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  • Look What These Social Media All-Stars Have ‘Cooked’ Up!  “The Social Cookbook”

    Look What These Social Media All-Stars Have ‘Cooked’ Up! “The Social Cookbook”

    Sometimes when something good comes along we just have to share it! Such is the case where social media takes up for a cause. has teamed up with and some of the most visible people in social media to create “The Social Cookbook” – a first-of-its-kind app-based fundraising cookbook to raise funds to fight homelessness.

    Created with BakeSpace’s Cookbook Café digital publishing platform, “The Social Cookbook” is available for download on the iPad via the free Cookbook Café app, as well as online as a web-based e-book. It includes
    personal recipes from 19 highly respected social media influencers – from Chris Brogan and Liz Strauss to Brian Solis and Beth Kanter.

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  • Los Angeles By Air

    Los Angeles By Air

    Sandi gets a bird’s eye view of Los Angeles while taking flying lessons! Bucket List CHECK!  

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  • Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

    Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

    Just a short drive from Baton Rouge, Louisiana you’ll find The Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, a 16 room grand antebellum estate filled with period antiques, Louisiana artwork and spectacular gardens. Beautiful inside and out, we got lost in the history and the amazing landscape. The tour guides are amazing and transport you back to the hay day of the Houmas House.

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  • Whale Watching

    Whale Watching

          Sandi gets an up close look at some of the biggest animals on earth on a whale watching adventure from the Dana Wharf in Dana Point, California. Meanwhile, Rick loses his sandal. Bucket List CHECKED!  

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  • Meet JD Andrews a.k.a. @earthXplorer

    Meet JD Andrews a.k.a. @earthXplorer

            JD Andrews has  spent more than 20 years traveling around the globe ~ 76 countries across 6 continents, shooting and editing travel/tourism videos for various cruise lines, airlines, and tourist boards. In addition being the creator of  Going Social TV,  JD consistently ranks in the top 3 Online Travel Influencers in the world. “These projects presented several amazing once-in-a-lifetime experiences and the chance to see the amazing world we live in” […]

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  • #RoadTripping is American as Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie #SummerOfDoing

    #RoadTripping is American as Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie #SummerOfDoing

    We Love a Good Road trip …. after all we call ourselves the “Midlife Road Trip” which for us is the “Perfect Therapy for a Midlife Crisis”.  We are always on the go. We just returned from a Four Week,  7200 mile cross country road trip, in search of the Most Patriotic Small Towns in America! We were barely home and we already started planning the next adventure. There is so much to see and […]

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  • From Pasta Primavera to a Pasta Bar with all the Fixin’s in under 30 minutes #SundaySupper

    From Pasta Primavera to a Pasta Bar with all the Fixin’s in under 30 minutes #SundaySupper

    So how does one get from making a quick Pasta Primivera to a Pasta Bar with all the Fixin’s in under 30 minutes? When initially faced with the #SundaySupper challenge to create a quick, easy and flavorful dinner in under 30 minutes I settled on making Pasta Primavera, but as often happens in our house, no two people like the same thing. With that said, I quickly shifted gears and decided to do a Pasta Bar. Everyone could create their own meal in a matter of minutes. It was such a hit I think it’s going to be a regular in our dinner rotations!

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  • Life Lessons: What I learned from Julia Child  #CookforJulia

    Life Lessons: What I learned from Julia Child #CookforJulia

    Julia taught millions over the years through her cooking shows and cookbooks. While I am no French chef, growing up I watched hour after hour of The French Chef on PBS before cooking shows were ever in vogue. I don’t know how much of it was Julia’s influence but I love to eat, to cook, to collect and read cookbooks, meet my favorite chefs and to take pictures of food. Quirky I know. As I look back at her life and her legacy on what would have been her 100th Birthday, these are a few of the things I learned from Julia Child.

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  • Learning to Surf

    Learning to Surf

    There’s no better  place to learn how to surf than Huntington Beach California, a.k.a. Surf City USA … and there’s nothing more fun than watching Rick wipe out… time and time again… and again as he checks “Learning to Surf” off his Bucket List.  

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  • Twitter is #Nuts about Bacon, Wine and Chocolate!

    Twitter is #Nuts about Bacon, Wine and Chocolate!

    Growing in popularity week after week, the MidLife Road Trip’s Twitter Chat #NUTS (Not-so Usual Therapy Session) garnered some all time high numbers for last week’s Bacon, Wine & Chocolate theme. Thanks to regular Guest Therapist, Vicky Akins for submitting the topic and questions for this landmark session. No matter what the topic, #NUTS is interactive, informative and well, down right therapeutic! Laughter, does a body good! Join us each and every week  on Tuesday at […]

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