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Finding Hidden Travel Discounts in Your Portfolio

Travel discounts can show up in places you never thought to look! One underutilized method to reduce travel costs is shareholder benefits. Several companies offer remunerations to stock owners in the form of discounts, credits or reward status.  Below is information...

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...

5 Smartphone Food Photography Tips

It’s no secret I love to eat. The only thing I like better than eating is taking pictures of my food. I’m not sure if it’s a passion or an obsession, but I have amassed quite a catalog of food photos taken with my smartphones over the years. Suess Pancakes
Here are a 5 smartphone food photography tips to get your creative juices flowing

Sail Away with the MidLife Road Trip … Marina del Rey

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."  Mark Twain A serendipitous...

The Patriotic Pride of Mandan, North Dakota

We had a blast on our Best of the Road visit to Mandan, ND.  Located just across the Missouri River from Bismarck, Mandan is the modern day wild west passing down the tradition of rodeo to generation after generation. Talk to anyone in Mandan, and the...

Experiencing Los Angeles by Air

Sandi gets a bird's eye view of Los Angeles while taking flying lessons! Hope you enjoy the video below as we did producing it! Bucket List CHECK!  ...

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...

Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

It may seem a bit strange that a grown man would put “Riding in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile” on his bucket list, but life has no spice without a little quirkiness. Besides, ever since I first learned of the Wienermobile as a kid, it’s been something that I’ve wanted to do. When the opportunity finally knocked, I answered the door.

7 Great Tips to Master the Art of Packing

  One of the most stressful things about travel is deciding what to bring along on your trip. It's a natural tendency to want to be prepared for every contingency . As a result we then to cram everything we can think of into our luggage and carry-on bags. Over the...

10 Easy Tips to Keep Your Home Cool

During the summertime, keeping a cool home is a demanding task for many families. In more tropical environments, such as Florida, staying comfortable and cool is a must to survive the dreadful heat. Running air conditioning leads to costly electric bills, which can...

Learning the Ropes at Tejas Rodeo School

Rick and Sandi are learning the ropes in this fun-filled behind the scenes look at the Tejas Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas. ... just one more thing checked off the Bucket List!  Watch as Rick and Sandi hilariously attempt to ride a mechanical bull, rope a...

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