• Kale and Strawberry Salad from @FSMaui #Recipe #PictureMaui

    Kale and Strawberry Salad from @FSMaui #Recipe #PictureMaui

    When we travel our souvenirs are our memories. And recipes. We collect recipes. We like to bring back some of the flavor of places we have been to recreate the experience long after we are home. On a recent trip to Maui with the Expedia Viewfinders, we had the pleasure to lunch at Ferraro’s at the Four Seasons, Wailea’s only beachside open-air restaurant.  A spectacular view, gentle trade winds, bright […]

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  • Travel Therapy: The Healing Waters of the Danube River #VikingCruises

    Travel Therapy: The Healing Waters of the Danube River #VikingCruises

    I could barely contain my excitement as I was about take my first ever river cruise. We would be traveling down the famous Danube River on Viking River Cruise from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. It was the first week of December and we would be visiting Christmas markets in each of the cities we stopped in. My best friend (and frequent travel partner) Lucille, was coming along and she was equally excited. I was already packed weeks in advance knowing the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays would be pulling me in a million different directions prior to my departure.

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  • 10 Warm Weather Getaways: Florida in the Spring

    10 Warm Weather Getaways: Florida in the Spring

    It doesn’t get much better than Florida in the spring. While much of the United States is blanketed with snow, it is the perfect time to head south and enjoy these warm weather getaways. ONE: Pinellas County, Florida, just a 30-minute drive west of Tampa International Airport, is home to nearly forty miles of award-winning beaches that stretch from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, each with it’s own distinct personality and […]

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  • The Perils of Family Travel: What the Guidebooks Don’t Tell You

    The Perils of Family Travel: What the Guidebooks Don’t Tell You

    I have read dozens upon dozens of family travel blogs and magazine articles about the merits of family travel with beautiful photos, in exotic locations, everyone looking flawless and fabulous. What the guidebooks don’t tell you about, are the perils of family travel. Always the optimist, I look forward to traveling with my family, but somehow when my clan travels as a quad, things never seem to go quite as […]

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  • 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 […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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  • 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. […]

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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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  • Headed to Miami Beach

    Headed to Miami Beach

    We’re headed to Miami Beach! Ever since we attended the South Beach Wine and Food Festival a few years ago, we have been itching to get back to Miami.  So when the invitation to attend the Life@50+ National Event and Expo in Miami Beach came our way, we jumped at the chance.  The official press release about the event is below. If you’re able to attend, please let us know we’d love […]

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  • This week’s #NUTS Spotlight Shines on Roni Weiss and New York Travel Festival

    This week’s #NUTS Spotlight Shines on Roni Weiss and New York Travel Festival

    This week #NUTS spotlight shines brightly on Roni, Weiss, a travel industry connector, social media consultant and travel/events blogger.

    He is the organizer of the New York Travel Festival, a new consumer travel event, a co-founder of Destination Accelerator (education and networking for destination marketers) and Travel Talk on Twitter (the world’s biggest Twitter travel chat).

    He’s spoken about social media in a variety of places, including a roundtable at NYU, Africa Travel Association‘s World Congress in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, and Miracle Corners of the World‘s youth leadership retreat in Vermont.

    Roni was born in Oceanside, Long Island, New York and grew up in Snohomish County, Washington. He was active in sports and music, with his sports emphasis being ice hockey and his musical focus being the trumpet.

    At the ripe old age of 10, Roni began attending Edmonds Community College, receiving an Associate’s Degree with Honors in 1996 at the age of 12. He graduated from Lynnwood High School in 1999 at the age of 15.

    From 1999-2002, he attended the University of Washington, graduating with double degrees in English (with a Literature emphasis) and Drama. During his time in the UW School of Drama, he was highly active in acting, writing, directing and producing. Roni’s “Big Idea” festival was a week-long, multiple-venue festival in which he served as the Executive Producer.

    In 2004, Roni began what became a series of global trips. Over the course of less than a year , Roni visited 6 continents. He has taught English in Italy, Taiwan, France and Chile and has visited 70+ countries, including every country in Europe.

    The inaugural New York Travel Festival weekend will take place April 20-21, 2013. Tickets are now on sale.

    On Saturday, they’ll be at Bohemian National Hall, featuring an array of speakers, panelists, tastings, and other experiences. On Sunday, there will be a variety of opportunities to experience local and international culture by venturing out into New York City’s varied neighborhoods and boroughs.

    The goal of the NY Travel Fest is to reinvent the consumer travel show for a crowd seeking more interaction and a better sense of NYC and beyond.

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  • 10 Bizarre Indian Rituals

    10 Bizarre Indian Rituals

    The mention of India may bring to your mind many interesting information you have heard about the nation and the rituals followed here have a sure place in the list. A land of diversified culture, India is well known for bizarre rituals followed by its people since ancient times. Many have long since become a part of history, some owing to the change in thinking (and believing) style and some were […]

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  • Stuff We Love and More!

    Stuff We Love and More!

    Over the last few months, we’ve received a LOT of products and decided to share the few things that we loved enough that we would still purchase them if they weren’t given to us.

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  • Talk to Strangers!

    Talk to Strangers!

    I sat around a table last night exchanging travel stories among Airbnb guests. We somehow came to talk of food. “The best pasta I’ve ever eaten was in Cortona, Italy!” I exclaimed. The lady beside me told us about the time she was in Cortona. She arrived at a restaurant as they were closing. Seeing her disappointment, the man locking up said “Come with me.” I interrupted her, looked at […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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