This might be a little bit of a #humblebrag, but can you blame us? Have you seen the new updates on Bucketlist?
Where in the world can you find crystal clear oceans, pristine beaches, the sweetest pineapple you’ve ever tasted and the home of the last dodo bird? Why Mauritius of course!
“Huh?” I can hear a lot of you going. Well let me take you on a journey to one of the most beautiful bucket list worthy destinations I have been to.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
The Science of the Extreme
Standing at the edge of a cliff, most people’s reactions would be to run and hide, right? So, why is it that some people would have the audacity to jump? It seems to go against all the laws of Mother Nature, but there must be something to these activities to draw so many people to do them. Turns out it may go back to man’s most basic instinct, fight or flight, caused by the production of adrenaline.
What’s the difference between dreams, goals, and reality?
In 2015 there is very little left that’s completely impossible to achieve. Space travel is becoming commercialize, we are more connected than ever to far off places, and ideas are shared between thousands of people in a single tweet.
The phenomenon that is ‘bucket lists’ really owes it’s catalyst to the 2007 movie “The Bucket List” – fantastic movie, and if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend you do. So here’s a little bit of a spoiler, the two main characters, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are both diagnosed with terminal illness’s, which is why they decide to pursue their dreams, before the clock runs out. And although the movie is chocked full of inspirational quotes and tear-jerking scenes, there was one scene, in particular, that really really resonated with me. (more…)
Have you ever scrolled through your Facebook or Instagram feed and suddenly be hit with an overwhelming feeling of missing out? It’s called FOMO or fear of missing out, and it’s not just a slang but a phenomenon – especially between young adults ages 18-30. You’re not alone, in fact citizen relations just released a study on this trend sweeping the world. Have you ever stopped to think how social media is affecting your choices and emotions? (more…)
“Do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.”
– Tim Ferris The 4-hour Workweek
From a young age, I really tried to fit in with the ‘cool kids,’ which was difficult considering since around the 5th grade I’ve been 5’11”. As so many people know at that age when you stand out in any way, you don’t fit-in. And when you’re growing up in a small-ish town, you tend to go to school with the same people, making it nearly impossible to reinvent yourself, or be seen in a different light. (more…)
What do watching a Netflix marathon, and running an actual marathon have in common? Well, believe it or not, they both take incredible amounts of time, dedication, and focus, but in the former you’re also likely to gain a very big butt, and not a lot more. I myself, stand in front of you a – more – reformed Netflix addict. During my university days, and post university years, I would indulge in entire seasons of Orange is the New Black or Game of Thrones, like it was nobodies business. And when it was done, hours had passed but nothing had changed, for the worse or the better. It was extremely cathartic and comforting to spend my time in a way where you’re certain of the outcome, in a period of my life when so many other aspects seemed to be out of my control. But at the end of the day, it was a physically and mentally an unhealthy lifestyle to continue.
Everyday there are fabulously exotic festivals & celebrations around the world. Here are some of our favorite events of things you have to experience for yourself.
With a name like “Molten Iron Throwing” you know it has to be good. In this illumining festival talented blacksmiths celebrate the end of the Lunar New Year in style by throwing molten metal against cold stone wall to create an explosion of sparks and light. Nothing I write can truly compete with the spectacle, so take a look as the experts light up the night in the Yu County Lantern Festival.