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  • There’s Nothing Touristy About Molokai

    There’s Nothing Touristy About Molokai

    Molokai is one of the most beautiful and spiritual places we’ve ever visited. It has the highest sea cliffs in the world, lush tropical vegetation, a fascinating history, and a population of beautiful souls. There is nothing touristy about Molokai. It is authentic, genuine and unpretentious. It’s what we imagined Hawaii to be before it became one of the world’s premiere tourists destinations. Some of the highlights or our journey included a visit to a plumeria plantation, a kayak trip, […]

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  • Home Security for the Traveler

    Home Security for the Traveler

      As professional travelers we spend a lot of time away from our homes. Verizon recently sent each of us a Canary Home Security device that allows us to monitor our homes with our smartphones from just about anywhere in the world. Of course as travelers with completely different travel styles we each had our own take the Canary but we agree that it is great home security device for the traveler. His Way After setting up the Canary I […]

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  • Midlife Road Trip on CBS

    Midlife Road Trip on CBS

    Midlife Road Trip was  recently interviewed by Heather Landon of CBS about How to Tackle Your Travel Bucket List. The article was published in 22 major markets! Click the image below to read the article.

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  • Midlife Road Trip Spotlighted on Expedia

    Midlife Road Trip Spotlighted on Expedia

    Midlife Road Trip is honored to be spotlighted on Expedia’s Viewfinder blog.  Thanks to our famous blogger friends, Captain and Clark, for making us sound better than we really are! Click the picture below to read the article.

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  • #NUTS Grand Finale!

    #NUTS Grand Finale!

    #NUTS Grand Finale All good things must end. Join us on Tuesday, May 26 at 3:30pm EST for our #NUTSGrandFinale! After five years of hosting Twitter’s Not-so Usual Therapy Session, #NUTS, we’ve decided to call it quits. Not because we’re cured and no longer need therapy, but because we need to focus on some exciting opportunities on our horizon. We’re not going away. We’ll still be traveling, eating, blogging, making videos, podcasting and participating in other twitter chats. (Please sign up […]

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  • Maui Paddlesports His Way / Her Way

    Maui Paddlesports His Way / Her Way

    Sandi and I are very different travelers. I’m a Southerner with a thirst for adventure and Sandi is a Northerner who leans towards leisure. Because we have contrasting views about what to see, do, and eat in just about every destination we visit, we are sharing experiences in a series of His Way / Her Way posts. One destination – two views! There are few places in the world as enchanting as Maui. There’s something about this tropical paradise that […]

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  • This week’s #NUTS Spotlight Shines on Roni Weiss and New York Travel Festival

    This week’s #NUTS Spotlight Shines on Roni Weiss and New York Travel Festival

    This week #NUTS spotlight shines brightly on Roni, Weiss, a travel industry connector, social media consultant and travel/events blogger.

    He is the organizer of the New York Travel Festival, a new consumer travel event, a co-founder of Destination Accelerator (education and networking for destination marketers) and Travel Talk on Twitter (the world’s biggest Twitter travel chat).

    He’s spoken about social media in a variety of places, including a roundtable at NYU, Africa Travel Association‘s World Congress in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, and Miracle Corners of the World‘s youth leadership retreat in Vermont.

    Roni was born in Oceanside, Long Island, New York and grew up in Snohomish County, Washington. He was active in sports and music, with his sports emphasis being ice hockey and his musical focus being the trumpet.

    At the ripe old age of 10, Roni began attending Edmonds Community College, receiving an Associate’s Degree with Honors in 1996 at the age of 12. He graduated from Lynnwood High School in 1999 at the age of 15.

    From 1999-2002, he attended the University of Washington, graduating with double degrees in English (with a Literature emphasis) and Drama. During his time in the UW School of Drama, he was highly active in acting, writing, directing and producing. Roni’s “Big Idea” festival was a week-long, multiple-venue festival in which he served as the Executive Producer.

    In 2004, Roni began what became a series of global trips. Over the course of less than a year , Roni visited 6 continents. He has taught English in Italy, Taiwan, France and Chile and has visited 70+ countries, including every country in Europe.

    The inaugural New York Travel Festival weekend will take place April 20-21, 2013. Tickets are now on sale.

    On Saturday, they’ll be at Bohemian National Hall, featuring an array of speakers, panelists, tastings, and other experiences. On Sunday, there will be a variety of opportunities to experience local and international culture by venturing out into New York City’s varied neighborhoods and boroughs.

    The goal of the NY Travel Fest is to reinvent the consumer travel show for a crowd seeking more interaction and a better sense of NYC and beyond.

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  • 10 Warm Weather Getaways: Florida in the Spring

    10 Warm Weather Getaways: Florida in the Spring

    It doesn’t get much better than Florida in the spring. While much of the United States is blanketed with snow, it is the perfect time to head south and enjoy these warm weather getaways. ONE: Pinellas County, Florida, just a 30-minute drive west of Tampa International Airport, is home to nearly forty miles of award-winning beaches that stretch from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, each with it’s own distinct personality and charm. http://viewfinder.expedia.com/tampa/the-many-beaches-of-tampa-bay TWO: One of our favorite places to eat: […]

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