• Priceless Experiences in Los Angeles #PricelessExperiences #ad

    Priceless Experiences in Los Angeles #PricelessExperiences #ad

    IHG Rewards Club recently hosted me on a trip to Los Angeles to help kick off and promote their #PricelessExperiences promotion. I was super excited about the assignment because: I love Los Angeles. The IHG Rewards Club member event included incredible food, great swag, and a private concert from triple platinum recording artist, Andy Grammar. The #PricelessExperiences promotion offers members a chance to win some awesome prizes including a three night stay at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent […]

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  • Turkey a la King, Fit for a Queen

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      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! Turkey Peas Carrots Celery Onions Mushrooms Milk Flour Butter Sage Thyme Puff Pastry Shells Salt & Pepper White Sauce or Bechamel Sauce Start by making a […]

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  • A Cut Above: Idaho Potato #IdahoPotatoCutsClass

    A Cut Above: Idaho Potato #IdahoPotatoCutsClass

    The Sunday Supper Movement recently invited me to attend a VIP event at the Epicurean Hotel for “Idaho Potato’s Cut Class.” Not knowing what to expect, I joyfully excepted knowing that Idaho Potato was the headliner.

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    Building a Travel Inspired Fire Pit Smoker Rotisserie Grill

    So I built this travel inspired fire pit/smoker/rotisserie grill thingy in my back yard. Here’s how it happened…

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  • Photo Album of Venice, Italy a Top Tier Bucket List Destination

    Photo Album of Venice, Italy a Top Tier Bucket List Destination

    Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from Venice, Italy. With an endless parade of boats, gondolas, and water taxis navigating the labyrinth of canals, Venice is one of the most unique, charming, and romantic cities in the world. Throw in the city’s rich history, architecture, food, and wine, it’s no wonder that Venice is a top-tier Bucket List destination.

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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 […]

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  • Cruise Misconceptions Debunked

    Cruise Misconceptions Debunked

    For those who have never cruised before, it is not uncommon to fall victim to myths and misguided assumptions. The best ways to dispel these misunderstandings are to talk to a seasoned sailor and ultimately embark on the journey yourself. My first cruise was a seven-day trip out of New York, New York to Bermuda on Norwegian Cruise Line’s infamous Breakaway. Going into the trip, I had many misconceptions that were thankfully debunked by NCL Gold Member and Mid-Life Road Trip correspondent, Kaelyn Mostafa.

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  • Panama City Beach:  Carillon Beach Girls Getaway #RealFunBeach

    Panama City Beach: Carillon Beach Girls Getaway #RealFunBeach

    Few things can compare to going on a beach vacation with a girlfriend. Panama City Beach proved to be the perfect combination of great weather, delicious food, with ample outdoor activities to cancel out any calorie intake and enough downtime for good conversation and plenty of laughs!

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  • Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

    Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

      No road trip up the coast of California would be complete without a stop in wine country. On our last trip up the Pacific Coast Highway, we were the guests of 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 were shown everything from vine to bottle. The experience was like Disney for […]

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    Pictures from Paris Photo Album

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  • Win a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Escape #CruiseSmile

    October is Plan a Cruise Month, and there’s no better time to plan your next cruise vacation. Since we’re all about the Bucket List, when Cruise Smile approached us to write about Norwegian Cruise Line, we thought we’d design a Bucket List cruise, and our Norwegian ship would be our destination. All Aboard! They had us at private luxury and personalized service! The Haven by Norwegian™ is an exclusive on board enclave featuring their most luxurious, […]

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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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  • Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

    Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

      No road trip up the coast of California would be complete without a stop in wine country. On our last trip up the Pacific Coast Highway, we were the guests of 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 were shown everything from vine to bottle. The experience was like Disney for […]

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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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  • 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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    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! Turkey Peas Carrots Celery Onions Mushrooms Milk Flour Butter Sage Thyme Puff Pastry Shells Salt & Pepper White Sauce or Bechamel Sauce Start by making a […]

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    Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from Venice, Italy. With an endless parade of boats, gondolas, and water taxis navigating the labyrinth of canals, Venice is one of the most unique, charming, and romantic cities in the world. Throw in the city’s rich history, architecture, food, and wine, it’s no wonder that Venice is a top-tier Bucket List destination.

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    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 […]

    Continue reading »

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    Cruise Misconceptions Debunked

    For those who have never cruised before, it is not uncommon to fall victim to myths and misguided assumptions. The best ways to dispel these misunderstandings are to talk to a seasoned sailor and ultimately embark on the journey yourself. My first cruise was a seven-day trip out of New York, New York to Bermuda on Norwegian Cruise Line’s infamous Breakaway. Going into the trip, I had many misconceptions that were thankfully debunked by NCL Gold Member and Mid-Life Road Trip correspondent, Kaelyn Mostafa.

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  • Panama City Beach:  Carillon Beach Girls Getaway #RealFunBeach

    Panama City Beach: Carillon Beach Girls Getaway #RealFunBeach

    Few things can compare to going on a beach vacation with a girlfriend. Panama City Beach proved to be the perfect combination of great weather, delicious food, with ample outdoor activities to cancel out any calorie intake and enough downtime for good conversation and plenty of laughs!

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  • Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

    Behind the Scenes at the Michel-Schlumberger Winery

      No road trip up the coast of California would be complete without a stop in wine country. On our last trip up the Pacific Coast Highway, we were the guests of 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 were shown everything from vine to bottle. The experience was like Disney for […]

    Continue reading »

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    Pictures from Paris Photo Album

    Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from our adventure week long adventure in Paris, France. Of course we took in all the major tourists attractions, but what we loved most was staying in the Montmarte neighborhood where we were able to experience the city like locals…

    Continue reading »

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  • Win a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Escape #CruiseSmile

    Win a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Escape #CruiseSmile

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