Overseas Travel

overseas

Holidays around the world.

Where in the world have you been and would like to visit in the future?

The reasons for travelling overseas include going on holidays, visiting family or for business. It is interesting to visit new countries, meet new people and experience different cultures. When visiting family overseas you can take the opportunity to explore the country as well.

Today there are many different options to consider when planning an overseas holiday. The internet allows you to do plenty of research to decide on a destination and holiday to take. A number of travel companies now offer a great range of holidays just for over 50s. You can go on a tour, take a cruise, hire a car or explore the country on your own.

Post a comment and talk about…
  • the places overseas you have visited over the years
  • where you are planning to visit in the future.
  • recommend your favourite country or place you enjoy visiting
  • ask some questions if you are planning a holiday
  • would like some information or advice from someone who has already been there.

6 Comments

  • robyn says:

    A interesting website to visit if you are considering a trip overseas is the Australian Government SMART TRAVELLER which you will find at
    http://smartraveller.gov.au/
    Find out about the country you are planning to visit and check out the Senior Travellers section.

    • Born: other
    • Location: Born in the Forties
  • Walter says:

    After enjoying a number of Pacific cruises in previous years, we decided to do a round Australia cruise last year. When it came to organising travel insurance, the magic words “Age 85” brought up a range of ridiculous barriers and exclusions.
    An example is blood pressure controlled by tablets classes you as suffering “Hypertension Disease”. This applies to all the insurance companies we tried including those that advertise as senior-friendly. As we have heard some nightmare stories of overseas travel without insurance we cancelled the cruise at minimal loss of deposit and continued to travel around our own beautiful country by car/suitcase/motel.

    • Born: 1930
    • Location: Brisbane
    • robyn says:

      How frustrating trying to organise the travel insurance with so many rules, barriers and exclusions. I thought the senior-friendly one would have been better but sounds like they were just as bad.
      The travel by car/suitcase/motel would have been lots of fun and it is how we usually travel when we go away as you can find some good deals on the internet these days for motels.

      • Born: other
      • Location: Born in the Forties
  • Ron Atkinson says:

    For those who would like a relaxing holiday, I would have to recommend the Maldives. I am at present writing from there for another 6 week holiday, I must confess, I have a slight bias, I am married to a Maldivian, some of my kids are married to Maldivians and this would be my 9th visit here. I have a website of my images http://heartthrobofthemaldives.webs.com/ I think it is worth a look.

    • Born: 1941
    • Location: St Clair, Sydney, AUS
  • Elizabeth says:

    I love to travel, and still send postcards, which I also like to receive. I have not been to Greece and intend to travel there next year, so any tips on accomm or other would be welcome. I love Wales, and England and will base myself there. on previous trips I have enjoyed 3 night stays at the Pullman in Dubai, I find it too hard to fly straight through, how lucky our generation has been no world war, no depression, full employment mostly. We have seen the best of times.

    • Born: 1947
    • Location: Melbourne
  • Elaine Russell says:

    One of my most memorial trips was to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The people were lovely and there were no beggars or people living on the streets – everyone is looked after mainly by their own family. The country is very mountainous and there are few roads. The people are very religious – Buddhist – and most still wear their national costume. The festival costumes are a riot of colour and people walk for miles to attend. The highlight of the trip is the climb up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery, ending up over 10000 feet. Hopefully this country will never be spoilt by tourism.

    • Born: 1940
    • Location: Sydney

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