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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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  • Top 50 Travel Bloggers

    Top 50 Travel Bloggers

    We’re honored to be among the world’s top 50 travel bloggers according to!

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  • (Video) Mandan, North Dakota  #BestOfTheRoad

    (Video) Mandan, North Dakota #BestOfTheRoad

    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 first thing they say is “You should be here on the 4th of July” … It is a sight to behold and a gathering of friends and family like no […]

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  • Duluth, Georgia  #BestOfTheRoad  (VIDEO)

    Duluth, Georgia #BestOfTheRoad (VIDEO)

    The very first thing you see when you drive into Duluth, GA are American Flags and markers lining the streets around town. These markers bear the names of deceased U.S. military serviceman and women who served their country. It is an awesome and very humbling sight.  continue reading..  

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  • VIDEO: DeLand, FL  #BestOfTheRoad

    VIDEO: DeLand, FL #BestOfTheRoad

    On the Best of the Road Rally we found DeLand, Florida to be a city where patriotism runs deep EVERYDAY! Museums, Main Street, and a Magnificent Mansion celebrate Deland’s past, present and future.

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  • VIDEO: Enterprise, Alabama #BestoftheRoad

    VIDEO: Enterprise, Alabama #BestoftheRoad

    The 4th stop on our Rand McNally with USA TODAY Best of the Road Rally took us to Enterprise, Alabama which is called The City of Progress.  They are a thriving community founded on the principle that with the right mix of people, adversity can easily turn into diversity. They have a rich military heritage because of their close relationship and proximity to neighboring Fort Rucker, the Home of Army Aviation. 

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  • Hot Diggity … National Hot Dog Day

    Hot Diggity … National Hot Dog Day

      Hollywood has a ‘must-see’ list too large to cover in a few days, but no visit would be complete without a stop at one of the most famous hotdog stands in the country.

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  • WFLA Features Midlife Road Trip and #BestOfTheRoad

    WFLA Features Midlife Road Trip and #BestOfTheRoad

    Midlife Road Trip was featured on WFLA with Gayle Guyardo while on the #BestOfTheRoad rally.

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