Life Happens – Travel & Entertainment

For women 50 and over or soon entering this new age range, this is a space for me to share my experiences in midlife with you. Embrace your age, wisdom, and this new chapter with me.

Affordable Beach Resorts

Affordable can mean something different to everybody, I get it. What is reasonable to some is expensive to others. In this post I will share factors to consider and destinations I feel are worth mentioning. To get you started: research off-peak seasons. Traveling...

Love Where You Live

If you follow me you know that I live in the gorgeous Sonoma Valley, the heart of the wine country and yes a fabulous difficult not to love location. But that doesn't mean I don't need a reminder to embrace and appreciate all that our area has to offer-there is more...

US State Parks to Visit in Winter

Winter months can be a great time to visit our local state parks albeit cold. But the reduced crowds can make it worth it. When visiting state parks in winter, it's essential to check for weather conditions, trail closures, and any special  requirements related to...

Plan your next girls trip to the Sonoma/Napa Wine Country

There are several ways to tailor your wine country experience. Whether you are celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, couples retreat, solo vacation or health retreat weekend the Sonoma and Napa Valleys offer a wide variety options. Lets talk art and wine:...

Sporting Events Travel in 2024

I love sporting event travel! I have attended the Kentucky Derby-OMG love the traditions of the derby. The hats-so beautiful and creative, the beauty of the horses and Churchill Down and yes I even learned to enjoy a mint julep. The first one is rough but after the...

Popular European Ski Destinations for the over 50 crowd

Ski resorts in Europe can be fantastic destinations for individuals over 50, offering a mix of outdoor activities, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant atmosphere. I have been skiing since I was a child  and quite honestly I do not usually plan my European travels...

Bookclub, moms of boys and some of our favorite reads

About our bookclub-we met when our boys were in kindergarten, they are now in their late 20's! We discuss our books over dinner, we travel together, we have an annual Christmas party, we have suffered loss, survived cancer, attended weddings and now there are grand...

How to Choose the Right Cruise for You

Cruising in 2024 is even more popular now than pre pandemic. If you are thinking about taking a cruise I want to help you get started in the decision making process-how to choose a cruise that works for you. Step one when choosing the right cruise for you-decide where...

Holiday Travel Items-visit the worlds best Christmas Markets

From my recent article in our local paper- the Marin Ij: Holiday Travel Ideas While there are many benefits for hunkering down at home with decades old family traditions for the holidays; staying in jammies all day, watching your favorite holiday movies and preparing...

Would you stay in a haunted hotel?

With Halloween just around the corner I just had to ask-would you stay at a rumored haunted hotel? I can honestly say no way! I am a big baby with a vivid imagination. One floorboard squeak, unknown noise or mysterious draft and I am out of there, no looking back! But...
Affordable Beach Resorts

Affordable Beach Resorts

Affordable can mean something different to everybody, I get it. What is reasonable to some is expensive to others. In this post I will share factors to consider and destinations I feel are worth mentioning. To get you started: research off-peak seasons. Traveling...

Love Where You Live

Love Where You Live

If you follow me you know that I live in the gorgeous Sonoma Valley, the heart of the wine country and yes a fabulous difficult not to love location. But that doesn't mean I don't need a reminder to embrace and appreciate all that our area has to offer-there is more...

US State Parks to Visit in Winter

US State Parks to Visit in Winter

Winter months can be a great time to visit our local state parks albeit cold. But the reduced crowds can make it worth it. When visiting state parks in winter, it's essential to check for weather conditions, trail closures, and any special  requirements related to...

Sporting Events Travel in 2024

Sporting Events Travel in 2024

I love sporting event travel! I have attended the Kentucky Derby-OMG love the traditions of the derby. The hats-so beautiful and creative, the beauty of the horses and Churchill Down and yes I even learned to enjoy a mint julep. The first one is rough but after the...

How to Choose the Right Cruise for You

How to Choose the Right Cruise for You

Cruising in 2024 is even more popular now than pre pandemic. If you are thinking about taking a cruise I want to help you get started in the decision making process-how to choose a cruise that works for you. Step one when choosing the right cruise for you-decide where...

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Whether you are looking for museum tours, pub crawls or food tours, snorkeling, kayaks or yachts, camel rides, ATV etc. View the endless possibilities here

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