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TDBL Roundup – July 2013

Loving the lazy hazy days of summer??  Me too!

Here’s a roundup of what is happening at TDBL:  Happy to see some of my summer inspired posts are hitting the mark in the popularity stakes.  Travel Tips on where to stay in Plitvice Lakes National Park is out in front for the most popular post this July, followed by tips from the Ottawa Restaurant Bucket List project…I can only imagine how popular the Ottawa Patio Project (#OttPatioProject on twitter) will be when it hits the blogosphere – stay tuned…doing some hard core research over here!

Ottawa restaurants - Canal Ritz

This post really inspired me – you could say that it is a philosophy that transcends travel.  It is a concept I have been grappling with for a while now and am in awe of the courage of such a move – From Materialism to Minimalism.  It’s well worth the read.  Do you think you could do this?  I hope to move in that direction, but the tough question – could I really do it?

SUP in Muskoka

I still find it hard to believe that it has already been a month since my first major travel blogger conference experience.  I met so many great travel writers in Toronto.  I was a little star struck by some of the more prominent bloggers in the industry and revelled in catching up with blogger friends that I knew both online and in person.  There were two memories that will stand out prominently in my mind – my time in the RWTBEX (Flipkey) house and my 3 days in Explorers’ Edge where I shared some great quality time with a small group of fellow outdoor enthusiasts that I won’t soon forget.  Our group of 5 shared a lot of time together – we survived the Bushwallow back country on mountain bikes, played on the pristine waterways of the region and roared through Bear Claw’s trails on ATV’s like pros!  It has been fun to go back and read the various accounts of the trip through the eyes of my new found adventure partners.  We were all on the same trip, yet had such different experiences!  Here are a few of the tales from the Quintessential Canadian Wilderness Experience through the eyes of my fellow adventurers:

It wasn’t all wildlife and adventure at TBEX – segway tours in the distillery district and urban art also featured in my experience with a look behind the paint can on a Graffiti Tour through the streets of Toronto.

Tour Guys Toronto Graffiti tour - urban art on the streets of town

Of course, Travel Destination Bucket List is dedicated to bucket listable destinations and experiences.  I dream of exotic locales such as Petra in Jordan, cycling in Israel and the Christmas Markets of Germany.  Right in my own back yard, one of my bucket list dreams is to see the northern lights of Churchill, Manitoba.  What about you – does the ethereal glow of the northern sky have you daydreaming of dawning a parka and battling the cold?  Hard to imagine as we are sitting through such a hot summer, but let Emma’s Bucket List tantalize your travel tastebuds and you tell me if you still would love to see the Northern Lights?  Or perhaps, my good friend Craig at Stay Adventurous might tantalize your imagination as he has mine on his trip to Churchill Manitoba, pushing the experience further up my wish list with his account of the Northern Lights experience!

Looking for a few tips for your summer travel season? If you are flying across a few time zones, you may want to consider these Tips for Overcoming Jetlag.  What are you doing to arrive fresh and ready to explore??  Hint: staying hydrated is key!  Pass the water please!

One final share – I couldn’t help myself!!!   Flag-Jackers…have you come across any of these people on your path?

Where ever your travel dreams take you…live life to the fullest.  Get out there and follow your passion!

Words to live by

Happy travels.

About Anita Mac

The bucket list just keeps growing! The more I cross off - the more exciting new destinations and activities I find! I have been fortunate enough to travel a considerable distance over the years. My love of many things, including travel, cycling, kayaking and photography fit together like hand and glove. I have to keep asking myself....where to next? I am happy to share my travels and photography through my blogs: http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com and http://anitamacphotos.wordpress.com Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! On to the next adventure!


10 thoughts on “TDBL Roundup – July 2013

  1. Hey there! Thanks so much for the mention! I’ve been so busy doing all of my summer stuff that I haven’t had time to write much-slap on my wrists-you’ve inspired me to catch up! 🙂

    Posted by Emma's Bucket List | July 31, 2013, 9:32 am
  2. Love the post… again… 🙂 (still in need of a holiday…

    Posted by The Rider | July 31, 2013, 10:50 am
  3. Anita,
    Interesting group of roundup pics and info…especially the last one! glad you’re having a great summer.

    Posted by Michael Doran | July 31, 2013, 12:01 pm
  4. I’ve been enjoying your posts, Anita, just dreaming of summer………a lot of your excursions look quite idyllic, and the weather enviable……

    Posted by frugalfirstclasstravel | August 1, 2013, 5:44 am
  5. Nice Photos…Specially the wall painting….. your pose is matching with the painting

    Posted by Ian Mcindoe | August 3, 2013, 2:54 am
  6. Love that saying in the last photo – ESCAPE is key to living a Happy & Healthy Life:) Have a Great One!

    Posted by cravesadventure | August 8, 2013, 12:44 pm

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