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  • Behind the Scenes in Talladega  #NASCAR

    Behind the Scenes in Talladega #NASCAR

    We always love tagging along with others when they get to fulfill their Bucket List dreams. Here’s a fun behind the scenes look at the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama with our friend Max Akins, where we drove real NASCAR race-cars at speeds of 174mph!

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  • College Football Game Day

    College Football Game Day

    Here’s a behind the scenes look at our college football game day adventures in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Be sure and watch the out-takes at the end of the video:)

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  • VIDEO: Tailgating Tips

    VIDEO: Tailgating Tips

    Tailgating is one of our favorite fall activities. There’s something about meandering through large enthusiastic crowds with the smell of charcoal, lighter fluid, and grilled meats permeating the air that guarantees a good time. Even if you’re not particularly a fan of football, the experience is worthy of any bucket list.

    We met some incredible people, tasted some amazing food, and picked up some great tailgating tips before a college football game at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama devastated by Tornado 5 Years Ago

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama devastated by Tornado 5 Years Ago

    A few years ago we were in Tuscaloosa, Alabama taping segments for Midlife Road Trip. A few months months later, the town was rocked to its very core when it was pummeled by a powerful tornado. The photos below…

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  • The Travel Bar is Set High for the New Year

    The Travel Bar is Set High for the New Year

    We admit that we feel more than a little blessed to have careers that allow us to travel for a living. Ever since Midlife Road Trip first began, each year has been filled with more exciting destinations and bucket list adventures than the year before. This last year has been no exception. For that trend to continue however, we may require the services of a magic genie as the travel bar is set high for […]

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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 […]

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  • Ancestry Travel – Chapter One

    Ancestry Travel – Chapter One

    As a part of Expedia’s Find Your Storybook campaign, we are exploring the theme of Ancestry Travel. We are embarking on a quest to discover where we came from by researching our ancestors, tracing their paths and visiting, the places they lived, worked, played and died. Chapter One of our journey entails research. Family records only take us back so far. So we reached out to Ancestry.com to help us discover more. They were excited that […]

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  • VIDEO: Enterprise, Alabama #BestoftheRoad

    VIDEO: Enterprise, Alabama #BestoftheRoad

    The 4th stop on our Rand McNally with USA TODAY Best of the Road Rally took us to Enterprise, Alabama which is called The City of Progress.  They are a thriving community founded on the principle that with the right mix of people, adversity can easily turn into diversity. They have a rich military heritage because of their close relationship and proximity to neighboring Fort Rucker, the Home of Army Aviation. 

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  • A MidLife Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad shout out on the Daytime TV Show

    A MidLife Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad shout out on the Daytime TV Show

    The journey is indeed part of our Rand McNally & USA TODAY ‘Best of the Road‘ adventure as we share with the gang on the syndicated morning show Daytime! http://youtu.be/m5TslJUpCK4

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  • America’s Most Famous BBQ Joint

    America’s Most Famous BBQ Joint

    We headed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to check out Dreamland BBQ – one of the most famous BBQ joints in the whole world! What’s you favorite BBQ joint?

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