In our November – December 2017 issue
If you haven’t visited Canada’s Yukon Territory, you will want to after reading our ten reasons illustrating how this is a diverse nature and cultural history destination year round. Then recognizing that many of our active senior readers are already eyeing up Spain’s Camino de Santiago as a 2018 challenge, we present an insightful article about the diverse routes to the pilgrim goal of Santiago de Compostela and – very importantly – the type of terrain that each walking or cycling route offers.
After that, we move on to northern Europe with a visit to Scotland’s Orkney Islands and an exploration of its latest Stone Age archaeological revelations, before hearing from a senior solo traveler who makes a strong case for the benefits of traveling alone. We introduce readers to the 10 smallest countries in the world and finally, we document eight city tours to spice up those long airport layovers we all dread on our world travels.
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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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Canada’s Yukon Territory is bursting with dramatic wilderness, wildlife viewing, colorful indigenous and settler history and culture, and outdoor adventure opportunities for all ages. Whether self-exploring this ultimate northwest corner of Canada by car or recreational vehicle (RV), or by joining a small-group tour, you will be wonderfully surprised by its unique story and scenery.
It is natural to get excited about making a journey on foot, by bicycle or even on horseback to one of the best known pilgrim destinations in the western world, Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. However, few of us are aware of just how many routes there are to choose from or the terrain to be tackled with each route. Lots to consider with this informative article!
Recently gaining international attention for dozens of ancient monolithic stones and well-preserved villages far older than Stonehenge or Egypt’s pyramids, excavations in Scotland’s Orkney Islands offer new insights into the sophisticated lives and capabilities of humans in times well before the classical civilizations of Mediterranean Europe. We join Diane Oates on her journey to the Orkneys.
A senior woman traveler shares tips she has learned on the road, traveling alone and loving it. No following the dictated schedule of a tour for her or trying to accommodate the whims of a travel roommate. Can you have fun celebrating your 72nd birthday in Rome, far from friends and family? You bet!
How many can you pinpoint on a map? Most are island nations, but the majority are easy to reach with five of them being in Europe. Their wealth varies from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest. For travelers looking for a new bucket list challenge, a visit to these ten countries may be just the ticket!
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!
Coming in January/February 2018: Cruise Canada’s Northwest Passage aboard an expedition icebreaker.
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