• The Longest Zip Line Canopy Tour in the World!

    The Longest Zip Line Canopy Tour in the World!

    A road trip is about much more than a destination. It’s about the overall journey –  where you go, what you experience, and how you get there. Toyota recently hosted me on a couple of incredible road trips where I got to experience fly fishing, off-roading, trap shooting and the longest zip line canopy tour in the WORLD! Better yet, I was provided with a 2017 Toyota Tacoma XSP to make the trips. Zip Lining […]

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  • Bucket List Destination: Napa, California #DoNapa

    Bucket List Destination: Napa, California #DoNapa

    When you think of Napa, California, you think of wine, as you most certainly should. Napa Valley produces some of the finest wines in the world. Every serious oenophile has a pilgrimage to Napa on his or her Bucket List. But even if you’re not really into wine, Downtown Napa offers a thriving food, and art scenes with plenty of opportunities for shopping, entertainment, and adventure. Throw in a well developed riverfront, some cool architecture, […]

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  • Photo Album of Budapest, Hungary

    Photo Album of Budapest, Hungary

    Here is a collection of some of our favorite photos from Budapest Hungary from our adventure on the Danube River with Viking River Cruises.   The entire catalog of our Budapest photos can be found on our Flickr page.

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  • Three days in Downtown Napa #DoNapa

    Three days in Downtown Napa #DoNapa

    As an avid wine lover it is not shocking that Napa, California is one of my favorite destinations. I last visited the city in 2014 and spent the majority of my time in downtown Napa. One of the things I love about staying downtown is that many of the area winemakers have tasting rooms in the city and rather than driving from vineyard to vineyard to sample wines, I can simply walk. I also love that […]

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  • Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu Bombs

    Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu Bombs

    Knowing that I’m a fan of chicken, bacon, and jalapeños, one of my Facebook friends recently shared a recipe for Bacon BBQ Chicken Bombs. Intrigued with the concept and the photos, I decided to make my own version of a chicken bomb – Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu Bombs!  I love working with Sanderson Farms and developing recipes with their products. Their Thinly Sliced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets are perfect for this recipe as […]

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  • Photo Album of Charleston, South Carolina

    Photo Album of Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston, South Carolina is one of our favorite destinations. We’ve made multiple trips over the years and are looking forward to returning later this month. No matter how many times we visit, I always find something worthy of a photo. Here photo album of some of our favorite photos from our adventures in Charleston.     WARNING: You’re going to see lots of churches,  flower boxes, and FOOD! Charleston has entered the upper echelon of great […]

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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 charm. http://viewfinder.expedia.com/tampa/the-many-beaches-of-tampa-bay TWO: One of […]

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  • Fresh Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream #Recipe

    Fresh Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream #Recipe

    There is nothing more satisfying than preparing a special occasion meal for your family and friends. This roasted Certified Angus Beef® brand tenderloin with fresh herb crust and horseradish cream recipe is simple, flavorful and makes for a beautiful presentation. It’s perfect for a special occasion meal and is easy enough to prepare so you get to spend more time entertaining than slaving away in a hot kitchen.

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  • 100 Photos from Our Viking River Cruises Adventure in Portugal

    100 Photos from Our Viking River Cruises Adventure in Portugal

    When I experienced Portugal on Viking River Cruises “Portugal’s River of Gold” cruise, I absolutely fell in love with the country. Unlike so many of Europe’s better-known destinations that are overrun with tourists, Portugal provides opportunities for more authentic cultural emersion. Here is a collection of 100 of my favorite photos from the Portugal portion of the trip. My journey began with a couple of days of exploring Lisbon before heading to Porto where I boarded the […]

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  • Family Friendly Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets #SandersonFarms ad

    Family Friendly Breaded Chicken Breast Fillets #SandersonFarms ad

    Quick and Easy Chicken Cutlets for a #WeekdaySupper are the perfect fast and flavorful dinner fix for the busy traveler or fussy family. The beauty of a simple chicken cutlet is that 1) most people including finicky kids love them 2) They’re fast, ready in less than 30 minutes from start to finish 3) They can be personalized to individualized palates by adding sauces and dips. Cutlets can be paired with a simple classic red sauce for an italian flair, BBQ sauce for kid friendly dipping, a ‘companies coming’ mushroom cream sauce, or a mustard caper sauce (recipe below).

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  • Strawberry Salsa 2-Ways #Recipe

    Strawberry Salsa 2-Ways #Recipe

    The two recipes below, one savory and the other is sweet, are easy to make, healthy and refreshing. They can be made in minutes, perfect for when the unexpected guest drops by, a flavorful super bowl party appetizer, delicious bites for an afternoon tea with the girls or simply enjoy as a healthy snack. You’re sure to enjoy strawberry salsa two ways.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Clucking Awesome Chicken Man Music Video

    Clucking Awesome Chicken Man Music Video

    We at Midlife Road Trip believe in pursuing our passions. I have always been passionate about travel. But over the last few months in working on various projects for Sanderson Farms, I have developed a serious passion for cooking and eating chicken. As a result, I’ve been inspired to proudly proclaim that “I’m a Chicken Man!” While I’m not an especially good singer, there’s no denying I loves me some chicken!  I hope this music video will inspire […]

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  • Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

    Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

      We went behind the scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger winery in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma, California where we learned a thing or two about organic farming from winemaker and vice president of production, Mike Brunson. We saw everything from vine to bottle, comparing our experience to the likes Disney but for grown-ups and without the noise, the crowds, or kids!  We soaked up the countryside and sipped the fruit of the wineries labor. Michel-Schlumberger wines […]

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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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  • 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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  • College Football Game Day

    College Football Game Day

    Here’s a behind the scenes look at our college football game day adventures in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Be sure and watch the out-takes at the end of the video:)

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  • VIDEO: Tailgating Tips

    VIDEO: Tailgating Tips

    Tailgating is one of our favorite fall activities. There’s something about meandering through large enthusiastic crowds with the smell of charcoal, lighter fluid, and grilled meats permeating the air that guarantees a good time. Even if you’re not particularly a fan of football, the experience is worthy of any bucket list.

    We met some incredible people, tasted some amazing food, and picked up some great tailgating tips before a college football game at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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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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  • The Longest Zip Line Canopy Tour in the World!

    The Longest Zip Line Canopy Tour in the World!

    A road trip is about much more than a destination. It’s about the overall journey –  where you go, what you experience, and how you get there. Toyota recently hosted me on a couple of incredible road trips where I got to experience fly fishing, off-roading, trap shooting and the longest zip line canopy tour in the WORLD! Better yet, I was provided with a 2017 Toyota Tacoma XSP to make the trips. Zip Lining […]

    Continue reading »

  • Bucket List Destination: Napa, California #DoNapa

    Bucket List Destination: Napa, California #DoNapa

    When you think of Napa, California, you think of wine, as you most certainly should. Napa Valley produces some of the finest wines in the world. Every serious oenophile has a pilgrimage to Napa on his or her Bucket List. But even if you’re not really into wine, Downtown Napa offers a thriving food, and art scenes with plenty of opportunities for shopping, entertainment, and adventure. Throw in a well developed riverfront, some cool architecture, […]

    Continue reading »

  • Photo Album of Budapest, Hungary

    Photo Album of Budapest, Hungary

    Here is a collection of some of our favorite photos from Budapest Hungary from our adventure on the Danube River with Viking River Cruises.   The entire catalog of our Budapest photos can be found on our Flickr page.

    Continue reading »

  • Three days in Downtown Napa #DoNapa

    Three days in Downtown Napa #DoNapa

    As an avid wine lover it is not shocking that Napa, California is one of my favorite destinations. I last visited the city in 2014 and spent the majority of my time in downtown Napa. One of the things I love about staying downtown is that many of the area winemakers have tasting rooms in the city and rather than driving from vineyard to vineyard to sample wines, I can simply walk. I also love that […]

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  • Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu Bombs

    Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu Bombs

    Knowing that I’m a fan of chicken, bacon, and jalapeños, one of my Facebook friends recently shared a recipe for Bacon BBQ Chicken Bombs. Intrigued with the concept and the photos, I decided to make my own version of a chicken bomb – Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu Bombs!  I love working with Sanderson Farms and developing recipes with their products. Their Thinly Sliced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets are perfect for this recipe as […]

    Continue reading »

  • Photo Album of Charleston, South Carolina

    Photo Album of Charleston, South Carolina

    Charleston, South Carolina is one of our favorite destinations. We’ve made multiple trips over the years and are looking forward to returning later this month. No matter how many times we visit, I always find something worthy of a photo. Here photo album of some of our favorite photos from our adventures in Charleston.     WARNING: You’re going to see lots of churches,  flower boxes, and FOOD! Charleston has entered the upper echelon of great […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 charm. http://viewfinder.expedia.com/tampa/the-many-beaches-of-tampa-bay TWO: One of […]

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  • Fresh Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream #Recipe

    Fresh Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream #Recipe

    There is nothing more satisfying than preparing a special occasion meal for your family and friends. This roasted Certified Angus Beef® brand tenderloin with fresh herb crust and horseradish cream recipe is simple, flavorful and makes for a beautiful presentation. It’s perfect for a special occasion meal and is easy enough to prepare so you get to spend more time entertaining than slaving away in a hot kitchen.

    Continue reading »

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  • Viking Cruises Launches New Resident Historian Program

    Viking Cruises Launches New Resident Historian Program

    Faculty of Historians Will Provide Avenues of Learning on Every Viking Ocean Cruises Itinerary Viking Cruises (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced the rollout of its new onboard Viking Resident Historian program. Launching on Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky this month, a carefully selected faculty of historians will provide an enhanced level of enrichment for guests onboard all of Viking’s ocean cruise ships. A new video on the Resident Historian program can be found on the […]

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  • The Great Debate Continues ~ Smooth or Crunchy? What’s YOUR preference …

    The Great Debate Continues ~ Smooth or Crunchy? What’s YOUR preference …

    It’s National Peanut Month! Smooth or Crunchy? What’s YOUR preference? 

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