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.
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Our Over 50s Holidays
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Over 50s holidays are just the same as under 50s holidays, as none of our holidays have any age restriction, other than the odd minimum age for kids...
Explore our best over 50s holidays, from gorilla watching to tracking the Big Five, hiking the Inca Trail or kayaking from island to island in Croatia...
Read on for over 50s holiday tips, from learning something new to being open to new experiences and giving solo travel a go on a small group tour...
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Book a small group tour if you don't fancy going truly solo, or a special interest holiday - like yoga or photography - which attract plenty of solo travellers...