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Written by Hugh Tucker (A highly commended runner-up entry in the Travel and Water Writing Competition.) The loud chatter of an American couple dragged my attention back to the dregs of my espresso, bought to combat the fatigue of a …

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Croatia may not be the top Mediterranean destination for family holidays; it has few sandy beaches and little in the way of child-friendly entertainment. However it has a great deal to offer the discerning senior traveller. In addition to magnificent coastal …

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Written by Carolyn Ward (A highly commended entry in the Travel & Water Writing Competition.) Beneath the sunny beaches of Porto Cristo on the island of Mallorca, hide the mysterious Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach). They are fascinating caverns …

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My first visit to Sorrento was 15 years ago when, by mistake, I found myself driving around the Sorrentine Peninsula and along the Amalfi Coast rather than visiting Pompeii. In those pre-sat nav days I’d taken the wrong turning somewhere …

Cardiff Short Break – With or Without Grandchildren!

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Cardiff has much to offer senior travellers when taking a short break, whether by themselves or with grandchildren in tow. STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, and his wife took a trip down memory lane with their granddaughter. We took our …

 

Stockfish and Chips Anyone? Journey up the Norwegian Coast

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Written by Jane Critchley (A highly commended runner-up entry in the Travel and Water Writing Competition.) My first lasting impression of Norway featured enormous, orange flowering jellyfish in Stavanger harbour. My second was MS Lofoten. Now the oldest of the …