• You’re never too young to check things off your bucket list! Sedona, Arizona CHECK!

    You’re never too young to check things off your bucket list! Sedona, Arizona CHECK!

    You’re never too young to check things off your bucket list! Midlife Road Trip contributor, Sabrina Kathleen went to Sedona, Arizona and tells you why!

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  • Uncensored: Galapagos Boobies Sex Video

    The Galapagos Islands are inhabited by an array of uninhibited exotic wildlife. Thanks to International Expeditions, I was able to embark on a Bucket List adventure of a lifetime to explore the islands and shoot this uncensored sex video of blue footed boobies propagating their species. I know, the picture above is censored, but the video  below is not. After the explicit content warning, the uncensored action gets hot in a hurry as a solo booby’s seductive dance garners the attention and ultimate affection […]

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  • Romantic Destination:  Hawaii Island

    Romantic Destination: Hawaii Island

    Rick and I have an amazing partnership. We have been business partners for many years and have over 50 years of marriage between us, to other people! There is in fact, a Mrs. Griffin and a Mr. McKenna. Our spouses, Denise and Ralph, are the often-unsung heroes of our business partnership, keeping the home fires burning as Rick and I jet around the world writing about incredible places.

    So, when Expedia released the results of the 2015 Expedia Heat Index, it got me thinking about romantic destinations, and a Hawaiian vacation I took with my mister that conjures up memories of love, luaus and leis.

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  • The Dish on #SuperBowl Party Do’s and Don’ts

    The Dish on #SuperBowl Party Do’s and Don’ts

    Bring your A game to the party this weekend. We’re getting the Dish on Super Bowl Party Do’s & Don’ts. When in doubt ask an expert and we did just that. Who better than etiquette expert and mom of two boys, Patricia Rossi to tell us how to navigate the Super Bowl party!

    Tip #1:Do bring a dish to share to the Super Bowl party. Even if the host says not to bring anything, bring something anyway. More food choices and variety make the party memorable. Try to bring something you can eat with one hand and also consume in a few bites.

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  • Buffalo Chicken Dip #Recipe #Superbowl

    Buffalo Chicken Dip #Recipe #Superbowl

    Cheese, is like crack to me. I can’t eat just a little. With me, it’s all or nothing! So what better dish for me to make for a Superbowl than Cabot Cheese’s Buffalo Chicken Dip. It’s quick, easy and really cheesy!

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  • Ski Lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth

    Learning to ski has been on Sandi’s bucket list for a long time, so we ventured to Utah so she could take ski lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth! Check out these great tips for anyone skiing this season.

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  • Travel without Research makes for a Unique Adventure

    Travel without research? Sure! Why not? To many people this may sound like an uncertain, risky, and not-so-planned-out..“plan”. However, life is full of uncertainties, and sometimes that’s where all the excitement comes from! And, it always makes for a unique adventure.

    Such was the case when we set out for the Danville Bed and Breakfast, a destination we knew very little about. Traveling onward down a rural road in Geneva, Florida, we were just beginning to question the guidance from our GPS, when we finally approached a sign and a long driveway. The driveway led us to an airplane hangar, on a rather large piece of property. Immediately we were greeted by two warm, smiling faces — one of them being the mayor of Danville himself, Mr. Dan Shaw.

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  • Memphis, Graceland and Elvis

    Memphis, Graceland and Elvis

    We went to Memphis to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. What an amazing place. And, while we were there we took a side trip to visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home.

    It is one of those things you must do in Memphis. Graceland has been beautifully maintained throughout the years and looks exactly like it was when Elvis lived there. As you stroll through the house and the impeccably manicured grounds, you can’t help but think about what it must have been like in it’s heyday.
    So, next time you find yourself in Memphis, check out Graceland!

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  • Straying from the Itinerary in Volosko, Croatia

    Straying from the Itinerary in Volosko, Croatia

    Sometimes the best travel moments are the ones you don’t plan. I was bummed that I had missed my bus to Split the night before and had to stay in Opatija another evening. I was eager to delve further into my Croatian adventure but had  resigned myself to spending another day in the resort town of Opatija. So I spent the day lounging by the rocks, listening to the waves crash against the concrete wall, eating lunch seaside, and napping. […]

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  • A Journey to Healing

    A Journey to Healing

    A Journey to Healing is a very personal account of a life changing event.

    When Rick and I began the Midlife Road Trip years ago we truly believed in our mission of “Travel as Therapy”. We have since traveled all over the world by air, road, rail and sea and everything was moving along swimmingly. And then, there was a knock on my door that would change my life forever.

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  • Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile #BucketList

    It may seem a bit strange that a grown man would put “Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile” on his bucket list, but life has no spice without a little quirkiness. Besides, ever since I first learned of the Wienermobile as a kid, it’s been something that I’ve wanted to do. When the opportunity finally knocked, I answered the door. It happened like this: I was recently participating in a travel centric twitter chat. One of the chat questions asked […]

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    10 Bucket List Sandwiches

    It’s no secret that we love to eat. In our travels, we’ve been blessed to experience some of the best food on the planet. We’ve compiled a list of 10 sandwiches that should be a part of your culinary Bucket List! We have pictures of some of these sandwiches. Others were devoured before we took out our cameras, still they made a good enough impression to be included in this list. Muffuletta from Central Grocery in New Orleans, Louisiana. The famous […]

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  • Skydiving – A Great Way to Kick Off a Midlife Crisis

    There’s no better way to kick off a midlife crisis than to jump out of an airplane! Watch as Rick checks a big item off his bucket list.  

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  • A trip to Molokai is an elixir for your mind, body and spirit #SeeMolokai

    A trip to Molokai is an elixir for your mind, body and spirit #SeeMolokai

    A trip to Molokai is an elixir for your mind, body and spirit. It is a great stress reliever, a delicious departure from day to day life, an escape to the extraordinary. It is a place to experience new things, challenge your limits, come face to face with your fears, soak in tradition and history, bask in the the sunlight, meditate in the mist, culture, breathe in the beauty of the island and its people, soul search or simply relax.

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  • Behind the Scenes in Talladega #NASCAR

    We always love tagging along with others when they get to fulfill their Bucket List dreams. Here’s a fun behind the scenes look at the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama with our friend Max Akins, where we drove real NASCAR race-cars at speeds of 174mph!  

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  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park: Bittersweet Beauty #SeeMolokai

    Kalaupapa National Historical Park: Bittersweet Beauty #SeeMolokai

    Kalaupapa National Historical Park is bittersweet, not the kind of place you travel to buy souvenirs. It is the kind of place from which you bring back lasting memories. Novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson described it as a prison fortified by nature. It is not easy to get to but so worth the effort. On the Hawaiian island of Molokai, it is surrounded by the crashing waves of the pacific ocean on three sides and 1,700 ft high sea cliffs on the other. There is to say the least, limited access to the peninsula. You can fly in by small plane, hike or ride on mule back down the 2.9 mile steep trail with 26 switchbacks and the most breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Unless you are a guest of one of the few residents, the only way to visit is with Damien Tours. Very exclusive, only 100 people are permitted to enter daily, and that includes resident’s guests.

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  • Learning the Ropes at Tejas Rodeo School

    Rick and Sandi are learning the ropes in this fun-filled behind the scenes look at the Tejas Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas. … just one more thing checked off the Bucket List! 

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  • An Intimate Look Alaska’s Inside Passage

    An Intimate Look Alaska’s Inside Passage

    One of our very favorite summer vacations last August (and perhaps of all time) was a trip aboard the Uncruise Safari Endeavor giving us an intimate look Alaska’s inside passage.
    Uncruise specializes in small group travel. In other words, each ship carries under one-hundred passengers making it easier for them to get in and out of places large cruise ships can’t go.

    On our cruise we got to explore Alaska’s inside passage without ever stopping at a port for the week we were on board. While at first we thought we might lose our minds being unplugged for seven days, we quickly embraced the notion and were able to experience the real Alaska. Life onboard the ship was like no other. The passengers and crew became acquainted quickly and everyone seemed more like friends than strangers.

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  • Uncensored: Galapagos Boobies Sex Video

    Uncensored: Galapagos Boobies Sex Video

    The Galapagos Islands are inhabited by an array of uninhibited exotic wildlife. Thanks to International Expeditions, I was able to embark on a Bucket List adventure of a lifetime to explore the islands and shoot this uncensored sex video of blue footed boobies propagating their species. I know, the picture above is censored, but the video  below is not. After the explicit content warning, the uncensored action gets hot in a hurry as a solo booby’s seductive dance garners the attention and ultimate affection […]

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  • Ski Lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth

    Ski Lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth

    Learning to ski has been on Sandi’s bucket list for a long time, so we ventured to Utah so she could take ski lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth! Check out these great tips for anyone skiing this season.

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  • Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile #BucketList

    Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile #BucketList

    It may seem a bit strange that a grown man would put “Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile” on his bucket list, but life has no spice without a little quirkiness. Besides, ever since I first learned of the Wienermobile as a kid, it’s been something that I’ve wanted to do. When the opportunity finally knocked, I answered the door. It happened like this: I was recently participating in a travel centric twitter chat. One of the chat questions asked […]

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  • Skydiving – A Great Way to Kick Off a Midlife Crisis

    Skydiving – A Great Way to Kick Off a Midlife Crisis

    There’s no better way to kick off a midlife crisis than to jump out of an airplane! Watch as Rick checks a big item off his bucket list.  

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  • A trip to Molokai is an elixir for your mind, body and spirit #SeeMolokai

    A trip to Molokai is an elixir for your mind, body and spirit #SeeMolokai

    A trip to Molokai is an elixir for your mind, body and spirit. It is a great stress reliever, a delicious departure from day to day life, an escape to the extraordinary. It is a place to experience new things, challenge your limits, come face to face with your fears, soak in tradition and history, bask in the the sunlight, meditate in the mist, culture, breathe in the beauty of the island and its people, soul search or simply relax.

    Continue reading »

  • Behind the Scenes in Talladega  #NASCAR

    Behind the Scenes in Talladega #NASCAR

    We always love tagging along with others when they get to fulfill their Bucket List dreams. Here’s a fun behind the scenes look at the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama with our friend Max Akins, where we drove real NASCAR race-cars at speeds of 174mph!  

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  • Making Burgers at Sea

    Carnival Cruise Lines conspired with Food Network megastar, Guy Fieri, to open an instantly addictive eatery called Guy’s Burger Joint on the lido deck of the Carnival Sunshine. Though many cruisers just ask for a plain burger and some fries before heading over to the radical toppings bar where they create their idea of the perfect burger, there is a menu of Guy’s signature burgers that should not be ignored. During our recent Mediterranean cruise, Rick had the opportunity to […]

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  • Tailgating Tips

    Tailgating Tips

    We met some incredible people and picked up some great tailgating tips in our recent visit to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Where is your favorite place to tailgate?    If you love tailgating check out our  other tailgating posts! Tailgating at LSU  College Football Game Day Tailgating Etiquette Recipe: Flavorful Fall Marinade (Perfect for Tailgating) Recipe: Beer Brats with Kickoff Kraut  

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  • Ghost Pepper, Tongue Torturing Fun at Zest Fest!

    Ghost Pepper, Tongue Torturing Fun at Zest Fest!

    Experience the fine line between pleasure and pain at Zest Fest in Irving, as Rick enters Intensity Academy’s “Hot Lolly Lick-a-thon”, a fun tongue torturing contest involving a lollipop made from the infamous ghost peppers (Bhut Jolokia Chil). It is easily  the hottest lollipop on the planet. Can you say “OUCH!” ? What’s the hottest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?    

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  • Midlife Road Trip Among Top 5 Fun Travel Blogs!

    Midlife Road Trip Among Top 5 Fun Travel Blogs!

    We are honored to be named  by World Travel Bliss among the 5 Fun Travel Blogs that you need to be reading in 2015!

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  • Planes, Trains, and Wienermobiles: travel by land, sea, and air

    Planes, Trains, and Wienermobiles: travel by land, sea, and air

    While sifting through photos of our journeys since Midlife Road Trip first began, I was struck not only by the myriad of places we’ve traveled, but by the variety of ways we managed to get from Point A to Point B. Whether by land, sea, or air, it’s all a part of the adventure. LAND Being a show with “Road Trip” in its name, we naturally spend a lot of time in cars. But cars aren’t the only way we […]

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  • Snuggle up with Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

    Snuggle up with Fifty Shades of Grey Wine

    I admit to being one few adults in the United States who hasn’t read Fifty Shades of Grey. I love to read, but lately, my attention span is about 140 characters so I spend more time reading tweets than books. But when presented with the opportunity to snuggle up with Fifty Shades of Grey Wines, I couldn’t resist. Fifty Shades of Grey Wines are the creation of E L James, the renowned author of the record breaking Fifty Shades Trilogy which prominently features the […]

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  • 5 Smartphone Food Photography Tips #vzwbuzz

    5 Smartphone Food Photography Tips #vzwbuzz

    It’s no secret I love to eat. The only thing I like better than eating is taking pictures of my food. I’m not sure if it’s a passion or an obsession, but I have amassed quite a catalog of food photos taken with my smartphones over the years. Suess Pancakes
    Here are a 5 smartphone food photography tips to get your creative juices flowing

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  • Limited-edition amenity kits pay tribute to American’s heritage airlines

    Everything old is new again: American Airlines collector’s item amenity kits

    The older I get the more nostalgic I become. I love when something old is new again. So, when American Airlines announced their collector’s item amenity kits, I took notice! This month, the First Class and Business Class kit on most international and transcontinental flights, will contain an improved collection of personal care products selected specifically for the modern traveler. According to Fernand Fernandez, American’s vice president – Global Marketing. “Customers will also identify with the historic logos and colors of the companies that now form […]

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  • #Travel highlighted in  #Superbowl Commercials

    #Travel highlighted in #Superbowl Commercials

    #Travel highlighted in 2015 #Superbowl Commercials. There were three stand-out Superbowl commercials that put travel in the spotlight. Of course, they caught our attention. We love cruising and found the Carnival Cruise Lines super bowl commercial inspiring. It combined beautiful visuals and the words of John F. Kennedy: “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” Then, they invited us to come back to the sea. We accept!

    The Doritos commercial was just downright funny. As frequent travelers, at one time or another, we have all sat next someone who has done one or all of those things.

    Jeep’s super bowl commercial featured the 2015 Jeep Renegade around the world in amazing places, with “This Land is Your Land, this land is my land” rolling acoustically in the background. Anyone ready for a road trip?

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  • Fireman’s Chicken, Cornbread and Mom’s Potato Salad #Recipe #Superbowl

    Fireman’s Chicken, Cornbread and Mom’s Potato Salad #Recipe #Superbowl

    Carol Remsburg is a long time friend of ours who describes herself as “Surrounded by water and lulled by the tidal pull”. A passionate wife, mother and friend, her blog title declares she is “Tidewater Bound- where amid the murky depths of an ordinary life are found joy.”  Although she feels her life is ‘ordinary’, her passion for food and cooking certainly are anything but. She told us she cooks in large quantities so she doesn’t have to prepare new meals every […]

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  • 8 Tips for Traveling to a  Major Sporting  Event

    8 Tips for Traveling to a Major Sporting Event

    Whether it be the Super Bowl, World Series, a NASCAR race, the Kentucky Derby, the World Cup, the Masters Golf Tournament, the Final Four, or a college football rivalry game, there are few things in life as exciting as attending a major sporting event. The perfect storm of media hype combined with the anticipation and unbridled exuberance of rival fans converging on a single destination in a quest for world dominance makes for an unforgettable experience. When making a pilgrimage […]

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  • The National Civil Rights Museum

    The National Civil Rights Museum

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  Today the property is the site of the National Civil Rights Museum and is a the legacy of those who fought for racial freedom and equality. This year, for the first time, visitors are afforded the unique experience of being allowed to walk out on the balcony in front of Dr. King’s room, number 306 which has been preserved exactly as it was 45 years […]

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  • Happy Holidays from the MidLife Road Trip

    Happy Holidays from the MidLife Road Trip

    Are you on Santa’s Nice List? Since he’s drinking from a Midlife Road Trip coffee mug, we’re hoping that’s a sign that we are:)

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  • Excited About Expedia’s Partnership with St. Jude

    Excited About Expedia’s Partnership with St. Jude

    Did you know that treatments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have pushed the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened in 1962? As co-host of Midlife Road Trip, it breaks my heart to think that children with certain diseases, including cancer, may have experienced their midlife before they even started kindergarten. When I was a kid, my cousin, Terri, died of a rare bone cancer when we were both only 10 years […]

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  • Five Awesome Gifts for the Traveler in Your Life

    Five Awesome Gifts for the Traveler in Your Life

    Black Friday … The first sign that the holiday shopping season is in full swing. The older I get, the more I hate to venture out into the crowds and the madness. Black Friday has become more of a spectator sport for me, watching the shenanigans on the news from the comfort of my couch, pie in hand.

    That doesn’t mean I don’t like to shop. In fact, I consider myself a ninja in the gift buying arena. There is nothing more satisfying that finding THAT perfect gift for those special someones in your life.

    Take the frequent traveler. I have selected five of my favorite travel items that will make perfect gifts for the person who love to travel.

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  • Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Bolognese #Recipe

    Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Bolognese #Recipe

    If you’re anything like me by the time Thanksgiving is said and done, I have had enough of the ‘fixins’ so I went in search of an un-turkey like recipe and found a simple & quick one by Giada. Buon Appetito!

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  • Leftover Turkey: Turkey a la King #Recipe

    Leftover Turkey: Turkey a la King #Recipe

      There are so many great dishes to make from Turkey leftovers it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to one. Turkey a la King is simple, filling and can be put together in minutes. It may be called Turkey a la King, but it’s fit for a Queen! 

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  • Planning a Portable Party #VZWBuzz

    Planning a Portable Party #VZWBuzz

    Until Verizon Wireless sent me an Ultimate Ears Boom bluetooth speaker for review, I never really saw much use for owning one. Though I have an extensive collection of MP3’s on my smartphone, I would only listen using earbuds to spare other passengers from my eclectic taste in music which ranges anywhere from Aerosmith to Frank Sinatra to Willie Nelson. I have a killer stereo system at home and didn’t really see any benefit in using the UE Boom until […]

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