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  • When I was a kid I time traveled with Mr. Peabody and Sherman #MrPeabody

    When I was a kid I time traveled with Mr. Peabody and Sherman #MrPeabody

    When I was a kid we had three television channels, children were the remote control and Saturday mornings were dedicated to cartoons. One of my favorites, and where I caught my first dose of wanderlust, was the adventures of Rocky the flying squirrel and Bullwinkle the moose, his dim-witted sidekick. It was during an episode of Rocky & Bullwinkle that I was first introduced to Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Peabody’s Improbable History took me around the world and introduced me to the likes Alexander Graham Bell, Shakespeare and Napoleon. I was mesmerized by the WABAC and dreamed of traveling to far off places and meeting fascinating characters.

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  • Happy Hump Day! Rhino’s Playing Leap Frog

    Happy Hump Day! Rhino’s Playing Leap Frog

    Happy Hump Day!! It’s not every day you get to see rhinos playing leap-frog! If you love animals, you’l love our behind the scenes look at Lion Country Safari, in West Palm Beach Florida.

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  • Hollywood’s 12 Lessons for the Ultimate Road Trip

    Hollywood’s 12 Lessons for the Ultimate Road Trip

    We saw this fun infographic from our friends at Wish.co.uk and couldn’t resist sharing Hollywood’s 12 lessons for the ultimate road trip. Enjoy!

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  • It’s a Chocolate Kind of Day

    It’s a Chocolate Kind of Day

    We enjoyed more than a few of these chocolate covered cake balls  at the Jambalaya Jam in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  They came in a variety of flavors, so naturally we had to sample them all to make sure we didn’t miss anything. The red velvet was Rick’s favorite while Sandi preferred the chocolate. Chocolate cheers to you and yours! What’s your favorite chocolate dessert? 

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  • Valentine Vino

    Valentine Vino

    So Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and you need a Valentine vino to compliment the chocolates and roses, something that’s not too expensive, something to win points in the romance department. Think red! I’m playing it safe and going with one of my favorite wines reviewed last year -  Apothic Red, a full bodied red blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. It has an intense dark fruit flavor with hints of mocha and vanilla. At $14 a bottle, […]

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  • National Chocolate Cake Day! Celebrate with Chocolate Cupcakes!  #Recipe

    National Chocolate Cake Day! Celebrate with Chocolate Cupcakes! #Recipe

    It’s National Chocolate Cake Day and we are celebrating with Chocolate Cupcakes! Because we’re a mix and match kind of group, we like to take a little of this, a pinch of that and see what we come up with. This is never more fun than experimenting with one of our favorite desserts; cupcakes. Armed with a recipe for dark chocolate cupcakes (that are supposed to be stuffed with peanut butter filling) found on www.howsweeteats.com, the Midlife Road Trip test kitchen decided to see just how much chocolate we could stuff into a cupcake. Is there ever such a thing as too much? Our sweet tooth voted ‘No’.

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  • Epicurean Hotel, a Grand Awakening for Food and Wine Lovers

    Epicurean Hotel, a Grand Awakening for Food and Wine Lovers

    For traveling foodies like us, Tampa’s brand new Epicurean Hotel, a 137-room boutique hotel devoted to extraordinary culinary experiences might be as close to nirvana as you get.

    To kick things off, they had a Grand Awakening Reception, a celebration to Awaken Appetites Unknown™.
    We applaud the Epicurean for not only an amazing party epicurean hotel but, their cutting-edge concept, a marriage of all things we love. Food, wine and a hotel who’s rooms feature an in-room personal artisan pantry stocked with premium liquors, locally crafted beers, Perrier, a selection of San Pellegrino and a diverse selection of 5 1/2 bottle varietals with suggested pantry pairings such as, prosciutto, chocolate and sea salt caramels and chévre.

    Part of the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc., you get bet your favorite Bordeaux that we’ll be back to try a stay at the Epicurean Hotel.

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  • Midlife Road Trip named one of Tripit’s Must-Read Travel Blogs for 2014!

    Midlife Road Trip named one of Tripit’s Must-Read Travel Blogs for 2014!

    We are incredibly honored to have been named one of TripIt’s 15 Must- Read Travel Blogs for 2014!  We are humbled to be included in this impressive group of bloggers and to be recognized by a company that we love. Being in midlife we need all the help we can get in keeping our travels organized and can’t imagine traveling without Tripit’s smartphone app. Thanks for the app and the recognition!

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  • Do you have a a bucket list, a wish list or a vision board?

    Do you have a a bucket list, a wish list or a vision board?

    Call it what you will, a bucket list, a wish list or a vision board but we should all should have one. Every year we put together a list of things we want to ‘check off’ and 2014 is a doozy. The thing is, you need to be specific, know what you want and know where you’re heading. After all, you wouldn’t take a road trip without directions, right? Think of this list as your GPS!

    And most important, let us know what’s on your list! We may have missed something!! The older we get, the Bigger we DREAM!

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  • Naked Fitness with Andrea Metcalf

    Naked Fitness with Andrea Metcalf

    When Andrea Metcalf invited me to a week of Naked Fitness, I froze in my tracks. My answer, unequivocally NO, I shrieked!  The HORROR!  I don’t look at myself naked, why would I subject anyone else to such a sight, I laughed uncontrollably. Well Naked Fitness isn’t about taking your clothes off after all. It’s about stripping away the excuses and looking in the mirror (fully clothed I might add) and seeing what is really there! What an opportunity lie […]

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  • Merry Christmas from the MidLife Road Trip

    Merry Christmas from the MidLife Road Trip

    Are you on Santa’s Nice List? Since he’s drinking from a Midlife Road Trip coffee mug, we’re hoping that’s a sign that we are:)

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  • Buffalo Chicken Milkshake

    Buffalo Chicken Milkshake

    Here’s something sure to “shake up” your next party – the Buffalo Chicken Milkshake as seen on 30 Rock. It’s different, it’s easy, it’s quirky and … it’s delicious!  Special thanks to our friend Monica Sanford for bringing this fun video with step by step instructions to our attention. 

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  • Last Minute Madness

    Last Minute Madness

    Welcome to our Therapy Group! This Week’s Theme: *Last Minute Madness* straight-jacket optional, sense of humor required   This week’s Not-so Usual Therapy Session is a procrastinator’s paradise as we share our last minute madness experiences. We believe the Midlife Road Trip is the perfect therapy for a midlife crisis so each week we host a super fun online therapy session. You’re invited to join the conversation for some lively chat about a fun new topic each Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 […]

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  • A Wino’s Guide to Holiday Wines

    A Wino’s Guide to Holiday Wines

    Choosing, gifting, and drinking wines for the holidays? Of course you are! Here is your “wino” guide for picking the perfect wine for all of the festivities. Holiday Office Party You don’t have to skimp on quality when buying in quantity for the office party. Caposaldo Prosecco is an inexpensive, Italian sparkling wine that will pair wonderfully with a variety of party finger foods. Alcohol Level:  11.5%     Suggested Retail Price:  $15 Gifting the Boss It’s never a bad idea […]

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  • This season, smart shoppers are using smart phones

    This season, smart shoppers are using smart phones

    What if there was a safer, simpler and smarter way to pay? Well, there is! This season, smart shoppers are using smart phones. The Isis Mobile Wallet™ is a free* app that lets you pay with your smart phone. Kind of like the Jetsons only for real.

    Isis Mobile Wallet™ holds virtual versions of many things your existing wallet does, including your credit cards from participating providers. A simple tap on your phone allows you to pay anywhere contactless payments are accepted.

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