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The YOURLifeChoices Travel page is your gateway to the world of seniors travel information. Discover your options when it comes to cruising, tours, train trips and bus travel. YOURLifeChoices also offers comprehensive information on how to buy travel insurance, and finds best seniors travel deals available.

Everyone views seniors travel differently, and here you will find information tailored to the solo traveller. If you're travelling on a budget we have the best seniors travel discounts available and when you're ready to splurge, we can help you find a luxury trip. For more in-depth advice you can also read the many personal travel accounts written by both the YOURLifeChoices writers and your fellow subscribers. Bon voyage!

Big ships versus small ships

Big ships versus small ships

What are the main pros and cons of choosing a big ship over small?

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Australia has world’s best coffee

It’s official. Australia is home to the world’s best cup of coffee.

Five carry-on packing essentials

Five carry-on packing essentials

We think these five items are essential to pack in your hand luggage.

Special for solo travellers

Special for solo travellers

Enjoy the camaraderie of cruising through Europe with an escorted group.

World’s first airport for animals

World’s first airport for animals

The world’s first airport terminal for animals, The Ark, is set to open at JFK ...

Clear car clutter

Clear car clutter

Car seat organisers are a great way to keep all your smaller in-car essentials in ...

Best place to hang with a local

Best place to hang with a local

Meeting the locals wherever you go is one of the best bits of ‘doing the ...

Travel Deals

$179 Romantic McLaren Vale

A one-night stay at Manor Estate in McLaren Vale is just $179 for two people.

Find out more

10-night Hawaii stay from $1990

Stay 10 nights at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Hawaii, from $1990 per person, including flights.

Hawaiian holiday

$119 Brisbane apartment stay

Stay in 4.5-star apartments at Oaks in Brisbane for $119 for two.

4.5-star luxury

Cruising

Your cruising questions answered

YourLifeChoices subscribers ask about mobility aid/wheelchair accessibility, how to secure the best cruise deal and how much to budget for shore excursions.

FAQ

Cruising the Baltic

Max and Jenny are finally on their way – cruising the Baltic.

Where east meets west

Getting used to being on board

Max and Jenny share their first impressions of being on a cruise.

Insiders cruising tips

Coach Tours

Cruise & Coach Tours

Combine a luxurious cruise with a luxury coach tour for the complete NZ experience.

NZ as never before

Luxury coach tours

Choose from four fully escorted itineraries, which all enable you to travel at a relaxed pace.

Go at your pace

Affordable coach tours

Choose from four fully inclusive packages that feature the ‘must do’ icons of New Zealand.

Book now and save

Rail Tours

Go GoldLeaf on Rocky Mountaineer

Why not turn your Rockies dream into a reality and travel in the lap of luxury?

Find out more

All aboard for some railway fun

David Fallick discovers a magnificent rail museum sure to please devotees both young and old.

Rail museum

On the right track in Europe

Who you may meet on a train is just one of the fun things about travelling on the rails.

The fun of train travel

Solo Travel

Solo traveller safety

These sensible tips will help you stay safe when travelling alone.

Safe solo travel

Hidden pocket scarves

These clever coveralls allow you to keep your valuables close and hidden.

Only you know

Lone wolf or wolf pack?

Independent versus group travel.

The pros and cons

Destinations

$499 four-night Bali beach resort

Spend four glorious nights at the five-star Marriott Bali Nusa Dua for just $499.

Private Bali beach club

Seven heritage world wonders

We look at the seven ‘new’ wonders of the world.

Simply awesome

Ten mind-blowing maps

These fascinating maps really put everything into perspective.

Putting it in perspective

Tours & Trips

Best place to hang with a local

Meeting the locals wherever you go is one of the best bits of ‘doing the lap’.

Go local

Best place no one goes to

Lee Atkinson shares the best place that no one goes to when on the road.

The place to go

Best road less travelled

Get off the beaten track and enjoy the road less travelled.

Go it alone

Travelling On A Budget

Cheapest flights to anywhere

Did you know that you can search for flights by cost rather than the destination?

Find the cheapest flight

Low-cost accommodation options

How can you find low-cost overseas accommodation when on a tight budget?

Affordable accommodation

Two days in Dublin on a budget

You can easily enjoy a couple of days in Ireland’s capital without spending too much money.

Don’t go broke

Resources

What travel is really like

The best recommendations often come from those who have done it before

Words of wisdom

Interactive packing list

Try this handy tool to take the stress out of packing for your holiday.

Take what you need

How to book better

Sweet dreams are made by DreamCheaper – a site that helps you get the best deal hotel deal.

Sweet’n’cheap

Travel Insurance

Should we still go to Greece?

Paul is concerned that possible strike action could ruin his Greek holiday.

Are we covered?

Five crazy travel insurance claims

If you feel silly making a claim, check out these ridiculous travel insurance claims.

Crazy claims

When should I buy insurance?

Buying travel insurance last minute can leave you without cancellation cover.

Never too early

Travel News

Big ships versus small ships

What are the main pros and cons of choosing a big ship over small?

Size matters

World’s first airport for animals

The world’s first airport terminal for animals, The Ark, is set to open at JFK next year.

Airport Ark

Best campsite with a water view

Lee Atkinson has stayed at many campsites. Which ones had the best water view?

Camp by the water

Travel Q&A

Travel SOS – cruising with a carer

Tina wants to know if there is help available onboard for her elderly mother.

Travel advice

Cruising for solo travellers

Here are some great tips on how not to feel left out and avoid single supplements.

Travel SOS

Managing money while travelling

Graeme’s Travel SOS is all about how best to handle his finances while travelling.

Managing your money

News

Auckland – more than a stopover

With its many bays and harbours, as well as some excellent beaches, Auckland is worth a visit

See the City of Sails

Australia has world’s best coffee

It’s official. Australia is home to the world’s best cup of coffee.

Australia’s coffee capital

Five carry-on packing essentials

We think these five items are essential to pack in your hand luggage.

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