Over 50s travel guide
First things first. The author of this guide has passed the 50 mark and, like most travellers, doesn’t feel any different about travel. 18-30 clubbing holidays were probably never your thing anyway if you find yourself on the Responsible Travel website. For many, if you have been busy parenting, you are possibly fitter and more open to adventure than you were 20 years ago, with more time to hike, cycle, swim or kayak than before, now that children are older and you have a bit more time. So let them worry about you adventuring up the Alps, dancing around Cuba, backpacking around Burma or trekking through the Rwandan rainforest in search of gorillas.
Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
Erma Bombeck, American author and columnist, from her poem, Purple Hat
Our over 50s holidays travel guide is not about bucket lists. They are holidays that allow you to take the time to immerse yourself in a culture, an activity or a landscape. About having a special 50th (or 60th, or 70th…) birthday celebration. About going solo and not giving a damn. So, forget the bucket. Just book it. See our over 50s travel guide for more details.
What we rate & what we don't
Sea kayaking in Croatia
Walking trails in Japan
Giant cruise ships
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