It’s Time to Travel! Where We’re Heading This Year

Empty Nest Blessed by Suzy Mighell
woman over 50 getting ready to leave on a trip wearing Talbots Plaid Smocked Blouse, chico’s no stain white jeans, and talbots Edison Gingham Suede Bow Mules standing alongside luggage

It’s time to get back out there, empty nesters! We’re ramping up our travel schedule this year. Are you? I thought it would be fun to share a few of my travel looks with you and let you in on some of the trips we’ve taken this year and are planning to take!

My Travel Look Above: Plaid Smocked Blouse (30% off right now) | No-Stain White Girlfriend Ankle Jeans | Gingham Suede Bow Mules (30% off right now) | Pearl Drop Earrings | Navy Blue Tory Tote Bag | Custom 15” Laptop Case (Design Your Own HERE) | Similar Navy Crossbody

Where We’ve Been

I can’t go too long without traveling! It brings balance to my life and gives me something to look forward to as I go through my days! Do you feel that way too?

Sanibel Island, Florida

woman wearing sweatshirt heading on a trip

Cropped Sweatshirt ($20 at Target!) | Faux-Leather Jogger | Black Sneakers | Black Gucci Crossbody | Black Tory Burch Tote Bag | Custom 15” Laptop Case (Design Your Own HERE) | UV Sanitizing Water Bottle

In January, we headed to our condo in Sanibel Island, Florida. I was there to spend time with my parents and attend a board meeting for a board I’m on. To read more about beautiful Sanibel Island, check out my travel guide HERE.

Walt Disney World

woman wearing black with pink minnie mouse shirt heading to disney world

Glitter Rose Gold Minnie Shirt | Pink Long Sleeve Tee (underneath) | Black Seamless Leggings (No seams to ride up in embarrassing places!) | Black Fleece Jacket | Pink Sneakers | Custom Tote Bag (Design Your Own HERE) | Custom 15” Laptop Case (Design Your Own HERE)

In February, we took my son and daughter-in-law to Walt Disney World! We wanted to celebrate the completion of his MBA, and we offered to take them on a trip for his graduation gift. When they chose Disney, we were thrilled! My pal and empty nester travel specialist Shannon Leyerle of Vacations by Shannon helped us plan the whole thing and stayed in touch with us about every detail while we were there. (I highly recommend her!) We had a blast! To read the post I wrote with all the details of our trip, plus my daily Disney outfits, click HERE. (Lots of fun photos in that post!)


woman wearing chambray top and white jeans sitting on a suitcase

Denim Square Neck Top (30% off right now) | No-Stain White Girlfriend Ankle Jeans | Gingham Suede Bow Mules (30% off right now) | Pearl Necklace | Pearl Drop Earrings | Navy Blue Tory Tote Bag | Custom 15” Laptop Case (Design Your Own HERE)

Bob has an office in Miami where he works about one week a month. I usually go with him at least once or twice a year. I was tired of freezing while we shot 📸 spring looks here in Dallas, so I decided March was the perfect time to accompany him! We worked a lot, shot a lot, had a blast, and ate so much seafood!

woman sitting at a restaurant patio table wearing black maxi dress
We love to dine al fresco! This was at one of our favorite restaurants in Miami!

Black Knit Maxi Dress (Amazon!) | Black and Pearl Sandals | Pearl Necklace | Pearl Drop Earrings

Where We’re Going

woman wearing Amazon black maxi dress and coral sweater standing next to luggage in driveway

Amazon Maxi Dress (8 color/pattern options) | Similar Coral Cardigan | Pink Sandals | Pink Handbag (Pink sold out but 10 other color options) | Custom Tote Bag (Design Your Own HERE) | Custom 15” Laptop Case (Design Your Own HERE) | Tumi Carry-On Suitcase

We left on Friday this week to head to Waco to have lunch with a friend and then on to Austin to see our eldest son.

Barton Creek Resort

This weekend, we’ll be at Barton Creek Resort in the Texas Hill Country! We’ll be playing lots of golf. (Which means the men play, and I get my steps in by walking the course!) I mostly like golf for the clothes 😂, so I bought a cute UPF 50+ ruffle polo top and skort at Lilly Pulitzer to wear during Sunday’s round.

Shipshewana, Indiana

In my EASTER DECOR & EASTER TABLESCAPE FINDS UNDER $30 post, I shared that I typically host our family’s Easter Brunch at our home, but this year was going to be different! Our daughter, a musical theater actress, is currently performing for Blue Gate Musicals at their theater in the heart of Amish Country, and we’ll be heading up to visit her and see her perform.

Sanibel Island, Florida

Sanibel Island is our favorite place on earth, and spring is our favorite time to be there. It’s not too humid, the bugs are fewer, and if you go after Easter, the “snowbirds” have cleared out! We’ll be spending a lot of time there in May and June this year! To check out beautiful Sanibel Island, you can read my travel guide HERE.

In May, we’re taking one of our couple friends with us, and we’re excited to show them our beautiful island! In June, we’ll have our family with us. It’s always a special time! I’ve been ordering swimsuits like crazy to get ready! We published our BEST SWIMSUITS FOR WOMEN OVER 50 post just in time. 😀 This year, I’m especially taken with the swimwear at Anne Cole! I love her colorful, happy designs. Sadly, most of her designs won’t work on flat-chested me! 😕

New York City + Bermuda Cruise

We’ve wanted to go to Bermuda for so long, and before the pandemic, we’d planned this cruise out of New York City! We’re finally going this summer after putting it off for two years! I think it will be so cool to cruise out of New York Harbor!

We’ve always loved New York, and we’ll be going a few days ahead of our cruise to see some shows, eat at some of our favorite spots, and enjoy the city. We’re staying at the Park Hyatt New York, and we’ve already got tickets to see Six and Music Man (Hugh Jackman &Sutton Foster!). Then we’ll start our 7-day cruise to Bermuda. We’re cruising on Oceania, which is our go-to cruise line! It was started by two foodies, and the food and service are incredible. They are wonderful at accomodating dietary restrictions, which is a big deal for me since I have so many! (See THIS post for details.)

For our Bermuda cruise, we’ll be treating the ship kind of like a floating resort hotel! After a day at sea, we’ll anchor in St. George for three days and then Hamilton (on the other side of the island) for three more days. We’re looking forward to lots of golf and snorkeling!

Where are you headed this spring and summer? I’d love to know! Please share with me in the comments below, okay?

Suzy Mighell

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  1. We are going to France in June, Mt. Rushmore in May and Yosemite in the fall!

    1. Mia,

      That sounds fantastic! I know you’re as grateful to get out there as we are! France in June sounds just dreamy! In fact, all of your trips sound terrific. I’m so happy for you!


  2. I have some computers that need to be donated or disposed of – but I’m not sure how to “wipe” them to make sure there isn’t any personal info on them. I hope you will be able to tell me how to handle that.
    Thanks so much and I hope you are enjoying Barton Creek. Such a beautiful weekend!

    1. Julie,

      Yes! It’s all in Tuesday’s post! We’ll get you all sorted out, my friend! xoxo

      We had a blast at Barton Creek! Thank you! I hope your weekend was wonderful too!


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