Llandudno: Land of My Grandfathers?

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Written by Julia Thorley (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘When were you last in Llandudno?’ the hotel receptionist asked. ‘Probably in the sixties,’ we replied, ‘though we didn’t know each other then, of course. We …

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Shadow Trails: Adventures in Dark Tourism by Tom Coote – Book Review

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I can’t recommend Shadow Trails: Adventures in Dark Tourism as a guide book for senior travellers, other than for the most intrepid of the breed. Many of the places the author visited in compiling this book are difficult to get to and offer only very basic accommodation …

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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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