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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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  • 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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  • savoring some of the world's best sandwiches

    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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  • Pictures from Paris Photo Album

    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…

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  • Kickin’ Chicken Salad Recipe #SandersonFarms ad

    Kickin’ Chicken Salad Recipe #SandersonFarms ad

    I could probably eat chicken salad every day. It’s good, it’s healthy, and it’s easy to make. But as someone likes to bite food that bites me back, traditional chicken salad recipes don’t feed my need for heat. So after a bit of experimentation I finally hit on a Kickin’ Chicken Salad Recipe that has become my go-to chicken salad.

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  • Win one of 31 cruises during Plan a Cruise Month! #CruiseSmile

    Win one of 31 cruises during Plan a Cruise Month! #CruiseSmile

    If you’ve followed us for any time at all, you know that we love cruising. That’s why we are super excited to partner with the cruise industry to promote the annual #CruiseSmile Sweepstakes where during the month of October, you have a chance to win one of 31 featured cruises. The cruises are amazing – like a luxury voyage to Tahiti, a European river cruise to Paris and Normandy, a magical family-friendly seven-night Caribbean cruise, […]

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  • The Ultimate Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe #SandersonFarms

    The Ultimate Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe #SandersonFarms

    Being a foodie, I felt compelled to experiment at home with the ingredients that I thought was in the soup so I could make it for myself. After a few tries, I finally perfected it. In fact, I like my version a little better than El Ranchero’s (please don’t tell ‘em). Now it has become one of our go-to dishes for entertaining, watching football, and of course for anytime we’re feeling under the weather.

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  • Memories of Montana Photo Album #PictureMontana

    Memories of Montana Photo Album #PictureMontana

    Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from our #PictureMontana adventure. We have fond memories of Missoula’s urban scene; of being unplugged at the Flathead Lake Lodge, exploring the undiscovered in the town of whitefish and in Glacier National Park, and an unforgettable journey across the countryside.

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  • Bacon Wrapped, Chicken Stuffed Jalapeños #SandersonFarms ad

    Bacon Wrapped, Chicken Stuffed Jalapeños #SandersonFarms ad

    Tailgating is one of my favorite things to do with Midlife Road Trip. There’s something about the smell of charcoal, lighter fluid, and grilled meat that just makes me happy. I am always amazed at the quality and creativity tailgaters are able to exhibit in preparing food in a parking lot or on the quad of a college campus. It’s as though there is a competition among some of the tailgaters that is a serious […]

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