Bucket List Adventures

Bucket List Adventures


Is the worlds largest balloon festival on your Bucket List? #checkmybucketlist
My wife Sue and I fulfilled one of our personal Bucket Lists items, Saturday, July 22, with our Bucket List Adventure Balloon Ride. Thank you so much for an incredible experience!
Hello! I have a reservation for a hot air balloon ride tomorrow morning. The email said a pilot would call around 8pm but I haven't received this call. I'm not sure where to go tomorrow morning, or if the ride is even still on. Please have someone contact me! Thank you!
Everything about Bucket List Adventures is top notch from the onset of the reservation with Debbie to pre-flight report by our wonderful pilot Laura LiAnne Pate Adams to the A.M. morning check-in, meet & greet with @Laura and her crew - everything was easy-breezy. This intro flight was awesome with gorgeous views of New Mexico. Who knew NM was the ballooning capital of the states - know I see why. @Laura took special time and attention with my girlfriend @Mecca who described a fear of flying but @Laura broke it down and determined it really is a fear of falling. This fear was conquered on this 4th of July flight and Laura had a lot to do with that. @Laura described everything perfectly and gave us a fantastic history lesson on ballooning over champagne afterward and we learned about the champagne tradition post-flight. I cannot say enough about @Laura she made this experience awesome. May I suggest you bring a portable blue tooth speaker with some volume, nothing like taking in God's artwork with a meaningful soundtrack for you and your loved one's to share. If you are going to be in the New Mexico area book with this company and specifically request Laura to be your pilot - you will not be disappointed. BigDave Norman Sr.​ Mecca Tanksleyβ€‹πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ‘£πŸ‘€β€οΈπŸ’™
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We specialize in providing life altering experiences in Aviation and Adventure sports. Hot Air Balloons, Glider, Helicopter, Airplane, Skydivng, RV Rental

Thank you to the #AIBF2019 staff, navigators, launch directors, sponsors, safety, propane and all of the spectators and balloonists for an Absolutely Amazing 2019 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

For any one who took photos of #LaCumbia or #DrPepper banner tag us #checkmybucketlist for a chance to win a free balloon ride for 2 or a 3pt tether kit.

Yesterday on shape of the Nations day, we got the privilege to fly the Colombian flag! #LaCumbia

Today was a very exciting day for us! We were the balloon of the day, which is the first balloon to take off from the field after the dawn patrol and gets the honor of flying the US flag during the national anthem πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Vamos USA! #LaCumbia

AIBF Day 1- foggy field static only for "La Cumbia"
But day 2...man look at that view

#DrPepper #swirecocacola #Cocacola #AIBF2019

Flash Sale!!

$450 per couple Private ABQ Fiesta Balloon Rides on the West Mesa

Glider Flights starting at $150


If you want to try a pretty awesome "off the grid" experience, we recommend Tayrona National Park. Located on the Carribean Coast of Colombia about a 30 minute taxi ride from Santa Marta Airport. So we decided to do this for Andrea's birthday, and I have to admit I was a bit shocked when the taxi stopped. A tiny little alley between two tiny peublo stores offering snacks and food and water. We paid the taxi and made arrangements for our return trip to the airport as once inside the park, you guessed in no phone service no internet, no fb, in our hostel no electricity. The taxi driver Celvin , super funny pointed to this huge mountain and said "its that way about 3 hours, do you have water?" After our 3 hour, 6.7 km hike through some really rough terrain we arrived at "playa brava teyumakke hostel".
I swear I thought of Gillighan's Isle. No phones no lights, no cars. Just palm tree huts by the beach with bathrooms below. It was the saving grace. Running water. Nit sure how, it was there. The cutest little place with a very friendly family. Great hospitality. They had food for us every meal, the menu " breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, juice and beer." Everyday they sent a mule to town over the mountain to bring back supplies. They took care of our beachfront hut like a hotel bathrooms clean everyday. They showed us an awesome little waterfall about a 30 min walk from the hotel. Hammocks everywhere, dramatic mountain backdrop. The last morning we opted for the mule ride over the other mountain to a little town of indigenous locals. They were working together to build a house. The whole 20+ person tribe. Then we stopped to enjoy the beach at cabo san juan de guia. It was a bit more busy with a restaurant and a tent city. We ended the trip with a 2 hour hike back out of the park. Beautiful scenery gorgeous beaches and vegetation. The coolest part to me was the ants. They had like ho chi min trails of ants carrying food literally 100ft from one tree back to a nest. And there were thousands of ants on the little highways. We saw probably 100 ant highways.

Really cool trip definitely worth it.

Cost approx. $400 including flights from Bogota

So......... As many of you know Andrea and I are quite blessed, particularly in realm of awesome things on our Bucket List already done. In my case its particularly difficult to find new experiences to add to my list......but......today my lovely bride took me to do something that has been on my list since I was about 5 years old.

Drive a real Aston Martin

Ever since my first James Bond movie, I have been in love with them. But never found the right opportunity.

Behold the oldest item on my bucket list "checked" ..... Gracias mi amor


Andrea also had a need for speed and went for a ride in a new Jaguar F-type

Abu Dhabi
Yas Marina F1 Circuit
Time: about an hour
Dress: the entire Yas Island area in general is pretty conservative. I recommend knee length or longer shorts, or dress and shirts that do not show a lot of shoulder or cleavage.

Jaguar passenger cost about $180 for 3 full speed laps

Aston Martin driving price about $500 for a classroom lesson and about 20 min of track time.

If you find yourself in Abu Dhabi....I highly recommend Desert Rose Tourism for their safari.

You can expect an awesome dune driving experience, a camel ride, traditional dinner, a local dance demomstration, star gazing and shisha. You will visit a camel farm, and can get a henna tattoo. You can dress like a local, hold a falcon, they really immerse you in the local culture.

Shorts are ok, but I recommend pants as its a little cold after dark. Bring sandals.
Cameras welcome.

Trip lasts about 6 hours and ends after dark. Hotel pickup is available.

Price in US is about $100 a person all inclusive.

Go check your bucket list.....

Remember that time when your dune buggy was a Land Cruiser

Sand Dune driving.....check

Big thanks to Desert Rose...

It is with a heavy heart that Andrea and I share the news of our dear friend Elijah. Yesterday morning after an 8 year battle with cancer, and at only 10 yrs old the Lord has called his name. We have been blessed to know his enchanting laughter in his last year with us and come to admire his spirit to fight. He has brought joy and was able to share some last memories with his family thanks to your overwhelmingly generous donation. If you would like to pay your respects, here is a note from his parents.

" Nothing would make us feel better then seeing this church packed with people, Everyone talks about how Elijah has touched their lives in some way, here is how we tell him Thank You...."

Here is the information for Elijah's services:

Rosary- Tuesday 16th 9:30am @
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
5712 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
Mass will follow- 10:00am

Burial to follow @
Vista Verde Memorial Park
4310 Sara Rd, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Reception will be after Burial at St. Jude Hall

*If you would like to help with any food there will be someone available in the hall before the Rosary and after Mass.
*If you would like to help financially his Go Fund Me account is still active.

Thank you kindly

Kevin W Haynes & Andrea Giron Benavides


December 16th, 2017- We Made It!!! Elijah was discharged last night and we are now at our hotel in San Francisco. He is very excited and can't wait for the game tomorrow. πŸ’›πŸŽ—πŸˆ
#RaiderNation #GoRaiders #BucketList

[12/16/17]   Elijah made it to the Raider's Game!!!!

[12/15/17]   Update on Elijah's Bucket List....

Thank you to an anonymous donor as well as multiple others.

We have so far raised $1523 for Elijah's trip. And because you all have been so generous, and we love this little guy so much, Andrea and I decided that the company will match the $1500 you all have donated.

So Elijah is up to $3023!!! Our goal is $5000 amd we are 1/2 way there.

He has been in the hospital trying to manage his pain, if the doctors can get it under control his brave parents have arranged for the Raiders game. And we are almost to our goal.

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holiday wherever you are.


Kevin & Andrea and the entire Bucket List Adventures Team

Ok Bucket List Adventurers we need help. Get this out far and wide.

If you remember Elijah our pilot for a day. He is 10 and he has been fight cancer since he was 3. We are trying to help him check off his Bucket List quickly as the doctors told him this week that he is out of options.

Any help is appreciated. We are trying to raise enough money cover his expenses to let him and his family take our RV at no charge. This would allow him and his family to travel to California and have a place to stay. We are letting them take the RV no charge but they will need help with expenses.

Bucket List is NOT a non profit yet so this will be a donation from kindness without tax benefit however we will donate 100% of any donations received for him to help check his Bucket List.

Here is what you can easily do, please like and share as far and wide as we can.

And if you have a little extra to give it would be amazing.

gift cards on our website
airline miles or hotel points
If you have access to any of his items or people
or you can mail us a check,

if not the gift of prayer is just as appreciated.

PM or email us with questions or support

Sincerely and thankfully

Kevin & Andrea


Teambuilding in Phoenix, Arizona with Honeywell Aerospace and Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Co.

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Independence Day Special
$99 Hot Air Balloon Rides

Valid for flights July 1st through July 4th

Book now @


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Limited quantity available!!!!


2001 Fleetwood Tioga Motor Home Class C Rental in Rio Rancho, NM


If you are looking for an RV rental we still have dates available this year.

outdoorsy.co See 7 photos of this 2001 Fleetwood Tioga Motor Home Class C in Rio Rancho, NM for rent now at $159/night

Looking for a sky full of stars!!

Contact us at [email protected]

Bucket List Adventures is searching for 2 Hot Air Balloon Pilots, 1 Crew Chief and daily crew help.

1 Full time pilot for our 160 must have at least 50 hours in AX-10 or bigger, a 2nd class medical and be willing to participate in our random drug and alcohol testing program.

1 Float pilot with experience in AX-8 or greater, 2nd class medical and willing to participate in random drug and alcohol program.

1 Crew Chief to oversee ground operations for one of our balloon adventure teams

Crew help no experience required

These are contract positions paid on a per flight/day rate
Pilots start at $100 for a half hour with no max (pilots can make more than $500 a day with us)
Crew Chiefs start at $40 per day
Crew help starts at $25 per day

Pilot and crew split all tips equally, BLA does NOT keep any tips.

5% commission to pilots and crew for all direct sales on all adventures and merchandise.
Performance Bonus Pool we share a % of our profits with our team every quarter.

Team member discounts on all adventures and merchandise.

What a great group of people to fly this am. Special thank you to Juan Manuel Giron and Earl.

It takes a lot to impress me but this morning Laura LiAnne Pate Adams did so. 14 passengers in 3 hops everyone down and safe. Plenty of fuel in reserve.

Great morning to fly with friends at Adams Balloons! Our passengers are thrilled to spend some time seeing how we operate. It takes an awesome group of pilots, crew and friends to have this much fun.

Thanks to all of you.

Andy Richardson Juan Manuel Giron Laura LiAnne Pate Adams Earl

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Bucket List Adventures is a company that provides life altering experiences in aviation and adventure sports. Our goal is to help others experience life and improve the lives of our team as we improve the lives our clients.

We are excited to be looking for candidates for the following opportunities.

Sales & Marketing
Hot Air Balloon Operations
RV Rentals
Skydiving Operations
Helicopter Operations
Race Car Operations

Please let us know in your own creative way if you have any of these skills and would like to be considered.


Guess what today is? Its April 1st, but this ain't no laughing matter. Remember this post ?

Joey Benavidez is our $300 gift card winner for April.

Congratulations. Joey send an email to our ops manager [email protected] and we will schedule your adventure.


Remember all you need to do is follow our page, and like or share a post in the last 90 days.

Bonus entries for anyone who subscribes to our youtube channel as well. Good luck and thank you for all of your support.


Bucket List Adventures, LLC

Hi adventurers,

We have launched our Youtube channel. We would be thrilled and most grateful if you would consider subscribing to it.

Thanks in advance.


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Congratulations to Triva Thomas for winning a $100 gift card.

Our balloon is now known as BlueJay

Thank you to everyone.


Congratulations to Jhonn Montilla for winning the balloon naming contest.

This beauty's name is Picasso.

Thibault's review.

Thibault Gouti, UFC fighter visits Bucket List Adventures for weekend packages to celebrate his 30th birthday. Stay tuned for the video of his epic adventures.


It’s Finally Done! – Bucket List Adventures, LLC


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Balloon Naming Contest

Help! We have not yet named our balloons. Wanna play? Just comment with your suggested name to this post with which balloon your name is intended for.

Winner of each balloon will receive a $100 gift card to Bucket List Adventures good on any of our adventures.

Good luck, let the "names" begin.




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Balloon Squeezers

Hot Air Balloon Adventures continue on a great morning. And we even got to see the Batmobile.

Bucket List Adventures will give a way one $300 gift card per month for use toward any of our adventures.
Read this very carefully.
No purchase is required simply follow these steps,

1. Follow us on Facebook
2. Like and share any post within the last 90 days.

Thats it we will select 1 lucky winner every month.

We will announce the winner every month right here on FB.

Great flight with a great new to us pilot thanks Laura LiAnne. Great couple Scott and Melissa Happy 16th Anniversary. Thanks to Pat our awesome crew guy.

Great morning with great people. And our newest addition to the bucket list family our 105kcuft 5 passenger balloon. Up up and away.

More Happy Bucket Listers!

Our new helicopter pilot, Elijah. 9yrs old best inspiration ever. This is why we do this.

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