50 is the new 40, right?

by Sylvia

50 is the new 40, right? | 40plusstyle.com

At least that is how I see it.

Or that is how it feels.

I am 50 today but I feel 40 or even 35. Perhaps I don’t know what 50 is supposed to feel like?

In any case, I feel I’m only halfway now. There is still a lot of fun to be had and right now I’m enjoying life to the full through exploring South America, a completely new continent for me to discover. I have added some photos of my first few days of my trip to Lima, Cusco and Machu Pichu in Peru and my travel style if you are interested. I’m regularly posting to Instagram is you like to keep up to date with my travels.

My travel style in Peru | 40plusstyle.com  Traveling in Peru with family | 40plusstyle.com Wood work and items in Peru | 40plusstyle.com Cloth dyeing in Peru | 40plusstyle.com Quechua women in traditional outfit of Peru | 40plusstyle.com   Gold of ancestors in Peru travel | 40plusstyle.com Little boy in Peru | 40plusstyle.com Travel diary: beautiful hot spring cafe in Peru | 40plusstyle.com Travel diary: Hot springs in Machu Pichu | 40plusstyle.com Locals of Peru, South America | 40plusstyle.com Buildings in Peru | 40plusstyle.com Exploring Peru | 40plusstyle.com Lama's in South America | 40plusstyle.com Beautiful Peru landscape | 40plusstyle.com Travel diary: children playing | 40plusstyle.com Exploring the civilization of Peru | 40plusstyle.com Wearing black and white in Peru | 40plusstyle.com

Family exploring South America | 40plusstyle.com Machu Pichu | 40plusstyle. The Inca civilization history of Machu Pichu | 40plusstyle.com The hills of Machu Pichu | 40plusstyle.com  Travel to Machu Pichu | 40plusstyle.com

I’m full of ideas and plans and can’t wait to explore the next 50 years. I’m sure it will not be without its challenges but I’m determined to get the most out of them.

I hope you continue to join me on this journey through this site and other projects yet to be revealed!


{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Natalie

Happy Birthday Sylvia!!! Maya Angelou said “Your 50’s represent everything you are meant to be”. Combine that with her quote “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”. For what it’s worth, you will love your 50’s.
I hope to get back to the style course now that I am off for the summer. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Natalie Sandore


2 Sylvia

Thanks Natalie. Great quotes!


3 Suzanne

Happy Birthday Sylvia! You are celebrating this milestone in style!

Looks like you are having an amazing trip.

Age is just a number : )



4 Sylvia

Thanks Suzanne. It is. I’m ready for the next 50 years!


5 Tiina L

Happy birthday Sylvia!


6 Sylvia

Thanks Tiina!


7 Sabina @Oceanblue Style at Manderley

Happy birthday to you Sylvia. 1966 is the best year <3 I am turning 50 later this year and its really exciting. Its the only time in our lives and how are we supposed to know what it "should" feel like. It is what it is. So enjoy yourself as much as you can and it looks like you have been already doing a great job out of it. Love, Sabina


8 Sylvia

Thanks Sabina! I think it was a great year. The 60s were brilliant!


9 Melisa

Happy Birthday! The photos are wonderful. You must be having a great adventure there!


10 Sylvia

Thanks Melisa. Yes this is a superb trip. Still many more beautiful places to come….


11 Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

OH WOW! I can’t think of a better place to celebrate turning 50…Machu Pichu! Lima! Cusco! Such wonderful, magical places you go! Brightest Happy Birthday wishes Sylvia! Here’s cheers to another fabulous fifty years!


12 Sylvia

Thanks Sue. And the magic continues… Today in La Paz!


13 Jodie filogomo

Happy Birthday—now you’re in the “better” age group (at least as I see it!! ha ha)
What a memorable adventure to start the next chapter of your life!!


14 Sylvia

Thanks! Happy to join your group


15 Melanie

Happy birthday! It’s good to be alive. And this photos show it so well. What an amazing adventure. And you’re so right – what is 50 supposed to feel like? Or any age for that matter. We just breathe, live, and dress fabulously when we feel like it. Shout out in those mountains or be silent, what a magic place you are in.


16 Sylvia

Thanks Mel. Well I actually made a video on the mountains but sofar not been able to upload due to poor wifi. Thanks so much for your wishes and cheers to the 50s!


17 Greetje

Happy birthday Sylvia. I am sure you will succeed in your plans.
Your holiday looks ever so nice.


18 Sylvia

Thanks Greetje. Let’s hope so.. Right now I’m definitely in relaxing mode! See you in a couple of weeks.


19 Denton

Glad to hear you are feeling good on your 50th birthday, and you are celebrating in style!


20 Sylvia

Yes, my 50th year had a good start!


21 Elisa

Happy birthday Sylvia! You’re as young as you feel, and you look great. Always love your posts. I’m 70plus, and I don’t know either what that age is supposed to feel like. And remember, a smile makes us all look so much younger.


22 Sylvia

Thanks Elisa. Yes and I’m choosing to feel young! So happy to read that you are enjoying the articles.


23 Ana

Much happiness today – always!


24 Sylvia

Thanks Ana!


25 Rita

Wow, what beautiful photos, and an amazing journey!

Welcome to the 50’s. They are pretty empowering, actually. 🙂


26 Sylvia

And the journey continues… Will try and post more pictures at a later date. I’m happy to be part of this empowering group!


27 Sue

Happy Birthday Sylvia. Looks like you are having a fantastic trip. Life begins at 50


28 Sylvia

Thanks Sue. I certainly am!


29 Kathy Johnston

Happy Birthday Sylvia! Welcome to the amazing 50’s! Your trip looks wonderful!


30 Sylvia

Thanks Kathy. Yes it’s a true adventure!


31 KatieRae

Happy Birthday Sylvia! When I turned 40 I feel like I found my ‘voice’, and when I turned 50 I found my ‘style’. I think you are already way ahead of me, so good on you! Enjoy a year of blessings!


32 Sylvia

Thanks KatieRae. So great to read that you found both your voice and style!


33 JTwisdom

Happy Birthday Sylvia,

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!


34 Gillian

Happy (belated) birthday, Sylvia. If the first 50 years passed quickly just wait till you see what it’s like now. My 50th birthday was 7 years ago but it seems like yesterday. I was born in Peru all those 57 years ago and lived there for 5 years before moving to Northern Ireland where I still live. It’s lovely to see all your pictures; I am planning to go back some time and see it again.


35 Sylvia

thanks Gillian. You definitely should. It’s a beautiful country with the loveliest people!


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