So wonderful to get a chance to chat with Annette White, co-owner of Sugo Trattoria in Petaluma and Bucket List Journeys (fabulous blog and travel website). We let it slip out that Annette and Brian were high schools sweethearts, so a few memories popped out. We delve into Annette’s path of how she started to conquer her anxiety by starting a bucket-list that took her out of her comfort zone.

This morphed into a career, working as a travel influencer with partners all over the world. Her book Bucket List Adventures was published in 2017. Annette White is a travel writer, author, serial adventurer and creator of the award-winning travel blog, Bucket List Journey. Her popular site has over 100,000 monthly readers, and Frommer’s named her Instagram @bucketlistjourney one of the best travel accounts to follow. She has been recognized and worked with a multitude of top companies, such as Tripadvisor, Sandals Resorts and LAN Airlines — while exploring more than 40 countries on 5 continents. When she’s not on the road, you can find Annette whipping up delicious dishes at her Michelin recommended restaurant, Sugo Trattoria in Northern California, that she co-owns with her husband, Peter.

Find Annette’s work at: Sugo Trattoria – Purchase her book at