LIFESTYLE

Learning to Dance #BucketList

Sandi goes behind the scenes at Battle of the Dance in Anaheim, California where she learns a step or two from some of the best in the business. Is she ready for Dancing with the Stars? You be the judge! Either way, you will laugh, and Sandi will get to...

Photos from my UnCruise Adventure on Mexico’s Sea of Cortez

My UnCruise adventure on Mexico’s Sea of Cortez had just about everything I could possibly hope for in a trip: great food and wine, beaches, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, mule back riding, wildlife encounters, enrichment presentations, and mesmerizing...

3 Must Read Books for this Spring

There is nothing quite like sipping a freshly brewed coffee, curling up in a soft snuggly blanket, while listening to the pattering of rain dancing on the roof. This perfect storm lures me to grab the latest must-read books to get lost in and escape the...

Local Food Tours are a Great Way to Savor the Flavor

Why take a food tour? “I’ve always wanted to try that place.”  “I never knew this restaurant existed.” Good reasons to take advantage of a local food tour!  Whether you’re a city native or a visitor, food tours are a great way to get a feel for the local flavor,...

3 Tips to Finding Balance In the Sandwich Generation

Do you feel like you’re a walking, talking sandwich? Are you the filling between your kids and parents? According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, a ‘sandwich generation’ is defined as a generation who are caring for their parents while supporting their own children. If your anything like me, at some point you’ll find yourself stressed out from the endless demands of trying to meet the needs of everyone else.

12 Awesome Free Travel Apps

Today’s smartphone technology makes travel so much more fun and easy. It’s hard to imagine how we ever got by without it. I've been an android user It came pre-loaded with Google Maps, which is the ultimate navigation tool. But as someone who travels for a living the...

Stuck in a Rut? 5-Tips to put a spring into your step

5 Simple tips to get you out of your rut and back in the running Are you in a stuck in a rut? Do you feel like your life mimics the movie Groundhog Day? Sometimes we can get stuck in our schedule doing the same thing day in and day out. Without keeping your mind...

How to be a Travel Plus-One Who Gets Invited Back

Having a best friend who is a professional writer definitely has it’s perks. Her husband hates to travel so she often takes me on her adventures as her plus-one. Whether it’s cruising in the south Pacific, exploring old cities in Europe, or taking a road trip to check...

Oka-B a Spa Day for Your Sole

A common complaint from travelers, tour guides, students, teachers or anyone who walks or stands a lot is aching feet. Feet are overworked, often neglected and underappreciated. I live on campus at Roger Williams University, so I am always walking, whether it be from...

5 Fun Ideas for A Dinner Party

Most everyone remembers a fun dinner party, and most everyone also remembers the dinner parties ‘where joy goes to die’.  Unfortunately, those parties are the drabbest events that guests cannot wait to get home to scrub off the blues. Below are five ideas to ensure...

Ski Lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth

Learning to ski has been on Sandi’s bucket list for a long time, so we ventured to Utah so she could take ski lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth! Check out these great tips for anyone skiing this season.

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.

Six Alternative Uses for Your Smartphone Camera

As professional traveler, my camera is the most important feature on my smartphone. Over the last few years, most of the photographs that I’ve had published have been taken with my smartphone. While taking amazing photographs is my...

Naked in Eastern Europe

Since the inception of MidLife Road Trip, we have always encouraged others to stretch their boundaries. It would be hypocritical of us to merely play the role of encouragers without ever stepping out of our own comfort zones. So when Viking River Cruises...

Stuff We Love in Tech, Food, and Photography!

Over the last few months, we’ve received a LOT of products and decided to share the few things that we loved enough that we would still purchase them if they weren’t given to us.

Hot Logic Goes Back to School for Healthy College Meals #Recipe

I was recently asked to try the Hot Logic lunchbox, which is essentially a portable hot plate embedded in an insulated lunchbox that allows you to enjoy the comfort of a hot meal on the go. Hot Logic is convenient and cost-effective, so as I head back to university, I knew this could soon become one of my most used appliances during my busy semesters back at college.

Photos From a Day in Dallas, Texas

Photos From a Day in Dallas, Texas My oldest daughter, Sherri, lives and works in Houston, Texas. Several times a year she has to fly to Dallas, where her company is headquartered, to attend meetings. When Sherri was about eight months pregnant with my first...

Fifty of our Favorite Photos from Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona Here's a collection of fifty (plus) of our favorite photos from our most recent trip to Sedona, Arizona as a part of our cross country adventure with Amtrak. We were totally mesmerized by the breathtaking desert scenery which served as the perfect...

Photo Album of Budapest, Hungary

Here is a collection of some of our favorite photos from Budapest Hungary from our adventure on the Danube River with Viking River Cruises.   The entire catalog of our Budapest photos can be found on our Flickr page. [flickr_set...

Photo Album of Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is one of our favorite destinations. We've made multiple trips over the years and are looking forward to returning later this month. No matter how many times we visit, I always find something worthy of a photo. Here photo album of some of...

100 Photos from Our Viking River Cruises Adventure in Portugal

When I experienced Portugal on Viking River Cruises "Portugal's River of Gold" cruise, I absolutely fell in love with the country. Unlike so many of Europe’s better-known destinations that are overrun with tourists, Portugal provides opportunities for more authentic...

20 something amazing photos from our Alaskan Adventures

If you were to look on the hard drive of my computer, you would probably find more photos from my adventures in Alaska than from anywhere else in the world. With mountains, glaciers, rainforests, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and countless opportunities for adventure,...

The Dish on #SuperBowl Party Do’s and Don’ts

Bring your A game to the party this weekend. We’re getting the Dish on Super Bowl Party Do’s & Don’ts. When in doubt ask an expert and we did just that. Who better than etiquette expert and mom of two boys, Patricia Rossi to tell us how to navigate the Super Bowl party!

Tip #1:Do bring a dish to share to the Super Bowl party. Even if the host says not to bring anything, bring something anyway. More food choices and variety make the party memorable. Try to bring something you can eat with one hand and also consume in a few bites.

15 Favorite Photos from Our California Adventures

It’s no surprise that California is one of our favorite destinations. Over the years we’ve been fortunate enough to make several trips to the Golden State. Whether we’re road tripping up the Pacific Coast Highway; experiencing wine country; checking bucket list items off our list in San Francisco; or shooting video for Disneyland, California never fails to amaze us…

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.

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…

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...

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.

Photo Album of Florence, Italy

Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from Florence, Italy is an absolute must for anyone who loves food, wine, art, and history.

Maui Photo Album

Here’s a photo album featuring some of our favorite photos from our bucket list adventure in the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii. Our experiences included a helicopter ride, outrigger canoeing, paddle boarding, hiking along lava trails, learning to make poke, road tripping on the famous Road to Hana, and watching mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets.

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Galapagos Photo Album

If you’re looking for a Bucket List adventure of a lifetime, I highly recommend a trip to the Galapagos Islands, particularly if you love photographing wildlife. I was fortunate enough to make the journey as an invited guest of International Expeditions. Everything about the journey exceeded my expectations, from the food on board the ship (appropriately named, Evolution) to the educational briefings, to the daily hiking and snorkeling experiences.

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