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  1. Opportunities for volunteering overseas over 50

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    How many of us have helped our intrepid 18 year olds to get ready to head off on a gap year or an amazing summer of travel and adventure? How many of us have thought, why didn’t I do this? It’s time to change that question to be: Why haven’t I done this yet? What can I do? For years, gap years have offered students the opportunity to explore the world, to volunteer on some life changing missions and to meet like minded people from all walks of life. In recent times however, people of all ages have started embracing the idea of a gap year and made it work for them. From those taking a career break to those launching into retirement with a bang, to...
  2. Shaking Life Up a Bit: Combining Travel with Volunteering

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    Article by Diana Hudson Life is busy with work and managing families, and we can sometimes lose sight of what really excites us. We put our own lives on the back burner, always waiting for that “opportune” moment when we promise ourselves that we will do something for ourselves again. But how likely is it that the opportune moment will present itself? Imagine if you were chatting to a friend who needed to have a change of scene. You would be full of ideas of how this could be done: make a few plans, swap with colleagues and friends, pull in a couple of favours, cook up some dinners and pop them in the freezer. A few weeks wouldn’t be too much to...
  3. The most romantic places in the Cotswolds

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    An impossibly beautiful landscape of rolling hills, wildflower meadows and winding rivers, peppered with adorable honey-hued villages with scenes only seen on postcards; the Cotswolds is an idyllic destination for laid-back, romantic ambling. Proudly earning its title as Britain’s largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the region is simply bursting with charm and character. If you’re looking to get away on a romantic break with your significant other, we’re sure you will agree that the Cotswolds is about as dreamy as it comes. Fall in love with sleepy villages, visit an ancient castle or stroll through the landscaped grounds of a country manor. And when night falls, cosy up in front of a roaring fire in a traditional Cotswolds inn. Accommodation provider, Holidays in the Cotswolds,...
  4. The best destinations for a peaceful retreat in Suffolk

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    Occasionally, the best way to feel fab is to get away from it all and allow yourself to relax and rejuvenate. A short break does a world of good; a long holiday is even better, and where else would you go for a peaceful retreat other than Suffolk? This county is filled with wonderful places to discover, encompassing nature reserves, part of the renowned Broads, and a vast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And if you miss the vibrancy of a big town, you can always pop into bustling Ipswich for a morning’s shopping or an evening out. If you’re searching for a bit of peace and tranquillity, this beautiful region is the place to go. Keep reading to find a beautiful...
  5. A Review of the Bookaway Travel Booking Platform

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    When you’re in the remotest travel destinations of the world, especially in the Southeast Asian countries, making bookings for ground travel can prove to be a far more difficult task than planning a holiday altogether! We live in an era when you can easily make flight and hotel bookings on your mobile phone, within a few minutes. However, when it comes to buying train and bus tickets in some developing countries, you might still need to visit a local agent and sometimes even wait in long queues. It is to solve such problems that a platform like Bookaway came into existence.   About Bookaway’s services Bookaway offers more than 2000 routes in different parts of the world, especially in...
  6. 3 Unforgettable Holidays for Empty Nesters

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      Have you spent the last 20 years holidaying on a campsite, staying with relatives, or booking resorts close-to-home because it’s easy with the kids? If you’re planning your first holiday without them, take 5 and start dreaming about the kinds of things you’d like to do with your precious relaxation time… Although you might want to keep quiet about your plans – even if your kids have reached the age where it’s not ‘cool’ to go on holiday with you anymore, they may well change their minds once they hear about these amazing adventures… Travel Around Thailand in 5 star Style: Phuket, Khao Sok & Krabi Stay 5 nights at The Shore by Katathani in Phuket + 2 nights at Elephant Hills Luxury...
  7. Review of Studley Castle Hotel : Warner Leisure’s new hotel

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I was very lucky to be invited to the official launch of Warner Leisure’s newest hotel – Studley Castle  Hotel located very near to Stratford on Avon. Studley Castle is Warner’s 14th property, and the first to added to their collection for 20 years. It was worth the wait!  It has taken 3 yeas and £50 million to develop the property. The castle , built in 1836 as a ‘folly’ it was transformed into 1903  as an agricultural college for women (when it was purchased by Lady Warwick)  , and later it became a training camp for the Women’s Land Army during the First World War. A building with a strong female history! The Castle has had various uses since, but had fallen into...
  8. Staying Safe and Healthy on Holiday

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      Whether you’re planning a mini-break in the UK or a three-week holiday abroad, you’ll want to stay safe and healthy while you’re away from home. Whilst any type of injury or illness should always be avoided at any time , it can be particularly upsetting if you’re hurt or unwell while you should be enjoying your much-anticipated holiday. By following some straightforward travel advice and planning ahead, you can reduce the chances of injuries and illnesses, and look forward to your break in the sun. Plan Ahead Once you’ve chosen your destination, it’s time to find out whether you need to plan anything in advance. Depending on where you’re travelling, you may need immunisations, for example. In some cases, these immunisations must be given a few weeks...
  9. What to see and do in Vancouver

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I lived and worked in Ottawa in the 80s , and frequently went to Vancouver for business. I hadn’t returned until very recently, one in September and the other over the Christmas/New Year period. It has changed a lot. Far more skyscrapers.  It has become a vibrant booming city set between sea and mountains. Wherever you are in Vancouver you seem to have a view. Driving across the Lions Gate Bridge is quite spectacular. A great place to start on a visit to Vancouver is  trip up to Cypress Mountain – where you can look down and across the city to get your bearings. ...
  10. Travel Hacks That Travellers of All Ages Can Take Advantage Of

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    It doesn’t matter whether you’re eighteen, fresh out of high school and going for a road trip with your friends, or going on your first solo international trip in your 50s, the thrill of travel is an ageless feeling. After all, there’s hardly a more exciting (and nerve-wracking) feeling than travelling to a hitherto-unexplored destination with a new culture to immerse yourself in. However, like many great undertakings, travel brings along with it quite a few complications and hassles. Hauling a heavy bag around, having to sprint for last-minute flight and train departures and looking out for pickpockets are just a few of the hurdles that a traveller might encounter on the road. But that doesn’t mean it has to be impossible. Below...
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