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Fabafterfifty: Travel

  1. Planning the perfect seaside retreat

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    Now that summer has been and gone it doesn’t mean it’s time to say goodbye to the seaside until next year. Whether it’s a romantic retreat with your partner or a family trip, the beach is fun all year round for everyone. It can all be done on a reasonable budget too! It’s believed that beach holidays also have a psychological benefits; New Zealand-based research, detailed in this Lonely Planet piece, suggests that having an ocean view at your house or holiday home can improve your well-being, no matter your age, wealth and other neighbourhood factors, so getting that seaside get away planned can be a real boost for your mood. Check out our tips and advice below on how to make your time at the seaside...
  2. Clothes Shopping in the Markets in the South of France.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon One of my market purchases   One of the things I enjoy about going on holiday is the opportunity to wear clothes I probably wouldn’t wear any other time. I have spent a lot of time in the South of France over the past decade- and my wardrobe when I am there is so different to what I wear at home in the UK. I have never really followed fashion,although I do love clothes. I enjoy wearing things that are a little different, that I feel I have ‘found’ rather than bought because it follows current trends. I think that by the time we reach our 50s we know what we do and don’t like. I love to shop in the French clothes markets. Typically each...
  3. Experience the tranquility of Lake Levico, Trentino, Italy

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I have visited Italy many times, but had never ventured to the  Valsugana  region, so when an invitation landed in my inbox to join Inghams Holidays on a trip to a Lake Levico in Trentino , which  they  had just added to their Lakes and Mountains holidays I jumped at the chance. Grand Hotel Imperial We stayed at the Grand Hotel  Imperial, once the summer place of the Austrian royal family, set in a beautiful park.  The reception rooms  were true to their regal roots, grandiose with high ceilings. There was a spa , which I didn’t have time to use, and a fabulous outdoor pool and terrace. ...
  4. A holiday with Silver Spain : lifestyle, healthy and active ageing for over 55s with cultural visits in Malaga

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon. Whenever we talk about holidays and travel on Fab after Fifty, the feedback always seems to focus on wanting to see new places and do things that are a little different – it seems that we  over 50somethings have far too much energy to go on holiday just to lie in the sun and sip cocktails! When I was approached by a new company  Silver Spain offering a different sort of holiday to join them on a taster for their new Silver Week initiative,  I checked out their website and said yes. The holidays are all aiming to  explore the more cultural aspects of the Costa del Sol, while promoting healthy and active ageing. Sounded good to me, and a great opportunity to explore...
  5. Easy UK weekend breaks: Eastbourne in the spotlight

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Do you ever just feel you need a change of scenery without the aggravation of checking into airports and all that entails? Sometimes a couple of nights away a little closer to home is all you need to clear the cobwebs, and return home refreshed. Which is why I have had a few UK mini-breaks in recent months. It’s a good opportunity to catch up with friends while doing something different – and nobody has to cook! It is amazing how different everything looks just a relatively short drive – or train ride away. I have a friend who used to live in Eastbourne – she had to...
  6. Exploring hidden talents on a leisure weekend

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon One of the things I promised myself when I decided  to divorce my husband was that I would take time to do more of the things that I enjoyed doing – as opposed to doing only the things on ‘his’ list in order to keep the peace. I have always enjoyed  art, but have to confess to not really having the confidence to draw or paint really since leaving school. I also have discovered , purely by accident, that I enjoy taking photographs – although this was in a way forced upon me as I had to take pictures for the website, I have found I enjoy the creative side of photography – and want to learn more about what  I can do with my SLR. I...
  7. Travelling Solo over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   How daunting is it to travel alone over 50? Whether you’re single, divorced, widowed – or just wanting to travel alone without your partner, what are the options for travelling solo in your 50s? Most of us are past the point of wanting to share rooms – preferring a little privacy on holiday – even if travelling with good friends, but the prospect of a single room supplement can place the holiday out of budget. I joined my parents  on holiday for a week  a few years ago – they had already booked their hotel and flights as a package – although it was a luxury hotel – my single occupancy room, for which I had paid almost as much as my parents  (their room had  a stunning sea view)...
  8. Once-in-a-Lifetime Cruise Itineraries You Didn’t Know Existed

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    Article by Fab after Fifty If you’ve never been on a cruise before, or you have and are looking for that new and exciting destination, there are several fantastic once-in-a-lifetime cruises that are not to be missed. Cruising is an excellent way to see the world, experience new cultures and have a bit of rest and relaxation along the way. These cruising itineraries are sure to do all that and more. Norway Experience the incredible sight of the Aurora Borealis, or as it’s commonly known, the northern lights. These beautiful glowing wisps light up the night sky with arrays of vibrant purples and greens. One of the best places to spot this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon is in Norway. Not only will you glimpse one of the wonders of the world, but you’ll...
  9. Get More from Your Holidays than Just a Tan

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    Holiday brochures may well be wall-to-wall advertisements for pristine white beaches and the delightfully indulgent cocktails served at the adjacent bars, but there is so much more to explore in the world than just quiet spots to soak up the sun and work on a tan (which will fade within a fortnight of returning home anyway). Whilst plopping ourselves on a sun lounger a few hundred miles from the stresses of work and everyday life may be tempting, shouldn’t we be using our precious few weeks of holiday to collect new experiences and immerse ourselves in unique cultures? If you’ve ever come back from a beach holiday feeling a little underwhelmed, wishing your time off had been better invested – we’ve compiled a few tips to help you get more from...
  10. How to Stay Healthy Whilst Travelling

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    We all know how easy it is to over-indulge whilst on your travels, whether your weakness is Pina Coladas or buttered croissants – normal rules don’t seem to apply when your passport is in your back pocket. Unfortunately, a tighter-than-usual waistline can compound the post-holiday blues – so he we’ve gathered a handful of tips to help you stay in tip-top shape on your travels, without diminishing the fun and the experience. Hydration is King It’s not hard to satiate your thirst on your travels, just reach for another ice cold beer to battle the heat. Sadly, booze will only serve to dehydrate your body so it’s important to temper the pints of lager with pints of water. However, it’s important to check whether the local water is safe for consumption....
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