Travel bucket list status: In a sea plane, sexy PR motels, waterfall restaurants

Welcome to another edition of Travel Bucket List Wednesdays. Today I’m excited to talk about certain items that I’ve recently crossed off my travel bucket list, in addition to inspiration anew. I’ve been stumbling upon great things to do and, naturally, added them to my extensive list. Hope you are inspired, share your own travel bucket list items on Mr. Linky below, tweet all content with #TravelBL, and spread the word! Let’s help each other realize all our travel dreams together, no impending-death-pass required 😉

Small plane ride over the ocean

This item has been on my travel bucket list for quite some time. Yet, I must admit that I was quite afraid to cross it off. While I’m not afraid of heights nor of planes, I do fear turbulence. It frightens me–a lot. And so it was my perception that a small plane = bad bad scary turbulence. Oh boy, how wrong I was! I passed my own fears and insecurities on a short plane ride with VAL (Vieques Air Link) from mainland Puerto Rico to Vieques Island. I even got the copilot seat!

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VAL flight over Caribbean Sea: San Juan – Vieques (Puerto Rico)

Waterfall Restaurant, Philippines

Inspiration anew! This amazing Waterfall Restaurant in the Philippines was added to my travel bucket list last week. Just looking at those pictures makes me feel refreshed. Wouldn’t you love for your local coffee shop to look just like it? Great office space!

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Take a dip mid-meal at the waterfall restaurant, Philippines

9 Places to See Before They Slip Away: National Geographic

This article by National Geographic made me think. It is one topic that has been a little overdone and yet, it should be. I’d like to think that every time one of these lists is published, people sit down and think about their impact on the environment, etc. I can only hope that these places will be protected further upon publication of one more article of this kind. On the other hand, I also feel a sense of urgency to visit these idyllic places and cross them of my travel bucket list ASAP. Fortunately, I can say I have visited one on this list: The Dead Sea. Many more left to go, though!

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The Maldives (Nic Adler, Flickr)

Stay at a sexy motel in Puerto Rico

Shhh–don’t tell momma I did this. Part of my press trip to Puerto Rico this month was to research and write an article about the sexy motels of the island. Notoriously, the “forbidden” ones on infamous Calle Número Uno (“Street Number One”). My willing partner and I stayed at two different ones and enjoyed most of its “sexy” amenities. The experiences were quite different at each establishment, plus I have taken glimpses at other ones, making for a quite interesting article próximamente. Shame? Heck no. I’m damn happy I’ve crossed this one off the R-rated travel bucket list (even if I had never mentioned it before) *place fresh mischievous grin here*

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Suite at one of the sexy motels.  Side, ceiling mirrors. Jacuzzi on the far left w/ mirror too

What’s on your travel bucket list? Share your links!

8 thoughts on “Travel bucket list status: In a sea plane, sexy PR motels, waterfall restaurants

  1. I just found your blog today and I been hooked. Your travels are so inspiring. I hope to travel extensively like you someday.
    The waterfall restaurant looks amazing. I’ve added it to my life list 🙂

  2. Hi, I just found your blog today, I have been so engrossred with it. You travels inspire me. I hope to travel extensively and experience all the awesome things someday. I loved that waterfall restaurant. Just borrowed it for my life list. 🙂

  3. I’ve taken small plane rides several times but mostly over land. Coming in to land in Negril, the plane is over water for a few minutes. It’s beautiful but the first time was a little scary as the plane felt like we were nose diving. I was glad when we landed. Wonder if that waterfall is man made?

    • Nose diving?! I would have freaked out! These plane rides didn’t feel that way at all.

      As for the waterfall restaurant: I believe it is artificial, yes.

  4. You certainly picked a wonderful place to take your small plane ride over the ocean! I’m always a little nervous flying over water (big or small plane). Great pics. I’ve also added the waterfall restaurant to my list!

    • Thanks, Cathy! As you can see, I was quite scared of that small plane ride over the ocean as well. Yet, it was so surprisingly smooth that, in fact, I can’t wait to do it again! Along the gorgeous views you get join your, I feel like I’m paying for an aerial tour while at the same time getting to another place much faster. Great value for money in my book! 🙂

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