Seniors Travel

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!

Driving the sublime Cabot Trail

Ripper road trips: why you really must drive the Cabot Trail

Driving the sublime Cabot Trail

Could Canada’s Cabot Trail be one of the world’s best road trips?

Top Stories

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Travelling with kids? You need this

Travelling with kids? You need this

Travelling with kids? You need this

Able to fit into a backpack, mifold is a must-have for any trip involving children ...

Is this London’s quirkiest museum?

Is this London’s quirkiest museum?

Is this London’s quirkiest museum?

Not just another museum, a trip to London’s postal museum will exceed all expectations.

Using your points for upgrades

Travel SOS: using your frequent flyer points for upgrades

Using your points for upgrades

Esme wants to know if it’s worth using her frequent flyer points for an upgrade.

Why airlines use tape to fix planes

duct tape

Why airlines use tape to fix planes

Why airlines use tape to fix planes and why it shouldn’t bother you.

Don’t use the hotel hairdryer!

Hotel bathroom hairdryers are a hotspot for grime and germs

Don’t use the hotel hairdryer!

You will never guess what some hotel guests do with the bathroom hairdryer.

How to ‘bribe’ a flight attendant

flight attendant in red

How to ‘bribe’ a flight attendant

A simple gift or even a smile and thank you could go a long way ...

Travel Deals

Cruise from Singapore to Bali

Explore the stunning coastlines of southeast Asia onboard the Azamara Journey.

Singapore sling

Up to 60 per cent off Canberra stay

Lonely Planet thinks Canberra is Australia’s best city, so check it out for yourself.

Capital find

Discover Victoria’s Hidden Gems

Victoria’s intoxicating charm will be revealed on this seven-day Inspiring Journey.

Be inspired

Cruising

The world’s largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean announces that, in April 2018, it will launch the world’s biggest cruise ship.

Go big

Cruising Norway on MS Koningsdam

Caroline Gladstone shares her experience aboard Holland America Lines’ newest ship.

Viva la Vikings!

Save 40 per cent on RC cruises

Royal Caribbean is celebrating 10 years in Australia with 40 per cent off cruises.

Save on sailing

Coach Tours

The ancient secrets of Kakadu

Be enchanted on an inspiring top-end journey and uncover the ancient secrets of Kakadu.

Be inspired

Save on Australia and NZ tours

Here are AAT Kings’ 2017 resolutions you’ll actually want to follow.

Book now and save

Discover Australia and save

Book early and you can save 10 per cent on your 2017 trip*.

Save with AAT Kings

Rail Tours

Riding the Rocky Mountaineer

Max recounts his ride on the Rocky Mountaineer.

Riding the rails

Eurostar’s damn good new destination

You can now get from London to Amsterdam in four hours – no airport required.

All aboard to Amsterdam

Awe-inspiring train journeys

How many of these train journeys have you taken?

I choo-choose you

Solo Travel

Solo traveller safety

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

Safe solo travel

How to be okay with solo travel

SJ shares four dos and don’ts to help the whole concept of solo travel seem less daunting.

Going solo

Will I enjoy a guided holiday?

This week in Travel SOS, we offer some tips to help Sue get travelling again.

Small is better

Destinations

Forgotten world wonders

Some quite magnificent creations can miss the cut when it comes to world wonders.

Ancient Grace

Undiscovered island getaways

Want the peace and serenity of a tropical holiday without the crowds? Try these spots.

Don’t tell

Cities with the best street food

From quick snacks to moveable feasts, street food can be a surprising treat.

Street delights

Tours & Trips

Driving the sublime Cabot Trail

Could Canada’s Cabot Trail be one of the world’s best road trips?

Ripper road trips

Discover Victoria’s Hidden Gems

Victoria’s intoxicating charm will be revealed on this seven-day Inspiring Journey.

Be inspired

Canada’s top five road trips

When it comes to self-drive holidays, there are few countries easier to navigate than Canada.

Bucket list road trips

Travelling On A Budget

Earning your road-trip L-plates

Attach the L-plates to the camper trailer or caravan and learn from your mistakes

Rookie errors on the road

Travel transport on a tight budget

If you’d love to go wandering but have a tight budget, grab these discounts.

Bag a bargain

Choosing the right currency

Overseas currency, like language, can be challenging. Learn the lingo with these handy hints.

Travel money tricks

Resources

Travelling with kids? You need this

Able to fit into a backpack, mifold is a must-have for any trip involving children and cars.

Buckle up

Looking good in a passport photo

Learn how to get a good passport photo, without paying a professional photographer

Avoid the mug-shot look

Sunrise and sunset pro photo tips

Award-winning photojournalist Danielle Lancaster shares her top photography tips.

Pro photo tips

Seniors Travel Insurance

Insurance for pre-existing issues

Joe wants to know where he can get travel insurance to cover pre-existing medical.

Travel insurance tips

When should I buy insurance?

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

Never too early

What’s hot in Berlin?

Six wonderful things to do in Berlin.

Berlin in a nutshell

Travel News

Why airlines use tape to fix planes

Why airlines use tape to fix planes and why it shouldn’t bother you.

Sticky solution

Don’t use the hotel hairdryer!

You will never guess what some hotel guests do with the bathroom hairdryer.

Next time, pack a hat

Inside a privately-owned Dreamliner

Take a peek inside the world’s only privately-owned Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Flying high

Travel Q&A

How does upgrade bidding work?

Lynne wants to know how bidding for a flight upgrade works.

Do your bidding

Aussie beaches you can camp on

Grab those tent pegs because we’ve got a list of the Aussie beaches where you can camp.

Life’s a beach

Safest seat on a plane

In Travel SOS, Pam has asked Leon if there is a safest seat on the plane.

High and mighty safe

News

How to ‘bribe’ a flight attendant

A simple gift or even a smile and thank you could go a long way to a more positive flight.

In-flights of fancy

Simple tips to overcome turbulence

Simple suggestions for overcoming turbulence and a fear of flying.

Fight the fear

Are you a good travel companion?

As they say, to have good friends you have to be a good friend, and travelling is no different.

It takes two to travel

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