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  • Planes, Trains, and Wienermobiles: travel by land, sea, and air

    Planes, Trains, and Wienermobiles: travel by land, sea, and air

    While sifting through photos of our journeys since Midlife Road Trip first began, I was struck not only by the myriad of places we’ve traveled, but by the variety of ways we managed to get from Point A to Point B. Whether by land, sea, or air, it’s all a part of the adventure. LAND Being a show with “Road Trip” in its name, we naturally spend a lot of […]

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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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  • Happy President’s Day

    Happy President’s Day

    Happy President’s Day

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  • Patriotic Watertown, NY  (VIDEO) #BestOfTheRoad

    Patriotic Watertown, NY (VIDEO) #BestOfTheRoad

    With just a few hours notice before the MidLife Road Trip teams arrival, Watertown, NY the 1st small town on our Most Patriotic route jumped into action and we were whisked away by a police escort as we drove into town & were taken to the Army’s 237th Birthday Ball! 

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  • Most Patriotic Small Town in America: Gainesville, Texas #BestoftheRoad

    Most Patriotic Small Town in America: Gainesville, Texas #BestoftheRoad

    What an honor it was to meet Medal of Honor Recipients Kenneth Stumpf and Don “Doc” Ballard on our trip to Gainesville, Texas. We had a wonderful guided historical tour of downtown, visited the Home Grown Hero Walking Trail, watched the Pedal for the Medal Bike Parade on Medal of Honor Boulevard, and were guests of honor at an ice cream social where we visited with locals and learned what […]

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  • Some of our Favorite Road Trip ‘things’

    Some of our Favorite Road Trip ‘things’

    We drove 7200 miles across the U.S. on our last trip for Rand McNally and USA Today‘s Best of the Road rally. It’s really hard to prepare for a trip of that magnitude. There were times we wished we had packed things we didn’t and other times we wish we would have left other things behind.  There were a few things that were stand-outs on this last trip and we […]

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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 […]

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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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