Travel is perhaps one of the best ways you can learn about the world and about yourself. Not only do you get a breather from your routine, but you also get to immerse yourself in an entirely different culture and meet new people.
If you’re planning an overseas holiday, you might not be looking forward to the long-haul flight. I recently flew 14 hours non-stop from Sydney to Johannesburg (and back again). These are my tips to travel comfortably in economy:
Like many things in life, group and solo travel have their good and bad points. As our today’s guest says, trying to pick one over the other would be like trying to “Choose between day and night.” If you have had a trip in mind but are unsure which travel style you should choose, or are looking for some encouragement to take the big leap, today’s video with Shila Desani might be what you’ve been waiting for!
This past summer, my husband and I kept running into people who had been to Europe on bike trips. Every conversation fed our intrigue and we started looking into a self-guided bike trip through Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia.
Traveling in winter holds a special allure – it can be fun to get away from home if you live in a cold weather climate and enjoy sunnier days. Or even if you don’t want to go to the beach, traveling in winter can also be an ideal opportunity to explore new cities or enjoy some “indoor sights,” whether that means restaurants, cinema, museums, concerts or nightlife.
Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in cities. According to the UN, that number is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. By that time, two out of every three people are likely to be living in urban areas. And, millions of these city dwellers will be retirees!
For me, the journey begins long before I depart. I love the planning, preparing, and packing before I go. What I have discovered is, the more organized I am, the more I can relax and enjoy the trip.
Travel has been an important part of my life. I have lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, and Latin America starting in my 20s until now. Travel makes the world come alive. I love meeting people, making friends, and learning about the different cultures.
There are a number of ways older adults can benefit from the warmth of the Caribbean Islands as well as those in the Pacific.