#401 See Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

LOCATION: The Majestic Theater, New York City The Phantom of the Opera could not be a more iconic play to go see. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, it is about a mysterious, disfigured man who becomes obsessed with a woman … Continue reading

#389: Go Apple Picking

LOCATION: Carter Mountain Orchard, Charlottesville, VA First things first. HOLY BUCKET LIST HIATUS! It has been awhile since I last did something, and let me tell you, it has not been without trying! I’ve attempted to go to a hot … Continue reading

#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

#380: Spend the Night in a Haunted Hotel

 Casablanca Inn. St. Augustine, Florida The Casablanca Inn is known for being one of the most haunted locations in St. Augustine. It was built in 1914 and was known as the Matanzas Hotel since it overlooked the Matanzas Bay. It … 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

#371: Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

LOCATION: Harmony Hills Bed & Breakfast, Nelson County, VA I’ve been wanting to stay in a bed and breakfast for awhile now. While looking up various ones, I’ve noticed that a lot only offer a continental style breakfast. My stipulation … Continue reading

#365: Go to Nashville

Location: Nashville, Tennesee I’ve wanted to go to Nashville for a few years now. Something about the live music scene just seemed like a big drawl to me. However, I’m glad I waited since now I’m actually into country music … Continue reading

#364: Go to the Old Jameson Distillery

  LOCATION: Old Jameson Distillery. Dublin, Ireland The Old Jameson Distillery is another MUST tourist attraction in Dublin. Ireland locals like to drink, so might as well do what they do.   The distillery has since been moved out of … 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

#353: Go to the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

LOCATION: Washington DC The Cherry Blossom Festival in DC has been something I’ve been trying to accomplish nearly 4 years now. It’s especially hard when you have to plan a trip there right when the trees bloom, and determining their … 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

#344: Tour an Active Aircraft Carrier

LOCATION: CVN 71 Theodore Roosevelt. Norfolk, VA It’s not often you get to take a tour of an aircraft carrier that is still in use. I’ve been aboard the Midway in San Diego. Since it’s been turned into a museum, … Continue reading

#343: Go to the Eastern State Penitentiary

LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA The Eastern State Penitentiary is a prison located in Philadelphia. It was used from 1829 to 1971 and is known as the most famous and expensive prison in the world. Today, it is a crumbled home to … Continue reading

#337: Go to Antelope Canyon

LOCATION: Page, Arizona Way out in Page, Arizona there is a small crack in a rock wall that contains one of the most beautiful, and most visited slot canyons in the world. Antelope Canyon is located on Navajo land and … 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