Twipper of the Week: Annette White from Bucket List Journey.


Current city: Petaluma, California

Age:  Still a young 46.

Total countries visited: 41 and counting!

What makes you interesting: Most people are intrigued by me because my I have a huge bucket list (over 800 items) and I am actively checking off each item on it. I am a person who is constantly trying to step out of my comfort zone and have new experiences. Many years ago I vowed to never let fear make my decisions for me and I have been living up to that commitment ever since.

What brands do you love: Canon for cameras, Clarks and Sorel for shoes, Tenba for camera bags, Marmot, Seagate, Humangear and Apple for just about every product they make.

What’s your travanality: I’m mostly made up of Maverick since I like living for the experience instead of watching from the sidelines. There’s a little bit of Urbanite, Epicurean, Purist and Altruist mixed in too.

Most magical place on earth: The Galápagos Islands is pretty magical. It’s extraordinary being amongst species of animals that only exist in this tiny archipelago of the world. Even more enchanting because it’s a place where the human footprint is kept to a minimum by preserving the wildlife and nature.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from traveling: I’ve learned how to relax and roll with the punches. Everything is not going to go right; planes are delayed, events get canceled, you get lost, etc. My biggest lesson is to expect the unexpected and handle it with grace.

What people say when they travel with you: “Can I take a nap?” I tend to be on the go all the time when I travel, not wanting to miss out on anything. Sometimes it’s hard for my companions to keep up!

What is your most favorite travel memory: There are so many, but one that sticks out is visiting an orphanage in Africa where I brought twistable balloons as a gift. By the end of the afternoon all the children were either wearing one on their head or toting one shaped as an animal. It was priceless.

What item will you never leave home without: Absolutely my camera, I feel lost without it.

Next travel destination: I am heading to the Bahamas in a couple of weeks to swim with the pigs in Exuma!