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Introducing The Bucketlist Bombshells’ Work Online + Travel The World Course

The phrase “traveling the world” brings about such a romantic concept: Gondola rides in Venice, summering in Spain, lounging on an exotic beach in Bali…

However, for those of us who aren’t trust fund babies, most of us still need to work in order to achieve a travel lifestyle. Sure, you can work at home and save up for that whirlwind vacation or even a more comprehensive around-the-world trip…but what if you don’t want the excitement to stop? What if the travel bug catches you hard and the thought of going back to the cubicle life makes you want to rip your hair out?

As someone who has been wanting to pursue that lifestyle for years, I have taken hours of classes and tutorials on the subject. In fact for the past 6 months I spent the majority of my time trying to figure out how I could possibly keep the adventure going while earning a solid income. Everything I read fell short and I found there was a desperate need for a more comprehensive and actionable resource.

Enter the Bucketlist Bombshell’s Work Online + Travel the World Course

The Best Brewery Tours in Milwaukee

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Blog Post Type: Cities Less Traveled

Not many people think, “Oooh, Milwaukee. That’d make a great vacation!” It’s been an industrial center of the nation since the 1800s, with an abundance of railroads, dilapidated buildings, and manufacturing plants. Over the past couple of decades though, the city has seen a revitalization of culture and influx of beard-sporting hipsters. In recent years, the city has seen the addition of the Milwaukee Riverwalk, an internationally acclaimed addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as many new skyscrapers, condos, hotels and apartments lining the popular lake- and riverfront.

Perhaps what the city is best known for is its breweries, of which there are many! It is home to the big hitters, such as MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Company, but there are numerous microbreweries and brewpubs to enjoy as well. Most, if not all, offer tours of the facilities as well, which can definitely make for a fun and informative experience. Below you’ll find some of the more unique or popular breweries available for tours or meals.

 

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

For only $8, you are given your choice of a Pabst or Schlitz and then guided through the historic grounds of the Blue Ribbon Hall. Following that you are taken to the Great Hall, the site of the former headquarters. Afterwards, you get to visit the office of “Captain Pabst” and then the tour finally finishes back in the Guest Center. This entire tour is just dripping in history, and you’ll get a real sense of it all as you saunter through the iconic buildings.

 

Lakefront Brewery

Lakefront has one of the highest-rated and most popular tours available in Milwaukee. At $8, you are given a souvenir pint glass, four 6-ounce pours of beer, and a fun high-energy tour of the property. There are dozens of tour times available each day. In addition to the normal tour, there are mini-tours, technical tours, and private tours available. You’ll have to take part yourself to learn what “choosing a queen” exactly means at the end of the tour!

 

MillerCoors

I’ve had the chance to tour this brewery myself, and it is one of my favorite memories from my visit to Milwaukee. We were given hard hats and eye protection and our guide was very knowledgeable. We walked through the old buildings and admired the architecture, learned how the beer was produced over 150 years ago, and stared in awe at the high-speed production of the beer today. As one of the largest producers of beer in the nation today, it was quite amazing to witness the efficiency of the entire operation.

 

Milwaukee Brewing Company

Originally a brewpub, the company expanded into a full brewery in 1997 and has been growing rapidly since. The brewery is located in an old building that has been completely remodeled in downtown Milwaukee on 2nd Street. For just $10 you’ll get a tour, MKE Brewing pint glass, a token for a beer afterwards, as well as beer samples along the actual tour. Reservations are encouraged; however, walk-ins are just as welcome. 

Indoor Skydiving at iFly: A Tinggly Gift Review

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One of the things we love about travel is the opportunity to take part in a variety of different and exciting experiences around the world. We’d been lacking in this department while home waiting for our next adventure to begin. Often finding ourselves uninspired by our too-familiar surroundings and itching for more excitement. So when Tinggly, a UK based company we adore, increased their experiences list to Texas we were thrilled. The best part? The particular activity we chose can be done in a multitude of different locations throughout the US, Canada, the UK and Asia. ifly Indoor Skydiving gives you the thrill of free-falling, without the fear and risks involved with jumping out of a plane.

Weekend Getaway: A Guide to London

Welcome to our Weekend Getaway series! While it’s our preference to discover a country slowly and thoroughly, realistically time often only allows for a long weekend of exploring. Each week we’ll focus on a different city and highlight how to get the most out of a 2-4 day stay. Sometimes we write about the city ourselves, while other times we’ll have awesome guest bloggers giving us the low-down.

If you’re interested in guest blogging on this series, shoot us an email!  

Weekend Getaway: A Guide to Hong Kong

Welcome to our Weekend Getaway series! While it’s our preference to discover a country slowly and thoroughly, realistically time often only allows for a long weekend of exploring. Each week we’ll focus on a different city and highlight how to get the most out of a 2-4 day stay. Sometimes we write about the city ourselves, while other times we’ll have awesome guest bloggers giving us the low-down.

If you’re interested in guest blogging on this series, shoot us an email!  

Finding Hidden History In Boston

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It’s no secret that Boston is full of history; it’s basically where America started, after all. From the American Revolution to the adoption of the Constitution, Boston has always been the heart of American history. But what about the lesser-known bits of history, the ones in the alleyways and back roads? The ones that most tourists don’t know about? Here’s a few things you should consider on your next trip to Boston.

The Bell in Hand Tavern

This wedge-shaped building is home to the longest continuously run tavern inthe United States. It’s been around since 1795, and everybody from politicians, to students, to sailors over the years have darkened the door of this famous alehouse. The name comes from the man who owned it, Jimmy Wilson, who was the town crier for over fifty years before opening this tavern. Today, live music and DJs put on shows during the weekends, and the famous ale is still produced in-house.

XV Beacon

Otherwise known as the Fifteen Beacon, this luxury boutique hotel dating from 1903 offers top-notch service, refined décor, and comfortable rooms. Some of the amenities available include an extremely knowledgeable concierge service, complimentary in-town Lexus courtesy service, 24-hour laundry service, state of the art fitness center, and even dog sitting and walking! Your stay is truly the property’s focus, and you’ll realize this the instant you walk through the front door. Rates start from $355 per night.

Boston Common

OK, this one may not be lesser-known like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, but it’s really too cool not to acknowledge. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest public park in the United States. It consists of 50 acres of old oaks, large grassy areas, running paths, and many statues and historical structures. It certainly played its part in the American Revolution, but it was recently discovered to contain prehistoric sites indicating Native American presence as far back as 8,500 years ago!

Harvard University

Not many may consider a tour of Harvard when visiting Boston, but this prestigious university is certainly no pushover when it comes to historical significance. Established in 1636, this world-famous institution has seen the likes of hundreds of students who would go on to become presidents, billionaires, civil rights leaders, and philanthropists, among others. Guided historical tours are available for free, and are first-come, first-served. Imagine walking the same paths that Bill Gates, Teddy Roosevelt, and Mark Zuckerburg once roamed!

Granary Burial Ground

This cemetery is one of the stops on the Freedom Trail, arguably the easiest way to see the majority of historical sites around Boston. The cemetery, dating from about 1660, is the permanent home to some of the most important figures in American history. It is estimated there are around 5,000 bodies buried here, and yet there are only 2,300 headstones. Because funerals were so expensive back then, 20 people or more were buried in the same plot. Some of the most visited headstones include those that mark the graves of Paul Revere, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and another one marked solely for those killed at the Boston Massacre. 

Weekend Getaway: A Guide to Vancouver

Welcome to our Weekend Getaway series! While it’s our preference to discover a country slowly and thoroughly, realistically time often only allows for a long weekend of exploring. Each week we’ll focus on a different city and highlight how to get the most out of a 2-4 day stay. Sometimes we write about the city ourselves, while other times we’ll have awesome guest bloggers giving us the low-down.

If you’re interested in guest blogging on this series, shoot us an email!  

Snorkeling, Sunsets and SUP Yoga: What to do in Key West

I was thrilled at the timing when my friend, Katie, asked me if I’d like to crash her solo vacay to Key West. After an insanely wet month in Houston, TX I had been craving adventure and sunshine . An island trip sounded like absolute HEAVEN. 

To be honest, I’d never really thought about visiting Key West before. I’ve been to Florida plenty of times but have only stayed north of Tampa and for whatever reason, Florida just didn’t capture me. Key West seemed different though, and I wanted to find out if my gut feeling was right. Here’s what I got into during my 3 day trip to the southernmost land of the USA.

Golfing And Gambling in Laveen, Arizona

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Blog Post Type: Expert Opinion Piece

Ah, golfing and gambling — two activities that are fun on their own, sure, but together create something magical.  They go together like spaghetti and meatballs. Sharks and oceans. BP and oil spills (how topical!).

Anyways, it can be hard to find a place where both of these can be had legally. Some states don’t allow for gambling, while others don’t have the greatest selection of golf courses. Luckily, the area around Laveen, Arizona provides both.

Laveen is actually a suburb of Phoenix, set amongst enormous state and national parks. Saguaro cacti, towering jagged mountains, and craggy canyons form the landscape around Laveen, which makes for incredibly interesting golf courses. The PGA Tour even comes through for the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open. While not all of us can get access to the TPC Scottsdale, there are plenty of other courses available that are just as nice.

Aguila Golf Course is a public track right in the heart of Laveen, stretching nearly 7,000 yards from the Black tees. It’s set right in the rocky orange crags that are typical of the Arizona landscape, and at around $25, you simply can’t beat it. This price will include 18 holes and a cart. A full driving range is available, greens are in great shape, and Golf Digest rates this course 4 out of 5 stars.

Raven Golf Club received 4.5 stars as well as #1 Guest Service in North America from Golf Digest, and all for good reason. The course is gorgeous, and many of the native grasses have been allowed to preserve the natural feel of the course. Originally a fertile farmland, the area was purchased in 1995. Nearly 6,000 pine trees were brought in to provide a unique environment amidst the desert terrain. The rugged mountains lend a wonderful backdrop for the course. To appeal to golfers of all levels, five tees are available with a ride range of total yardage. Green fees will set you back between $66 in the summer to $200 during the winter (when Arizona is most popular.)

When it comes to the gambling side of things, Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino is top-notch. It is all luxury, heavily inspired by the local culture and historic traditions of the area. You’ll find slots, bingo, 36 tables games (e.g. blackjack, pai gow, three-card poker, Spanish 21) and 16 poker tables (e.g. hold ’em, Omaha, stud).  Standard rooms and suites are available when you’re done winning or losing money, each featuring modern furniture, big-screen televisions, plush beds, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Wild Horse Pass is another casino offering, located just half an hour east of Vee Quiva. It also has the usual slots, poker, and table games, and some of the poker jackpots can get north of $15,000. That equals a lot of golf!

If you’re looking for something new and interesting, Laveen is a great place to get your golf and gambling fix in. With its close proximity to Phoenix too, there’s plenty to explore in this beautiful desert city.