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Written by Barbara Bond (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) Sri Lanka is an exceptional place. It offers such diversity; coast, mountains, plains, jungles, safari parks, world heritage sites. There’s also the ease of travel, …

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Written by Philippa Holloway (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) When considering a holiday, most people don’t decide to visit an area that is heavily restricted or requires a permanent escort and Geiger counter as standard …

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Written by Bridget Blankley (One of two winning entries in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) The secluded village of Ystalyfera, which lies at the heart of the Welsh Dragon farming region, is at its most charming in the early autumn, …

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Written by Andrea Wotherspoon (One of two winning entries in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) Caithness, the Kingdom of the Cats, is also known as the lowlands beyond the Highlands. Indeed not many people realise it’s possible to travel …

Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition – Results

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The Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition closed on September 30th. Over 300 entries were received with about a quarter of them being fictional. Most of the entries were of publishable standard and it was clear that a lot of time and thought had …

 

Saga Report: Senior Travellers Cruise past Brexit!

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Maybe the world is still recovering from recession and maybe the pound sterling has dropped since the Brexit vote, but that doesn’t seem to bother senior travellers in the UK. According to a recent Saga report, UK travellers aged over 50 are spending …