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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Our top sunny winter getaways

You don't need to head overseas to catch some winter sun.

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Auckland – ditch the guide book

Travel SOS: go beyond Auckland’s main attractions

Auckland – ditch the guide book

In Travel SOS, Lee Mylne helps Jane to head off the beaten track.

Natural cures for jet lag

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Natural cures for jet lag

Here are five of the best ways to escape the perils of jet lag on ...

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.

Flying back in time to King Island

Leon flies in a 70-year-old DC-3 plane to King Island for a quick day trip

Flying back in time to King Island

Leon flies in a 70-year-old DC-3 plane to experience a quick day trip on King ...

Turn your iPhone into a camera

This gadget turns your iPhone into a proper camera

Turn your iPhone into a camera

If you use your iPhone as a camera here’s the one gadget you need to ...

Is DFAT advice worth following?

Is DFAT advice worth following?

Is DFAT advice worth following?

In Travel SOS, Lee Mylne looks at the validity of DFAT travel advice.

 

Travel Deals

$899 Koh-Samui 5-star resort stay

Stay at this five-star luxury resort in Koh-Samui for seven nights for only $899.

Low-cost luxury

Flights from Australia 50% off

Etihad is offering 50 per cent off all flights departing Australia, but you better be quick.

Fantastic flight deals

$399 luxury Mansion Hotel stay

Enjoy luxury at the highest level at a very affordable rate.

Treat yourself!

Cruising

Cruising with Orlando

HAL’s President, Orlando Ashford, is committed to changing the world through travel.

The bigger cruising picture

Sailing in Europe with Celebrity Cruises

Discover the Old World in modern luxury style with Celebrity Cruises.

A fleet of five ships

Choose to cruise Europe

Cruising is an incredibly cost efficient way to travel in what can be an expensive continent.

Find out more

Coach Tours

European coach tours

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

Find out more

Cruise & Coach Tours

Combine a luxurious cruise with a luxury coach tour for the complete NZ experience.

NZ as never before

Luxury coach tours

Choose from four fully escorted itineraries, which all enable you to travel at a relaxed pace.

Go at your pace

Rail Tours

Maritime Provinces by rail

The beginning of our Eastern Canadian VIA Rail adventure is a little underwhelming. We arrive at Montréal’s Gare Centrale to collect our tickets for the overnight journey to Halifax on the Ocean rail service and learn there is no booking in the system. Our dreams of dining in ...

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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

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

Five good reasons to travel solo

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

One is fun

Travelling solo

Try not to fear travelling on your own as the experience can be liberating.

Alone not lonely

Destinations

Patrick’s insider tips to Noumea

Patrick’s insider tips on Noumea will entice you to visit this tropical city.

Sea and sun

Five best bucket-list restaurants

Leon presents his list of restaurants to visit one day – or in his dreams!

Dream dining

In 2015 people are flocking to…

Webjet has just released the emerging destinations for Australian travellers in 2015.

On trend travel

Tours & Trips

Road tripping – What a way to see Australia

In this guide to road tripping, Lee shares the best way to explore Australia.

Relax on the road

Camping - tips for beginners

Our quick and easy camping tips will make you look like an eagle scout in no time at all.

Camp with the best of ‘em

Travel SOS – Driving in Spain

Who wouldn't want to jump in a car and drive through Spain?

Hit the road

Travelling On A Budget

Five little-known travel tips

Add these five travel tips to your arsenal and reap the rewards.

Travel tricks

First Class on an Economy budget

Even if you haven’t forked out the cash, you can still have a first-class flight.

Luxury for less

Spreading the cost of a holiday

These simple tips will help you spread the cost of your holiday.

Layby your holiday

Resources

Best apps for easy travel

Here few of the best travel apps that will actually prove useful on your next trip.

Truly helpful apps

Five wonderful, wacky travel gadgets

Leon lists five wacky travel gadgets that are actually quite ingenious.

Weird and wonderful

Airport freebies

International airports which give travellers something for free.

Get something for nothing

Seniors Travel Insurance

Travel insurance for older Aussies

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

The right cover

When do you book travel insurance?

When is the best time to purchase travel insurance? The answer is very simple …

The answer is simple

Travel insurance and medical cover

It is crucial that you get the right medical cover when travelling overseas.

Crucial cover

Travel News

10 tips to avoid holiday hassles

Avoid travel delays and disasters with these 10 tips.

Avoid the hassle

Five little-known travel tips

Add these five travel tips to your arsenal and reap the rewards.

Travel tricks

How to crowd fund your holiday

Do you want to tick a box on your travel bucket list but don’t have the money to do it?

Free holidays?

Travel Q&A

Auckland – ditch the guide book

In Travel SOS, Lee Mylne helps Jane to head off the beaten track.

The road less travelled

Is DFAT advice worth following?

In Travel SOS, Lee Mylne looks at the validity of DFAT travel advice.

Should I heed DFAT?

Travel SOS: driving in the US

Lee Mylne shares tips with Tom for his drive along the West Coast of the United States.

On the open road

News

Our top sunny winter getaways

You don't need to head overseas to catch some winter sun.

Catch some sun

Natural cures for jet lag

Here are five of the best ways to escape the perils of jet lag on your next international journey.

Jettison jet lag

Make carrying bags a breeze

Travelling with multiple bags? You need this accessory.

Battle of the bags

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