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March 29, 2013


Travelling With Lesley Carter

by Julianne Mooney
Photo Credit: Bucketlist Publications

Photo Credit: Bucket List Publications

US travel writer and founder of Bucketlist Publications, Lesley Carter, believes in living life to the full. Jumping out of planes and off waterfalls is everyday life to her.I shudder when I think of jumping out of a plane. My memory of my parachute jump was flying in a tin can, jumping from a floating step, 5 seconds of exhilaration, screams from a loud speaker begging me to steer my parachute, an electric fence, being pulled through a field, a hospital and then 2 months on crutches.

I read Lesley’s adventures with a touch of envy. I jump out of a plane, I break an ankle; I swim with a dolphin, I end up with a broken nose; I go white-water rafting, we nearly drown. Do you see where this is going? I can explore the world to my hearts content, but I now tend to leave the extreme sports to others and Lesley is doing enough for the two of us!

Below are some of Lesley’s favourite holiday spots, top travel experiences and tips. Enjoy 🙂

Q: What has been your best travel adventure and why?
LC: My best travel adventure was Fiji! In 10 days, I was able to go skydiving, white-water rafting, surfing, ziplining, dune buggy racing, and waterfall jumping. It was non-stop adventure.

Q: What are the 3 things you cannot travel without?
LC: A. My camera/GoPro
B. My computer
C. My bathing suit

Q: What is your favourite country to visit and why?
LC: This would be Fiji again. From extreme adventures, unbelievable beauty, and the friendliest people, Fiji has it all. I can’t wait to return with my family.

Photo Credit: Bucket List Publications

Photo Credit: Bucket List Publications

Q: You have one week in one hotel, where would you choose?
LC: Sunset Cove Villas in Laguna Beach, California. It is my version of Utopia. You can find photos and an article about it on my website.

Photo Credit: Bucket List Publications

Photo Credit: Bucket List Publications

Q: You have one week to spend with your family anywhere in the US, where would you go and stay? 
I’d go to Hawaii. We’ve been to every state, except Hawaii. We love the beach, we love the warmth, and we love the activities. It’s the perfect vacation.

Q: What are your top five travel tips?
LC: A. Be prepared for delays
B. Pack your GoPro – it’s the perfect solution to photography/videos.
C. You only need half of the things you’ve packed. Check your suitcase and take out the things you’re not going to need. I can guarantee you have lots.
D. Leave room in your suitcase. You always come back with more or it’s difficult to get it all back in.
E. Take in every minute. Every day can be a bucket list day.

Photo Credit: Bucket List Publications

Photo Credit: Bucket List Publications

Q: You’ve just won the lotto, what holiday are you going to book?
LC: Around the world! I would be gone indefinitely. Actually, that may happen without winning the lotto with the Biggest Baddest Bucket List contest. Don’t forget to vote for me here

Q: What’s your favourite pastime when you’re not travelling?
LC: Writing, writing, and writing some more. I spend a substantial amount of time on my blog. I do love the beach too. When we lived in California, I was on the beach every day of the week. Now, we take regular weekend vacations to the beach.

Q: What is it that you love about travelling?
LC: I love experiencing new countries, cultures, and adventures. There is so much out there to learn and take in. Nothing beats having first-hand knowledge about a country, city, or town!

Thanks to Lesley for sharing her experiences with us! You can check out Lesley’s website – HERE

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. May 3 2013

    as a fan of Lesley I thought you might be interested in this:
    Feel free to delete the comment if you don’t like it. It’s just how I feel about the whole thing.

  2. Mar 4 2023

    Thhanks for writing


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