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    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

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

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  • 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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  • 20 something amazing photos from our Alaskan Adventures

    20 something amazing photos from our Alaskan Adventures

    If you were to look on the hard drive of my computer, you would probably find more photos from my adventures in Alaska than from anywhere else in the world. With mountains, glaciers, rainforests, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and countless opportunities for adventure, it’s no wonder I snapped over 1800 photos.  I’ve been wanting to publish a photo essay of my 10 favorite photos for quite some time. The only problem is, I couldn’t narrow it […]

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  • Quick and Easy Chicken Wontons #SandersonFarms #Recipe ad

    Quick and Easy Chicken Wontons #SandersonFarms #Recipe ad

    I love to cook. Couple that with spending time with my family in the kitchen and it’s a recipe for success. I have a 14-year-old. Getting her interested in preparing good, healthy ingredients has become a favorite pastime, combining my two of my passions, family, and food. Sanderson Farms makes it easy with 100% natural, farm to market never frozen chicken, with no hidden ingredients. One rainy afternoon, we rolled up our sleeves and decided […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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

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    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

    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

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    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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    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.

    Continue reading »

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    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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    Continue reading »

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