Forget Bournemouth, How about Samarkand: The Joys of Group Travel

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Written by Lindsay Bamfield (One of two winning entries in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) Travel for those of us who are older has never been so easy. We may not choose to back-pack overland to Kathmandu as we …

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Travel for Seniors Writing Competition – Winners and Runners-up

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The Travel for Seniors Writing Competition closed on July 31st. Over 100 entries were received, most of which were of publishable standard. About 10% of the entries were fictional. Our thanks to everyone who entered. The high standard of entries meant that …

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Travel for Seniors – Writing Competition

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****  This writing competition is now closed.  **** The results have now been posted. Our exciting, new Writing Competition is Free To Enter and offers £200 in prizes. The author of the best entry will receive a cash prize of …

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Cameras and Photography for Senior Travellers

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STE’s Photo Editor, John Esser, explains why he has decided to down-size his photographic equipment. Recently, after months of soul searching, I finally disposed of my faithful Canon 5D SLR camera along with assorted lenses. The 5D is a superb …

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Round the World in 40 Days: Taj Mahal to Machu Picchu – Planning and Booking

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This will be my third Round the World trip and an opportunity for myself and my wife to cross off some of the top places on our bucket lists. We will be accompanied by STE’s Photo Editor, John Esser, and his wife. Previously I’ve been Round the …

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Homage to Sherlock Holmes on a Swiss Railway Journey

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Written by Linda Tyler (A highly commended entry in the Travel & Water Writing Competition.) My worn copy of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, with train ticket marking The Final Problem, was tucked in my rucksack. The train wound its way …

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