#388: Hike to Havasu Falls

LOCATION: Havasupai Indian Reservation, Arizona   ABOUT THE AREA Havasu Falls is located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation outside of Peach Springs, Arizona. The falls are known for their natural pools which are created by mineralization. High calcium carbonate in … Continue reading

#385: Swim in a Great White Shark Cage

Gansbaai, South Africa Swimming in a great white shark cage has been a dream of mine for quite some time. I went in my first tiger shark cage when I visited Hawaii in 2005. I was hooked. I knew I … Continue reading

#382, 383 and 384: Cross the Equator, Go to Africa, Go to Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa Holy bucket list Batman, I completed THREE goals on one post! Granted, I could write about each one of these individually, but they go hand in hand. I could cross the equator going somewhere else, but … Continue reading

#377: Complete a Race a Month for a Year

My goal for 2015 was to run ONE race per MONTH for the entire year. This was no easy task to complete either and I learned a lot about myself and the perseverance I am willing to take on. I … Continue reading

#376: Swim with Whale Sharks

Location: La Paz, Mexico Whale sharks are not exactly whales, and not exactly sharks, which can cause some confusion when I tell someone I’m going to go swim with a whale shark. A whale shark is a slow moving filter … Continue reading

#366: Complete a Triathlon

LOCATION: Buckroe Beach, Hampton, Virginia I debated whether or not to count this since this triathlon was a very miniature one on the scale of triathlons. However, after looking up the rules of triathlons, it is a recognized event! Triathlons … Continue reading

#361: Go to Scotland

    LOCATION: Edinburgh, Scotland Thursday, May 14: We got up early (3am) to make our 6am flight on Ryan Air to Edinburgh (pronounced Ed In Bur Ro, not like Pittsburgh). A flight to Scotland is CHEAP, about $25. But, … Continue reading

#360: Kiss the Blarney Stone

  LOCATION: Blarney Castle. Cork, Ireland The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone (the same stone as Stonehenge) built into the Blarney Castle located in Cork, Ireland. Legend has it that kissing the stone will give you the gift … Continue reading

#348: Swim in a Waterfall

LOCATION: Dunns River Falls, Ochos Rios, Jamaica Dunns River Falls is one of the top attractions in the Jamaican area and based on my experience there I would definitely say don’t miss out on this incredible trip. Dunns River Falls … Continue reading

#346: Visit Chichen Itza

  LOCATION: Yucatan, Mexico Chichen Itza is something I’ve been wanting to see for awhile now and did not get the chance to go in 2010 when I visited Cozumel. When it’s a 14 hour tour and 8 hours of … Continue reading

#336: Rappel from a Waterfall

LOCATION: Christopher Creek Canyon, Payson, Arizona   My trip with Becky to Puerto Rico was supposed to check off a waterfall rappel, however, due to extreme flooding, Puerto Rico was not the place for us to experience this activity. Luckily, … Continue reading

#334: Dive Silfra

LOCATION: Reykjavik, Iceland             Silfra is a dive location in Thingvellir National Park that is between the two continental plates of North America and Europe. The water is the clearest in the world since it is filtered through the lava … Continue reading

#333 Go to Iceland

LOCATION: Reykjavik, Iceland I’m notorious for finding a cheap flight and just going on a whim on my own vacation, so I was surprised that when I suggested the cheap flight from DC to Iceland that 8 of my close … Continue reading

#328: Go to Puerto Rico

LOCATION: San Juan, Puerto Rico Friday, December 13th: Puerto Rico was chosen by my friend, Becky, due to the fact she didn’t have a passport and this was American territory. Nice way of getting out of the country, without being … Continue reading

#326: Rappel from a Building

LOCATION: SunTrust building, Richmond VA I think my goal in life is to rappel from everything I can possibly rappel from. I certainly have wanted to rappel from a building for awhile. The Over the Edge Special Olympics charity has … Continue reading

#325: Take a Ghost Tour of the Old City Jail in Charleston

LOCATION: Charleston, SC When I went to Charleston a few months ago, the Old City Jail intrigued me with its dark gloom over the city. The jail was operational from 1802 until 1939 and is known to be haunted by … Continue reading

#322: Stand on a NFL Football Field

LOCATION: San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park. San Francisco, California. This post is part of my San Diego/San Francisco trip series. This is the end of the series. I’ve seen many tours of stadiums online before, but never where you could … Continue reading

#321: Take a Night Tour of Alcatraz

LOCATION: Alcatraz Island. San Francisco, California. This post is part of my San Diego/San Francisco trip series. My first attempt to see Alcatraz was in 2011 on my last trip to San Francisco. After hearing wonderful things about the night … Continue reading

#318: Attend Comic-Con in Costume

LOCATION: Comic-Con International Convention Center. San Diego, California This post is part of my San Diego/San Francisco trip series. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved superheroes. My Dad is definitely a big contributor to my fan-hood since he’s … Continue reading

#317: Snorkel in La Jolla Cove

LOCATION: La Jolla, California This post is part of my San Diego/San Francisco trip series. La Jolla Cove is a beach in La Jolla, San Diego. It is pretty small for the area, but is known as the “jewel” of … Continue reading

#314: Go Ghost Hunting

LOCATION: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania This post is part of my Gettysburg Trip Series. Do I believe in Ghosts? Yes and no. I think there are way too many encounter stories for something to not exist, but I haven’t had a true … Continue reading

#310: Hike Denali National Park

LOCATION: DenaliNational Park, Denali, Alaska This post is part of my Alaska Trip Series. DenaliNational   Park is a preserve over 6 million acres. Its main attraction is Mr. McKinley (Denali), the tallest mountain in North America. The Denali habitat … Continue reading