Review: The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small – Kath Stathers


The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small – Kath Stathers

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

Title: The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

Author: Kath Stathers

Release Date: April 4, 2017

Publisher: Universe Publishing

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 496

Source: Birthday Gift

With 1,000 adventures for all ages, it’s never too soon or too late to begin the things you’ve only dreamed of doing.

We all have things we’d like to do–one day–but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. From glassblowing in the Czech Republic to swimming with dolphins in New Zealand, The Bucket List is the perfect gift for the passionate traveler–an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more.

Each activity is location-specific and as geographically unique as bird-watching in Kenya or driving through clouds in Sri Lanka, as well as other to-dos that can be done anywhere, such as sketching a sunset behind an architectural monument. In addition to classic outdoor pursuits, the book contains advice on how to achieve some of the most popular goals for people of all ages: direct a movie, learn to play an instrument, make pottery, protect an endangered species, name a star, try a new cuisine, or learn a new language. Whether you are more active or laid-back, serious-minded or lighthearted, you are bound to discover new, stimulating activities.

5 out of 5 stars


This book was beautiful and such an amazing read. Traveling in general is something I’m passionate about, so having a whole book dedicated to all the adventures you can take around the world was perfect for me.

There are so many different adventures I want to take right now, but I’m most drawn to those in Europe and in Thailand and the Philippines. I love the history and culture of Europe, and am so excited to go there. I plan on studying abroad, so that will help to cross some of these amazing trips off my bucket list. I also love the idea of tropical travel through Thailand and the Philippines. The beautiful clear waters and cheap accommodations are calling my name!

I recommend this book to anyone who loves traveling and looking at beautiful photography!

Traveling


I was in my boring high school classes today, and I was thinking about it; I wish that I could be in books so I would get to go to really cool places. Not that I don’t pay attention in class, (…) but I do have some wandering thoughts occasionally. I am going out of the country for the first time this summer, and I’m beyond excited. I’ve always wanted to travel, and have ALWAYS wanted to travel to Europe, and I finally get to. I was also thinking about the actual likelihood that I was born in the United States in a small town in the Midwest, and it’s pretty remarkable that I got placed in such a remote town. I feel like I am meant to live in Europe and be surrounded by different accents and different languages for the rest of my life, but for now the only traveling I get to do (UNTIL SUMMER) is through books.

While doing the small amount of traveling I’ve done, I feel like I’m meant to fly across the world and see different things. I’m supposed to learn a few different languages. I am meant to live a life full of adventure, but again, the only adventure I get right now is through the books that I read.

While reading The Infernal Devices, I understood even more than normal, how I feel like I’m supposed to live in England. England is my dream to those of you who are new around here. I talk about England and traveling there at least once a day, not even kidding. Anyway, after reading about Victorian London I feel like I just need to hop on a plane right now and travel across the Atlantic.

While reading the Just One Day series, I felt like I was supposed to go to those little (somewhat sketchy) pubs all over Europe. I want to experience the outskirts of widely known places. I want to go to indie bookstores in Paris, London, Madrid. I want to drink a real Italian coffee, and eat a real French macaroon.

I feel like my real goal in life is to live for adventure. I want to travel, and fly across the oceans, and take boats across lakes, and go white water rafting, ziplining, cliff jumping, sky diving, travel by train, go to pubs in England, see the Eiffel Tower, see Buckingham Palace, visit the Harry Potter castle. I want some adventure in my life.

Also, to everyone who gets to travel often, I think it’s unfair, and you should bring me with you ;)

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