in adulthood and we can’t help but smile at the otters as they splash and play in their habitat. It may be a little difficult to find, but two roads, and rivers, diverge into the wildlife and we’ve made them the path to be followed. Continue reading
Jumping right into the Celtic Colours Festival, I drove to Cape Breton this morning and arrived at the Gaelic College in enough time to experience The Cape Breton Fiddlers. I was instantly inspired by fiddlers of all ages and already felt an overwhelming desire to learn how to play an instrument. They moved in unison and harmoniously performed island songs from local artists. But it was when I saw Leanne Aucoin lead the group in musical perfection that I started to wonder, “What happened to my Gaelic?” Continue reading
After 6.5 hours of flying, Athena and I arrived at the Halifax International Airport and I still think it took us longer to pick up the rent-a-car than the entire flight time combined. It’s all well worth it though. My senses were delighted as we arrived “home”. (At least my Canadian home; Charlotte is definitely my real home where Darren and I are continuing our beautiful life together.) The smells, the sounds, the sights, the tastes… all uniquely Nova Scotian. Continue reading