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  • Alaska ~ Mount McKinley

    Alaska ~ Mount McKinley

    Shortly after we settled into the Denali Princess Lodge, we took a short ride to the airfield where  we met our escorts from Princess Cruises and hopped on a 1966 Beaver Plane and headed towards the summit! Sure, Mt. Everest is the highest point on earth, but Mount McKinley’s vertical rise is nearly 6000 feet higher than Mount Everest from base to summit (Everest sits on the Tibetan Plateau which is17,000 feet above sea level […]

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  • Alaska ~ Denali by Rail

    Alaska ~ Denali by Rail

    Our day began on rail with a train ride from Fairbanks to Denali. After a wonderful breakfast (Reindeer sausage and salmon burrito) aboard the train, we went upstairs to the glass covered rail car where we took in the breathtaking scenery. Our tour guides were incredibly knowledgeable of Alaskan history and geography. They always seemed to know exactly where we were as they give us notice of various photo opportunities in advance. We saw a HUGE […]

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  • Alaska By Air, Land, Rail and Sea

    Alaska By Air, Land, Rail and Sea

    We began our two week extraordinary Princess Cruise adventure by flying to Fairbanks, where we stayed the night a the The Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge. The first leg of this magnificent adventure was a riverboat tour of the Chena and Tanana Rivers, where the captain let me pilot the riverboat for about a mile!! Sooo Much fun! Along the way we saw an Athabascan fish camp and a kennel that trains future Iditarod champions that […]

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  • Reaching New Heights

    Reaching New Heights

    While in Phoenix we A.D.D. detoured over to Scottsdale to have a go at rock climbing.  We arrived at AZ on the Rocks to go rock climbing to find this enormous indoor air conditioned rock climbing facility. 14,000 square feet to be exact! It was frightening for a midlife gal who lives in flats of Florida. Our highest peaks are ant hills! I calmed down once the kids birthday party got underway, they start them […]

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  • Ritz Carlton Phoenix

    Ritz Carlton Phoenix

    Just because you’re on the road, you don’t have to “rough it.” The first thing you notice about a stay at the Ritz Carlton is the attention to detail and service. Every staff member is truly happy to see you and genuinely eager to please you. While customer service is a dying art, I can assure you it’s alive and thriving at the Ritz Carlton. A recent MidLife Road Trip to Phoenix found the Ritz Carlton Camelback […]

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  • Bucket List Adventures on WeTV

    Bucket List Adventures on WeTV

    Get inspired to go after your dreams! By Jessica Solloway What started as friendly banter between strangers on Twitter, turned into a web travel show phenomenon  MidLife Road Trip follows along as Rick (the southern gentleman)  and Sandi (the cookie enthusiast) pursue once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and adventures on their bucket lists. From conquering fears to attempting daredevil escapades, the MLRT cast/crew inspires others to live out their dreams in every episode. Q: How did the Midlife Road […]

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  • The Sweet Taste of Kansas City

    The Sweet Taste of Kansas City

    Self proclaimed “chocoholics” we were thrilled at the opportunity to have a “hands on” fudge making lesson at Chip’s Chocolate Factory.  It’s easy to find, just ‘follow your nose’ t0 the fabulous chocolate aroma wafting on the second floor of the Crown Center in downtown Kansas City. And we’re not not kidding about the smell of chocolate … It is everywhere! How anyone could pass this by is unfathomable. When you enter the store to the […]

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  • That’s How We Roll

    That’s How We Roll

    One of the best things about travel is trying new food. Included in every leg of the MidLife Road Trip is a food element or two. Kansas City was no exception. So, when the hotel served us up the biggest and best cinnamon roll we had ever seen, we  just had to know more. The rolls, are actually the creation of Lorraine and Mema from Mema’s Old Fashioned Bakery down the street from Chateau Avalon. […]

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  • Humor Helps When Sharing Housing

    Humor Helps When Sharing Housing

    Reader Stories: What It’s Like to Have Several Generations Living Together? From MidLifeRoadTrip, Member What Led Our Family to Move in Together We have four generations under one roof. My daughter moved home a few years ago with her two daughters while going through a divorce. Last year my father became very ill. He was hospitalized for for six months, almost near death several times. During that time my mother came to live with […]

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  • Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta; Recipes from the World-Famous Spa

    Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta; Recipes from the World-Famous Spa

    Chocolate Chip–Cranberry Cookies By Deborah Szekely and Deborah Schneider with Chef Jesús González of La Cocina Que Canta Friday is eagerly anticipated Cookie Day at the Ranch. The lucky staff member who walks around with the basket, handing out cookie bliss, is the recipient of many a heartfelt ¡gracias! Who wouldn’t be happy? Each cookie is packed with tart cranberries and chewy, crisp oats and has a fat chocolate beso in the middle. Although made […]

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