In our September/October 2019 issue
We journey first to the ancient city of Split, Croatia on the Adriatic Sea to discover how many and varied reasons there are to guarantee a delightful vacation. We then take our taste buds on a terrific culinary holiday to Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast where visitors may follow the Lobster Trail, the Chowder Trail or the Good Cheer Trail around the province while tasting and comparing! Next we ponder some wise tips for “safe, sane travel” with friends, family or strangers before heading to Sicily for a senior-friendly Italian language learning experience.
We are delighted to profile a new field guide to volunteer travel, packed with personal stories of volunteering whether in your home country or abroad, offering inspiration and tips to make the experience running smoothly. Lastly, we share the personal experience of a U.S. couple who moved to rural Greece to grow olives and live the expat life to the fullest.
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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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Whether you are keen on ancient Roman history, trying out cultural cuisines on your travels, visiting some Game of Thrones sets where the famous series seasons were shot, or just taking a blissful sunset cruise at the end of a busy day of exploration, you will discover the latest offerings while visiting Split, Croatia with author, Alison Gardner.
Culinary heaven awaits on a foodie-friendly holiday around Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia. Especially if seafood is your treat, you’ll want to follow the Lobster Trail and the Chowder Trail, and the Good Cheer Trail introduces visitors to award-winning local wineries, ale makers, cideries and, yes, gin distillers too!
You think you know a friend or family member well enough to share a vacation? Or you’re planning to share a “double occupancy” tour or cruise with a perfect stranger? Creating some ground rules, sensitively acknowledging different travel styles, and managing potential conflict spell the difference between a trip’s success and failure. Marianne Scott shares her insights from a lifetime of travel.
Fifty-plus and keen to immerse in Italy’s language and culture? Our New Zealand-based contributor, Venetia Sherson, journeyed to Taormina, Sicily for a two-month, senior-friendly language learning program that achieved all that and more in a picturesque, historic setting overlooked by the ever-active volcano, Mount Etna.
A new book featured in this article will serve as a terrific broad-based voluntourism resource, laced with inspiring personal stories and lots of volunteer ideas that are suitable for the senior traveler. In the first two decades of the 21st century, we are seeing many innovative ways to meet the needs of the planet and its people as you “Travel with Purpose”.
Our earlier “Living Abroad in Spain” article was so popular that we decided to offer readers a Seattle, Washington couple’s very different story of “retiring” to rural Greece to grow olives on the picturesque Peloponnese while living in The Stone House on the Hill. You will also learn from seasoned expat, Jackie Smith, mistake-avoiding tips for making your own move to anywhere successful.
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