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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 time in cars. But cars aren’t the only way we […]

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  • The National Civil Rights Museum

    The National Civil Rights Museum

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  Today the property is the site of the National Civil Rights Museum and is a the legacy of those who fought for racial freedom and equality. This year, for the first time, visitors are afforded the unique experience of being allowed to walk out on the balcony in front of Dr. King’s room, number 306 which has been preserved exactly as it was 45 years […]

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  • Ski Lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth

    Ski Lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth

    Learning to ski has been on Sandi’s bucket list for a long time, so we ventured to Utah so she could take ski lessons on the Greatest Snow on Earth! Check out these great tips for anyone skiing this season.

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  • Memphis, Graceland and Elvis

    Memphis, Graceland and Elvis

    We went to Memphis to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. What an amazing place. And, while we were there we took a side trip to visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home.

    It is one of those things you must do in Memphis. Graceland has been beautifully maintained throughout the years and looks exactly like it was when Elvis lived there. As you stroll through the house and the impeccably manicured grounds, you can’t help but think about what it must have been like in it’s heyday.
    So, next time you find yourself in Memphis, check out Graceland!

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  • Planning a Portable Party #VZWBuzz

    Planning a Portable Party #VZWBuzz

    Until Verizon Wireless sent me an Ultimate Ears Boom bluetooth speaker for review, I never really saw much use for owning one. Though I have an extensive collection of MP3’s on my smartphone, I would only listen using earbuds to spare other passengers from my eclectic taste in music which ranges anywhere from Aerosmith to Frank Sinatra to Willie Nelson. I have a killer stereo system at home and didn’t really see any benefit in using the UE Boom until […]

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  • The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

    The Art of Finding Great Value Wines – 5 simple tips

            Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to to be good. In fact, there are many quality wines for under $10, but there is an art to finding these gems. Though taking a chance on an inexpensive bottle of wine is hardly a risky undertaking, following these simple guidelines will help you with the art of finding great value wines.   Research! The internet is full of awesome resources for wine lovers. One of my favorite sites […]

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  • Skydiving – A Great Way to Kick Off a Midlife Crisis

    Skydiving – A Great Way to Kick Off a Midlife Crisis

    There’s no better way to kick off a midlife crisis than to jump out of an airplane! Watch as Rick checks a big item off his bucket list.  

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  • Downtown, Louisville, KY

    Lots to Love in Louisville

    As we often do when we visit a city for the first time we explore the streets on foot to capture the city’s essence and photograph whatever catches our eye with our smartphones. As fans of food, art, sports and architecture we found lots to love in Louisville, Kentucky! We were first struck with Louisville’s architecture. The contrast of the nineteenth century buildings with todays modern skyscrapers denotes a respect for Louisville’s storied history and a vision for its future. The vibe is that […]

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  • A trip to Molokai is an elixir for your mind, body and spirit #SeeMolokai

    A trip to Molokai is an elixir for your mind, body and spirit #SeeMolokai

    A trip to Molokai is an elixir for your mind, body and spirit. It is a great stress reliever, a delicious departure from day to day life, an escape to the extraordinary. It is a place to experience new things, challenge your limits, come face to face with your fears, soak in tradition and history, bask in the the sunlight, meditate in the mist, culture, breathe in the beauty of the island and its people, soul search or simply relax.

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  • Behind the Scenes in Talladega  #NASCAR

    Behind the Scenes in Talladega #NASCAR

    We always love tagging along with others when they get to fulfill their Bucket List dreams. Here’s a fun behind the scenes look at the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama with our friend Max Akins, where we drove real NASCAR race-cars at speeds of 174mph!  

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  • The Luxe Insider

    Midlife Road Trip Among 2014 Best Travel Blogs

    We are honored to be included among The Luxe Insider luxury travel magazine’s 2014 Best Travel Blogs! Here’s an excerpt from the article. PUBLISHED BY FRANCOIS LE HECHO  SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 Luxury travel blogs are very numerous on the web, it can be sometimes difficult to find reliable and personal content from authors who really travel and visit what they are reviewing. We decided to highlight here our selection of best travel blogs in which we trust and that will allow you to […]

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  • Bucket List Adventures: Hitting the (midlife) road

    Bucket List Adventures: Hitting the (midlife) road

    Travel Writer & Columnist, Kathy Witt wrote the following story about the MidLife Road Trip for McClatchy-Tribune. Another reason that not a day goes by that we don’t count our MidLife Blessings.  Bucket List Adventures: Hitting the (midlife) road By KATHY WITT To eat a Belgian waffle in Belgium. Cuddle a koala bear. Meet snack maven Little Debbie. Tug on Carol Burnett’s ear. If you’re going to dream, you’ve got to do it big. And some of the biggest dreams are […]

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  • THEN: NOW:

    Travel Essentials Then and Now #VZWBuzz

    As co-hosts of Midlife Road Trip, we are frequently interviewed about a variety of travel topics. We are almost always asked which items we consider essential when packing for a trip. Our answers have changed over the years primarily because of experience and technology. We thought it would be fun to compare our travel essentials then, and now. THEN: Laptop – Whether traveling by planes, trains, or automobiles, bringing a laptop was essential for turning travel time into productive time. […]

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  • Tailgating Tips

    Tailgating Tips

    We met some incredible people and picked up some great tailgating tips in our recent visit to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Where is your favorite place to tailgate?    If you love tailgating check out our  other tailgating posts! Tailgating at LSU  College Football Game Day Tailgating Etiquette Recipe: Flavorful Fall Marinade (Perfect for Tailgating) Recipe: Beer Brats with Kickoff Kraut  

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  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park: Bittersweet Beauty #SeeMolokai

    Kalaupapa National Historical Park: Bittersweet Beauty #SeeMolokai

    Kalaupapa National Historical Park is bittersweet, not the kind of place you travel to buy souvenirs. It is the kind of place from which you bring back lasting memories. Novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson described it as a prison fortified by nature. It is not easy to get to but so worth the effort. On the Hawaiian island of Molokai, it is surrounded by the crashing waves of the pacific ocean on three sides and 1,700 ft high sea cliffs on the other. There is to say the least, limited access to the peninsula. You can fly in by small plane, hike or ride on mule back down the 2.9 mile steep trail with 26 switchbacks and the most breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Unless you are a guest of one of the few residents, the only way to visit is with Damien Tours. Very exclusive, only 100 people are permitted to enter daily, and that includes resident’s guests.

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