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  • Tips for a Vacation that Stays Within Your Budget

    Tips for a Vacation that Stays Within Your Budget

    When planning a family vacation, you can cut costs and avoid being caught unprepared with just a little advance planning. Have fun and remain within your budget by following these steps before you go. 1) Plan in advance what you will do for dining Decide before you leave how many meals you will be eating out. Prepare some food along the way, saving dining out for special occasions. If you pack lots of snacks, easy-to-prepare meals and plenty of drinks […]

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  • Panning for Gold in Alaska

    Panning for Gold in Alaska

    As part of Prince Cruises #FollowMeAtSea Alaska Twitter trip, we took an excursion to the Eldorado Gold Mine to do a little panning for gold. Our tour was conducted by a Fiddle playing conductor who entertained us with songs and a wonderful narration of the history of  the Alaskan gold rush. The Eldorado Gold Mine employs a colorful cast of characters who showed us how to pan for gold. Once you see a few of the shiny nuggets in your […]

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  • Alaska ~ Duck Farts and Saddle Sores

    Alaska ~ Duck Farts and Saddle Sores

    There was no shortage of entertainment on our Alaska Twitter trip sponsored by Princess Cruises.  After returning from an incredible helicopter ride and glacier landing, we attended a fun filled dinner theatre.  The same wait staff who served our BBQ, were the cast members in the musical, “The Music of Denali”. Somehow the cast coaxed me up on stage – thankfully for the audience they didn’t ask me to sing anything. I just had to sit there and look good:) […]

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  • Austin’s Famous “Bat Bridge”

    Austin’s Famous “Bat Bridge”

    Seeing 1.5 million bats take flight is an amazing sight. While in Austin, Texas  we visited the famous Congress Bridge – home of the largest urban bat colony in the world!

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  • Austin Texas is Weird and we love it! #SXSW

    Austin Texas is Weird and we love it! #SXSW

    Austin, Texas is weird and we love it! Austin is known for incredible food and fantastic music and #SXSW … Take a behind the scenes peek at what weird about Austin! And .. another check off our Bucket List!

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  • Happy Hump Day! Rhino’s Playing Leap Frog

    Happy Hump Day! Rhino’s Playing Leap Frog

    Happy Hump Day!! It’s not every day you get to see rhinos playing leap-frog! If you love animals, you’l love our behind the scenes look at Lion Country Safari, in West Palm Beach Florida.

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  • Hollywood’s 12 Lessons for the Ultimate Road Trip

    Hollywood’s 12 Lessons for the Ultimate Road Trip

    We saw this fun infographic from our friends at Wish.co.uk and couldn’t resist sharing Hollywood’s 12 lessons for the ultimate road trip. Enjoy!

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  • It’s a Chocolate Kind of Day

    It’s a Chocolate Kind of Day

    We enjoyed more than a few of these chocolate covered cake balls  at the Jambalaya Jam in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  They came in a variety of flavors, so naturally we had to sample them all to make sure we didn’t miss anything. The red velvet was Rick’s favorite while Sandi preferred the chocolate. Chocolate cheers to you and yours! What’s your favorite chocolate dessert? 

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  • National Chocolate Cake Day! Celebrate with Chocolate Cupcakes!  #Recipe

    National Chocolate Cake Day! Celebrate with Chocolate Cupcakes! #Recipe

    It’s National Chocolate Cake Day and we are celebrating with Chocolate Cupcakes! Because we’re a mix and match kind of group, we like to take a little of this, a pinch of that and see what we come up with. This is never more fun than experimenting with one of our favorite desserts; cupcakes. Armed with a recipe for dark chocolate cupcakes (that are supposed to be stuffed with peanut butter filling) found on www.howsweeteats.com, the Midlife Road Trip test kitchen decided to see just how much chocolate we could stuff into a cupcake. Is there ever such a thing as too much? Our sweet tooth voted ‘No’.

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  • Naked Fitness with Andrea Metcalf

    Naked Fitness with Andrea Metcalf

    When Andrea Metcalf invited me to a week of Naked Fitness, I froze in my tracks. My answer, unequivocally NO, I shrieked!  The HORROR!  I don’t look at myself naked, why would I subject anyone else to such a sight, I laughed uncontrollably. Well Naked Fitness isn’t about taking your clothes off after all. It’s about stripping away the excuses and looking in the mirror (fully clothed I might add) and seeing what is really there! What an opportunity lie […]

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  • Merry Christmas from the MidLife Road Trip

    Merry Christmas 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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  • Buffalo Chicken Milkshake

    Buffalo Chicken Milkshake

    Here’s something sure to “shake up” your next party – the Buffalo Chicken Milkshake as seen on 30 Rock. It’s different, it’s easy, it’s quirky and … it’s delicious!  Special thanks to our friend Monica Sanford for bringing this fun video with step by step instructions to our attention. 

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  • America’s Most Haunted Attraction

    America’s Most Haunted Attraction

    While in Baton Rouge, we got an extreme makeover and a behind the scenes tour of America’s most Haunted Attraction, The 13th Gate! The 13th Gate is the Ultimate Haunted House! There are 13 very frightening, even horrifying themed indoor &  outdoor areas where they promise your worst nightmares will come true!

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  • The Future of Travel

    The Future of Travel

      Expedia and Egencia Study: Millennials Spend More Freely, Complain More Loudly and Crave Mobile Devices for Business and Leisure Travel   24-Country Study Conducted by Harris Interactive Examines “Future of Travel” By Comparing Business and Leisure Travel Habits and Preferences Across Generations   “Millennial” travelers – defined as those between 18 and 30 years old – have sharply different business and leisure travel habits and expectations than do their older peers, according to a global study released today by Expedia.com® […]

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  • Tailgating at LSU

    Tailgating at LSU

    We headed down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for some great food and crazy fun with people who take their tailgating as seriously as they take their LSU football.   Tailgating at LSU is an incredible experience with some of the best food we’ve ever encountered. LSU may occasionally lose a football game, but they’ve never lost a tailgate party. We have a new appreciation for all the ways you can prepare alligator and jambalaya. What do you love most about […]

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