Louisiana Swamp Tour on a Fan Boat

Rick heads to the Atchafalaya Basin near Baton Rouge for a swamp tour on a fan boat - checking one more item off the Bucket List. Check out our other exciting adventures in  Baton Rouge:  Houmas House Plantation and Gardens Tailgating at LSU Fan Boat Swamp...

Viking’s Fourth Ocean Ship Named in Shanghai

PRESS RELEASE: VIKING’S FOURTH OCEAN SHIP NAMED IN SHANGHAI 930-Guest Viking Sun is the First Cruise Ship Ever Named on The Bund Los Angeles (March 8, 2018) – Viking® (www.vikingruises.com) today announced that its fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun®, was officially named...

8 Tips for Traveling to a Major Sporting Event

Whether it be a Super Bowl, World Series, NASCAR race, the Kentucky Derby, the World Cup, the Masters Golf Tournament, the Final Four, or a college football rivalry game, there are few things in life as exciting as attending a major sporting event. The...

Key West is Resilient and Better Than Ever

On a recent December cruise out of the Port of Tampa, we were fortunate to be able to dock in Key West and see for ourselves it's resilient post-Irma come-back. Key West is alive and well and wants the world to know that its world-class beaches, fun-loving locals,...

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.

Two Bucket List Adventures Aboard the Safari Endeavour

For the first time in my career, I’ve had the opportunity to experience two amazing adventures on one ship. Late one August a few years ago, UnCruise hosted me on an unforgettable journey in Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the Safari Endeavour. I still...

Memories of Montana Photo Album #PictureMontana

Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from our #PictureMontana adventure. We have fond memories of Missoula’s urban scene; of being unplugged at the Flathead Lake Lodge, exploring the undiscovered in the town of whitefish and in Glacier National Park, and an unforgettable journey across the countryside.

Heading to Mexico’s Sea of Cortez with Uncruise

A few years ago UnCruise hosted us on an unforgettable adventure aboard the Safari Endeavour in Alaska’s Inside Passage. Next Week I’ll board the Safari Endeavor again, but this time my adventure will be in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez! Be sure to follow the #UnCruise...

Tailgating with Toyota in Tuscaloosa Alabama

Anyone who follows me on social media or has read some of my blog posts knows that three of my favorite things in the world are food, travel, and football. Toyota recently gave me the opportunity to experience all three by providing me with a brand new X-Series...

Bound for Paradise: Tahiti #CruiseUnexpected

We're bound for paradise, a.k.a. Tahiti! It’s not often that you get the chance to realize a bucket list dream, so when the opportunity presents itself you pack faster than you can say maururu! When Windstar Cruises makes that dream of going to Tahiti a...

Experiencing a River Cruise for the First Time

My younger brother, Rick, of Midlife Road Trip fame, has been after me for several years to go with him on a cruise. Though I have traveled around the world extensively in business, I have never been on a cruise of any kind - ocean or river. Beyond finding...

Naked in Eastern Europe

Since the inception of MidLife Road Trip, we have always encouraged others to stretch their boundaries. It would be hypocritical of us to merely play the role of encouragers without ever stepping out of our own comfort zones. So when Viking River Cruises...

America’s Most Haunted Attraction

While in Baton Rouge, we got a behind the scenes tour of America's most Haunted Attraction and we got extreme Zombie makeovers! The 13th Gate is a perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit. WARNING: If you're anywhere close to our age, you might want to...

Faroe Islands Petition Google Translate to Share Their Language

We love this quirky campaign from the Faroe Islands where the tiny archipelago took some creative measures to get Google's attention. Check out this video and press release: New York, NY -  Oct 3, 2017 -- The tiny Faroe Islands – 18 islands in the North...

Cruising the Danube from Bucharest to Budapest

My first ever river cruise was with Viking River Cruises on their Romantic Danube cruise. Exploring the Christmas Markets from Nuremberg to Budapest was an unforgettable, if not magical experience for my wife, Denise, and I. I am unbelievably excited to be heading...

Relaxing, Renewing and Recharging on the Viking Sky

My Eat, Pray, Love affair with Viking cruises continues to grow, starting with day one on the Viking Sky. This day was all about relaxing, renewing and recharging as I explored this brand new, state of the art vessel.

EAT (less) PRAY (more) LOVE (unconditionally)

My life has been a tapestry of “themes”. From marriage, parenthood, loss, resilience, travel, a celebration of the ages, to personal exploration, the list goes on and on. It has woven a tight-knit roadmap that has helped me navigate life’s highs and lows and given me unlimited fodder to write about.

My latest theme is derived from the title of one of my favorite books and movies: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

EAT (less) PRAY (more) LOVE (unconditionally)

3 Reasons Why You Should go to Paraguay

Nature, Culture, and Language make Paraguay a desirable destination Paraguay wasn't even on my radar until I interviewed Tucky Fussell, a renowned author, educator, and world traveler. As a result of our conversation and her passion for the region, Paraguay has risen...

Rhodes, Greece: 5 Things to check off your Bucket List

A trip to Rhodes, Greece is worthy of any Bucket List.  Without hesitation, I accepted an unexpected opportunity to visit Rhodes, Greece this summer with my cousin and her family. I blindly dove in head-first and submerged myself in nearly three weeks packed full of...

Photos From a Day in Dallas, Texas

Photos From a Day in Dallas, Texas My oldest daughter, Sherri, lives and works in Houston, Texas. Several times a year she has to fly to Dallas, where her company is headquartered, to attend meetings. When Sherri was about eight months pregnant with my first...

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...

10 Bucket List Sandwiches

It’s no secret that we love to eat. In our travels, we’ve been blessed to experience some of the best food on the planet. We've compiled a list of 10 sandwiches that should be a part of your culinary Bucket List! We have pictures of some of these sandwiches. Others...

Fifty of our Favorite Photos from Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona Here's a collection of fifty (plus) of our favorite photos from our most recent trip to Sedona, Arizona as a part of our cross country adventure with Amtrak. We were totally mesmerized by the breathtaking desert scenery which served as the perfect...

The Longest Zip Line Canopy Tour in the World!

A road trip is about much more than a destination. It’s about the overall journey -  where you go, what you experience, and how you get there. Toyota recently hosted me on a couple of incredible road trips where I got to experience fly fishing, off-roading, trap...

Bucket List Destination: Napa, California #DoNapa

When you think of Napa, California, you think of wine, as you most certainly should. Napa Valley produces some of the finest wines in the world. Every serious oenophile has a pilgrimage to Napa on his or her Bucket List. But even if you’re not really into wine,...

Photo Album of Budapest, Hungary

Here is a collection of some of our favorite photos from Budapest Hungary from our adventure on the Danube River with Viking River Cruises.   The entire catalog of our Budapest photos can be found on our Flickr page. [flickr_set...

Three days in Downtown Napa #DoNapa

As an avid wine lover it is not shocking that Napa, California is one of my favorite destinations. I last visited the city in 2014 and spent the majority of my time in downtown Napa. One of the things I love about staying downtown is that many of the area winemakers...

Photo Album of Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is one of our favorite destinations. We've made multiple trips over the years and are looking forward to returning later this month. No matter how many times we visit, I always find something worthy of a photo. Here photo album of some of...

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...

Viking Cruises Launches New Resident Historian Program

Faculty of Historians Will Provide Avenues of Learning on Every Viking Ocean Cruises Itinerary Viking Cruises (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced the rollout of its new onboard Viking Resident Historian program. Launching on Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky...

100 Photos from Our Viking River Cruises Adventure in Portugal

When I experienced Portugal on Viking River Cruises "Portugal's River of Gold" cruise, I absolutely fell in love with the country. Unlike so many of Europe’s better-known destinations that are overrun with tourists, Portugal provides opportunities for more authentic...

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