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Some of the biggest questions people are always asking me is, “how did you figure out how to do that?” or even more often, “how were you able to afford that adventure?” Well, in this great day and age of information, I often use many different websites as resources to accomplish my bucket list items. But that doesn’t mean you cant do what I do!

I have searched the web and share the websites I use on a regular basis for helping me complete items on my Bucket List. These tools can help in finding airfare, booking accommodation, planning adventures & activities, obtaining classic books, and much more.

 CLICK HERE to see the great list to get you started today or search the articles here.

Visit Cuba – A Coloring Book For Those With A Passion For Cuba

Visit Cuba – A Coloring Book For Those With A Passion For Cuba

Visit Cuba

 A Coloring Book For Those With A Passion For Cuba

 

A Book Review:

Visit Cuba is the perfect gift for travelers, children and artistic adults alike. The Bucket List Project’s first travel inspired coloring book is a fun, lighthearted journey through vintage tourism posters, encouraging the artist to make the colorful heritage of Cuba their own. Travel enthusiasts will find themselves dreaming of the tropical island and wanting to book a trip immediately. Children will love to color the enchanting pictures and stay busy for hours. And adults will sit down to a beautiful canvas of pages that will help relieve stress and transport them to another world. You can’t go wrong with Visit Cuba, and we can only hope that this is merely the first in a line of coloring books from The Bucket List Project that showcase the world’s beauty and heighten our wanderlust in the best way.

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How To Purchase

Visit Cuba is published and shipped by Lulu Publishing.  Lulu offers the expertise, independence and flexibility to buy and share what you love with the world. They are passionate about providing a remarkable experience for you to tell stories, share knowledge and fulfill your creative potential. To obtain your own Visit Cuba Coloring Book CLICK HERE!

Product Details

Title: Visit Cuba
ISBN: 9781365589577
Publisher: The Bucket List Project
Published: January 27, 2017
Language: English
Pages: 44
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Black & white
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Dimensions (inches): 8.5 wide x 11 tall

Get your Visit Cuba Coloring Book by Clicking Here!

About Our Book Reviewer:

Darcee Snider is a Wyoming native, who appreciates the work ethic and strong values that growing up in the Cowboy State afforded her.  New Orleans has been a part of Darcee for a long time and she is excited to now be a part of New Orleans. She believes there is truly nowhere else like the Big Easy and the experiences it affords its citizens; she can’t wait to share them with the family and friends that are sure to visit.  Passion for literature, food, history, adventure and music are reasons why living in New Orleans is such an important part of Darcee’s story. She writes each chapter by enjoying the wonders of the Carousel Bar, exploring the WWII Museum, walking the streets of Uptown, navigating the hidden gems of the French Quarter and eating a Po-Boy at Mahony’s. Visit Darcee’s blog at http://www.BackRoadsAndBootStraps.com

Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer

Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer

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Every December and in February around my birthday, my mother calls me with the same dreaded question, “What do you want for a present this year?” Gift giving can be stressful overall, but it can be even worse for that bucket list adventurer in your life.  What do you give to a person who is constantly skating around the world searching for adventures?  Well, I began scouring the web to find gifts ideas to give my mom and came up with a handy Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer!

I categorized my Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer to make it easier for you to use.  So feel free to click on any of the links below or scroll down to see them all!

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Gifts to Make Traveling Easier

Angel Baby Car Seat Travel Bag

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When I fly, I inevitably see parents lugging around their child’s car seat in the most awkward way – along with their own carry on bag and of course their child.  It looks quite uncomfortable, but no more! With the Angel Baby car seat, you receive a universal bag that fits most Car Seats, Booster Seats, Infant Carriers, and more! It also has convenient carrying handle and drawstring adjustable lock for easy open/close with an ID TAG for identification.

Buy it from: AngelDirectProducts


RFID Blocking Leather Passport Wallet

rfid-passport-walletHandcrafted in soft leather, this ultra sleek passport cover not only looks smart, it protects your passport and credit cards in this RFID-blocking leather Passport Wallet. This will help prevent identity theft by stopping sensitive personal data from being stolen. Knowing your personal and credit card information is protected from digital thieves will allow you to travel in confidence .

Buy it from: ETSY


Travel Checklists for Packing, Outfit Planning, and Shopping

travel-checklistsI am a list person because I get distracted easily.  So these lists are great to help you stay organized while preparing for your travels.  With the TRAVEL PACKING CHECKLISTS  you can instantly download a 9 page organizer to make packing for your next vacation smooth and simple.

Buy now From: PeoplesLifeOnPaper


Water Bottle Holder

water-bottle-holderEveryone drinks bottle water while traveling, but carrying around those bottles can be annoying.  These water bottle holders are great for travel, taking a walk or bike ride – anywhere you are on the move and want to take a drink with you. You can clip it to your belt loop, your bag or backpack, fanny pack … you name it.

Buy it From: Amy’s Red Threads


Custom Luggage Handle Wraps

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So probably one of the worst parts of travel is trying to find your bags on the carousel at baggage claim, especially since most suitcases are black.  But now you can create your own monogrammed luggage finders! These Custom Luggage Handle Wraps are sure to keep your bags safe and stylish, sporting your own custom design.

Buy them from: ChicMonogram

 


Travel Insurance from World Nomads

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Travel insurance isn’t always high on the Bucket List Adventurer’s list of gifts, but it is probably one of the most important.  Don’t get me wrong, I hope you never need to use it, but Travel Insurance from World of Nomads is an important safety net when things go wrong while traveling.  What I like is that they cover all kinds of things: illness, theft, flight cancellations, and of course accidents – even from adventure sports. 

Get a Free Quote from: World Nomads

 


 

ELECTRONIC TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

Engraved Portable USB Power Bank

engraved-portable-power-bankPortable Power Banks are life savers when your devices are dying but you can’t find a place to plug in.  This portable bank charger fits in jean pockets, purses, includes a USB charger and comes in three colors: black, pink, or blue. Use it to recharge  mobiles, tablets, laptops, or hybrids plus FastSelling can engrave your name, logo, or whatever you like to personalize it at no extra cost.

Buy it from: FastSelling


Leather Travel Cord Organizer

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We experienced the frustration of digging your earphones out of the bottom of a bag, only to find them all knotted up.  Well with the Leather Travel Cord Organizer you can keep your earbuds and Lightning iPhone charger untangled and organized. This handy leather keeper is available in tons of colors too!

Buy it from: Exsect

 


Handmade Leather Cord Wrap Organizer

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In today’s day and age cords are a necessary evil.  With the Handmade Leather Cord Wrap Organizer you can store all laptop, mobile, camera, portable power cell, or any electronic plug adapter.  These beautiful handmade leather wraps can even be personalized with your initials or name.

Buy if From: Sinevir 

 


Gifts for the Male Bucket List Adventurer

Travel Mini Bar

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Reminiscent of the days of traveling snake oil salesmen, is this quaint original design from Cold Creek Brewing. A vintage-styled wooden container which comes with four 2oz. bottles (approx 1 1/4″ shots per bottle!) with aluminum screw on lids, and it’s own little funnel. The Travel Mini Bar is a perfect accessory for camping, planes, or wherever your going!

Buy it from: Cold Creek Brewing


Custom Map Cufflinks

custom-map-cufflinksI love cufflinks!  Even for the Bucket List Adventurer, there are times when you want to dress up and look sharp!  With these Custom Map Cufflinks you will make an impression while exploring your favorite travel destination or at events at home!  Brass And Chain can help you create your own vintage map cufflinks made of Antique Brass or Silver Plated.  You provide them with your preferred location (any city, state, or country in the world) to showcase.

Buy them from: Brass and Chain


Real Compass Cufflinks

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Like I said, I really love cuff links and I personally love my Real Compass Cufflinks.  There is something about wearing them that always strikes up a conversation about travel.  These handmade silver cuff links feature an actual working compass set in silver plated cufflink bases. The red arrow points North in case you get lost in your Tuxedo!

By them from: BjeweledVintage


Personalized Wood Pocket Knife

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Growing up in the Scouts, everyone had a pocket knife and as an adult traveler, I don’t ever leave home without mine.  Sin City Engravers offers a beautiful wooden multi-tool pocket knife that can be individually engraved on both sides. Every knife is 5/8” thick and offers 7 individual tools.  All tools are stainless steel and the handle is solid hardwood.

But it from: Sin City Engravers 


Gifts for the Female Bucket List Adventurer

Travel Infinity Scarf with a Secret Pocket

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The 100% cotton Travel Infinity Scarf is the perfect gift, measuring about 66 inches around and about 10 inches wide. It is made to wrap around twice, resting nicely on your neck and chest.  The best part? It has a SECRET POCKET with a hidden zipper to hold your passport and tickets while you’re bustling through the busy airports. Amazing, right? The pocket measures about 7 inches wide by 6 inches tall, which is the perfect size for a passport, ID card, credit card, etc.

Buy it From: Pierron Designs


Extra Large Hanging Toiletry Bag

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The Lilliput Hanging Toiletries Bag will be your perfect travel companion: with its functional design, sturdy construction and attention to details, it reinvents your organizational needs when you need it most. You can now keep a large variety of products and travel essentials in ONE single bag.

Buy it from: Lilliput Bags


Personalized Map Pendant

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The Personalized Map Pendant necklace makes a thoughtful gift for any traveler, wanderer, or long distance love.  This custom map necklace is the perfect piece of map jewelry to keep any place close to your heart. Choose a place that is special to you and memorialize it forever in a beautiful recycled piece of jewelry that you will love and wear for years to come!

Buy it from: Favoring Brave

 


Aqua Border Zebra Print Sarong

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A sarong may be one of the most essential items of clothing a woman can bring while traveling.  Obviously, you can wear a sarong over a bathing suit, however xTheScarfShop offers beautiful sarongs that can be used in many ways.  Wear it as a cover-up, scarf, shawl, skirt, dress, or wrap.  The possibilities are endless.

Buy it from: xTheScarfShop


Books for the Bucket List Adventurer

Viva Cuba Coloring Book by Eric Gamblevisit-cuba

Do you wanderlust about Cuba?  Viva Cuba by Eric Gamble is a fun coloring book for children and adults alike. It is filled with ready to color pages for those dreaming of traveling to Cuba. The coloring book is presented by The Bucket List Project.

Buy it from: The Bucket List Project via Lulu


 Bucket List Travel Journal

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 The Bucket List Travel Journal is a great journal for listing and planning all the goals and dreams you will complete in this lifetime.  It is made with 60 lb. unlined paper for writing, planning, sketching and keeping all the little tokens from the road.  Each journal contains a different set of repurposed maps to inspire travel beyond one’s comfort zone.

Buy it from: Tremundo Journals


How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes

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I love this Book! How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes will show you how to make the system work for you in order to gain free flights, hotel rooms, find alternative accommodation, get into attractions for free, websites to find the best deals, as well as detailed costs and saving tips for destinations around the world. If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling the world – or maybe just taking your family to Disney or a trip to London, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day will give you the practical, step-by-step instructions to get your there.

Buy this Book from: Thrift Books


1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

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1,000 Places To See Before You Die reinvented the idea of the travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, “it tells you what is beautiful, what is fun, and what is just unforgettable everywhere on earth.”  There are 600 full-color photographs along with suggestions of places to stay, restaurants to visit, and festivals to check out.  As a result, you will find multi starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, while also seeing moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.

Buy it from: Books-A-Million


Learn with Babbel

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When you can speak another language, your world becomes bigger, richer, and more inspiring. Learn with Babbel is fun, easy and effective. Their motivation is to provide a user-friendly, solution that allows learners to acquire a foreign language in a fun but targeted way, regardless of time or place. Anyone can learn languages; this vision has driven the Babbel team since 2007. The market-leading app for online learning makes it easy to access languages from English to Indonesian either from home, or on the go with a smartphone or tablet.

Buy it from: Babbel


101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die by Matador Network

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Looking for a guidebook that isn’t full of tired, lame, or even BS travel information? 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die brings together the most irreverent and legit accounts of drinking, nightlife and travel culture around the world. Part guide, part social commentary, part party invitation, 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die gives you all the info and inspiration you’ll need to find a good time!  

Buy it from: Books-A-Million


Gifts for the Home of a Bucket List Adventurer

Scratch Map of the World

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If you ever come to my house you will see my Scratch Map of the World hanging on my wall.  This scratch off map is an ideal gift for people who love to travel and explore the world. It will be a symbol of your past travels, all while reminding you that there are still many more exotic places, languages, cultures, foods, and people to explore.

Buy this from: SimaxLLC


Travel, Vacation, Adventure Fund Jartravel-vacation-adventure-fund-jar

The Travel,Vacation, Adventure Fund Jar is so much fun. It’s the ultimate vacation fund jar. Put it in an accessible place, an area where everyone can contribute to the fund and watch it grow.  The front of the jar is etched with an ADVENTURE license plate and world continents. The left and right sides are etched with travel and passport stamps, plus a map of Rose Wind.

Buy it from: LaserScribeIt


World Map Shower Curtain

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I don’t know about you but I do some of my best day dreaming in the shower and these World Map Shower Curtains will have you thinking about where you want to travel next.  Mapology makes World Map Shower Curtains from vintage maps they restore.  They print each beautifully printed curtain in soft polyester fabric and will change the entire look of your bathroom!

Buy if from: Mapology


Bucket List Ballpark Map Tracker

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Back in October, The Bucket List Project shared John Alo’s story, My Ultimate Baseball Bucketlist, of how he was on a mission to visit all Major League Baseball stadiums. With the Bucket List Ballpark Map Tracker, you will have an awesome way to track your mission of visiting all 30 baseball stadiums.  Each map features the 30 current ballparks, fun facts about the history of some of those parks, plus a section for you to personalize.

Buy it from: Northern Liberties


So what do you think of Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer?  Did you find new gifts for yourself or the Bucket List Adventurer in your life?  Is there something you recently found that would be perfect to add?  Let me know in the comments below!

The Way – A Movie Review

The Way – A Movie Review

The Way (2010)The Way by Emilio Estevez

Cast: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen and James Nesbitt

Director: Emilio Estevez

Synopsis: Martin Sheen plays an American doctor, Tom, who travels to France after his son (Emilio Estevez) dies while attempting to walk the Camino de Santiago. After he puts his son’s affairs in order, Tom decides to finish the journey in his stead. The Camino, also known as The Way of St. James proves to offer adventure and companionship around every turn – whether he wants it or not. His many experiences along “The Way,” help Tom realize what his son meant by “the life we live and the life we choose.”

Review:

Emilio Estevez brings Jack Hitt’s book to life in this stunning movie that showcases one man’s journey along the Camino de Santiago, a 490-mile pilgrimage (also known as The Way of St. James) across Spain.

When Tom’s (Martin Sheen) son unexpectedly passes away, he must travel to France to bring him home. When he arrives, he learns that his son died in his effort to walk the Camino de Santiago. Rather than return home, Tom decides to finish the pilgrimage in his honor.

Though Tom plans to walk The Way of St. James on his own, he soon meets and travels with three other pilgrims from around the world: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen) wanting to lose weight, a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger), who is trying to quit smoking and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt), who is struggling with writer’s block.

The film serves as a great reminder that there is much in this life that we forget to experience and rarely appreciate – our family, friends, this vast and amazing world, and often, our own spirituality. The cast is a perfect gang of misfits and certainly represent the characters one would meet along such an incredible journey. They are relatable; while driving the viewer crazy, they are also endearing and loveable.

As the pilgrims journey along The Way, they experience adventure, sadness, drama and humor; the viewer often feels as though they are walking the Camino with them. The film touches on a plethora of emotions and creates an unexpected impact on all who watch it.

Though the film is 123 minutes long, it moves quickly and the gorgeous landscape of Spain and France give the viewer a case of wanderlust and a desire to learn the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.”

The Way is exciting, dramatic and funny – well worth two hours of your time. It is currently available on Netflix or you can purchase it on DVD by our friends at Books-A-Million.  Just CLICK HERE and search “The Way” in the DVD category!

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Have you seen the movie, The Way? If so, tell us if/how it impacted you in the comments below.

Darcee SniderAbout Our Guest Poster:

Darcee Snider is a Wyoming native, who appreciates the work ethic and strong values that growing up in the Cowboy State afforded her.  New Orleans has been a part of Darcee for a long time and she is excited to now be a part of New Orleans. She believes there is truly nowhere else like the Big Easy and the experiences it affords its citizens; she can’t wait to share them with the family and friends that are sure to visit.  Passion for literature, food, history, adventure and music are reasons why living in New Orleans is such an important part of Darcee’s story. She writes each chapter by enjoying the wonders of the Carousel Bar, exploring the WWII Museum, walking the streets of Uptown, navigating the hidden gems of the French Quarter and eating a Po-Boy at Mahony’s.