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.

Revel in past glories Gran Canaria

Forget the present and revel in past glories in Gran Canaria

Revel in past glories Gran Canaria

There’s something reassuring about a stay in an historic property, says Liz Ryan.

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Aussies destinations to thrive, or die

Which Australian destinations lose, and which may win, without international tourism

Aussies destinations to thrive, or die

No international tourism? No worries, for some Aussie destinations.

Regions hardest hit by COVID

Which countries suffered most from COVID-19?

Regions hardest hit by COVID

Travel ground to a halt for much of this year, but some countries were hit ...

Where to see the world’s strangest plants

Where to see the world’s strangest plants

Where to see the world’s strangest plants

Step into the weird and wonderful world of exotic plants.

World’s rudest place names

The world’s naughtiest place names

World’s rudest place names

Where the Fakfak are we?

How to embrace isolation on your next holiday

How to embrace isolation on your next holiday

How to embrace isolation on your next holiday

Travellers are steadily growing tired of over-tourism, here's how to avoid it.

Most impressive religious sites

Five of the world’s most impressive religious sites

Most impressive religious sites

These iconic places of worship should be on your travel list.

Australia

Flight Centre CEO talks all things travel

Travel expert James Kavanagh tells us what’s next for domestic travel.

Talking travel

High hopes for cruise restart

The voyage marks the culmination of months of preparation.

Cruise news

In defence of camping

Seven reasons to learn to love it

Tip: buy a good tent

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

Ireland

Sound of Ireland

When you think of Ireland, do you think of music?

Facts for music fans

Ireland’s ultimate bucket list challenge

Hiking, cycling, paddle boarding, surfing, and kayaking, Abi is up for the challenge.

The Big Five

When you dream of Ireland

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

Ireland in your mind’s eye

Asia

Should we travel to North Korea?

The traveller shares his thoughts on the communist destination opening up to tourism.

Are you intrigued?

Sri Lanka a dream destination

Why Sri Lanka is a strong contender for the dream holiday destination.

Escapism at its finest

Japan’s compelling tourist campaign

‘Beyond the cloud, there is always light.’

A compelling campaign

Europe

Things you didn’t know about the Louvre

Little known facts about the world’s most famous museum.

Seven secrets

Unexpected sights in Paris

You’d be amazed at what you see when you look out your hotel window.

Behind the veil

North America

50 years without ‘Seattle’s Son’

It only took Jimi Hendrix four years to set the world on fire.

Hey Jimi

Road trip capital of the USA

Put the journey before the destination and follow your curiosity along a Nevada road trip.

Open roads, open hearts

US state you may be able to visit soon

‘The state needs to bring back tourism in some way. We need money.’

Can it be done?

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 by Christmas?

Australia and NZ revive hopes of a travel deal between the two countries.

Christmas wish

NZ bubble six months away

Safe, quarantine-free passage between Australia and New Zealand ‘months away’.

The wait is on

100 travel bubble experiences

Dream trips are waiting for travel bans to lift.

Trips to come

South America

Taking on Torres del Paine

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

Would she do it again?

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

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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