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  • Chicago on $40 a Day #ShareForever #ad

    Chicago on $40 a Day #ShareForever #ad

    It’s no secret that Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the United States. The city is so layered with history, architecture, sports, shopping, art, museums, parks, and food that I never get tired of visiting. So when IHG Rewards Club offered to sponsor me on a trip to Chicago to help promote their #ShareForever promotion, I was like – Duh! Heck yeah I’ll do it! (Besides, the promotion is a great deal – […]

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  • Cross Country Train Trip on Amtrak

    Cross Country Train Trip on Amtrak

    Riding the rails on a cross country train trip had been on our Bucket List for a long time. So when Amtrak offered to take us from Chicago to Los Angeles aboard the Southwest Chief, we jumped at the chance! It was an adventure of a lifetime that included eating Chicago style pizza in Chicago, going to the top of Willis Tower, watching the sunset over the Mississippi River, riding in a hot air balloon […]

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  • Going to the top of Sears Tower

    Going to the top of Sears Tower

    When I first put “Going to the top of the Sears Tower” on my bucket list, it was the tallest building in the world …and it was called the “Sears Tower.” Today, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai holds the distinction as the world’s tallest building and the Sears Tower is now the Willis Tower. Regardless of the name, going to the top of that big tall building in Chicago remained on my bucket list. I have been to […]

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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 […]

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  • The Most Incredible Travel Year Ever

    The Most Incredible Travel Year Ever

    Without a doubt this has been the most incredible travel year ever, not just in terms of the places we’ve been, but in the friendships we formed and the personal growth we experienced. Perhaps that’s why we consider travel to be the perfect therapy for a midlife crisis (or any aged crisis for that matter). Here’s a brief recap of our incredible year. FEBRUARY Gainesville, Texas   We were honored to be the featured speakers […]

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  • They had us at “Free WiFi” …

    They had us at “Free WiFi” …

    When you travel as often as we do there are certain things you really appreciate in a hotel. Courteous, even friendly staff, comfy beds, good coffee, a great restaurant and FREE wifi! At the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago they ‘get it’ or they got us.

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  • Dare to Dream with Andrea Metcalf author of Naked Fitness

    Dare to Dream with Andrea Metcalf author of Naked Fitness

    Dare to Dream! with Andrea Metcalf author of Naked Fitness. hen Andrea Metcalf, Chicago’s premiere celebrity fitness expert, journalist and author of “Naked Fitness” invites you to speak at her conference along with some of the most influential & successful women in social media, you don’t ask questions; you just go. Midlife Road Trip’s own Sandi McKenna joined a virtual ‘Who’s who” of panelists that featured advice on everything from “Owning it” to “Blogging notes.” Organized with the goal of serving as an inspiration for business professionals, bloggers, aspiring career seekers and those who needed a rejuvenating change to help create their dream life, the messages began with similar themes.

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  • ‘Shake Things Up’ at The Women’s Dream Conference #Chicago

    ‘Shake Things Up’ at The Women’s Dream Conference #Chicago

    The Women’s Dream Conference on April 13, 2012 in the West Loop of Chicago is a series of engaging forums and interactive workshops focusing on Career & Social Media Development, Personal Confidence & Relationships and Healthy Mind & Body.  MidLife Road Trip’s Sandi McKenna will be joining 22 dynamic women speakers at the conference educating and enlightening business professionals, bloggers, aspiring career seekers and anyone wanting to ‘shake things up’ a bit.  Speakers will help […]

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