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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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  • Viking Sky Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

    Viking Sky Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

    VIKING SKY SETS SAIL ON MAIDEN VOYAGE Third Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Expands Award-Winning Destination-Focused Exploration Los Angeles (February 28, 2017) – After dominating the Cruise Critic® 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards earlier this month, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today celebrated the maiden voyage of its third ship, Viking Sky®, from Rome’s Civitavecchia port to Barcelona. Sister ship to the award-winning Viking Star® and Viking Sea®, Viking Sky will begin her maiden season sailing itineraries throughout the Western and Eastern Mediterranean before heading north […]

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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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  • 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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  • 8 Tips for Traveling to a  Major Sporting  Event

    8 Tips for Traveling to a Major Sporting Event

    Whether it be the Super Bowl, World Series, a NASCAR race, the Kentucky Derby, the World Cup, the Masters Golf Tournament, the Final Four, or a college football rivalry game, there are few things in life as exciting as attending a major sporting event. The perfect storm of media hype combined with the anticipation and unbridled exuberance of rival fans converging on a single destination in a quest for world dominance makes for an unforgettable […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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