• Chicago on $40 a Day #ShareForever #ad

    Chicago on $40 a Day #ShareForever #ad

    It’s no secret that Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the United States. The city is so layered with history, architecture, sports, shopping, art, museums, parks, and food that I never get tired of visiting. So when IHG Rewards Club offered to sponsor me on a trip to Chicago to help promote their #ShareForever promotion, I was like – Duh! Heck yeah I’ll do it! (Besides, the promotion is a great deal – […]

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  • Hilarious video of kids talking about travel and vacations

    A hilarious look at the wonderful world of travel through the eyes of children.

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  • Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

    I recently had the good fortune to attend the Hyatt’s “Good Taste Series’ at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa Bay. They showcased Hyatt’s culinary talent from throughout Florida and beyond. Each of the 13 chef competitors,  (some of the region’s top up-and-coming  Hyatt chefs) served up two delectable creations during the 3rd annual Good Taste Series Culinary Competition. Each chef competitor thoughtfully prepared one plate aligned with Hyatt’s Sustainable Seafood philosophy plus one healthy option […]

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  • 12 Amazing sunrise and sunset photos from our travels

    12 Amazing sunrise and sunset photos from our travels

    The other day I was participating in a Twitter chat where several people were sharing sunrise and sunset photos. It was quite enjoyable seeing these amazing photos fly across my Twitter stream. So I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite sunrise and sunset photos from my midlife travels. After all, enjoying a sunrise or a sunset in a new destination is one of my favorite ways to start or end the day when […]

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  • Unforgettable Montana: The Road to Paradise #PictureMontana

    Unforgettable Montana: The Road to Paradise #PictureMontana

    Exploring the majesty and majesty of Montana

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  • Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    My wife, Denise and I are huge fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. The show features a couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, from Waco, Texas who specialize in turning problem homes into showcase homes – inside and out. The couple own Magnolia Market, which is frequently featured in the show as the go to place for finding decor for the fixer upper homes.  When we went to visit our oldest daughter, Sherri, and her husband in […]

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  • Photo Album of Memphis, Tennessee

    Photo Album of Memphis, Tennessee

    Here’s a photo album of some of our favorite photos from Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is rich in history and is known as the birthplace of rock ’n roll, home of the blues, and quite possibly the BBQ capital of the universe.

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  • Photo Album of Florence, Italy

    Photo Album of Florence, Italy

    Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from Florence, Italy is an absolute must for anyone who loves food, wine, art, and history.

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  • Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Photo Album of Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia

    One of the most exciting ports of call on our Mediterranean cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine was Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama devastated by Tornado 5 Years Ago

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama devastated by Tornado 5 Years Ago

    A few years ago we were in Tuscaloosa, Alabama taping segments for Midlife Road Trip. A few months months later, the town was rocked to its very core when it was pummeled by a powerful tornado. The photos below…

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  • Maui Photo Album

    Maui Photo Album

    Here’s a photo album featuring some of our favorite photos from our bucket list adventure in the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii. Our experiences included a helicopter ride, outrigger canoeing, paddle boarding, hiking along lava trails, learning to make poke, road tripping on the famous Road to Hana, and watching mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets.

    Special thanks to…

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  • My Atlanta – Hot Spots Worth Seein’

    My Atlanta – Hot Spots Worth Seein’

    Hotlanta – capitol of the peach state, land of Coca-Cola and home of the Braves. But I’ll let you in on a local secret – despite sweltering summer temps and hair raising humidity, we natives don’t really call it that. No, to us it’s just Atlanta. Or the ATL. Or A-town. Depends on who I’m speaking to and how much rap I’ve listened to that day.

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  • Hilarious video of kids talking about travel and vacations

    Hilarious video of kids talking about travel and vacations

    A hilarious look at the wonderful world of travel through the eyes of children.

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  • Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

    Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

    I recently had the good fortune to attend the Hyatt’s “Good Taste Series’ at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa Bay. They showcased Hyatt’s culinary talent from throughout Florida and beyond. Each of the 13 chef competitors,  (some of the region’s top up-and-coming  Hyatt chefs) served up two delectable creations during the 3rd annual Good Taste Series Culinary Competition. Each chef competitor thoughtfully prepared one plate aligned with Hyatt’s Sustainable Seafood philosophy plus one healthy option […]

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  • Making Burgers at Sea

    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, […]

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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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  • Zen at 35,000'

    5 Tips to Stay Cool, Calm and Zen on Your Next Flight

    Call it what you will: manners, etiquette or common sense but it is a key ingredient in your travel arsenal.

    I always try to be on my best behavior when traveling even when faced with multiple delays and even flight cancelations. Things happen and most of the time they are unavoidable, so I grin and bare it. Weather induced turbulence is unavoidable, however, passenger turbulence inside the cabin should be avoided at all costs.

    I always follow these 5 tips to stay cool, calm and Zen on all my flights.

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  • Behind the Scenes at Lion Country Safari

    Behind the Scenes at Lion Country Safari

    Happy Hump Day!! It’s not every day you get to see rhinos playing leap-frog! If you love animals, you’l love our behind the scenes look at Lion Country Safari, in West Palm Beach Florida.

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  • Behind the Scenes ~ South Beach Wine & Food Festival #sobewff

    Behind the Scenes ~ South Beach Wine & Food Festival #sobewff

    Wine, food and celebrities – what more could you want? The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is like Spring Break for adults. We got to sample the creations from some of the best known chefs in the world!

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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

    Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

    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.

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    Bacon Wrapped, Chicken Stuffed Jalapeños #SandersonFarms ad

    Tailgating is one of my favorite things to do with Midlife Road Trip. There’s something about the smell of charcoal, lighter fluid, and grilled meat that just makes me happy. I am always amazed at the quality and creativity tailgaters are able to exhibit in preparing food in a parking lot or on the quad of a college campus. It’s as though there is a competition among some of the tailgaters that is a serious […]

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  • Chicago on $40 a Day #ShareForever #ad

    Chicago on $40 a Day #ShareForever #ad

    It’s no secret that Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the United States. The city is so layered with history, architecture, sports, shopping, art, museums, parks, and food that I never get tired of visiting. So when IHG Rewards Club offered to sponsor me on a trip to Chicago to help promote their #ShareForever promotion, I was like – Duh! Heck yeah I’ll do it! (Besides, the promotion is a great deal – […]

    Continue reading »

  • Hilarious video of kids talking about travel and vacations

    Hilarious video of kids talking about travel and vacations

    A hilarious look at the wonderful world of travel through the eyes of children.

    Continue reading »

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  • Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

    Hyatt ‘Good Taste Series’

    I recently had the good fortune to attend the Hyatt’s “Good Taste Series’ at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa Bay. They showcased Hyatt’s culinary talent from throughout Florida and beyond. Each of the 13 chef competitors,  (some of the region’s top up-and-coming  Hyatt chefs) served up two delectable creations during the 3rd annual Good Taste Series Culinary Competition. Each chef competitor thoughtfully prepared one plate aligned with Hyatt’s Sustainable Seafood philosophy plus one healthy option […]

    Continue reading »

  • 12 Amazing sunrise and sunset photos from our travels

    12 Amazing sunrise and sunset photos from our travels

    The other day I was participating in a Twitter chat where several people were sharing sunrise and sunset photos. It was quite enjoyable seeing these amazing photos fly across my Twitter stream. So I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite sunrise and sunset photos from my midlife travels. After all, enjoying a sunrise or a sunset in a new destination is one of my favorite ways to start or end the day when […]

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  • Chicken Kebabs on Rosemary Skewers #SandersonFarms ad

    Chicken Kebabs on Rosemary Skewers #SandersonFarms ad

    One of the things I love most about being a part of Midlife Road Trip is all of the great food I get to enjoy in our travels. Unfortunately six years of good eating had me weighing about 30lbs more that I did when I began this journey. If I had continued at this rate, it wouldn’t be long before I would be boarding cruise ships through the cargo door. Since writing about the food […]

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  • Unforgettable Montana: The Road to Paradise #PictureMontana

    Unforgettable Montana: The Road to Paradise #PictureMontana

    Exploring the majesty and majesty of Montana

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  • Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    My wife, Denise and I are huge fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. The show features a couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, from Waco, Texas who specialize in turning problem homes into showcase homes – inside and out. The couple own Magnolia Market, which is frequently featured in the show as the go to place for finding decor for the fixer upper homes.  When we went to visit our oldest daughter, Sherri, and her husband in […]

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