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.

“Girls Trips” Travel Group

Are you ready to travel in 2023?! One of the reasons I created 50 is Just a Number is to celebrate life, to embrace the aging process and to truly make these the best years of our lives. And for me that means travel. Travel in the US and travel abroad. To challenge...

Celebrate Your Milestone Birthday in Style

5 popular US spots to celebrate your 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, and beyond Are you starting to plan your milestone birthday or perhaps a friend or loved one's? I hope that some of the ideas listed and my experiences at some of the destinations will help you in your...

Heated Gloves For Winter

I know what you are thinking, you are from California you don't really know what cold is. And you are kind of right. When the average temperature in December in the Midwest is 33 degrees and our Bay Area average is 66, I get that I have nothing to complain about. But...

5 Popular US Ski Resorts

The romance of winter sports There is nothing like the romance of a ski/snow boarding vacation. A cozy lodge with friends sitting near a big rock fireplace and the smell of burning wood, hot chocolate or Irish coffee-both with whipped creme of course, big sweaters and...

European Christmas Markets

Mulled wine, Christmas spirit and shopping! I love a Christmas Market: the cold, the crowds, the trinkets unique to each city, the mulled wine and the joy the Holiday shopping spirit brings. I have enjoyed Christmas Markets in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, and Vancouver...

January Tropical Getaways 2023

Need a break from the cold weather blues? Then start planning your January getaway. December can be quite the costly time to travel, but January on the other hand often hands us great pricing and deals on flights and hotels. Especially in the first few weeks of the...

Christmas in Canada

Canada for the Holidays Canada is one of my favorite travel destinations and the Holiday Season is the perfect time to visit our neighboring country. Certainly traveling from the US to Canada is super convenient given we share over 5,000 miles. But I love the beauty...

Haunted US Hotels

In the spirit of Halloween To be perfectly transparent I am not a huge fan of Halloween. For some reason, other than when I was a child and could dress up like a little princess, I do not enjoy donning a costume and would prefer to stay home and pass out candy to the...

Cruises Are On Trend

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we may earn a commission. Thank You. Why choose a cruise? Whats not to love about a cruise? You unpack once and visit multiple desirable travel destinations. There is something for every...

Christmas Lights & Holiday Traditions Travel Ideas

Christmas Lights are a Holiday Tradition Okay truth be told I am a total dork for holiday traditions-foods, music, festivities and decorations. I love to walk into a retail store and see the chaos, the shoppers, Santa, holiday displays, the music, the holiday scents-I...
“Girls Trips” Travel Group

“Girls Trips” Travel Group

Are you ready to travel in 2023?! One of the reasons I created 50 is Just a Number is to celebrate life, to embrace the aging process and to truly make these the best years of our lives. And for me that means travel. Travel in the US and travel abroad. To challenge...

Heated Gloves For Winter

Heated Gloves For Winter

I know what you are thinking, you are from California you don't really know what cold is. And you are kind of right. When the average temperature in December in the Midwest is 33 degrees and our Bay Area average is 66, I get that I have nothing to complain about. But...

5 Popular US Ski Resorts

5 Popular US Ski Resorts

The romance of winter sports There is nothing like the romance of a ski/snow boarding vacation. A cozy lodge with friends sitting near a big rock fireplace and the smell of burning wood, hot chocolate or Irish coffee-both with whipped creme of course, big sweaters and...

European Christmas Markets

European Christmas Markets

Mulled wine, Christmas spirit and shopping! I love a Christmas Market: the cold, the crowds, the trinkets unique to each city, the mulled wine and the joy the Holiday shopping spirit brings. I have enjoyed Christmas Markets in Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, and Vancouver...

January Tropical Getaways 2023

January Tropical Getaways 2023

Need a break from the cold weather blues? Then start planning your January getaway. December can be quite the costly time to travel, but January on the other hand often hands us great pricing and deals on flights and hotels. Especially in the first few weeks of the...

Christmas in Canada

Christmas in Canada

Canada for the Holidays Canada is one of my favorite travel destinations and the Holiday Season is the perfect time to visit our neighboring country. Certainly traveling from the US to Canada is super convenient given we share over 5,000 miles. But I love the beauty...

Haunted US Hotels

Haunted US Hotels

In the spirit of Halloween To be perfectly transparent I am not a huge fan of Halloween. For some reason, other than when I was a child and could dress up like a little princess, I do not enjoy donning a costume and would prefer to stay home and pass out candy to the...

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