The Odyssey
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      Travel Facts:

     Before he became an explorer, Amerigo Vespucci (for whom America is named) was a pickle merchant.
Vol. 8, Issue 4 © 2020
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:
Fire Safety While Traveling.

   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:
Plan for the Future.

  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:
Banned from Flying.

  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:
CDC Recommendations.

   Put a Pin In It


     Some bucket listers have maps of the United States or the world on their 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 Kehlsteinhaus

   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.  

Sept. — Nov. 2020





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





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"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."    — Theodore Roosevelt                    
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This Months Quiz:
The names of eight of our states begins with the letter "M". Without looking at a map, can you name them?
Traveling the world can be an exciting experience. However when we make a social blunder it can be an embarrasment that shames us beyond what we thought we could endure. That is why it is alwys good to know how to behave when immersing ourselves into a new and different culture. To keep yourself from such errors (or worse—becoming an ugly American), look up the social graces expected thoughout the world at this handy site where you can learn about the culture, language, people, beliefs, food, etiquette, and business practices (and more) of over 80 countries. The smart traveler is the one who knows before he goes.
https://www.commisceo-global.com/resources/country-guides
Before he became an explorer, Amerigo Vespucci (for whom America is named) was a pickle merchant.