Sunshine Wishes

A few weeks ago, I finally got around to completing my very first bucketlist. It was one of my proudest moments.
Text by Jorge Arauz, Editor in Chief. Photo by Estrellita S. Sibila | May 27, 2018 | Lifestyle

But everyone I shared it with was surprised (some shocked) that nothing on my list involved traveling outside of The Sunshine State. Hey, don’t get me wrong, I’ve been all over the world — more than 36 countries and counting — but there’s so much to see and do in our little corner of the world that I couldn’t imagine filling my very first bucketlist with experiences that aren’t homegrown. I’ve never watched alligator wrestling, for example, or camped out on a deserted beach, or (sigh) gotten on a jetski or captained a boat. I’ve never ziplined. I’ve never checked into a haunted hotel. I don’t even know how to ride a bike. All these are things I can try right here in our own backyard. Maybe once I conquer this lineup, I can move on to adding World Wonders and death-defying adventures on the other side of the globe to a new list. In the meantime, I’ve got plenty to look forward to right here at home.

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