The Everyday Bucket List Podcast

Karen Cordaway

The bucket list ideas podcast for travel & non-travel is here! Website Owner & Author Karen Cordaway and her guests give a fuller picture of bucket list things to do both big and small. Locals share their insider tips for fun things to do in their area as well as hotel recommendations or other suggestions for where to stay. Add their location to your travel bucket list as they share bucket list inspiration for once in a lifetime adventures as well as simple, everyday ideas to weave into your schedule regularly, including hobbies for men and women and even fun things to do at home or locally that you’ve never tried before. Have more fun, feel more fulfilled and have better work/life balance! For helpful resources, check out my website at KarenCordaway.com.

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All Episodes

If you are looking for fun things to do in Erie PA, then look no more. We have created this ep just for you! In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, listen to local, Matthew Bennett. Find some of the best things that Erie has to offer. From restaurants and entertainment, we've got it covered! So if you're planning a trip or just looking for something new around town, check out these spots today! Show Notes: Click the link below or copy and paste it into the browser. https://bit.ly/3phP8PU

Dec 1

28 min 18 sec

In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I speak with my husband about easy bucket list ideas to fit into everyday life. We discuss what we did recently and give our best tips to save time and money to do something fun. Plus, I share how to potentially free up $1500 to $2000 a year. Show Notes: Click the link below or copy and paste it into the browser. https://bit.ly/3p4qn9t

Nov 17

24 min 54 sec

Looking for unique bucket list ideas in Calgary, Alberta, Canada? In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, listen to local, speaker & best selling author Tyler Foley. You'll want to pack you bags and visit after hearing this episode! Get details about the Theater District, A Harry Potter themed spot, excellent hotels. Plus, enjoy skiing, parks, pathways and other outdoor activities. Also, hear about one of the most romantic things to do. Show Notes: Click the link below or copy and paste it into the browser. Plus, please leave a review. bit.ly/3BGX3KK

Nov 3

37 min 10 sec

In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I speak with my husband about bucket list things we did recently and what is currently on our bucket lists. My younger daughter also chimes in about a recent trip we took. Plus, we discuss one of our travel bucket list ideas as well as a big non-travel one. Also, learn about one of my bucket list ideas that failed and what to do to try to avoid mishaps. Show Notes: Click the link below or copy & paste it into the browser. https://bit.ly/3awg2wb

Oct 13

29 min 37 sec

Looking for fun experiences or bucket list things to do in & near Phoenix, Arizona? Listen to this show with local Chris Peach of The Money Peach podcast. You'll want to make an Arizona adventure bucket list or at least a Phoenix bucket list after hearing this episode! Get details about the Grand Canyon, breweries, wineries, resorts, hotels, places to stay downtown and more. Show Notes: Click the link below or copy and paste it into the browser. https://bit.ly/3Bagn3r

Oct 6

29 min 27 sec

In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I speak with The Finance Therapist Michele Paiva. Find out if there's anything fun to do in Pennsylvania. Also, learn about some down right quirky & unique places to visit in PA this weekend or in the near future. Also, get the scoop on restaurants, places to stay & more. Show Notes: Click the link below or copy and paste it into the browser. https://bit.ly/3AQJkRZ

Sep 29

37 min 14 sec

Find out why Chattanooga, Tennessee is definitely worth a visit. Discover what it's known for from a local's perspective, the many popular and unique things to do for adults, couples, families and more. Also, my guest gives her opinion about the best areas to stay while there. Get the scoop on restaurants and hotels too. If you need things to do today, this weekend or for a trip down the road, listen to this episode. Show Notes: Click the link below or copy and paste it into the browser. https://bit.ly/3kJAOhJ    

Sep 22

30 min 48 sec

Is Calgary, Alberta in Canada on your bucket list?  In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat w/ Robert Riopel. He shares details about the Stampede Rodeo as well interesting details about national parks along with his own journey around the world. Get other bucket list ideas and inspiration to accomplish your own list. Show Notes: Click the link below or copy and paste it into the browser. https://bit.ly/2XSTu5M  

Sep 15

34 min 34 sec

How many days should I spend in Boston, MA?  In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, my husband & I discuss a recent Boston weekend trip. We also talk about what Boston is known for and we include what a 1-2 day itinerary could look like based on what we did. Get ideas for restaurants, historical things to do such as a visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships, Fenway and more.  Show Notes Click the link below or copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/weekend-boston-trip/

Sep 8

32 min 7 sec

Creating a St. Petersburg Florida bucket list is a must. Listen in on the fun things to do including jet skiing, parasailing, skydiving and other outdoor things to do. Also, find out about visiting parks, neighborhoods, less touristy restaurants and museums, including one that contains the largest collection of Salvador Dali's artwork. Also, hear about some historical tidbits about the area. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/st-petersburg-florida-county/

Aug 25

29 min 41 sec

If you're hoping to cross places to visit in Utah off of your bucket list, you're in luck. In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat w/ Heidi Alldredge. She shares what Utah is famous for from a local's perspective. Discover some of the prettiest places outdoors, including the popular national parks. Plus, find out what there is to do besides parks and hiking. Also, she tells us what sauce is unique to Utah. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/places-to-visit-utah/

Aug 18

35 min 25 sec

Has Hawaii always been at the top of your bucket list? If you're wondering, "Where should I stay in Hawaii for the first time?" Or if you want a general overview of the islands in Hawaii & exciting things to do while there, then this episode is for you. In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat w/ travel expert Cheryl Leitschuh. Find the best spots in Hawaii for vacation. Also, get the details on must-see places as well as unique places to visit & less advertised restaurants to check out. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/best-spots-in-hawaii-for-vacation/

Aug 11

36 min 7 sec

Crafting a San Francisco bucket list? Or just looking for Bay Area places to visit? In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat w/ Lisa Thompson of Coupons.com.  She's got you covered w/ places to eat including Ayesha Curry's restaurant (Steph Curry's wife) & exciting things to do at a variety of price points. Also, get the scoop on the wineries, cioppino, Googleplex, ways to save for travel, great tips for cutting costs & more. Listen in on her bucket list ideas & her own personal journey to solo travel. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/bay-area-places-to-visit/

Aug 4

35 min 27 sec

Googling fun things to do in New York City? In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I go solo again today & discuss things to do this week, this weekend or in the near future. I talk about my own journey and highlight popular places I visited. If you're headed this way I give some info about Bryant Park, Central Park, Time Square, The Met, The Museum of Natural History & more. Also, I have a never ending  New York City Bucket list and I hope my insights can help you plan a trip.  Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/bay-area-places-to-visit/

Jul 14

31 min 6 sec

Is there anything fun in CT? In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I go solo today & discuss Connecticut (my state). If you're headed this way & need fun things to do in Connecticut this weekend or during the week, I give ideas for day trips in CT & places to stop in mostly Southern, CT including New Haven, Madison, Mystic & other places to stop along the shoreline. I also discuss other day trips from CT to Port Jefferson, Block Island & more that I recently marked off my bucket list. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/fun-things-to-do-in-ct/

Jul 7

39 min 7 sec

Madrid, Spain is all the rage. If you want to take a trip there, get tips from anonymous blogger, YouTuber and TikTok user Jonny of Millennials With Money. Get a quick overview of the different neighborhoods to stay in using Airbnb. Also, get the scoop on hostels & hotels. He also highlights a popular Madrid Spain museum, parks and other popular attractions. Then decide what's best for you. Plus, I spill the tea on myself after sleeping on a "bunk bed" on a train in Spain. I didn't get much sleep. Find out why. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/where-to-visit-spain/

Jun 30

31 min 26 sec

Heading to Kentucky and need some unique ideas to add to your bucket list? Find super fun things to do for adults or kids of all ages. Listen in about the Corvette Museum, The Kentucky Derby, The Bourbon Trail and the different geological attractions such as Mammoth Cave National Park, Red River Gorge, Cumberland Falls, rock climbing adventures and much more with local Cameron Huddleston. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/things-to-do-in-kentucky-for-kids/

Jun 23

32 min 49 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat w/ Jessica of The Fioneers website. Wondering what do people do for fun in Boston, Massachusetts? This episode has both classic & unique ideas. Whether you’re looking for what there is to do in Boston right now or you’re planning a trip down the road, there are a wide array of options for everyone.  Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/things-to-do-in-boston-with-friends/    

Jun 16

35 min 1 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat w/ Adam Kol of the Couples Financial Coach podcast. If you've been looking to expand your bucket list categories & you find yourself in Florida wondering "What are the top 10 bucket list items?", he mentions is 1 of the best bucket list things to do while there. Whether you're looking to carry out a meaningful bucket list as a couple or solo, get some unique ideas to do in Broward County and Miami, you're sure to find something enjoyable. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/bucket-list-things/

Jun 9

40 min 28 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Jonathan Verhaeghe of The Joney Talks podcast and website. If you've ever Googled "vacation in Luxembourg" and always wanted to visit, we chat about what to do while there. Whether you're looking for things to do in Luxembourg City for 1 day or several, plan on visiting castles like the Vianden Castle, check out restaurants with Luxembourg cuisine or venture to Michelin Star Restaurants. Shop at high end stores like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and others or plan on visiting other interesting areas, there's something exciting to do. We also discuss how he's been able to live in several countries including Norway & France. We even get the scoop on when Luxembourg hotels including 5 star ones that are cheaper to visit as well as some of Jon's fulfilling non-travel bucket list ideas. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/is-luxembourg-on-your-bucket-list-get-the-details-with-jonathan-verhaeghe/

Jun 2

33 min 35 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Ashley Patrick of BudgetsMadeEasy.com. Looking for fun things to do in and near Mooresville, North Carolina? Listen in. Whether you like the mountains, visiting a lake or just trying barbeque, there are plenty of choices for everyone. Discover some of the best outdoor activities & top attractions to visit including beaches, Lake Norman, The Outer Banks of North Carolina, Myrtle Beach & more. Plus, hotel recommendations. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/bucket-list-adventures-in-near-mooresville-north-carolina-with-ashley-patrick/

May 26

36 min 9 sec

Planning things to do in Sarasota, Florida this weekend or months down the road? You might be wondering "What is in Sarasota, Florida?" You can look at restaurant websites or a Sarasota calendar hoping to come up w/ an outline or arrive there & type in "Sarasota events next 3 days" & the very last minute types may search for "events in Sarasota today." No matter what kind of planner you are, this episode w/ Lorraine Ladish can provide a shortcut for planning fun things to do in Sarasota, Florida. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/things-to-do-in-sarasota-florida-this-weekend-or-anytime-with-lorraine-ladish/

May 19

36 min 32 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat w/ Jim Beach of School for Startups podcast. Searching for fun things to do in Atlanta, Georgia? This episode is packed w/ ideas & historical tidbits. Whether you’re looking for what to do this weekend or you’re planning a trip, there are a wide array of options for everyone including adults, couples & kids. Get tips for hotels in downtown Atlanta, Georgia as well restaurant ideas, top attractions, best outdoor activities & even beaches. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/fun-things-to-do-in-atlanta-georgia/    

May 12

35 min 37 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Eric Rosenberg of the Personal Profitability podcast and website. Looking for fun things to do in Ventura, CA? This episode has you covered. Whether you’re searching for what to do this weekend or you’re planning a warm weather vacation, there are plenty of options for everyone. Check out the best outdoor activities & top attractions to visit such as the beach, pier, restaurants, Channel Islands and more. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/things-to-do-in-ventura-california/

Apr 21

37 min 53 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Crystal Hammond of SewSoFab.com and SophisicatedSpender.com. She gives us the details on fun things to do in Alexandria, Virginia, an area named best travel destination by Money Magazine in 2018. Whether you're outside walking or biking along the Potomac, listening to live music or just enjoying the waterfront, listen to a wide array of activities you can do while visiting and add this area to your list of bucket list of places to visit. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/fun-things-to-do-in-alexandria-va/

Apr 14

32 min 44 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Joel Larsgaard of the How To Money podcast. He fills us in on some Atlanta, Georgia attractions. If questions like "How do I spend a day in Atlanta?" or "What is there to do in Atlanta for 3 days?" cross your mind, discover fun things to do for adults or while traveling with kids. Plus, get insider tips to avoid traffic, unpleasant weather and hear our approach to accomplishing your bucket list. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/atlanta-georgia-attractions/

Apr 7

31 min 58 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Lee Huffman again of BaldThoughts.com & The We Travel There Podcast. We discuss travel credit cards such as Chase, American Express, Southwest & more. He explains rewards, points & other ways to save on travel or free up money for your trip. Plus, he explains travel credit cards with no annual fees & the benefits of the other cards that have fees. Listen in, see what's right for you and maybe even take notes for this show. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/best-travel-credit-cards/

Mar 31

28 min 28 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Doug Nordman again of TheMilitaryGuide.com. We have a conversation that covers what slow travel is, what are good slow travel destinations and how to choose where to go. Whether you're hoping to spend two weeks, a month or live abroad for awhile like Stanley Tucci from Searching for Italy, get ideas for what this entails and if it's something you can pull off soon, while on your journey to financial independence, etc.

Mar 24

36 min 7 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Stephanie Sammons of SammonsWealth.com. She gives us the lowdown on Dallas, Texas. Find fun things to do such as visiting Trinity Groves, White Lake, sporting events & more. Get a few suggestions for some of the best Dallas, Texas restaurants as well as hotel recommendations. Whether you’re planning a trip for this weekend or a later date, listen to suggestions as well as her journey to trying a creative bucket list idea outside of her field.

Mar 17

36 min 39 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Danielle Kunkle Roberts of BoomerBenefits.com of Fort Worth, Texas. Find things to do in & around Fort Worth, Texas. Whether you’re looking to make plans this weekend or you’re hoping to land tickets to the Texas Motor Speedway down the road, listen to a wide variety of activities to do such as seeing a rodeo, visiting the stockyards or going to the largest Honky Tonk called Billy Bob’s. Also, hear what Texas Fort Worth hotels she recommends. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/hotels-in-fort-worth-texas/

Mar 10

28 min 53 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Lee Huffman of BaldThoughts.com and The We Travel There Podcast and website. Find out why Nashville, Tennessee is worth visiting, what it's best known for, what you should not miss and how to spend a day or several while there. Also, what hotels he recommends. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/nashville-tennesee-things-to-do/

Mar 3

38 min 11 sec

In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with George Grombacher of The Life Blood Podcast (formerly known as The Money Savage Podcast). We hear a little about his journey from Minnesota to Arizona. He gives us the scoop on fun things to do in Scottsdale Arizona such as hiking & visiting breweries. We also chat about the dos and don'ts of visiting the Phoenix Open and more. Also, find out what hotels are near the action. Add this to your bucket list of places to visit in the United States today. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/scottsdale-arizona-things-to-do/  

Feb 24

36 min 11 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with my husband again about hobbies for men and women to try indoors and outdoors. Get ideas for hobbies to pick up and listen to what I call the Danny Zuko Rule TM to approaching hobbies. If you're wondering "What hobbies can I do at home? Or, "what are some unique hobbies?", we talk about ones we've what we love and what failed. And, we put you in the driver seat to decide!

Feb 17

26 min 54 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Doug Nordman of The Military Guide. If you've ever Googled "Hawaii Vacation" & always had your heart set on visiting, we chat about fun things to do in Oahu, including Honolulu & Waikiki. We also discuss his journey to becoming financially independent & the many places he was able to visit such as Spain, Italy, Japan, Guam & more. We even get the scoop on non touristy areas, surfing & traffic patterns in town, whether you're the driver or not. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/fun-things-to-do-in-oahu/

Jan 27

37 min 31 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Miranda Marquit about her journey to national parks such as Yellow Stone, Grand Teton, The Grand Canyon and more. We also hear about lodging and fun things to do, including hiking, in all of these areas as well as her home town, Idaho Falls, Utah. Get her amazing tips for approaching her travel bucket list and find out how she makes this work. Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/yellowstone-national-park-things-to-do/  

Jan 13

32 min 33 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with a super nice guy again (my husband) about the simple and affordable bucket list ideas we've done locally as a couple in 2020 while living in CT, USA. Though it was such as rough year, we discuss our journey, how we kept our spirits up and what we want to continue doing in the new year. Although we describe fun and unique things to do in Connecticut, these are 5 easy bucket list ideas that people can do wherever they live in everyday life. Listen to use ramble about our criteria for great comedians, where to find new ones, Netflix shows we enjoyed and places we visited. Get ideas for your own adventures or if you want to plan a trip down the road, jot these items down for things to do in CT this weekend, next week or some time in the future.

Jan 6

31 min 50 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with actress and website owner Brandhyze Stanley. This former Halle Berry stand in discusses some fun things to do outside in Brooklyn, NY such as street art, some tourist destinations and other attractions of Brooklyn. If you wanted to know how to spend a day out in Brooklyn, what to do for a weekend, what you can do today or how to find a good restaurant, take a listen. She also lets you in on her home town of Michigan City, Indiana, daring bucket list adventures & her latest project to help people make money off of their passion & expertise.  Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/fun-things-to-do-in-brooklyn-ny/

Dec 2020

29 min 59 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Melanie Lockert of the Mental Health and Wealth website & podcast. She discusses creative and affordable bucket list ideas and some fun things to do in & near Hollywood, CA such as visiting historical & architectural landmarks, including The Frank Lloyd Wright creations in Los Angeles.  She also shares her debt payoff journey, resources to help those in debt or financial limbo and creative & affordable bucket list items.

Dec 2020

33 min 27 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Martin Dasko of the personal finance blog Studenomics.com. He discusses fun things to do in Toronto, Ontario, Canada including biking, seeing popular spots and stopping by an area Anthony Bourdain visited.  Also, if you're wondering, "What hobbies should I try?" He suggests cool hobbies for men and women to pick up during quarantine or anytime really.  Also, get the scoop on skydiving and what went wrong on a far away journey.

Dec 2020

30 min 43 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Mindy Jensen who is The Community Manager of Bigger Pockets. She discusses fun things to do in Longmont, CO in the U.S. as well as her own super unique bucket list ideas and one crazy one that involves a hotel. Also, she spills the beans on simple bucket list ideas to do now. Be sure to subscribe to the show!

Dec 2020

29 min 44 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Elle Martinez who is an award-winning blogger & podcaster of Couple Money. She discusses the many restaurants and things to do in Raleigh, North Carolina in the U.S. as well bucket list things to do in the future, after the pandemic. Also, get her money tips for plotting out adventures. Be sure to subscribe to the show! Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it below into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/raleigh-north-carolina-restaurants/

Dec 2020

30 min 41 sec

In this session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with Joe Saul-Sehy who is the podcast co-host of the award winning Stacking Benjamins Show & Money with Friends Podcast. He discusses Texarkana in the U.S. as well as some of the most interesting travel bucket list destinations. Plus, one creepy one. Also, find out one of his ideas for fun things to do at home with friends or family. Be sure to subscribe to the show! Show Notes: Click the link below or you can copy and paste it below into the browser. https://karencordaway.com/joe-saul-sehy-texarkana-bucket-list/

Nov 2020

35 min 1 sec

In this session of The Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat with my husband who has had some interesting bucket list adventures & 1 scary one. He also shares some simple bucket list ideas and a cool hobby. Be sure to subscribe to the show!

Nov 2020

20 min 57 sec