• 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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  • Super Bowl Buffalo Chicken Dip #SandersonFarms ad

    Super Bowl Buffalo Chicken Dip #SandersonFarms ad

    After fattening myself up over the holidays, one of my perennial new year’s resolutions is to eat a healthier diet. I usually do pretty well sticking to it until the Super Bowl rolls around. I inevitably find myself at a party, watching the game, and succumbing to peer pressure by indulging in pizza, beer, whoopee pies, and football shaped Cocoa Krispies treats. For the last several months I have been on a self imposed low-carb […]

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  • 15 Favorite Photos from Our California Adventures

    15 Favorite Photos from Our California Adventures

    It’s no surprise that California is one of our favorite destinations. Over the years we’ve been fortunate enough to make several trips to the Golden State. Whether we’re road tripping up the Pacific Coast Highway; experiencing wine country; checking bucket list items off our list in San Francisco; or shooting video for Disneyland, California never fails to amaze us…

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  • Essential Home Maintenance to Prepare for Stress-Free Travel

    Essential Home Maintenance to Prepare for Stress-Free Travel

    How many exciting getaways have you already booked for 2017? Don’t just focus on your itinerary or what you should pack. Now’s the time to start preparing your humble abode for extended periods of vacancy! Read on for a list of essential home maintenance tasks you must perform before saying “Adios” to your hometown and hitting the beaches of Mexico. General Tips Have a plan for mail while you’re away Ask a friend or family member to […]

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  • 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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  • Blackened No-Carb Fried Chicken #SandersonFarms ad

    Blackened No-Carb Fried Chicken #SandersonFarms ad

    As a southerner, I love fried chicken. The only problem is, I’m on a low-carb diet and the breading is carb city. Rather than giving in to temptation, I decided to engage in a little experimentation. After a few disastrous attempts I finally hit on something that worked wonderfully as a substitute for traditional flour or cornmeal breading – Pork Rinds!  Yes, pork rinds! During my low-carb adventure, pork rinds have satisfied my cravings for […]

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  • Happy Holidays! Magellan MiVue 420 DashCam #Giveaway

    Happy Holidays! Magellan MiVue 420 DashCam #Giveaway

    What do you give the road tripper that has everything? The Magellan MiVue 420 DashCam of course! Capture beautiful scenery, wildlife crossing, and everything in between all on a dash cam that could fit in the palm of you hand (or Starbucks cup.) We especially love the social media feature to capture those “Cranky Carpooler” moments where you can quickly share to YouTube & Facebook. It’s small enough to travel with you and use in your […]

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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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.

    Continue reading »

  • Super Bowl Buffalo Chicken Dip #SandersonFarms ad

    Super Bowl Buffalo Chicken Dip #SandersonFarms ad

    After fattening myself up over the holidays, one of my perennial new year’s resolutions is to eat a healthier diet. I usually do pretty well sticking to it until the Super Bowl rolls around. I inevitably find myself at a party, watching the game, and succumbing to peer pressure by indulging in pizza, beer, whoopee pies, and football shaped Cocoa Krispies treats. For the last several months I have been on a self imposed low-carb […]

    Continue reading »

  • 15 Favorite Photos from Our California Adventures

    15 Favorite Photos from Our California Adventures

    It’s no surprise that California is one of our favorite destinations. Over the years we’ve been fortunate enough to make several trips to the Golden State. Whether we’re road tripping up the Pacific Coast Highway; experiencing wine country; checking bucket list items off our list in San Francisco; or shooting video for Disneyland, California never fails to amaze us…

    Continue reading »

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  • Essential Home Maintenance to Prepare for Stress-Free Travel

    Essential Home Maintenance to Prepare for Stress-Free Travel

    How many exciting getaways have you already booked for 2017? Don’t just focus on your itinerary or what you should pack. Now’s the time to start preparing your humble abode for extended periods of vacancy! Read on for a list of essential home maintenance tasks you must perform before saying “Adios” to your hometown and hitting the beaches of Mexico. General Tips Have a plan for mail while you’re away Ask a friend or family member to […]

    Continue reading »

  • 7 Best Hidden European Gems

    7 Best Hidden European Gems

    Europe nests some of the most incredible destinations in the world such as London, famous for its nightlife, shopping, and museums, Amsterdam for its narrow canals or Barcelona for its vibrant Catalonian heritage. But apart from these world-famous tourist destinations, Europe is also home to many gems which the mortal is yet to unearth entirely. Let’s uncover some of these most alluring unknown destinations in Europe.

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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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  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • Turkey a la King, Fit for a Queen

    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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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.

    Continue reading »

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  • Building a Travel Inspired Fire Pit Smoker Rotisserie Grill

    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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