I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about a blog; but, if you are ever so lucky to be inspired by somebody who aspires to fulfill the travel dreams and goals you have in life… then why the heck not? My blog is pretty freakin’ awesome (just kidding); but, if you aren’t already following my favorite blog – Bucket List Publications well, then it’s time to come out from that rock you’ve been trapped under.
On my other blog – Hey Cameron! We have a few awards that we give out on a regular basis – “Are You Kidding Me?” and “Cameron’s Shameless Free Advertising”. Sometimes, the Are You Kidding Me Award isn’t the award you want to receive. Because it’s typically for something that you shouldn’t have done. For example, my Dad got the award one month, because he wasn’t paying attention and our son (18mos at the time) was gnawing on a bottle cap. Then he tried to cover by saying “No worries. It will sharpen him teeth mon” (my Dad’s Jamaican by the way). I mean really… Are you kidding me? As my wife said… “He’s not a wolf!”. Of course, sometimes you can get the “Are You Kidding Me?” Award for things like zip lining through the treetops of a Costa Rican rainforest. Now THAT was fun! By the way… I still need to write a blog about that experience in Guanacaste, Costa Rica (May 2006). Sorry for the tease.
Cameron’s Shameless Free Advertising is just that. We don’t get paid to talk about them, and we aren’t skeered to share our knowledge and experience about the recipients of this prestigious award. Past recipients have been Target (LOVE Tar-jay!); Team in Training – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (1st class organization that is doing sooooo much for the cancer community); Movember – an awesome charity organization that I’m a part of that is changing the face of men’s health. Plus, we get to rock a wicked awesome mustache (Mo) every November; but, most of the time, it’s for our favorite restaurants and family road trip destinations. How cool would it be to award entire countries (like Slovenia) for their fantastic and highly underrated beauty and wonderful people?
I think you see where I’m going with this. Since I really don’t have enough material from my own travels to always talk about myself… I’ve decided to add a new dimension to my blogging experience and highlight people, places and things that resemble the epitome of my Austin GlobeTrekker slogan – TRAVEL | EXPLORE | DREAM | DISCOVER.
So, without further ado (what a stupid saying), the recipient of the Austin GlobeTrekker 1st ever “Are You Kidding Me?” AND “Cameron’s Shameless Free Advertising” Award goes to Lesley Carter – Bucket List Publications.
And here’s why… My favorite travel quote is “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” – St. Augustine. Trust me… I’m trying to read as many pages as humanly possible in this book we call life; but, often I get in my own way to accomplish the dreams and destinations I want to fulfill. Fjord Region, Norway; experiencing the Serengeti from a hot air balloon, jumping with the Masai tribesmen in Africa; feeling the sun rise AND set at Machu Piccu; Switzerland by train; hiking to Base Camp of Mt Everest @17,000ft; standing on the Charles Bridge in Prague; Bali – just Bali; or watching the Maori perform the Haka in New Zealand. Wait… already done that. HIGHLY recommend New Zealand, South Island by the way. I could go on and on. I’ve already experienced a significant amount of joy and happiness in my travels to approx 20 countries; but, travel is like people who get tattoos. You get one and it sticks with you. Then you have an unprecedented desire for more… and then more. I don’t have any tattoos by the way; but, a friend of mine described it that way. As Lesley so eloquently states in her blog…
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Because of her immense passion to not only travel; but, explore, dream AND discover, she has entered My Destination’s Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List Contest for a chance to win a trip around the world and $50,000! SIX months, SIX continents, All Expenses Paid, Your Choice of Destinations! AWESOME!
She is not my friend. I do not personally know her; But, I will tell you this… Lesley Carter has more genuine passion and love for travel, people, people who travel, locals, teaching and learning that she is the epitome of this contest. With deadline of March 31, 2013, the 7 of you that actually read my blog have a chance to help Lesley Carter WIN this contest! Here’s how. Watch the video below to see her My Destination video submission on Fiji, and learn more about her. After watching the video, click on logo in my sidebar, or the following link to VOTE – http://www.mydestination.com/users/lesley/bbb#tab
Right now, Lesley is in 1st Place. Let’s keep her there! After all, she is… The Most Interesting Travel Woman in the World!
Good Luck Lesley! CHEERS!
TRAVEL | EXPLORE | DREAM | DISCOVER