Annette White

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Member Since:
Sep 2012

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.


The 25 Best Travel Instagram Accounts | Frommers

Gold Medal Independent Travel Blog | North American Travel Journalists Assoc (NATJA)

Top 3 Travel Blogs to Watch | The Wise Traveller

World’s Top Travel Authors | Blog196

Most Inspiring Blogs for Women | Fascinating Diamonds

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Bucket List Adventures: 10 Incredible Journeys to Experience Before You Die

Bucket List Adventures is not only a practical travel book – sharing detailed information on lodging, helpful resources, etc. – but also an inspiration for people to step out of […]

Published Articles (47)

Go Dogsledding in Tromsø in Northern Norway

You could hear the dogs before you could see them. As they began to pick up the sound of our footsteps the barks got even louder.

Be a Dogsledding Musher in Bigfork Montana

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.

Shop at Chichi Market in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

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.

Go Snow Hiking in Northern Norway

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 […]

Learn to Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness in Ireland

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.

23 South of France Photos to Inspire Your Bucket List

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 […]

Go Dogsledding in Tromsø in Northern Norway

You could hear the dogs before you could see them. As they began to pick up the sound of our footsteps the barks got even louder.

Be a Beekeeper for a Day in Northern California

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.

Visit Tokyo’s Tsujiki Fish Market

The bustle of the Tsujiki Fish Market starts well before daybreak, when wholesalers set up their goods for the notorious tuna auction.

Cruise Mexico’s Xochimilco Canals in a Trajinera Gondola

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 […]

Spend a Ritzy Day in Monaco

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 […]

15 Bucket List Things to Do in Zurich, Switzerland

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 […]

Learn to Make Pierogi in Poland

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 […]

Take a Cogwheel Train to the Swiss Alps. Jungfraujoch, Switzerland.

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 […]

Do a Pub Crawl Along The Dingle Pensinsula in Ireland

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 […]

Go Sailfishing in Guatemala

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 […]

Walk on Fort Bragg’s Glass Beach in Northern California

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 […]

See a Vietnamese Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

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 […]

Visit Dracula at Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania

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

Kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland

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 […]

Hike the Active Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala

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 […]

Stay at an All-Inclusive Resort. Ochos Rios, Jamaica.

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?

12 Bucket List Things to do in Kennebunkport, Maine

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 […]

Take a 4×4 Jeep Adventure Through Central Greece

When the country of Greece is mentioned many of us immediately think of the pure white buildings with brilliant blue rooftops of Santorini.

24 Bucket List Things to Do in San Francisco

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.

Sleep in a Castle in Ireland

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 […]

18 Bucket List Things To Do in Santorini

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 […]

Visit the UNESCO Kinderdijk Windmills in Netherlands

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 […]

Learn to Surf. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

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.

Eat Chankonabe in Tokyo. Sumo Wrestlers Stew.

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 […]

Zip Line into a Cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico

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 […]

Take a Junk Boat Through Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay

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 […]

Take a Christmas Market Cruise Along the Rhine River

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 […]

Release Baby Turtles into the Ocean. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

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 […]

Eat Worm Cakes (& Other Vietnamese Street Food) in Hanoi

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 […]

Climb to the Peak of Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka

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 […]

Experience Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in Las Vegas

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 […]

The Craftsmanship of Topiary | Play Your Tuscany

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 […]

Rescuing Elephants – Adventure Planet Magazine

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 […]

Go on an African Safari in Tanzania

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 […]

Southern Hospitality and Ghosts at Savannah Inns

I have never stayed in a bed & breakfast before, not even for one of my fifteen wedding anniversaries or forty-two birthdays

A Proper British Afternoon Tea in London

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.

My First Pintxos Experience | 9 Toothpicks

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 […]

Searching for Sea Turtles & Sharks in Olowalu

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.

Bucket List of 25 Things To Do in Savannah, Georgia

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.

A Private Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

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 […]

Bone Marrow in London – Featured Photo of the Day

The most picturesque meal I have ever eaten was this Roasted Bone Marrow & Parsley Salad at St. John restaurant in London.