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  • 4 Reasons I Fell in Love with California

    4 Reasons I Fell in Love with California

    California holds 1st place as most popular of the United States for various reasons. Being such an outdoorsy, free-spirited wanderer, I had always felt drawn to experience California for myself as I am highly intrigued by the many natural features this land has to offer such as Yosemite, the Redwood Forest, oceans surrounded by mountains, and the general hiking scene. For many others, however, the hype and fame of Hollywood, the intriguing “LA lifestyle”, and undoubtedly the beach scene is just enough to draw them in. And why wouldn’t it? While I am not personally too attracted to crowded cities, nor am I ever up-to-date on what’s happening in the Holly-world (I probably wouldn’t recognize a face of fame if I saw one, unless it was Leo, of course), I ended up in these places anyway.. and the experiences were most definitely incomparable.

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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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  • #NUTS Grand Finale!

    #NUTS Grand Finale!

    #NUTS Grand Finale All good things must end. Join us on Tuesday, May 26 at 3:30pm EST for our #NUTSGrandFinale! After five years of hosting Twitter’s Not-so Usual Therapy Session, #NUTS, we’ve decided to call it quits. Not because we’re cured and no longer need therapy, but because we need to focus on some exciting opportunities on our horizon. We’re not going away. We’ll still be traveling, eating, blogging, making videos, […]

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  • LifeAt50+  Swag and More

    LifeAt50+ Swag and More

    I finally attended my first LifeAt50+ expo in Miami as a guest of AARP Member Advantages. I expected it to be pretty much like the scores of other conferences and trade shows that I have attended with rows of vendors passing out brochures, and branded swag ranging from ink pens to plastic cups to t-shirts to tote-bags to koozies. What I didn’t expect was the enthusiasm of the attendees, the […]

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  • Bergen, Norway 20150517: Viking Star christening in Bergen. PHOTO: PAUL S. AMUNDSEN

    BIG News from Viking Cruises


    First Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Welcomed Home in Citywide Celebration for Norwegian Constitution Day

    Los Angeles (May 18, 2015) – Marking a significant milestone in the arrival of the travel industry’s first entirely new cruise line in a decade, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) yesterday christened its first ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star. The ceremony – which took place in Bergen, Norway – occurred in conjunction with a citywide celebration for Norwegian Constitution Day and featured parades, parties and a public concert in the harbor that was attended by approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors.

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  • Getting Older Does Not Suck

    Getting Older Does Not Suck

    I must confess. When I first began receiving materials from AARP in the mail, I would immediately tossed them in the trash. Opening the envelopes would somehow be an acknowledgement that I officially fit into AARP’s demographic. It was not something that I would readily embrace. It was easier to convince myself that AARP made a mistake in sending me the materials in the first place. Fast forward to today, I […]

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  • Maui Paddlesports His Way / Her Way

    Maui Paddlesports His Way / Her Way

    Sandi and I are very different travelers. I’m a Southerner with a thirst for adventure and Sandi is a Northerner who leans towards leisure. Because we have contrasting views about what to see, do, and eat in just about every destination we visit, we are sharing experiences in a series of His Way / Her Way posts. One destination – two views! There are few places in the world as […]

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  • Guess who’s going to Paris?  #BucketList

    Guess who’s going to Paris? #BucketList

    We’re going to Paris!!

    We are finally checking off “The City of Light” (La Ville Lumière) off our Bucket List this August. Let the planning begin!

    For us, half the fun of traveling is planning. Where should we go when we get there? What should we do? What should we see? Where should we eat? Where should we stay? The possibilities are endless. So, we ask YOU, what should we do?

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