My Manly Bucket List: Supporting #Movember & #ManlyMoments

November. It’s a time in my neck of woods when summer is in the rear view mirror and cold weather, snow and ice are right around the corner. Also, football is front and center, Thanksgiving is approaching, you can run through corn mazes and pumpkin themed food and drinks are aplenty.

More recently it’s a time when you’ll see many guys growing out their facial hair, more specifically growing a mustache, some in very unique ways. It’s Movember. Movember spans the month of November and helps to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other men’s health issues.

I was nominated by Leah of Leah Travels to create a Manly Bucket List and help the Movember cause. Well without further ado:

Wet Zorbing

Driving through Rotorua in New Zealand and on I-75 in Knoxville, Tennessee, I’ve passed by the most common places to zorb. I’ve missed the chance to roll down a hill in a transparent ball filled with water. Hopefully not on the next drive by.

Get Out on the Open Road in Oceania

I’ve done some road tripping on the North and South Island’s of New Zealand, becoming addicted almost immediately, never putting the camera down. I hope to expand on that in New Zealand by going for a ride on the Forgotten World Highway and moving over to Australia to experience the Great Ocean Road and more.

South Island, New Zealand, road trip

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney

Not long ago I was in Sydney for a short time, getting my first taste of Australia. I only had time to walk onto the well-known Harbour Bridge. I was in amazement. My eyes would be open even wider if I could do the Harbour Bridge climb.

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Cove, Australia

Attend a Denver Broncos Home Game

I’ve been a hard-core Broncos fan since the 1980’s and John Elway days. Watching The Drive and The Fumble got me hooked on the Bronco Orange. I’ve seen Bronco games in person since I was a kid in Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh countless times, but never in the Mile High City. One day I want to hop on that plane towards the Rocky Mountains and experience the thin air and Denver football. 🙂

Denver Broncos football gear

An Irish Coffee In Ireland

Probably my most specific bucket list item. I picture myself having an Irish coffee in a small-town in Ireland on a cool morning with lots of green grass, hills and trees around. The closest thing I’ve come to that is enjoying an Irish coffee or two during happy hour at Buena Vista in San Francisco. I’m waiting for my ticket to be punched for the whiskey train to Dublin.

Irish Coffee, San Francisco, Buena Vista

What a great exercise it was creating a Manly bucket list, but what an even greater cause. To learn about and help the Movember movement fellow bloggers:

  • Choose five things you’d like to do this month or in your lifetime, forming your own Manly Bucket List. Open to all.
  • Nominate five other bloggers to create their own list.
  • Include a link to Movember to encourage people to register and/or donate.
  • Tweet and share your posts with the hashtags #Movember and #ManlyMoments.

Not a Blogger? No problem! You can still help:

Make sure to tweet, Vine, Instagram or post to Facebook with your own manly photo or text using the hashtag #ManlyMoments. One dollar will be donated to Movember by Made Man. As a bonus you’ll be entered to win a trip for two to Las Vegas to experience your very own Mancation.

It’s that time. Time to nominate five bloggers to come up with their own Manly Bucket List:

Karla of Traveller soul
Francesca of The Working Mom’s Travels
Sam of Sam Travelled
Mike of Nomadic Texan
Arnette of Round The World Girl

Thanks again Leah for the nomination. To helping this great cause!

8 responses to “My Manly Bucket List: Supporting #Movember & #ManlyMoments

  1. Thanks for your support for Movember Aaron — very much appreciated!! I think I am gonna add wet zorbing to my list too! 🙂

    • No problem Raymond! Look forward to following your adventures helping out this great cause. 🙂 Cool beans. Need to find that hill and ball soon.

  2. Go forth and beard epically my friend!!! I’m bummed I didn’t go Zorbing while I was in NZ! Have a wicked and manly Movember

    • Thanks Ryan! I’m not used to growing lots of facial hair so we will see how it goes. Should try to get to Tennessee at least soon for zorbing fun. Enjoy your travels! 🙂

  3. The Great Ocean Road is an amazing drive! I have yet to go zorbing though. Come on down to Denver, you have got to see a game:) Way to show your support!

    • I do need to get to Denver, have only passed through on airport layovers more the most part. Have heard great things! 🙂 A game would definitely be a the top of list. It’s Sunday so gotta get all my gear on later. Go Broncos!!!

  4. Glad you’re supporting Mo-Vember !

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