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!

Quick stop Queenstown

Queenstown – not just for adventure junkies

Quick stop Queenstown

Is there more to Queenstown than extreme sports? You bet there is!

Top Stories

  1. Natural disaster warning map
  1. Half-price Palm Cove summer stay
  1. Are city passes good value?
  1. Packing your cruise wardrobe
  1. Top things to do in Copenhagen

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

This year might be the best yet for a river cruise in Europe.

Discover Australia and save

Discover Australia: Book early and save 10 per cent on your 2017 trip

Discover Australia and save

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

Travel SOS: Beyond Auckland

Travel SOS: spending 10 days on New Zealand’s North Island

Travel SOS: Beyond Auckland

Lee Mylne helps John with his New Zealand North Island itinerary.

Unusual Australian Airbnbs

beautiful airbnb cave

Unusual Australian Airbnbs

Forget the standard hotel room and instead try one of these unusual Airbnbs.

The plane pillow of your dreams

The plane pillow of your dreams

The plane pillow of your dreams

On first glance it may look silly, but this plane pillow is serious about sleep.

First class upgrade … with a catch

First class flights: the ultimate free travel upgrade

First class upgrade … with a catch

Score a first class flight upgrade from business with British Airways.

Travel Deals

Discover Australia and save

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

Save with AAT Kings

First class upgrade … with a catch

Score a first class flight upgrade from business with British Airways.

The ultimate deal

Half-price Palm Cove summer stay

Spend three nights in paradise at The Reef Retreat in Palm Cove and save.

Summer deal

Cruising

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

This year might be the best yet for a river cruise in Europe.

New ships, ahoy!

Packing your cruise wardrobe

SJ’s tips will keep you looking your best on a cruise, day or night, with minimal fuss.

Cruise clothing

Find a cruise that’s right for you

You may not believe it, but there’s a cruise to suit everyone’s tastes and interests.

There's a cruise for you

Coach Tours

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?

European coach tours

Departures for 2016 and last minute deals for European coach tours are now available.

Find out more

Rail Tours

Two-for-one Queensland rail deal

Discover Queensland and take a friend for free with a two-for-one deal.

Travel by train

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

World’s longest rail journey

Here’s something that many travellers have wanted to do.

Do it now

Solo Travel

Is travelling solo too expensive?

Does travelling solo have to cost the earth?

Low-budget solo travel

The beauty of travelling solo

Is now the perfect time to explore your dream destination?

Solo sojourns

Don’t be lonely travelling alone

Do you love the idea of hitting the open road now you have a little more time on your hands?

Embrace the open road

Destinations

Quick stop Queenstown

Is there more to Queenstown than extreme sports? You bet there is!

No need for bungee

Top things to do in Copenhagen

Top things to see and do if you find yourself in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen checklist

Sun yourself in Spain for a steal

You can sun yourself in Spain with Cathay Pacific’s deal of the week.

Save on Spain

Tours & Trips

Nine super spring getaways

Planning a spring getaway? These overseas adventures might be just the ticket.

Relax or roam

Ken's Paris love affair

YourLifeChoices member ken shares a truly magical moment from his visit to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Paris

Essentials for a day in the city

Before heading out to explore a new city, be sure to pack these five essential items.

Exploring essentials

Travelling On A Budget

Half-price Palm Cove summer stay

Spend three nights in paradise at The Reef Retreat in Palm Cove and save.

Summer deal

No such thing as a 'free' ride

The travel industry is seeing a boom in companies offering interest-free options.

Travel on the never-ever

Book a cruise to match your budget

Simple ways to make the most of your cruising dollar.

Budget cruising

Resources

The plane pillow of your dreams

On first glance it may look silly, but this plane pillow is serious about sleep.

Dream on

Natural disaster warning map

This handy map shows travellers where a natural disaster is most likely to strike.

Where is it safe?

Packing your cruise wardrobe

SJ’s tips will keep you looking your best on a cruise, day or night, with minimal fuss.

Cruise clothing

Seniors Travel Insurance

Do you need domestic travel insurance?

Having domestic travel insurance behind you can often mean an assuring experience.

Is it required?

Warm and wonderful destinations

When the sun goes away, it doesn’t mean you can’t still play!

Chasing the sun

Travel insurance for older Aussies

Travel insurance for older Australians: tips for buying travel insurance.

The right cover

Travel News

Five common travel mistakes

We help your avoid five common mistakes that most travellers make.

Travel smart

Eating fried tarantulas in Cambodia

Denis presents proof of his bravery in this week’s best travel selfie.

Would you do it?

Strike may cause long delays

Australian Border Force strikes will mean longer delays for Aussie travellers.

Expect delays

Travel Q&A

Travel SOS: Beyond Auckland

Lee Mylne helps John with his New Zealand North Island itinerary.

10 days in NZ

Are city passes good value?

Are city passes and other discount cards a tourist trap or a good deal?

Scam or saver?

Stopovers: Abu Dhabi or Dubai?

Stopovers are great for breaking up long-haul flights.

Which should you choose?

News

No phone coverage? No problem

Could it be that the eternal search for wifi while travelling is about to be a thing of the past?

Wave goodbye to wifi

Five germiest places on planes

Catching a commercial flight soon? Make sure you read this first.

Dodge bacteria

Girls just wanna have fun

Newly retired Lynette shows how much fun it can be to live the dream.

Living the dream

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