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To Live, is to live one's life's with true passion and zest while seeking unique experiences that challenge our psychological and spiritual limitations thus expanding our being while fulfilling our lifestyle needs and our own personal life bucket list.
Vienna Austria is without a doubt the most beautiful city in Europe. Its a city of rich culture, gorgeous architecture and is a model city for large cities everywhere.
A ferry ride across the St Lawrence River affords a splendid view of the majestic skyline of Old Quebec City.
The town of Lévis lies on the south shore. Its steeped in its own rich history and makes for a great day trip from Quebec City.
Walking the centuries old cobblestoned streets of Quebec City is reminiscent of life as it may have been during the colonial French rule of North America.
As one of the only walled cities in all of the America's; todays Quebec city comes alive in the spring with its many European like cafés. street buskers and its artisan boutiques.
Old Quebec City includes North America's oldest shopping district. The summer months are quite lively with the arrival of cruise ship patrons and the music festival season.
For those that can tolerate the winters, the Winter Carnival is definitely worth a visit.
Imagine a long weekend a way to see one or your favorite bands in one of North America's oldest, exotic and most beautiful cities.
Taking the train across the majestic and wild Canadian country side takes on a whole new meaning when your end goal is to watch the band Megadeth live in Quebec City.
The 7 hour train ride was well worth the adventure.
The Caribbean and its many warm beautiful beaches makes for a great escape from the Icey cold and dark Northern winter nights.
Its sugar colored sands, warm seas, turquoise waters and a cold drink makes for a relaxing and recharging holiday.
Every island is a little different from the next. So get your passport ready, there's lots to see and do.
As luck would have it The Boxing day races were on in Barbados upon my visit. The race was held under the mid-day hot Caribbean sun. The horses were stunningly beautiful and performed quite well on this day.
It was a fun day despite not winning the daily double.
The Fort Edmonton Park which includes the 1846 Hudson Bay trading post "Fort Edmonton", offers a unique opportunity to explore the colonial west in a re-created prairie town. The town includes a steam train, 100 year old street car, a 19th century traveling circus, saloon, masonic hall, tea room, theatre, little white churches, native indigenous display and horse and carriage rides. Its like a Disney World like experience of the old west.
The West Edmonton Mall is ranked as one of the largest malls in the world. It features some 800 store ranging from the traditional dollar store all the way up to luxury brand stores as Omega and Coach.
Apart from the shopping, there is over 100 unique restaurants; the worlds largest indoor theme park, a 5 acre Water Park, 2 hotels, casino, NHL sized ice rink, a lake with Pirate ship, theatres etc. etc. One can easily spend 4 hours here quite easily and still not see the entire mall.
The living history museum of Fort Edmonton Park provides the perfect back drop for riding a century old Steam train and or Street car.
Whisking through the park on either transports the rider back through time, as one rides through the parks re-created prairie township lined with little white churches, old store fronts and waving staff dressed in periodic garb.
The beautiful medieval city of Edinburgh Scotland really comes alive under the rare sunshine of a July summers day.
A perfect time to partake in riding its Ferris Wheel which graces the picturesque Princess Street Gardens.
From its peak it affords majestic views of Edinburgh Castle, the historic Old Town the Georgian New Town; and one can also hear the sounds of bag piper music traveling in the wind. SHOP Edinburgh swag
Kayaking provides a unique way of experiencing nature in its natural and intimate environment. With Ocean levels said to be rising, rare and distinct saline woodlands could be disappearing like the Dodo's. The one as shown in the video is some 900 years old.
Mangroves provide a rich habitat which includes Pelican's and a variety of colorful fish that are adaptable to its brackish conditions. Fortunately there are no crocodiles in these mangroves SHOP Bonaire Swag
It is a very exhilarating to be overseas and to partake in local cultural festivities as a Live Flamenco show as seen here in the old Spanish colonial city of Cartagena of the Indies.
SHSA stroll through this walled cities cobblestoned streets one is in awe of its well preserved colorful buildings, wooden balconies, hanging flower blooms. SHOP Cartagena Swag
High on my bucket-list for many years was to tour through one of North America's oldest European settlements "Newfoundland:".
This rugged isolated Canadian province and former British colony only joined Canada in 1949, It is steeped in history and folklore and today its capital city of St. John's boasts of having the most pubs per capita than anywhere else in North America.
Other than pubs and music it's also renowned for Iceberg watching. SHOP Newfoundland Swag
Watching a football game in Europe is much more of a lively and vocal spectator experience than in the likes of North America. Its a also more of a sport purist atmosphere. Gone are the jumbotron score boards, the fireworks, the half time show and even beer and pizza slices. Its definitely worth the experience. SHOP European Swag
There are some 700 islands in the Caribbean. I have personally visited dozens of them and I can attest they are each different and offer the explorer their own unique charms. While most operate as independent island nations, each has a rich history blending the cultures of indigenous, African, European and North America influences over numerous century's.
The video features a Go-Pro driving tour of the Dutch ruled island of St Eustatius. SHOP Caribbean Swag
No trip to America's sunshine state is complete without a trip to the world famous Everglades. Air Boating as shown here is the way to go, but keep your hands in as there are lots of gators. SHOP Miami Collection
The Grand Canyon. was a place I always wanted to travel to and experience. Its so massive in fact you don't realize it until your flying overhead at 38k'.
To actually fly into the GC via a helicopter, and walk under its towering mile high walls is a truly spiritual experience. It is totally quiet. No sound what's so ever. Kind of strange but a real moving experience in and of itself to experience total silence for the first time in your life, it is a must travel destination.
I've seen extreme land sailing on TV before, usually from the desert regions of the American South West. To my surprise when I I traveled to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, they too had a track dedicated to this extreme lifestyle sport.
What makes Bonaire a unique travel destination, is its location just 80 km off the South America. Like its sister islands of Aruba and Curacao, there is constant trade winds with average wind speeds around 30 km an hour. The is perfect place therefore for land sailing. The Kart speed itself depends on the driver's willingness to push the envelope. Otherwise Kart speeds could easily exceed 60 km and hour. Get ready to fly, Get ready to Live.
Medellin Colombia was on my Travel bucket list for many many years. Perhaps it was the thrill of visiting what once was considered an absolute No-Go zone aka the murder capital of the world. Medellin however, has since come a long way since the days of Carlo Escobar and the cartels and is now a must travel destination.
The "MetroCable" has enabled economic inclusiveness by allowing those living in the mountain barrios surrounding Medellin a way of reaching the down town core where economic opportunities abound this improving their lifestyle. The travel time takes a full hour, its amazing the noise that comes up from the barrios during the ride. SHOP Medellin Swag
San Diego is gem for its many miles of beautiful Pacific surfer beaches. Cycling the beach path from Mission Beach to La Jolla is a great way to travel and take in the Southern California surf culture and lifestyle. A relaxing all day beach ride with the occasional stop at an organic cafe, bar and or to partake in some of the amusement rides adds to the ambiance of this journey and makes you realize So.Cal. is a great place to live.
One extreme activity in Toronto Canada is the Edge Walk located at the top of the city's 553 m CN tower. Its advertises itself as the world’s highest hands free external walk on a building.
I can attest this is a most nerve racking and most fearful experience especially for those of us afraid of heights. First they suit you up with a kind of ground school of do's and don'ts. Then they load you into the elevator where its travels to the top floor. When the elevator door opens up, your breath is taken away by the sheer elevation of the platform. You muster all your strength to move your jelly like legs and think to yourself WTF. You've never felt much alive. What a rush what a lifestyle.
None the less - its a must for any extreme travel bucket list and worth every penny.
Copenhagen Denmark, has long been on my travel bucket list. The old canals originally built to provide a gateway to the sea from the old inner city. The canal today is lined with hundreds of lively bustling cafes along with well preserved architectural wonders from the 18th century. The canal cruise travel time is usually about an hour but really gives you an eye opening to how the Danes of today live and their lifestyle SHOP Copenhagen swag
One of my favorite cities is the city of Montreal, Quebec. Despite its size it maintains a real small city festive feel. To travel here, is like going to Europe without the transatlantic flight. You can really appreciate the lifestyle and the way the locals live. Like Europe it too has many sidewalk cafes, street festivals, great restaurants, artisan shops and lively attractions.
One of these attractions is the "Montreal Zipline'. It provides a Birdseye view of Old Montreal as you zip across Bonsecours island and the amusements of the Old Port.
There is no bigger thrill then seeing your favorite band in concert. Even better yet - following this said band on their tour across Europe as seen in the short video clip here aka. Metallica in Copenhagen.
Due to the ease of traveling across Europe and the proximity of the major cities, its thus very possible to travel the continent by train from city to city.
I have also utilized European discount airline carriers to fly between destinations.