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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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  • Chicago on $40 a Day #ShareForever #ad

    Chicago on $40 a Day #ShareForever #ad

    It’s no secret that Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the United States. The city is so layered with history, architecture, sports, shopping, art, museums, parks, and food that I never get tired of visiting. So when IHG Rewards Club offered to sponsor me on a trip to Chicago to help promote their #ShareForever promotion, I was like – Duh! Heck yeah I’ll do it! (Besides, the promotion is a great deal – […]

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  • Hilarious video of kids talking about travel and vacations

    Hilarious video of kids talking about travel and vacations

    A hilarious look at the wonderful world of travel through the eyes of children.

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  • 12 Amazing sunrise and sunset photos from our travels

    12 Amazing sunrise and sunset photos from our travels

    The other day I was participating in a Twitter chat where several people were sharing sunrise and sunset photos. It was quite enjoyable seeing these amazing photos fly across my Twitter stream. So I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite sunrise and sunset photos from my midlife travels. After all, enjoying a sunrise or a sunset in a new destination is one of my favorite ways to start or end the day when […]

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  • Chicken Kebabs on Rosemary Skewers #SandersonFarms ad

    Chicken Kebabs on Rosemary Skewers #SandersonFarms ad

    One of the things I love most about being a part of Midlife Road Trip is all of the great food I get to enjoy in our travels. Unfortunately six years of good eating had me weighing about 30lbs more that I did when I began this journey. If I had continued at this rate, it wouldn’t be long before I would be boarding cruise ships through the cargo door. Since writing about the food […]

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  • Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    My wife, Denise and I are huge fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. The show features a couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, from Waco, Texas who specialize in turning problem homes into showcase homes – inside and out. The couple own Magnolia Market, which is frequently featured in the show as the go to place for finding decor for the fixer upper homes.  When we went to visit our oldest daughter, Sherri, and her husband in […]

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  • Photo Album of Memphis, Tennessee

    Photo Album of Memphis, Tennessee

    Here’s a photo album of some of our favorite photos from Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis is rich in history and is known as the birthplace of rock ’n roll, home of the blues, and quite possibly the BBQ capital of the universe.

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  • Great Picnic Spots in South Australia

    Great Picnic Spots in South Australia

    Pristine wilderness, heavenly vineyards and stunning sunsets over the ocean: nothing can beat the immense natural beauty of South Australia. The unbelievably beautiful landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and traces of the continent’s Aboriginal past have captured the imagination of travelers from all around the globe for centuries.

    That’s why we’re eager to share with you some of the most exciting picnic destinations where you can grab a blanket, a bottle of wine, and some fantastic gourmet treats to experience the most memorable picnic of your life.

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