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!

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Business Class pyjama challenge

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Around the world in 19 months

Around the world in 19 months

Around the world in 19 months

She’s travelled to all 196 countries of the world, and has a top 10 list.

How to find the cheapest flights

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How to find the cheapest flights

Finding cheap flights can be tricky if you don’t know where to begin your search.

What travel taught me in 2016

What travel taught me in 2016

What travel taught me in 2016

With 12 trips in as many months here’s what SJ learned from travelling last year. ...

The Côte d'Azur’s hidden gem

The Côte d'Azur’s hidden gem

The Côte d'Azur’s hidden gem

There’s Monaco and Nice, but Eze is the real star of the French Riviera.

Go for broke in Broken Hill

Go for broke in Broken Hill

Go for broke in Broken Hill

Why visit Broken Hill? Well, here are five fantastic reasons …

Travel SOS: is a road trip for me?

Will the ‘great Aussie road trip’ be for me?

Travel SOS: is a road trip for me?

Lee Mylne shares some great Aussie road trip resources.

Travel Deals

Save 40 per cent on New Caledonia

Indulge in a five-night stay in Noumea and New Caledonia from $1299pp.

Golfing holiday

Save 34 per cent on Port Douglas

Enjoy a holiday between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Go Troppo!

Six nights in Fiji from $1369pp

Fly to Fiji and stay at the 4.5-star Shangri-La Fijian Resort for six nights.

Stay six, pay three


Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

For a hefty price you can put yourself in Rose or Jack’s shoes next year.

A Titanic tour

Planning a European river cruise

Jennie needs help with the how, when, where and what of planning a river cruise.

Tips for first-timers

Carnival’s rather naughty cruise ad

The new advertisement from Carnival Cruise Lines is more than a little cheeky.

Naughty, naughty …

Coach Tours

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

Top tips for Aussie travel

What is the best way to tour Australia?

Which tour suits you?

Rail Tours

Awe-inspiring train journeys

How many of these train journeys have you taken?

I choo-choose you

Travel through Europe for free

Rail Europe releases its list of free and discounted travel deals around Europe.

Travel free

Maritime Provinces by rail

Learning about lobster-catching is just one of the attractions of traversing Canada’s Maritime Provinces by rail.

Find out more

Solo Travel

Will I enjoy a guided holiday?

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

Small is better

Five good reasons to travel solo

Here are five good reasons why travelling solo can be fun.

One is fun

Top destinations for solo travellers

The best, safest and most enjoyable countries for solo travellers to visit.

Go it alone


TripAdvisor’s greatest destination

Travel planning and booking site names Travellers’ Choice Awards winners.

And the winner is …

Where you should live to be happiest

One of these 155 countries is happier than the others.

Go to your happy place

Melbourne ‘more fun’ than Sydney

Time Out surveyed over 20,000 people to discover the ‘most fun’ city in the world.

More fun in Melbourne

Tours & Trips

Essential Easter road trip tips

Our road-trip tips will ensure you arrive alive and in good spirits.

Arrive alive

Masterpieces you may have missed

Tom Neal Tacker shares his favourite European masterpieces – sans crowds.

Overlooked masterpieces

How to meet a Kiwi

Get up close and personal with a Kiwi – and save 10 per cent on your NZ trip.

Save on your holiday

Travelling On A Budget

Travel one-way through NZ for $1

For as little as $1, you can drive from one end of New Zealand to the other.

Ripper rental deal

Stay like a student and save

The next time you travel, why not try a university stay to keep costs lower?

Affordable accommodation

The best hostels in the world

These hostels prove that you don’t have to fork out hotel prices to get a good night’s sleep.

More bed for your buck


Never lose your luggage again

Smart bag tags will ensure that your luggage is never lost.

Tracked baggage

Never use a hotel safe again

Meet Pacsafe’s Travel Safe, saving your valuables from thieving hands wherever you are.

Safety first

This app is your own hotel concierge

Boutique hotels at the best price? There’s an app for that.

The price is right

Seniors Travel Insurance

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

Cancellation – are you covered?

When the unexpected happens, will you be covered by your travel insurance?

Check your cover

Travel News

Airline update: the future of economy

Find out the latest updates from the air and on the ground this week.

What’s up?

How to handle travel anxiety

Fearful flyers of the world will love these tips for handling flight anxiety.

How to calm down up there

Business Class pyjama challenge

Do people really wear those natty pyjamas given out in Business Class?

Fun in the sky

Travel Q&A

Travel SOS: is a road trip for me?

Lee Mylne shares some great Aussie road trip resources.

Hit the road

Confused about airport transit

Jane is taking her first long-haul flight and is unsure what to do in transit.

No need to panic

Cruises: can I try before I buy?

Larry asks Kay O’Sullivan if he can ‘try before he buys’ a cruise.

What are his options?


Non-stop London flights on sale

Qantas' direct Perth to London route could make long-haul travel more appealing.

No more transits

Five European summer schedules

Planning a European summer? We’ve done the hard yards and come up with five itineraries.

Your summer schedule

Don’t be that traveller

Leon lists nine travellers you don’t want to be, or meet, on your holiday.

Travel taboos

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