In our September – October 2017 issueFirst, we discover eight city tours tailored to long airport layovers at large hub airports worldwide. Four of them are free! We then reflect on the ever-magical city of Venice while speculating on how this fragile gem is being loved to death by too many visitors. Next, we head into Australia’s Outback with a senior who is up for the challenge of a camel trekking tour … never too many visitors there!
Did you know that African elephants chat with each other? Learn about their language in this charming article and about safaris in several countries where elephants are a key focus. Our readers are definitely NOT armchair travelers, so we offer a valuable tips article about how to prepare your body, mind, boots and daypack for an active holiday. And finally, we invite you to strap on your crampons for a senior-friendly Alaska glacier trekking experience that is both adventurous and educational.
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While showcasing both well-established and freshly-minted alternative travel opportunities throughout the world, this website and its Web magazine promise its readers practical advice and plenty of nuts-and-bolts information to encourage active, educational, value-added vacationing suitable for men and women over 50. The one thing you won’t find is an excuse to stay home!
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We all dread long airport layovers while waiting for a connecting flight to our final destination. To help make such experiences a pleasure instead of a pain, Cheapflights travel expert, Kirsten McCroskrie, has researched eight world hub airports where you can book stimulating city tours and still make your connections in plenty of time. Four of them are free!
Comprising 118 small islands, Venice rose to be one of the great powers of the Middle Ages. Today it exercises a different compelling power that is beyond description for all who visit. The city is in a fragile state that needs the world’s attention and a much lighter human footprint than it is presently experiencing.
Have you ever considered trekking with a train of camels across part of the largest dune desert in the world? That would be Australia’s Simpson Desert. Intrepid senior, Trish Clark, describes her hardy adventure, the expected and the unexpected as her journey pushes her body and mind to the limit.
Learn how researchers are identifying dozens of ways that African elephants communicate up close and over vast distances, and pick an educational safari to observe for yourself these fascinating giants in the wild.
Veteran adventure holiday operator, Active Journeys, offers wise advice on how to prepare for an active vacation by getting fit, buying the right hiking boots, and becoming fast friends with your daypack.
Go on a personal adventure by helicopter with Alison Gardner to one of Alaska’s most famous and accessible glaciers where senior-friendly glacier trekking atop Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier is both educational and exhilarating.
Coming in November/December 2017: A trip north to explore the Land of the Midnight Sun, Canada’s Yukon Territory.
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