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Advice for older travellers

We're only going to say this the once, so listen up - age doesn't matter. Well, unless you're a cheese or a wine, and we're going to take a wild guess and assume that you're neither of those. People are retiring earlier, saving harder and travelling further than ever before. 'Grey gappers' (older b... Read more

Saga show older travellers that the world is their oyster

We've been writing a lot of features on older travellers this week, looking at trends, destinations and staying safe. So, when we approached Saga, who specialise in holidays for older travellers, we knew we'd make a dynamite combo. We've asked them about the benefits and potential pitfalls of older... Read more

The best skiing resorts for couples, young skiers, older skiers and families

Whether you're an older skier, an energetic student, you're skiing as a couple or you have a young family, choosing the best resort can be tricky. Where's the best food? Where's best for quiet nights in and kids, and where is good for those who enjoy hitting the pistes hard all day and partying all... Read more

The rise of the grey gappers

Move over student backpackers, there's a new kind of traveller in town (or should that be 'on the plane?'). Yes, the 'grey gappers' have arrived, and they're taking the travel industry by storm. What's a grey gapper? This somewhat derogatory term refers to a growing group of over-55-year olds who ... Read more

Travel advice for over 65s: Staying safe, the best destinations and life hacks

It's generally known that age isn’t anything but a number - and we couldn’t agree more. There’s been a huge increase in the number of older people saying ‘Pah!’ to their advancing years, and seeing the world. Which is great. However, being an older traveller brings its own set of advantages and dis... Read more

Top 10 best travel destinations for the over 50s

The notion that wanderlust ceases once you turn 50 is alien to us. In fact, we think that's when trips are at their finest. When the whole world is your oyster, it can be pretty difficult to decide on somewhere to go. Here, you'll find our top ten travel destinations for those that are in search of... Read more

The ultimate winter sports guide to Transition festival

What do I need to know? Even though this is an event born from Snowbombing’s success, Transition has developed its own individual vibe. From humble beginnings it’s done well, as it’s known for drawing in crowds of up to 3,000 people, who just want to enjoy a beer, ski all day, and dance until dawn.... Read more

New research suggests female solo travellers are on the rise

Good news, solo lady travellers - your numbers are growing.  New research undertaken by Travelzoo has suggested that 60% of women in the UK would be happy to head off on holiday alone, and that the destinations British women perceive as the world’s safest are France, Spain, Canada, Italy and the Un... Read more

A third of Brits don’t have the right cover for their winter sports holiday

Hands up if you’re looking forward to hitting the slopes this winter? We’re as excited as you are about getting to grips with the pistes and enjoying some much-needed time away, but there’s one thing we don’t forget to check - our travel insurance policy. A new study by ABTA, working in partnership... Read more

Holiday insurance for over 65s: What you need to know

It’s amazing how travel improves as you get older. Suddenly, you’re not in such a hurry to run from place to place; you can take your time and really relish the sights. This is your opportunity to get to know the country you’re visiting – and why not? Life’s too short to miss anything; why not enjoy... Read more

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