Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 10 – Lima and Miraflores, Peru

Our primary reason for travelling to Peru was to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, but whilst in the country, it made sense to check out the capital, Lima. I must admit I knew very little about the city other than it …

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A Trip up the North Norwegian Coast with an ‘Older Clientele’

Written by Sally Moir (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘Is this a cruise boat or an  old people’s home?’ was my first thought when we arrived aboard the MS Finnmarken, a coastal vessel operated by Hurtigruten. It is …

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Llandudno: Land of My Grandfathers?

Written by Julia Thorley (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘When were you last in Llandudno?’ the hotel receptionist asked. ‘Probably in the sixties,’ we replied, ‘though we didn’t know each other then, of course. We …

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Up Hill and Down Dale – Seniors Tackle the Dales Way

Written by Chris Grogan (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) I gave my sister-in-law a book for her 65th birthday and she promptly burst into tears. Not damp-eyed sniffles of gratitude but proper waterworks. Tears of fear, because …

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Shadow Trails: Adventures in Dark Tourism by Tom Coote – Book Review

I can’t recommend Shadow Trails: Adventures in Dark Tourism as a guide book for senior travellers, other than for the most intrepid of the breed. Many of the places the author visited in compiling this book are difficult to get to and offer only very basic accommodation …

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Travels in Europe’s Newest Country: Kosovo for Seniors

Written by Elizabeth Gowing (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘Mashalla, mashalla’, smiled the taxi driver when he heard Doug’s age. He touched the bridge of his nose in the gesture of protection which accompanies the Islamic …

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English Heritage and the National Trust – Winter openings 2017/18?

Once the school summer and autumn holidays are over, you can visit all your favourite heritage sites without being assailed by noisy children and chastising parents. And, as a retired or semi-retired senior, you may well wish to visit on weekdays. …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 9 – Cusco and Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu had long been top of my bucket list, but as a senior traveller I was concerned about the its high altitude (8,000 ft) and the even higher altitude of Cusco (11,000 ft), the transit city for visiting Machu Picchu. I …

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High Line – The Park in the Sky in New York

Written by Ellen Evers (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) Bit of an oxymoron – ‘New York’ and ‘Off the Beaten Track’ wouldn’t you think? Nowhere in The Big Apple could you expect such a …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 8 – A Tour of Santiago, Chile

Following our eight day tour of New Zealand, we flew out from Auckland on an eleven hour Qantas flight to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Flying east across the Pacific Ocean is always a strange experience as you arrive a few hours earlier on the same …

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