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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.
Riding the Edinburgh Wheel
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.
Kayaking in a Caribbean mangrove swamp
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 this one
Taking in a Flamenco show in South America
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.
A stroll through this walled cities cobblestoned streets one is in awe of its well preserved colorful buildings, wooden balconies, hanging flower blooms and horse drawn carriages. Its like a walk back in time, though the equatorial sun can push well above 35C.
A Tour through Newfoundland and Iceberg Alley
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.
Spectator at European Football Game
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.
Caribbean Island hopping
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.
Air Boating Florida Everglade's
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.
Helicopter Tour into The Grand Canyon,
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 whats 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.
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
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.
Cartagena Colombia is one of the great colonial era cities of The America's. Its located on the Caribbean and generally experiences a sticky humidity year round. The old walled city features colorful well maintained Spanish architecture and thus has a feeling as if your walking through time.
The nearby beaches are another story. They have a wild exuberance that won't be found anywhere other than South America. The beach is generally packed with hordes of Argentinians during the winter season (Nov - Jan.), though other nationalities can also be seen but in much reduced numbers.
The Caribbean Dutch-French island of St Maarten / St Martin is a great place to watch planes while taking in a margarita.
Other than great restaurants and shopping, this little Caribbean gem has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.