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!

Handy jet lag calculator

Handy jet lag calculator

Handy jet lag calculator

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Do you have to tip on a cruise?

Do you have to tip on a cruise?

Do you have to tip on a cruise?

Dolores wonders if she should budget for tips when she goes on a cruise.

The freedom of the open road

The freedom of the open road

The freedom of the open road

David takes you through all the twists and turns of his recent Northern UK driving ...

The one calendar you need for 2018

The one calendar you need for 2018

The one calendar you need for 2018

Contiki has created a calendar that more than doubles your annual leave.

Which are the worst passengers?

Which are the worst passengers?

Which are the worst passengers?

If you’re ticking any of these boxes, then you won’t make friends with airport staff. ...

The new wave of hotels

The new wave of hotels

The new wave of hotels

Sleeping with the fishes may soon be more than a fictional mafia threat.

Careful with your camera in Paris

Careful with your camera in Paris

Careful with your camera in Paris

Think twice before taking a pic of the Eiffel Tower at night.

Travel Deals

Stay at Grange Cleveland winery

Enjoy a stay at a hotel set on 100 acres of farmland and explore the Macedon Ranges.

Wine time

Fabulous Fiji from $1890 per person

Experience five-star luxury at the Sheraton Fiji Resort.

Bula bonus

Strike gold in Victoria from $139

Indulge in a luxury retreat staying at this contemporary resort in Victoria’s goldfields.

Strike gold

Cruising

Is a wellness cruise for you?

A river cruise is not necessarily about the scenery and destinations …

Relax, recharge, cruise

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!

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

Travel to connect with your emotions

From joy to serenity, where are the best spots to match your state of mind?

Match your mind

Where you wished you were in 2017

We check out the places you’ve checked out during the year.

Top five destinations of 2017

World’s best wildlife trips

Animal experiences top the list of things to do abroad. Here are some of the best.

Wild world

Tours & Trips

Discover Victoria’s Hidden Gems

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

Be inspired

Ripper rail and cruise holidays

Holidays that combine cruising and rail travel are set to be all the rage.

Holidays that combine cruising and rail travel are set to be all the rage.

Experience Australia your way

Choose where you’d like to go and when, and AAT Kings will take care of the rest.

Book now and save!

Travelling On A Budget

I know the pilot: cheap flights app

Find the cheapest flights on the internet with I Know the Pilot.

Super cheap flights

10 ways to travel for less

Making your travel budget go further is one way to ensure a fun and memorable trip.

Spend less and travel more

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

Resources

How to pack a brimmed hat

Here’s how to pack a brimmed hat in five easy steps.

Pro packing tips

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

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

Handy jet lag calculator

Reduce the physiological effects of flying through different time zones by using a jet lag calculator.

Sleep on it

The one calendar you need for 2018

Contiki has created a calendar that more than doubles your annual leave.

Lock it in, Eddie

Which are the worst passengers?

If you’re ticking any of these boxes, then you won’t make friends with airport staff.

Stay off this list

Travel Q&A

Compassionate fares explained

Leon explains how compassionate fares work and which airlines offer them.

Flying for a funeral

Are Eurail passes good value?

Jeremy has asked if Eurail passes are the cheapest way to travel around Europe.

How do you Eurail?

The ups and downs of basic economy

Is there more to basic economy than just saving money? Is it worth it?

Stripped bare in the air

News

How hotel thieves operate

Hotels are prime targets for opportunistic thieves.

Protect yourself

10 items you’ll lose in customs

There are some surprising items that won’t make it through customs.

Check yourself

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

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