What Happens in Vegas, Ends Up on Facebook

What Happens in Vegas, Ends Up on Facebook. Over the years I’ve had numerous opportunities to visit Las Vegas; conventions, family vacations, speaking engagements, trade shows, and assignments for Midlife Road Trip. My first trip to Vegas was for a speaking engagement...

The Essentials of Travel Etiquette with Grace and Humor

Who ever said you can't have manners AND a sense of humor didn't know Patricia Rossi .  Not even when upon returning to the dinner table Rick Griffin asks for a plunger just to get her goat, does she flinch.  Without missing a beat, she turns to him, and...

Ghost Pepper, Tongue Torturing Fun at Zest Fest!

Experience the fine line between pleasure and pain at Zest Fest in Irving, as Rick enters Intensity Academy's "Hot Lolly Lick-a-thon", a fun tongue torturing contest involving a lollipop made from the infamous ghost peppers (Bhut Jolokia Chil). It is...

Cruising into Quebec on the Viking Sky

In 2017, the Port of Quebec (one of the largest ports in Canada) hosted 34 ships from 24 different cruise lines carrying 202,081 visitors from around the world. Yet, the September day the Viking Sky was in port, (the 3rd day on our Eastern Seaboard itinerary) it never felt crowded or rushed. The cruise terminal is ideally located in the center of Old-Québec making it easily walkable.

Behind the Scenes ~ Berry Fresh Cafe

We received several emails telling us that we HAD to eat at the Berry Fresh Cafe in Port St. Lucie , Florida. So when we were in the area filming at the PGA Village, we  stopped by and were treated to some great food and great fun. Watch and see how the...

Learning the Ropes at Tejas Rodeo School

Rick and Sandi are learning the ropes in this fun-filled behind the scenes look at the Tejas Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas. ... just one more thing checked off the Bucket List!  Watch as Rick and Sandi hilariously attempt to ride a mechanical bull, rope a...

An Intimate Look Alaska’s Inside Passage

One of our very favorite summer vacations last August (and perhaps of all time) was a trip aboard the Uncruise Safari Endeavor giving us an intimate look Alaska’s inside passage.
Uncruise specializes in small group travel. In other words, each ship carries under one-hundred passengers making it easier for them to get in and out of places large cruise ships can’t go.

On our cruise we got to explore Alaska’s inside passage without ever stopping at a port for the week we were on board. While at first we thought we might lose our minds being unplugged for seven days, we quickly embraced the notion and were able to experience the real Alaska. Life onboard the ship was like no other. The passengers and crew became acquainted quickly and everyone seemed more like friends than strangers.

Behind the Scenes with Andrew Zimmern

While at Guy Fieri's closing party at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, we ran into one of our favorite Travel Channel celebrities, Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, eating of all things,  a cupcake....

A Day Immersed in the Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida

Downtown St. Petersburg is a hub of activity with its sidewalk cafes, shops, galleries, museums and green space with the third largest waterfront park in North America, making it the perfect setting for frequent art shows and concerts. Taking center stage since 1925 is the salmon-colored, elegantly imposing, Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, a 375 room luxury resort, the only luxury resort on the west coast of Florida. I like a she-she foo-foo hotel with all the bells, whistles and amenities, especially when travelling alone and the Vinoy has it all.

Make the Vinoy your home base and you are an easy walk from some of the best museums in the area. Depending on your fitness level and whether or not you are wearing comfortable shoes, everything is within walking distance. I have a habit of wearing shoes because they’re cute and have ended up buying sneakers on just about every trip we take. My suitcase is starting to look like Footlocker. It’s pretty hot here year round so stay hydrated, there are plenty of places to stop and quench your thirst along the way.

One way you can beat the heat and humidity is to ‘step inside’ and check out some of the areas world-class museums and exhibits in downtown.

Frolicking in the Foothills of the Smoky Mountains #CanAmSpyder

I love living in Atlanta. After all, Atlanta has professional sports, big name concerts, a colorful history, bustling nightlife, world class museums, and an extraordinary food scene. I could live a full and happy life here without ever leaving the city. But, as...

Sweet Smelling Toilets in Denali National Park

Denali National Park guides seem particularly proud of the park's SST's (Sweet Smelling Toilets) which employ some of the latest and greatest toilet technology on earth. This technology maintains a virtually odor free restroom experience! Naturally, since...

Cotton Pickin Fair

  Since 1972 folks have flocked to the Cotton Pickin' Fair to find food, fun, and fancy arts and crafts in the small town of Gay, Georgia. The fair takes place each May and October. And though it's off the beaten path but is definitely worth taking a...


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