The U.S. is packed with adventures that will broaden your horizons, lift your spirits and teach you invaluable lessons. From the West Coast to the East we've got you covered. Northeast: The Hudson River Valley, New YorkWhen you think of New York, bright lights and the big city might flash before your eyes but there's a lot more to New York state than a bustling city. Think mountains, orchards, and the mighty Hudson River. New York is riddled with history. In fact, it's the state to head to, to learn about the vast network that made up the Underground Railroad. From the city to the farm, there are dozens of secret stops from churches to shops to homes. Stop in Peru, New York for a look at one of those stops on the Underground Railroad. Plus, while you're there you can walk through the museum to learn a thing or two. While you're in the area, just outside the Adirondack Mountains, be sure to see Ausable Chasm, known as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks, for hiking, floating, and rock climbing. Looking to really take a bite? The Hudson River Valley is rich in agricultural history, which means produce bursting in flavor. If you want apples with [...]
Picture it. You’re soaking up the sun in the Canary Islands. You’re learning how to cook with real Thai spices in Asia. You’re stargazing in the Jordan desert. You have a natural affinity for adventuring into the unknown, whether you are a seasoned traveler or you have only dreamt about it your entire life.There are good reasons for that. Travel doesn't just boost your Instagram feed. Sure, you might see some new likes and followers, but you're going to gain a whole lot more that you can't see. Here’s what happens when you break out of your daily routine and hit the road in search of a new horizon.1. HappinessYou're here at My World Registry, so you already know that there's something special about doing things rather than having things. There's even scientific proof to back you up. A study found that,"people derive more happiness from the anticipation of experiential purchases and that waiting for an experience tends to be more pleasurable and exciting than waiting to receive a material good." Try it out. What’s your dream travel experience? Maybe it’s a yoga retreat in Tulum, Mexico, or a Cycle and Wine adventure in Tuscany, or a honeymoon in Patagonia? For a moment, take a deep, breath and let yourself believe you’re headed there. Do you feel happier? We do.3. Open-MindednessOnce you've soaked in all [...]
Reflecting on life the past year, it’s hard not to think about the highlights, the events that made a difference, especially the ones that were life-changing, transformational or meant a step forward in the direction of our goals. No matter how little or how big, every single step and every single achievement calls for some expression of celebration. Music, dance, family, friends, freedom, unity… they are all ways of celebrating. And for all the highlights and events that took place in 2017 that were tragic, it is both radical and necessary to think that the victims would want us to remember not the sadness of how they died, nor spend the rest of our time on earth living in fear. They would want us to remember the happiness they enjoyed and shared while they lived. They would want us to pursue happiness, earnestly because, life is short! Life is worth every second and although many of us may, in our own way, already celebrate it daily or often, taking that celebratory spirit up a notch by officially and intentionally celebrating with friends and family yields an opportunity to share an amazing experience. One that will create lifelong memories and amplify our gratitude [...]
My World Registry is Seeking and Recruiting Life-Enhancing Gift Experience Providers!
We are currently seeking and recruiting Gift Experience providers for the upcoming launch of our Experience Marketplace. Be part of our first selection of featured experiences! We will help you design the perfect experience or experiences you could offer as an amazing gift to people from our community. ABOUT US My World Registry is a cash gift registry and experience marketplace uniting grateful getters and graceful gifters to make dreams of meaningful, enriching experiences a reality. We are an exchange hub for anyone celebrating a life event or just celebrating life, who prefers experiences instead of material gifts. My World Registry is different than other group-giving cash registries. We take gift giving and receiving to another level by maximizing the experiential and life-changing aspect that can only be encountered in gift experiences. ABOUT YOU If you have been popularly or officially known for naturally making people smile, get inspired, feel happy, transform and elevate their life experience, or learn and perfect fun skills, we are looking for YOU! Maybe it’s your business, your passion, your nature, or simply your reputation. Maybe due to your unique surroundings or connections, you have special access to an amazing experience. But here is the important part– If you embrace your virtue and charm and would enjoy expanding and sharing the love, then we are a perfect match. If given the [...]
The Gift of Enhancing your Living Space to Create a Lifetime of Experiences!
Experiences come in all shapes and sizes. Our individuality defines our desired experiences and what we take from those experiences should enhance our life and make our personal world a better place. While some may want to trot the glob finding themselves, others (like me) are ready to find themselves in their shared family space. As a mother of two young, imaginative and inquisitive children, I consider the time inside our nest a golden time to bond. Our home is an experience hub where we inspire our kids to garden, create art, learn about bugs, preserve the planet by recycling and composting, eat three healthy meals a day, bake sweets for those we love, become avid readers, use their imagination, talk about feelings, absorb stories of our past, and honor the ritualistic family dinner. We are an active family and our kids get to have so many amazing experiences; music festivals, museums, art shows, live concerts, dance classes, swimming, hiking and even snow skiing. Sometimes the most satisfying aspect of our lives… is settling back into the comfort of our private space and reflecting on how to love and live with one another. All four of us together, playing games, watching movies, [...]
Digging out of a Fun Size candy bar-induced stupor and gearing up for the holidays has begun in earnest. With Halloween in the rearview, it’s now time to turn our focus to Thanksgiving, naturally, and the winter holidays creeping ever deeper into November. Some of us relish this time of year, with the delicious food, get-togethers with friends, decorations, travel, and traditions. For others, even the sight of that list causes a breakout of hives and a mild panic attack. It’s a strange mix, this unnecessarily complicated blend of joy and stress.Why do we feel this way about something that is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year?” How did it get this way? Maybe you remember the Peanuts gang decrying the commercialization of Christmas during the annual viewing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” While the message is one familiar to all of us today, keep in mind that Charlie Brown has been lamenting the change in the holiday since the 1960’s. Evidence even exists of people complaining of Christmas “not being what it used to be” as early as Victorian times, if not before. Yep. You read that right, as early as the 19th century people have been [...]