My Jordan journey included visits to the rose-red rock city of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and Wadi Rum, the desert T.E. Lawrence called “vast, echoing and God-like.” It also included a visit to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and the world’s largest open-air spa, Mount Nebo and Madaba, the Dana Nature Reserve, Amman, Jerash, Evason Ma’in Six Senses, Feynan, and Wadi Mujib. Every day was a bucket list day. From driving down the highway to trekking through the desert, I was able to capture my favorite moments on camera. Which photo draws you the most? Which one makes you want to add Jordan to your bucket list? Which one is most like paradise to you? Come to Jordan with me, if only for a few moments, and explore my favorite country so far. Continue reading
This week has been all about Athena. Splashing in the pool, building sandcastles, strolling down the beach, meeting other babies, and playing toddler games consumed our days and filled my heart with joy. Today, our last day at Pink Shell Resort, though, I had to test out the water sports. Every day when I walked by the water bikes, the kayaks, the paddle boards, the jet skis, and the Hobie Cats they called my name. We used Darren’s lunch break today to give into temptation and give them a spin. Continue reading
Every second of the day since arriving at Pink Shell Resort in Fort Myers, Florida has been about spending time with Athena, but in the evening, when she’s already in dreamland, Darren and I watch the sunset from the balcony. Each night, it has been completely different yet postcard perfect every time.
Which one is your favorite? 1? 2? 3? 4? or 5? Do you prefer the yellows, blues, or pinks?
Jerash, Amman, desert castles, Karak, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Ma’In Hot Springs, Dana Biosphere Reserve, Wadi Rum, Aquaba, the Dead Sea, and the Red Sea were all part of my Jordan journey. It will take several days and maybe even weeks of posting to cover all of my amazing experiences and give you a proper tour of Jordan. If you just can’t wait for my Jordan journey, you can check out my Facebook and Instagram for more photos and a faster glimpse into life in Jordan.
See you later today for my experience at The Dead Sea, one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world!
The Kings’ Highway in Jordan is the world’s oldest continuously used communication route. It used to link ancient Bashan, Gilad, and Ammon in the north with Moab, Edom, Paran, and Midian in the south. This scenic route winds, drops, twists, and meanders through the heart of the Jordanian highlands, passing through the country’s most spectacular landscapes and some of its most important ancient sites. But words can’t do it it justice. Continue reading
We have a new logo and I can’t get it out of my head or off my mind!
Dozens of submissions came in and each one had something unique and creative to offer, but I kept going back to the kid with the bucket on his head. There was something about it that made it stick. It was memorable. It was fun. It was creative. It was adventurous. It was Bucket List Publications! The design is from Jemma at jemmyp.wordpress.com and it exemplifies Bucket List Publications.
Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina was the first LEED Platinum Hotel in USA. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings. This weekend we were able to experience what it means to be in the LEED. Continue reading
Visual media isn’t exactly my strong point, hence the logo contest. Some people have an inexplicable eye for photography. They understand angles and can take an unbelievable shot with a disposable camera; I am not one of those people. I’ve visited some of the most beautiful places in the world and explored adventures to the extreme, though, so I’ve managed to capture hundreds of great moments on video and in photos. From North America to Oceania, from whitewater rafting to skydiving, you can see the world through our lenses at the Bucket List Publications Gallery.
Have you ever dreamed of flight? You can soar to new heights as you watch me pilot an airplane, a jet pack, a helicopter, and a glider. Maybe it’s the falling aspect the pulls you. Watch as I leap off of buildings, fall through the sky at 200km/hour, or jump from bridges. ”Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ~ Leonardo Da Vinci
Did you ever see an ocean that was such an unbelievable blue that you were unsure if you were actually awake or asleep? I can show you that dream in Fiji. Have you ever seen the pages of ancient history unfold before your eyes? You can with my photos of Europe. Travel around the world in just a few short minutes or take your time and explore; you can see it all in less than an hour.
Indulge in the adventure of travel and new experiences at Bucket List Publications.
Can you identify where the photos were taken? Make your guess by commenting next to the pictures. Even though you know the country, do you really know the area? Lets test your travel knowledge.
Exploring Fiji, piloting a helicopter, airplane, glider, jet pack, and biplane, swimming with beluga whales and whale sharks, planning bucket list adventures for others, reaching 10 million blog views, and delivering a beautiful baby sound like a lifetime of accomplishments but they were just part of my 2012 Bucket List. The more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I am able to achieve so I’ve created another list for 2013 with equally beautiful dreams. Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live.
2013 Bucket List:
1. Go on an African Safari
2. Move into our new home and finish decorating
3. Go to an NFL game
4. Visit a new state (USA)
5. Visit Petra
6. Drive a NASCAR
7. Swim in the Dead Sea
8. Be in Ottawa on Canada Day
9. Skydive – again (I’m addicted)
10. Have an encounter with a new animal Continue reading
While I was in Fiji, I noticed that the other travel writers were hooked on Instagram. I’d bought into Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ but Instagram just seemed like another time consuming social media site and I couldn’t keep up. It was inevitable, though, so I gave it a go. Low and behold, all of my photos appeared a whole lot better when they were on Instagram. Almost instantly, I, too, was hooked! Besides, if it brings more followers and viewers to my work, I’ll always see it as a positive marketing tool. Continue reading