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!

Living the dream on Daydream Island

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Living the dream on Daydream Island

If you think that an Australian tropical island holiday is out of reach, think again.

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London to Melbourne minus jet lag

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London to Melbourne minus jet lag

Everyone has a formula for avoiding jet lag, but SJ swears that this one really ...

Enjoy a sand free beach mat

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Enjoy a sand free beach mat

What’s not to love about summer? Oh, that’s right…sand everywhere.

How to make your partner happy

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How to make your partner happy

What can Geoff do to ensure he and his wife both have a happy holiday?

How to avoid travel disasters

older woman dealing with a travel disaster

How to avoid travel disasters

Here’s how to deal with 10 common travel disasters.

Best time to book airline tickets

Travel SOS – when is the best time to book airline tickets?

Best time to book airline tickets

Booking airfares can be a confusing business.

Where you want to go in 2017

top ten travel destinations

Where you want to go in 2017

Our survey results are in, get ready to update your bucket list for 2017.

Travel Deals

Affordable flights to New Caledonia

With return flights from under $600, New Caledonia is an affordable getaway.

Save on flights

Canada’s birthday gift to you

Free admission to all Canada’s national parks and historic sites? Yes please!

A special offer

Find flights in Australia from $79

Check out Virgin Australia’s fabulous flight deals, starting from $79.

Bag a flight deal

Cruising

Cruise news 10 December 2016

Want to cruise a canal of Christmas lights or sail on a record-breaking cruise ship?

December Cruise News

Special fares for solo cruisers

These discounted cruise supplements fares are bound to be appealing.

Solo savings

How to stay safe at sea

Follow these seven tips to ensure you stay safe at sea.

Safety first

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

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

All aboard for some railway fun

David Fallick discovers a magnificent rail museum sure to please devotees both young and old.

Rail museum

Solo Travel

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

Alone for Christmas

Not everyone has family and friends with whom to share the holiday season, sometimes through choice, sometimes not. However, there are plenty of things you can do to keep yourself busy.

What can I do?

Destinations

New Caledonia: fly, stay and save

Save $1000 with this New Caledonia fly, stay and save deal.

Book now

Affordable flights to New Caledonia

With return flights from under $600, New Caledonia is an affordable getaway.

Save on flights

Where you want to go in 2017

Our survey results are in, get ready to update your bucket list for 2017.

Oh the places you’ll go

Tours & Trips

Christmas on the road

With a little planning, Christmas on the road can be a breeze.

Keep it simple

How to tackle Myanmar

Tom Neal Tacker takes you on a journey through Myanmar, from Pagan to Mandalay.

Exotic Asia

Nine super spring getaways

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

Relax or roam

Travelling On A Budget

The best day to book a hotel is …

Booking a hotel? Recent research has proved one day is better than others for that.

Not all days are equal

Spreading the cost of a holiday

In this week’s Travel SOS, we look at ways that Lynne can spread the cost of her travel.

Lay-by your holiday

Learn to bargain like a pro

Here are five tips for bargaining like a pro on holiday.

Get the best price

Resources

How to make flying more comfortable

Flying can be stressful enough for those more able-bodied.

All the help you need

How to avoid travel disasters

Here’s how to deal with 10 common travel disasters.

Smart travel tips

Can you trust online reviews?

Can you trust online travel reviews? Or is Trip Advisor just trying to trip you up?

To trust or not to trust?

Seniors Travel Insurance

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

Do you need domestic travel insurance?

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

Is it required?

Travel News

Avoiding car hire problems

Don't fall foul of common car hire problems.

How to avoid hire car complications.

London to Melbourne minus jet lag

Everyone has a formula for avoiding jet lag, but SJ swears that this one really works.

SJ: 1, jet lag: 0

Enjoy a sand free beach mat

What’s not to love about summer? Oh, that’s right…sand everywhere.

Sayonara sand

Travel Q&A

Avoiding car hire problems

Don't fall foul of common car hire problems.

How to avoid hire car complications.

How to make your partner happy

What can Geoff do to ensure he and his wife both have a happy holiday?

No need to argue

Best time to book airline tickets

Booking airfares can be a confusing business.

When to bag a bargain

News

Tigerair grounding ruins holidays

What is behind the Tigerair debacle and how will it affect travel plans?

Will you be able to fly?

Find flights in Australia from $79

Check out Virgin Australia’s fabulous flight deals, starting from $79.

Bag a flight deal

$261 midweek escape to Forster

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city?

Coastal escape

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