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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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  • From Sea Cliffs to Ski Trips, Anatomie has got you covered!

    From Sea Cliffs to Ski Trips, Anatomie has got you covered!

    I love nice things, especially nice clothes. But, frequent travel and nice clothes don’t always go well together. Well, that was until I was introduced to Anatomie.

    The Anatomie collection draws inspiration from the most highly-regarded European fashion houses. Yes indeed, it’s gorgeous. But, for the frequent traveler like me, it’s comfortable, functional fashion. It is the perfect blend of comfort and style. Wearing Anatomie, not only do I look and feel good when I leave the house but upon arrival at my final destination.

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  • Posing with Key Lime Kermit!

    Eating Key Lime Pie in Key West

    The final port of call for our fabulous Holland America cruise aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam was Key West Florida where we got to check “Eating Key Lime Pie in Key West” off our Bucket List ! We asked around and the locals told us  that Kermit’s Key Lime Shoppe was THE place to go so we did. Not only did we get to fast some of the best key lime pie on the planet, we got to meet the famous Key […]

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  • Veterans Day .. with heartfelt gratitude

    Veterans Day .. with heartfelt gratitude

    Veteran’s Day became very personal to us when we had the honor and privilege of meeting hundreds of Veterans across the country during our Rand McNally/ USA TODAY Best of the Road journey in 2012 where we were charged with of finding the most Patriotic Small Town in America. No easy task.

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  • America’s Most Haunted Attraction

    America’s Most Haunted Attraction

    While in Baton Rouge, we got an extreme makeover and a behind the scenes tour of America’s most Haunted Attraction, The 13th Gate! The 13th Gate is the Ultimate Haunted House! There are 13 very frightening, even horrifying themed indoor &  outdoor areas where they promise your worst nightmares will come true!

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  • Adventure, the Quirky & Five Star Cuisine, Hocking Hills Ohio has something for everyone!

    Adventure, the Quirky & Five Star Cuisine, Hocking Hills Ohio has something for everyone!

    No matter where we go we always find something that each of us loves. Rick tends to be the more adventurous of the two, jumping out of planes, zip lining or even participating in Zestfest’s “Loli-Lick-a-thon, the hottest lick on a stick. Sandi on the other hand gravitates towards the serene: like a day at the spa, a leisurely stroll down Main Street or spending the afternoon in the kitchen with a favorite local chef! Hocking Hills, Ohio has Adventure, the Quirky & Five Star Cuisine, a little something for everyone! They had plenty to entertain the adventurer in Rick and feed the soul of Sandi!

    What we loved about Hocking Hills, Ohio

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  • 7 Awesome Free Travel Apps

    7 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 recently received a sexy, new Motorola Droid Ultra from Verizon as #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Blogger. It came pre-loaded with Google Maps, which is the ultimate navigation tool. But as someone who travels for a living the first thing I did before making a call or transferring my contacts was to install my favorite travel apps – all of which […]

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  • The Future of Travel

    The Future of Travel

      Expedia and Egencia Study: Millennials Spend More Freely, Complain More Loudly and Crave Mobile Devices for Business and Leisure Travel   24-Country Study Conducted by Harris Interactive Examines “Future of Travel” By Comparing Business and Leisure Travel Habits and Preferences Across Generations   “Millennial” travelers – defined as those between 18 and 30 years old – have sharply different business and leisure travel habits and expectations than do their older peers, according to a global study released today by Expedia.com® […]

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  • Sauce it Up! Bananas Foster #Recipe #SundaySupper

    Sauce it Up! Bananas Foster #Recipe #SundaySupper

    We’re going to Sauce it Up with this simple Bananas Foster #Recipe for #SundaySupper!

    When you travel as often as we do, the last thing you want to do when you get home is to make dishes that require a lot of time in the kitchen or shopping for ingredients. That’s why we love this very simple to make Bananas Foster sauce. It has only a handful of ingredients, most of which you usually have on hand and it’s ready in minutes.

    Serve it over vanilla ice cream and you have a delicious dessert in no time!

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  • Check Out These Haunted Happenings .. we dare you!

    Check Out These Haunted Happenings .. we dare you!

    Check out these haunted happenings around the country .. we dare you!

    Resurrecting the Undead, the streets of downtown Lakeland, Florida will fill with zombies and zombie hunters Oct. 12 – World Zombie Day. About 15,000 people are expected to don their scariest, most gruesome zombie garb for The Shallow Grave ZombieFest, which runs 3-10 p.m. and includes a big and bad lineup of music, food, games and all-around creepy fun. Participants are encouraged to pick a side – zombie or zombie hunter – and dress the part. Professional makeup artists and costume designers will be available to perform on-site zombification, too. Downtownlakelandzombies.com

    Terror Behind the Walls is located inside the massive castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA. Now in its 22nd year, Terror Behind the Walls is consistently ranked among the top 10 haunted attractions in the country. http://www.easternstate.org/halloween/preview

    The Bone Yard in Stockbridge, Michigan is a playground of pure terror, not intended for the faint of heart with 30 acres of soul stealing, heart pounding, mind blowing entertainment. http://hauntedhousesinmichigan.net/Home.aspx

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