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About Sally Dowling

Sally Dowling has had a long and exciting career in the travel industry and now enjoys freelance travel writing and guest blogging. She is a regular contributor to http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com, a popular travel and review website for the over 50’s. Sally likes to seek out lesser known areas of popular destinations and to stay in small family run hotels. Please check out Sally's website here http://www.sallydowling.co.uk
Latest Posts | By Sally Dowling
How to Cope with Sleepless Nights and Mid-Afternoon Slumps After 60
1 month ago

How to Cope with Sleepless Nights and Mid-Afternoon Slumps After 60

As I move through my 60s – somewhat bemused by my imminent ageing – I notice that my sleep patterns are changing. Read More

Turning 60 is a Gift: What’s Not to Love about Being a Fabulous Older Woman?
7 months ago

Turning 60 is a Gift: What’s Not to Love about Being a Fabulous Older Woman?

After my previous post on pet peeves I felt I should do as promised and highlight what I love about life in my 60s.

It is only natural that as we get older certain things and situations will annoy us from time to time. But on balance there is so much more to enjoy and be grateful for. Read More

4 Things That Really Annoy Me in Our Modern World
7 months ago

4 Things That Really Annoy Me in Our Modern World

Here in the UK we have a very funny TV show called “Room 101.” Readers may recall Room 101 originated in George Orwell’s novel 1984 as the place that subjected you to those things you fear the most. Read More

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Memories and Traditions?
9 months ago

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Memories and Traditions?

By  •  Family

Everyone remembers Christmas – the lucky ones amongst us will have fond memories of family traditions from an early age. Read More

Getting Hacked Can Lead to Identity Theft and Worse! Here’s How to Protect Yourself
11 months ago

Getting Hacked Can Lead to Identity Theft and Worse! Here’s How to Protect Yourself

We all do our best to keep our computers secure. In fact, I woke up this morning to a useful link to a very handy guide on computer safety. But in my case it was like shutting the door after the horse had bolted. Read More

Have You Experienced the Power of Nostalgic Music? You Should!
12 months ago

Have You Experienced the Power of Nostalgic Music? You Should!

By  •  Mindset

All through my life I have listened to the radio and there are some iconic songs that immediately take me back in time. Read More

Saying Thank You to Others Can Change Their Lives – And Yours!
1 year ago

Saying Thank You to Others Can Change Their Lives – And Yours!

By  •  Mindset

Do you appreciate a word of praise? Do you like giving praise where it is due?

When I was working full time, I realised the importance of praise and encouragement. Even now at my ripe old age, if someone tells me I am doing a good job, I feel elated. It spurs me on to do better things. Read More

Why a Kenya Safari Should Be On Every Older Woman’s Bucket List
1 year ago

Why a Kenya Safari Should Be On Every Older Woman’s Bucket List

By  •  Travel

We all have a list of places we would like to see someday. Getting older, we suddenly realise the need to “Just Do It.” Read More

Hotels, B&Bs and Camping Sites: Where Do You Love to Stay When You Travel?
1 year ago

Hotels, B&Bs and Camping Sites: Where Do You Love to Stay When You Travel?

By  •  Travel

Being in the travel industry all my life has given me access to many different styles of lodgings. From large all-inclusive resorts to small family owned boutique style hotels and everything in between. Although I did draw a line at tents… camping is not for me! Read More

Staying Connected After 60 – Have Text Messages Killed the Call?
1 year ago

Staying Connected After 60 – Have Text Messages Killed the Call?

Do you remember the song, “We Don’t Talk Anymore?”

It was written back in the 1970s, long before mobile phones had become a part of our lives.

How many of us recall the days when you picked up the phone and dialed your best friend, sister or Mother for a long gossipy chat? Usually, you curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea or coffee. Or, perhaps you had a glass of wine or a gin and tonic close to hand. Read More