Annette White is the author of Bucket List Adventures, a photographer, the owner of a Michelin recommended restaurant in Northern California and creator of the award-winning travel blog Bucket List Journey, a travel blog where the main focus is surrounded around traveling the world in search of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
With over 175,000 page views per month, her readers follow a personal journey and recommendations of experiences that are must-dos in your lifetime. These ventures could be anything from eating strange traditional foods to visiting unique attractions to participating in daring adventures and everything in between.
She also writes a travel & lifestyle blog on the Northern California online newspaper Petaluma360 (106,000+ unique users/month). Many food related stories are also published in her "Restaurant Life" newsletter and sent to 2,000+ foodie subscribers. Her work can also be found in Adventure Planet Magazine, Merge Magazine, Go Girl Guides, Trekity and more. She is also active within social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) with 75,000+ followers.
Over the past years, Annette has partnered with over 100 brands, tourism boards and independent companies. These include; Halkidiki Tourism, Palau Tourism, Fruit of the Loom, Ecoventura, prAna Clothing, Monaco Tourism and Tripology Adventures.
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Published Articles (47)
The snow started to drop as soon as we pulled up to Base Camp in Bigfork, not uncommon for this time of year in the Glacier Country of Montana.
Traveling to Guatemala had been an unexpected experience; a blend of traditional and modern. We had dined at uber trendy restaurants, strolled though the UNESCO city of Antigua.
I arrived to Norway in the middle of winter, snow was on the ground and and the weather was bitter cold, with temperatures in the 20s — quite chilly for […]
I had been in Ireland for two whole days yet still refrained from drinking the countries best selling alcoholic beverage, a pint of Guinness stout.
Yacht-lined harbors, quaint cobbled streets and rich cuisine; the South of France certainly has a lot to offer for a traveler. It’s unparalleled beauty had my jaw dropped at every […]
The word ‘buzz’ has a dual meaning for me today. The first being the warm, fuzzy feeling I was getting from drinking my Keller Estate bubbly in the afternoon.
The bustle of the Tsujiki Fish Market starts well before daybreak, when wholesalers set up their goods for the notorious tuna auction.
Arriving at the Xochimilco canals was like seeing an explosion of Skittle colors — a rainbow piñata of boats. Rows and rows of trajineras (gondolas) waiting for hundred of passengers […]
On an average day in Monaco, women walk the streets in their spiked high heels, form fitting dresses and carrying designer Louis Vuitton bags. You can smell the perfume as […]
If you aren’t immediately sold on Zurich just by its quaint cobbled streets of the Old Town (Altstadt), then head over to the trendy Kreis 5 district or take a […]
Most folks don’t realize, mostly because my husband and I own an Italian restaurant in Northern California, that I am actually only of half Italian decent. My other half is […]
A few hours from the city of Zurich and at an altitude of 3454 meters lies Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. It is also a popular Alpine viewing […]
It was cold and rainy when we arrived to the charming fishing town of Dingle located in southwest Ireland. Though tourists flock to this city to drive the picturesque Slea […]
Traveling to Guatemala was turning out to be quite the adventure. First, there was a painfully steep hike up the active Pacaya volcano where we roasted marshmallows on the fiery […]
This roadtrip through the winding coastal roads of Mendocino county was a special treat. Peter and I were taking a spontaneous travel adventure three hours away from our Northern California […]
Prior to having a travel blog or traveling to Vietnam, when the term ‘puppet show’ was mentioned, it would usually bring back memories of the tiny finger puppets I made […]
Myth has it that high above the valley of Romania, in the principality of Transylvania, lies a castle that was once occupied by count Dracula himself. T
Millions have flocked to Ireland to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of eloquence. It is said that by bending over backwards while holding on to an iron […]
Just like skiing and mountaineering is a part of the culture of the Swiss Alps, volcano hiking is huge chunk of the culture in Guatemala. The country has 37 officially […]
With the endless food selections, colorful cocktails flowing and the luxury of locking up your wallet for a week, what’s not to love about an all-inclusive resort?
In the Southern part of Maine you will find the charming coastal town of Kennebunkport. It is the place most commonly known as being the summer home of former president […]
When the country of Greece is mentioned many of us immediately think of the pure white buildings with brilliant blue rooftops of Santorini.
It’s the city of Dungeness crab, sourdough bread and, of course, the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge. Some people have even left their hearts here.
What little, or big, girl doesn’t dream of being a princess at some point in their life? Images of wearing a spectacular puffy pink gown, expertly dancing at a ball […]
The Greek island of Santorini (Thira) is in the southern Aegean Sea and actually consists of a group of islands. Though the complex is still an active volcano, it is […]
Stepping off the Viking River Cruise boat, a chill went down my spine. It was cold and drizzly outside, basically what you would expect for a December Christmas market cruise […]
The first time I was traveling in Costa Rica I rented a surf board on the beach of Tamarindo determined to learn to surf, with absolutely no prior experience.
After watching wrestler’s practice at Hakkaku Sumo Stable in Tokyo, I was hungry. Seeing them huff, puff and sweat actually made my stomach growl and what better thing to eat […]
Even for me, it is rare that a one-day adventure will include rappelling, cliff jumping, kayaking, snorkeling and zip lining. Very rare. But, all the aforementioned happened on the Xenotes […]
A three and a half hour drive from the bustle of the city of Hanoi lies a peaceful set of 1,600 islands and islets, Ha Long Bay. This bay has […]
For the past several years the holiday Scrooge had been visiting my house. There has been no smell of pine needles, cookies left for Santa or even a cup of […]
After an adventurous day horseback riding, hiking and rappelling down a 100 foot waterfall in the Costa Rican jungle, I was looking forward to nothing more than lounging around Blue […]
The streets of Hanoi are lined with small cart vendors who set out their miniature red and blue plastic chairs along the sidewalks. In the mornings the customers are drinking […]
Climbing the 368 stairs to the top of Bartolome island in the Galapagos made my brow trickle with sweat and scaling the 468 stairs of the Florence Duomo made my […]
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Huh? Even the mention of these three little words to the locals in Las Vegas gave a facial response of a familiar, yet quizzical look. The name […]
On a craftsmen tour of Tuscany we were immersed in the passion of a shoemaker, as well as the detail involved in making mosaic stone and even the true art […]
There were going to many first time adventures on my travels to Thailand; riding in a Tuk Tuk, touring an ornate Wat or eating bugs at the Sunday night walking […]
I am very familiar with the saying “expect the unexpected”. Yet, not one little part of me expected to be on a plane alone to Tanzania, Africa. Come on, it was AFRICA, 38 […]
I have never stayed in a bed & breakfast before, not even for one of my fifteen wedding anniversaries or forty-two birthdays
A proper Afternoon Tea in London is a British tradition that I had no intention of missing out on. I like tea. And tiny little sandwiches.
A traveler friend had told me about these ‘bruschetta-style tapas with toothpicks stuck in them’ that I just had to try in Spain. She said, “I think they are called […]
Peter and I were noshing at 100 Wines in Maui, inhaling the best brussel sprouts of my life, when the bartender recommended we take a kayak-snorkel excursion with Kayak Olowalu.
While traveling to Savannah, Georgia I knocked quite a few items off my Bucket List. And found quite a few more to add to your bucket list itinerary.
There are several wine related perks to owning a restaurant; sales reps are consistently leaving you full bottles of wine from the vineyards they are currently promoting, you receive dozens […]