Rick is the founder/creator and co-host of the Midlife Road Trip. After a life-threatening experience in 2004, Rick re-evaluated his priorities, sold his business and began to pursue his creative passions in travel, writing and video production. In 2009 Rick developed the creative concept used for Budweiser’s Designated Driver Campaign that premiered in the Tonight Show. Rick was the first place winner of XlantAds.com’s “Searching for Love” webisode contest and of Poptent.Net’s “Road Trip” contest. In 2010, Rick was selected as a featured panelist for BlogWorld 2010 in Las Vegas, selected for Princes Cruises “Follow Me At Sea” Twitter cruise, selected to attend the NASA shuttle launch and Tweetup, participated in the Mongol Rally and Rand McNally/USA Today’s Best of the Road Rally. In 2012, Rick was listed as number one on Reuters list of the Top 10 Travel Experts on Twitter.