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  • There’s Nothing Touristy About Molokai

    There’s Nothing Touristy About Molokai

    Molokai is one of the most beautiful and spiritual places we’ve ever visited. It has the highest sea cliffs in the world, lush tropical vegetation, a fascinating history, and a population of beautiful souls. There is nothing touristy about Molokai. It is authentic, genuine and unpretentious. It’s what we imagined Hawaii to be before it became one of the world’s premiere tourists destinations. Some of the highlights or our journey included a visit to a plumeria plantation, a kayak trip, […]

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  • Packing for Paris

    Packing for Paris

    We’re packing for Paris!!!!  Later this week we’ll board an airplane, cross the pond, and land at Charles de Gaulle airport before embarking on a week long adventure in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. We have an exciting itinerary put together by Expedia Local Expert that includes: Paris Segway Tour with stops at the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and the Seine Gourmet Food Tour of Paris where we’ll feast on cheeses, breads, and wine in the Latin Quarter Musical Dinner in […]

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  • Experimenting with HDR Photography on a Smartphone

    Experimenting with HDR Photography on a Smartphone

    Lately I’ve become enamored with HDR photography. The depth and colors give HDR images a surreal 3-D like quality that has me clicking the like button when I see them on various social media platforms. I only recently learned that HDR stood for High Dynamic Range. I knew that my Droid Turbo had a HDR function on the camera but I always assumed that it was some gimmicky filter or effect that was supposed make my photos look like a […]

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  • Five Bucket List Checks on One Trip! #VikingStar

    Five Bucket List Checks on One Trip! #VikingStar

    Checking items off my Bucket List is a goal of every trip I take. Whether it’’s learning something new, visiting a new destination, trying a new cuisine, meeting an interesting person, or just being part of something big makes the trip all the more memorable. My recent adventure aboard the #VikingStar provided me with not one, not two, but FIVE bucket list checks on one trip! 1. Sail on the Maiden Voyage of a Brand New Ship I was thrilled to […]

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  • Cross Country Train Trip on Amtrak

    Cross Country Train Trip on Amtrak

    Riding the rails on a cross country train trip had been on our Bucket List for a long time. So when Amtrak offered to take us from Chicago to Los Angeles aboard the Southwest Chief, we jumped at the chance! It was an adventure of a lifetime that included eating Chicago style pizza in Chicago, going to the top of Willis Tower, watching the sunset over the Mississippi River, riding in a hot air balloon in Albuquerque, and exploring beautiful […]

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  • Best Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles for Road Trips

    Best Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles for Road Trips

    Midlife Road Trip was contacted by Men’s Journal for advice in selecting the best cars, trucks, and motorcycles for road trips. See if you agree with our selections. Click the image below to read the article.

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  • Midlife Road Trip on CBS

    Midlife Road Trip on CBS

    Midlife Road Trip was  recently interviewed by Heather Landon of CBS about How to Tackle Your Travel Bucket List. The article was published in 22 major markets! Click the image below to read the article.

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  • Midlife Road Trip Spotlighted on Expedia

    Midlife Road Trip Spotlighted on Expedia

    Midlife Road Trip is honored to be spotlighted on Expedia’s Viewfinder blog.  Thanks to our famous blogger friends, Captain and Clark, for making us sound better than we really are! Click the picture below to read the article.

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