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Everyone views 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!

When postcards were king

Remember holiday postcards? These photos will make you smile

When postcards were king

Fragments of life in real messages from old postcards.

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Singita’s safari with a luxurious twist

East African Safari with a sophisticated spin

Singita’s safari with a luxurious twist

This once in a lifetime experience takes safari to a new level.

Taking on Torres del Paine

Dairne John takes on Torres del Paine National Park in Chile

Taking on Torres del Paine

Dairne’s wings may be clipped for now, but she still dreams of Chile.

Website tracks travel restrictions

Website helps you track travel restrictions during the pandemic

Website tracks travel restrictions

David thinks booking travel will be difficult when borders reopen.

Take a tour of ‘The Gully’

‘The Gully’ is as outback as you can get

Take a tour of ‘The Gully’

Meet the locals on a farm and pub tour through the Balonne Shire Council.

Windows around the world

This website lets you enjoy views from other people’s windows around the world

Windows around the world

Open a window somewhere in the world.

Australia’s best nature escapes

Australia’s best nature escapes

Australia’s best nature escapes

Lee Atkinson shares her favourite five Australian nature escapes.

Travel Deals

Looking for a lockdown antidote?

Guests and the broader travel industry will benefit from this superb offer.

Australia awaits!

AAT Kings new domestic program

One of Australia’s favourite travel groups has released domestic trips for 2021/2022.

North-West wonders

Exploring the Kimberley for 25 years

Coral Expeditions has unique knowledge of the rugged landscape, flora and fauna and a special bond with the original inhabitants as well as its European discoverers.

Save $500 on Kimberley cruises

Cruising

Cruise giant hacked

One of the largest cruise companies in the world has had its IT system hacked.

Passenger data breached

Ruby Princess’s ‘serious mistakes’

Princess Cruises promises to fully consider findings from Ruby Princess inquiry.

COVID cruise

Popular cruise line collapses

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is the latest cruise line to go under.

Cruising collapse

Coach Tours

A truly unforgettable experience

APT ensures the best experience of the great Australian Outback.

Save up to $1200

Guided Tassie holiday from $2850

If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction.

Touring Tassie

Fly free to New Zealand

Experience the splendour of New Zealand from north to south.

Fly Free!

Rail Tours

Best Latin American rail journeys

Nine rail tours that take in all the very best that Latin America has to offer.

Choo, choo, choose one

A journey through the clouds

A video that takes you through some of Canada’s most remote and stunning vistas.

Travel Vision

Seeing Spain for a steal

Seeing Spain by train makes this already affordable country even cheaper.

The train in Spain

Solo Travel

The truth behind travel photos

Travel influencer embarks on unique trip down memory lane.

Keeping it real

Only serving solo travellers

Tour group offers a world first and plans to keep adding exciting solo travel experiences to its repertoire.

When two’s a crowd

Why are more Aussies travelling solo?

What prevents you from travelling alone? What motivates you? Aussie travellers have their say.

Stepping out solo

Destinations

Brazilian islands – COVID survivors only

Some of the world’s most beautiful islands have opened up to tourists – with a catch.

Pandemic paradise

Taking on Torres del Paine

Dairne’s wings may be clipped for now, but she still dreams of Chile.

Would she do it again?

Take a tour of ‘The Gully’

Meet the locals on a farm and pub tour through the Balonne Shire Council.

Queensland’s oldest pub

Tours & Trips

Singita’s safari with a luxurious twist

This once in a lifetime experience takes safari to a new level.

Safari stay and play

Whale watching in Sydney

Captain Cook Cruises Sydney is making a splash with whale watching cruises.

Making a splash

AAT Kings new domestic program

One of Australia’s favourite travel groups has released domestic trips for 2021/2022.

North-West wonders

Travelling On A Budget

Thousands of $19 fares on sale now

Low fares should encourage domestic tourism after months of isolation.

$19 airfare sale

Bargain flights too good to be true?

Are $19 Qantas flights too good to be true?

Find out more

Maximise your points

How to maximise point earnings and best-value redemptions outside of flights.

Points boosting

Resources

Air travellers’ biggest fears

What concerns you most about post-pandemic travel?

Air-fears revealed

Post-pandemic booking preferences

We no longer care for star ratings when booking hotels.

Priorities change

Invisible air shield for air travel

Could this solve the problem of plane travel during a pandemic?

Ready for take off

Seniors Travel Insurance

What is the point of travel insurance?

John has been burnt by his COVID-19 travel insurance experience.

Waste of money?

COVID travel refunds

Maria’s bank has told her that credit card insurance won’t cover the pandemic.

Refund rights

How to ensure you get a refund

The ACCC has issued advice for consumers when events, flights or travel services are cancelled.

Refund rights

Travel Q&A

Website tracks travel restrictions

David thinks booking travel will be difficult when borders reopen.

Entry check

Are quarantine hotels safe?

Hugh is thinking about travel but is nervous about hotel stays.

Quarantine query

What is the point of travel insurance?

John has been burnt by his COVID-19 travel insurance experience.

Waste of money?

Self-drive holidays

Is your car in tip-top shape?

Motoring expert Paul Murrell reveals the keys to a smooth and uneventful journey.

Your checklist

Central NSW spring bucket list

Travel writer Gabrielle Brewer shares her Central NSW experiences.

Spring into Central NSW

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

Travel News

Borders reopened

Victorians will look on in envy a little longer, after a bump in coronavirus cases today.

Millions free to roam

Brazilian islands – COVID survivors only

Some of the world’s most beautiful islands have opened up to tourists – with a catch.

Pandemic paradise

New York’s newest park

What happens when a city runs out of land?

A floating park

Accommodation

Post-pandemic booking preferences

We no longer care for star ratings when booking hotels.

Priorities change

Hotels preparing for life after lockdown

We find out what specific measures hotel groups are taking for the return of travellers.

Hygiene measures

How hotels will change post-COVID

What changes can we expect from the hotel industry once it opens back up?

Post-COVID changes

Flying

Former PM Abbott hacked

Have you ever pasted pics of your boarding pass online? Here’s why you shouldn’t.

Easy mistake

Make late-night flights more bearable

Bag a bargain and beat the stress of flying at night with these top tips.

Red-eye flight tips

Bargain flights too good to be true?

Are $19 Qantas flights too good to be true?

Find out more

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