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5 Outrageous Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List!

(Image Credit: Lolostock)

(Image Credit: Lolostock)

While the expression “kick the bucket” has long been in existence, the bucket list is a notion that has only gained popularity in the last decade. We all have exciting dreams for our lives; places we want to see, people we want to meet and adventures we’d like to have. Of course, such dreams and adventures could quickly drain our wallets – but that’s why the bucket list exists. It’s a place for the dreams that may not seem feasible at the moment, but could happen one day. One of the best parts of being human is that we have the ability to dream and there should be no cap on what you dream about. When people tell you something is impractical or impossible, maybe it is. But that doesn’t mean you should drop the notion like a hot coal. Slap it on that bucket list! Bucket list items go from simple to complex, normal to quirky, big to small. Nothing is off limits. We at The Daily Quirk recently reached out to some family and friends to see what outrageous adventures top their lists, and the answers were all over the map! Check out these five additions to make to your own list inspired by the bucket listers in our lives. Continue reading

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5 Inexpensive but Super Fun Vacations

Suitcase (Image Credit: Karen Cox)

Suitcase (Image Credit: Karen Cox)

Whether it’s through movies, TV, social media or even the catchy summer anthems that are played over and over again on the radio, it seems as if everyone who’s anyone always has the most incredible summer ever. The minute school’s out or those precious vacation days have been saved up, people are eagerly announcing their exciting summer plans. While we’d all like to fly out to Vegas for a wild week or casually lounge on the white sands of the Bahamas, it just might not be in our budget. But don’t despair! We did some brainstorming and came up with 5 great but affordable vacations that will leave both you and your bank account smiling.

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American Road Trip Destinations for Book Lovers

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Every summer comes the inevitable itch for adventure, or at least an outing worth bragging about to friends. For a book lover, exploration can often be found between well-bound pages – but literary fun can be had beyond physical books. There are cool bookstores, statues and even museums made with book fanatics in mind. Here are a few places scattered around the US that might make good pit stops. Continue reading

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Your First Time… Going on a Cross-Country Road Trip

Roadtrip (Image Credit: Maridav)

Roadtrip (Image Credit: Maridav)

Road trips – one of this country’s greatest traditions and so often overlooked as a preferred mode of travel.  Most people talk of driving across the country as a “bucket list” goal but only the brave follow through.  I have recently spanned this great nation in my Hyundai Accent from coast to coast and I want to share a few tips with you on how to be a smart road tripper.

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5 Hidden Treasures of… Wisconsin

Copper Falls State Park (Image Credit: Flickr User The Cut)

Copper Falls State Park (Image Credit: Flickr User The Cut)

When most people think of Wisconsin, they think of cows, people wearing hats shaped like wedges of cheese or the Green Bay Packers football team. What most people don’t know is that Wisconsin has so much more to offer than just dairy-based kitsch. With its beautiful scenery and wonderful (albeit sometimes odd) history, Wisconsin is a state that has something for everyone. Continue reading

Ways to survive a road-trip (and have some fun along the way!)

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Surviving Road Trips (Image Credit: Tom Wang)

When I think about road trips, I think about cramped space, rest-stop bathrooms, and the movie RV from 2006 with Robin Williams. At some point on the trip, you will inevitably find your groove and have fun. However, I have a few tips to make your trip a success from the start. Continue reading