Destinations

Welcome to the YourLifeChoices Destinations page. This page will provide you with extensive information and links to a variety of travel options - particularly for seniors - in a range of countries. Discover beautiful Thailand with a variety of tour options and information available, or how about a train trip in Canada, truly a once in a life time experience.

Boasting stunning scenery from lush fields and dramatic coastlines to vibrant villages and cosmopolitan cities, Ireland is a great travel option for seniors. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions regarding International Travel. Also check out our Seniors Travel Insurance page to get the best deal! And the seniors discounts featured throughout this section.

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A taste of South Africa

Travel Vision: Bringing a taste of South Africa to your kitchen

A taste of South Africa

South African Tourism’s six-part cooking series with chef Warren Mendes.

Joanna Lumley takes on Cuba

Joanna Lumley takes on Cuba

Joanna Lumley takes on Cuba

Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley tells us about her latest adventures.

International travel ban extended

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International travel ban extended

The trans-Tasman travel bubble is the only hope for overseas travel before 2021.

We love Vilnius' new travel campaign

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We love Vilnius' new travel campaign

Whomever is behind the latest ads promoting Vilnius deserves another award.

World's most surreal landscapes

World's most surreal landscapes

World's most surreal landscapes

The nine destinations where your dreamscapes are a reality.

Places where climate change is real

Nine places that prove climate change is real

Places where climate change is real

The planet is in a climate crisis, these are the places that prove it.

Australia

Roadblocks if you hit the road today

Victoria and New South Wales fuming after South Australia’s snub.

‘Unconstitutional’

Overseas travel by July?

New Zealand no riskier than travelling within Australia, says tourism expert.

Bring on the bubble!

Sunny outlook for domestic travel

Australians are keen to travel close to home when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Bright future

Canada

Pandemic postcard from Ontario

What is lockdown life like in Canada?

Pandemic postcard

Top five tips for touring Toronto

Who best to show you the real Toronto? The locals, that’s who.

Get Torontonian

Insider’s Guide: Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls locals share their insider tips on the Falls and the surrounding towns.

More to the Falls

Ireland

When you dream of Ireland

Ireland wants to fill your head and heart with dreams of adventure.

Ireland in your mind’s eye

Ultimate Ireland must-dos

Kaye shares her favourite Irish city, country town, coastal drive, castle and medieval port.

Ireland insights

Take five: Dublin

It’s always the locals who make a destination special and Dublin is no exception.

Doing Dublin

Asia

Speeding through the Tokyo night

Bright nights, lonely crowds – a Tokyo train speeds through urban contradictions.

Tokyo train

Is Vietnam home to a miracle?

Vietnam’s three-pronged government strategy has kept patients away from death’s door.

How did they do it?

Ishikawa is blossoming

Ishikawa's cherry blossoms have returned as sakura season takes hold.

A sign of hope

Europe

Aussies now allowed European entry

Australia and 17 other countries have been granted access to EU nations.

When EU going?

International destinations reopening

As lockdowns ease, some destinations are eager to welcome Aussie travellers.

Lockdown lifting

Sicily tempts tourists

Would this offer help you overcome your COVID fears?

Tricky temptation

North America

Joanna Lumley takes on Cuba

Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley tells us about her latest adventures.

Adventure time

New York City presses pause

As fascinating as this footage is, we can only hope it’s not the new norm.

Strange days

Max’s memoirs: Alaska and environs

Max takes on the North American mountain tougher to climb than Everest.

Max’s memoirs

Eastern Mediterranean

Mi casa es su casa

There is nothing better than enjoying fine wine, great food and the company of good friends!

Cruise about

Exploring Samatya

If you look on most maps, you won't find Samatya. That's because the modern name is Mustafapasa, but even today, just about everyone in Istanbul refers to it by the Byzantine name of Samatya, meaning 'sandy place'. Along with Sisli and Kutulus, Samatya is one of the largest Armenian ...

Start exploring

Gaye’s Turkish Delight

When a hotel in Istanbul’s Old City was seeking an owner, Gaye Reeves decided to seize the day.

The trip of a life-time

England, Scotland & Wales

Why 2020 is best for Britain

Brexit may have the Brits down, but tourism is up and 2020 could be the best year to visit Britain.

Visit Britain

Things you can only do in Scotland

Five activities unique to Scotland, and how to see this bonnie land on a budget.

Yaldi! Scotland!

Cruising Great Britain’s waterways

There are a number of ways to cruise Great Britain’s waterways.

Cruise ‘The Cut’

New Zealand

Travel bubble now up to us: Ardern

Trans-Tasman bubble talks keep would-be tourists on the edge of their seats.

Trans-Tasman talks

Time to book your New Zealand trip?

Immanuel Debeer explores the possibility of a trans-Tasman trip across the ditch.

Book now, stay later

What is a travel bubble

Pacific countries want to be included in the trans-Tasman bubble.

Travel bubble

South America

Budget South America tours

Nine budget South American overland tours for the more intrepid traveller.

Get ‘On The Go’

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

The best of South America

Here’s why tourists are bypassing Europe in favour of South America.

The new Europe

Hong Kong

What are your Top Five in Hong Kong?

YourLifeChoices members share their top five Hong Kong activities.

Hong Kong delights

The Hong Kong missed by guidebooks

There’s no better way to experience Hong Kong than on foot.

The real Hong Kong

A different side of Hong Kong

National Geographic photographer discovers Hong Kong’s wild side.

Hong Kong’s wild side

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