Travel Ideas

Welcome Senior Travellers!
Plus anyone else of whatever age who enjoys the thrills of travelling.

Travel: Spectacular light show over Victoria Harbour
Light show over Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

Of course at the moment because of the ravages of Covid-19, travelling far can be difficult, but please enjoy planning and dreaming for when it is all over. See our regular updates for UK Heritage sites.


As a Senior you probably will have more time for travel than when younger and busy working. The whole world awaits you, but where to go?

It depends of course on many factors. Are you looking for Short Breaks of just a few days or longer term Touring Holidays?

Do you want to travel locally? There is much of course to see and do in the UK, including visiting the many English HeritageNational Trust and Historic Houses sites. And don’t forget the National Trust for Scotland  and Historic Scotland sites.

Or are you thinking in terms of the European continent by road, rail or air.

Gunby Hall
Gunby Hall – National Trust Lincolnshire

Or a long haul flight to some distant destination – Australia, South America? Why not a Round the World trip? I’ve now made three since retiring, over 30 days, 40 days and 50 days. So why not learn from my experiences, generally very positive, but not always!

If you like to stray a bit, then Off the Beaten Track may have some ideas for you.

On other occasions, there may be good reasons to look at organised travel, in which case Saga is the leading UK operator for over 50s, but also check out TUI, which has adult-only holidays, and Mercury Holidays.

In visiting 83 countries around the world, I’ve had a very wide range of holidays and visited some weird and some wonderful places. Many of these trips have been since my retirement, with all the advantages that being a Senior can bring.

Steve and Barbara Hanson at Monument Valley, USA
Steve and Barbara Hanson, Monument Valley, USA

My travel experiences, along with those of my fellow editors and those of contributors to our writing competitions, provide a massive collection of travel ideas on this website.

See the 20 most recent articles listed above on the slider bar or click on the Search icon top right to check out the whole website.

Aspects that are particularly relevant to Seniors, including any special discounts and deals, are highlighted – including often hidden Hotel Senior Discounts.

Also check out our Road Travel Tips (including car hire recommendations), Air Travel Tips and Rail Travel Discounts for Seniors.

Don’t miss out on my Top Ten Lists which cover my top ten choices of each of Cities, Gardens, Winter Breaks, Favourite Hotels, Road Journeys and Small Islands.

Our Book Reviews will provide you with some inspiring travel ideas and our Photography articles will help you record memories from your travels.

For more information on this website, please see About Us. We are always interested to hear from you, so please post your Comments on anything of interest.

Finally, if adventure travel is your forte, then please check out our sister site for younger travellers: TravelExpert.org.uk.

Posted by the Web Editor, Steve Hanson (seniortravelexpert@gmail.com)