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!

Fraser Island for first-timers

Fraser Island for first-timers

Fraser Island for first-timers

Danielle Lancaster visits Fraser Island and shares her tips for visiting this must-see destination.

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Should I buy a balcony upgrade?

Travel SOS: should you upgrade your cabin to a balcony suite?

Should I buy a balcony upgrade?

Ainslee wants to know if it’s worth upgrading her cruise ship cabin to a balcony ...

Beware of thieves on planes

Beware of sneaky baggage burglars onboard your next flight

Beware of thieves on planes

Were you aware that thieves operated onboard airplanes?

How to use the overhead stowage

Flight attendants tell all: the right way to use the overhead storage locker

How to use the overhead stowage

Flight attendants reveal the right way to use the overhead storage locker.

International driving permits

Travel SOS: do you need an international driving permit?

International driving permits

Here’s Leon’s lowdown on international driving permits.

Don’t fall for this spending trick

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Don’t fall for this spending trick

Don’t be conned by the sophisticated ways airports try to relieve you of your holiday ...

Vampire hunters run riot in Africa

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Vampire hunters run riot in Africa

If you’re looking for real-life monster mayhem, head to the Republic of Malawi.

Travel Deals

Save on Surfers Paradise

Stay at the award-winning Q1 Resort and Spa for two nights from $439

Paradise found

Eight nights in Hawaii from $1890

Fall in love with Waikiki with this amazing offer only metres from the beach.

Go troppo!

Discover Australia and save 10%

Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird Offer and book your dream trip!

Early birds save 10 per cent!

Cruising

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

Five top tips for new cruisers

If you are new to cruising, our expert Jo Hall has five tips for you.

Discover the joys of cruising

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

Fraser Island for first-timers

Danielle Lancaster visits Fraser Island and shares her tips for visiting this must-see destination.

More than dingoes

Destinations less than 5 hours away

These beautiful locations are just hours away.

Beautiful beaches

Revealed: the most beautiful country

Mirror, mirror on the wall, is this the most beautiful country of them all?

Beauty rich and rare

Tours & Trips

A Canadian white Christmas

What better place to enjoy a white Christmas than in the Great White North?

Flee to festive wonder

The ancient secrets of Kakadu

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

Be inspired

Kimberley Coast cruising in 2018

Book any APT cruise 18 days and over and you will Fly Free*.

No one does it like APT

Travelling On A Budget

Choosing the right currency

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

Travel money tricks

Chilling out in Khao Lak

For the price of peanuts, Max and Jenny recently lived the dream in a luxury Thai resort.

Budget Thai travel

Underrated and affordable destinations

Leave the crowds behind and explore these less-frequented destinations.

Ditch the ‘hotspots’

Resources

When to hire a travel guide

Tackle your travel destination with an experienced guide.

Don’t go it alone

Spontaneous travel apps

Two internet tools make spontaneous travel a reality.

Caution to the skies

Travelmate: the robotic suitcase

Meet Travelmate – the world’s first robot assistant and autonomous suitcase.

I want one!

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

Beware of thieves on planes

Were you aware that thieves operated onboard airplanes?

Baggage burglars

How to use the overhead stowage

Flight attendants reveal the right way to use the overhead storage locker.

Baggage etiquette

The world’s most haunted place

You’ll never guess where the world’s most haunted place is.

Ghost town gets the gong

Travel Q&A

Should I buy a balcony upgrade?

Ainslee wants to know if it’s worth upgrading her cruise ship cabin to a balcony suite.

Balcony worth the bump?

International driving permits

Here’s Leon’s lowdown on international driving permits.

Licence to drive

What to do about grounded flights

We answer a few questions about what happens when your flight is cancelled or delayed.

What are your rights?

News

The air vent anti-sickness trick

How to use your air vent to prevent you from becoming sick on your next flight.

Air-mazing

Solo traveller safety

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

Safe solo travel

Which is the safest seat on a plane?

Which seat is the safest on a plane? A survey by Popular Mechanics has the answer.

Where should you sit?

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