2016 Bucket List Recap

2016 Bucket List Recap

At the beginning of 2016 I shared my Bucket List. It consists of all the travel related things I wished to accomplish this year. I think I did a pretty decent job at do most of the things on my list. I even was able to add some things that weren't originally on the list. Overall this year has been great and I'm so happy I was ale to experience everything I did this past year.

I figured now would be the perfect time to recap my year and see how it compared to my list. 

Ft Lauderdale Beach Staycation For a Busy Mom

Ft Lauderdale Beach Staycation For a Busy Mom

A couple of weeks ago I decided I needed to get away before the kids go had to go back to school. So, I planned a short staycation on Ft.Lauderdale Beach. 

For those who don't know what a staycation is, it's when you take a vacation and stay locally instead of going out of town. It's something I do every once in a while. It allows me to save money on transportation and it gives me the satisfaction of being on vacation without being too far away from home.

My Day Trip to Newport Rhode Island

My Day Trip to Newport Rhode Island

Back in June I took a trip with my daughter to Rhode Island for the Trampoline & Tumbling National Championships. We were there for five beautiful days. We were lucky because we had one entire day to ourselves in between preliminaries and finals to explore. Since this was our first in in Rhode Island our AirBNB host suggested we drive over to Newport and tour one of the mansions. I discussed it with Mini Me and we decided to go check it out.  

Dallas In A Weekend

My main purpose for the visit was to go to the Dallas T&T Cup in which my daughter was competing. T&T stands for Trampoline and Tumbling. It consists of 3 events ... Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini Trampoline (which is referred to as Double Mini). It's a national competition with thousand of gymnasts from around the country competing. What an amazing experience for my daughter as well as my son and myself.

5 Ways To Explore Your Own Backyard

Travel and exploration doesn't always mean you have to buy an airplane ticket or drive cross county. How many people can safely say they know every inch of their state or better yet their city. Not many I'm sure. All this talk about travel and we think it has to involve going out of the county or state. But the truth is you can find adventure anywhere even in your backyard. There are probably so many places in your area that you still don't even know about. They are waiting for you to explore them. Here's how to find them.

Exploring Miami - Helicopter Ride

We're constantly changing. Every life event, every person we meet and every decision we make leads us to a greater understanding of ourselves. This includes exploring yourself as well as the world around you. Sometimes exploring yourself can simply mean exploring the world around you. This is what Exploring Shawna means to me. Learning about myself by exploring life and the world around me.