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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Where you should travel in 2020, according to your star sign

Travel by your 2020 star sign

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World’s most dangerous cities

The world’s – and Australia’s – most dangerous cities

World’s most dangerous cities

Australia’s most dangerous cities just crack the top 100.

Revisiting old favourites

Steve Perkin reflects on returning holidays

Revisiting old favourites

Is there reward or loss in going back to places you loved as a child? ...

Where you wanted to be in 2019

The top 10 places you wanted to be in 2019

Where you wanted to be in 2019

The overarching theme from the stories you clicked was all about ‘secrets’.

Snakes alive in Marrakesh

Max Williams is charmed by snake charmers in Marrakesh

Snakes alive in Marrakesh

Looking for a new set of real human teeth? Head to Djemaa el Fna Square ...

A most unusual northern holiday

A most unusual northern holiday

A most unusual northern holiday

Are the Northern Lights on your bucket list?

How to spread kindness in Fiji

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How to spread kindness in Fiji

Wednesday 13 November 2019 is World Kindness Day and the perfect chance for Aussies to ...

Australia

The end of Australian holidays?

Things that once seemed absurd will now need serious consideration.

Changing peak season

Tourism Australia’s ‘Philausophy’

New campaign shines a light on Australia’s greatest assets – its people.

‘Philausophy’ falls flat

Lee Atkinson’s definitive bucket list

We ask Lee for her ultimate bucket list experiences – most of which she’s already ticked off!

Must-do NZ and AU

Canada

Insider’s Guide: Niagara Falls

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

More to the Falls

Fly like a Canadian

Air Canada launches a series of fun how-to-be-a-better traveller promos.

Travel Vision

The best way to explore Toronto

Hit the ground riding in Toronto with a local-led bike tour.

True Toronto

Ireland

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

Oonagh’s wild kitchen

Oonagh runs Wild Kitchen which puts a focus on the local seaweed.

What's cooking?

Asia

What’s the hook with $1 hotel stays?

What’s the deal with Asahi Ryokan’s ‘One Dollar Hotel’ page?

Pervy proposition

New low-cost Bali airport

Bali’s new international airport touted as the low-cost carrier’s hub.

High price for ‘low-cost’

‘Will my souvenir get me in strife?’

Margaret is going to Bali soon and is worried about bring back souvenirs.

Safe souvenirs

Europe

DNA travel the next big thing

‘Setting out to trace your family’s ancestral lines can make for the most fulfilling of trips.’

Find your roots

London on a tight budget

Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge … and exorbitant transport prices. But getting around London doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – if you know these tricks.

See the sights

Hiking the Italian Riviera

Italy experts Tourissimo offer a new hiking tours of Cinque Terre and Portofino.

Wondrous walks

North America

Oregon is a travel fantasy

Travel Oregon has animated its state, creating the ultimate travel fantasy.

Backed up by reality

US extreme vetting includes Aussies

Aussie travellers must disclose social media account info for access to the US.

New US entry laws

2019’s hottest cruising destination

The hottest cruising destination for 2019 is also one of the world’s coldest.

Cool cruising

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

Lee Atkinson’s definitive bucket list

We ask Lee for her ultimate bucket list experiences – most of which she’s already ticked off!

Must-do NZ and AU

New Zealand’s secret wine region

New Zealand’s newest wine region is also one of its best-kept secrets.

Discover Waitaki

Australia’s favourite destination

Australia’s favourite destination is unchanged, says the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Still the top spot

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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