The Odyssey
Quote of the Month:
 

Travel Facts:

Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island has a Missouri zip code. On the day the park opened, the governor of California annexed the property to the state of Missouri, where the Mark Twain character lived.
This Months Quiz:

We are all familiar with the volcanoes of Mt. St. Helens, Krakatoa, and Kilauea, but can you match these volcanoes to their home country?


For the answers, see the
Q & A AND READER FEEDBACK
page.
Vol. 6, Issue 3 © 2018
Editorial

     Welcome to this months edition of the e-zine (some may prefer the term newsletter), "The Odyssey".  The Oxford Dictionary defines odyssey as "a long, adventurous journey".  And - since this is a bucket list e-zine and a bucket list deals with fulfilling the dreams of your life - the odyssey referred to here is your life.  This publication is broken down into sections that, I believe, would be most helpful to the bucket-lister.  So please view these pages and see what is offered.  Then, take the time to send me a note to let me know if there is anything you might be interested in hearing about or seeing included in future issues.  Currently, the magazine is updated four times a year - in March (springtime), June (summer), September (fall), and December (winter). 

     The e-zine's parent website is updated monthly and can be reached by clicking on "The Adventure Begins" link in the upper left hand corner.

     This section - the "editorial" contains my thoughts and comment to the bucket-lister and each issue has a new topic. Sometimes it's simply advice, at other times it may be more news-worthy, but it's always meant to be timely, useful, and entertaining.  

This issue:  Good Flight Etiquette.


   It's Time to Kick the Bucket!

     Let's "Kick the Bucket" and see what comes out!  This portion is of the magazine contains an original article with the bucket-lister in mind.  While it may often be travel related, some issues include such diverse topics as: unusual or exotic restaurants and culinary experiences, special events and local festivals, security and TSA related issues, historical figures that somehow tie in to a bucket list destination, and of course a variety of experiences and destinations you may or may not have on your bucket list. 

This issue:
The Smithsonian

  In the news.

    News that the bucket lister can use.  Whatever rocks your boat, whether it's a great tour, a national monument, an adventurous experience, or just a quiet getaway for two - if it's somethig you'd put on your bucket list, and if it's newsworthy, you'll find it here. 

This issue:  Arizona Memorial Closed Indefinately.

  Tony's Travel Tips


   
I include a quarterly travel related trip for the bucket-lister.  Although the section is titled "Tony's Travel Tips", it will often contain subjects that go beyond travel related suggestions.  Regardless, these tips are ment to: 1) help you organize your life, 2) reduce stress and give you a worry free travel experience, 3) help you feel more secure in your travels, 4) simplify your life so you can enjoy your adventures more, and 4) help you stay healthy in you journeys.

This issue:  Traveling with Checked Bags

   Put a Pin In It


     Some bucket listers have maps of the United States or the world on thier walls, which have become the pin-cushion of their dreams.  They've inserted multi-colored pins to show where they want to go and where they've been, and some - along with their destinations - have included lists of things they would like to do.  This section provides the reader with ideas of some places and / or events they may not have considered when developing their bucket list.  With every issue a new entry will - hopefully - spark the imagination of the reader and give them one more lifetime goal to look toward achieving. 

This issue: The Alamo


   Q & A and Reader Feedback


    Do you have a burning Bucket List question?  Send it to me and I will make every effort to find the answer.  Selected questions are posted in subsequent issues, and credit for asking is given the questioner. 

     If you have any comments or opinions about pieces that have appeared, or suggestions that you think might make interesting reading, send me your comments for consideration.  

June Aug. 2018





Get your year started off right!  Two books that should be on every "bucket-listers" shelf.

Trave Smart Travel Safe written to inform and protect the traveler of the unforseen and hazardous conditions they may encounter, whether traveling by land, sea, or air.  Knowing the risks, whether large or small, can make you a smart traveler; knowing how to handle yourself in those situations will make you a safe traveler.

A Life Fulfilled written with the bucket-lister in mind.  Here is a "how-to" book that guides you through the process of planning, financing, and achieving your bucket list goals. 

Both books are available from Amazon,  Books-a-million, and Barnes and Noble as well as directly from the publisher at  Booklocker.com.

Site of the Month:                             

The Adventure Begins

    "Know before you go" are words of wisdom we should all live by. Whether your planning a trip to Europe or Australia, or one of the lesser developed countries of Asia, Africa, or Central or South America, learn what you can about the countries society, govenment, and culture.  Here is one source that offers the traveler the latest information on a variety of levels most travelers tend to either over-look or simply not care about.
CIA World Factbook




Return To
1. Sakura-jima
2. Merapi      
3. Nyiragongo
4. Popocatepetl
5. Mount Teide
a. Mexico
b. Congo
c. Japan
d. Spain
e. Indonesia
"A head full of fears has no room for dreams."
                                                                                                               Anonymous