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  1. What to see in Germany (other than Berlin)

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    As any citizen of the world will likely already be aware, Berlin is a metropolis full of amazing history and culture, as well as a diverse entertainment and restaurant scene. However, Berlin is not the only city in Germany, as fascinating as it might be. You should cast your net farther and visit some other, equally interesting parts of Germany. Regardless of whether you want to go solo or with a partner, here are some places which may well grab your interest if you want to see something a little less crowded than the likes of Berlin or Munich. Leipzig Sometimes called the ‘Little Brother’ of Berlin, Leipzig is close to the German capital, but also has that grungy-but-cool feel that Berlin is well-known...
  2. Review of Littlecote House Hotel with Warner Holidays

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon All I can say is what a fabulous weekend I spent at Littlecote House. I love history – especially the Tudor period, so discovering that Littlecote was the venue Henry VIII used to woo Jane Seymour was an added bonus. Littlecote is set in 113 acres, and so much history surrounds the site – going back to Roman times. There is a fabulous Roman mosaic in the grounds.     I went with a friend to have a ‘girlie’ break. We have known each other for decades and tend to have the same likes and dislikes – although she is a little more sporty than me. I arrived on Friday afternoon – ahead of my friend who was joining...
  3. Review of HF Holidays Discovery Tour of Cornwall

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I lived in Cornwall as a child, and have fond memories of my time there,  so I was looking forward to spending a few days there, on a ‘Discovery Tour’ through HF holidays. I stayed for three nights – with two full days of ‘discovery’  at Chy Morvah in St Ives. The holiday is incredibly well organised. You receive a comprehensive itinerary ahead of time.  I was travelling down by train, and the information sent included details of a taxi company that HF had negotiated preferential rates with, including the option to share a transfer if others were arriving on the same train. There was afternoon tea on arrival – and we were introduced to our tour ‘leader’.  We had a get together for our group before dinner so go through what we could expect...
  4. Tips for Travelling Solo over 50 for the first time.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have a lot of single women over 50  say that they would like to travel,  but are nervous of doing so alone. Having just returned from a short break (travelling on my own) I thought I would share with you my tips and some of the tips from my fellow travellers. If you haven’t travelled solo before, look for a weekend or short  break in this country where the focus is on an activity /interest you enjoy. You’ll connect with like minded people and have plenty to talk about over dinner. There are holidays  for a whole variety on interests, from walking, to writers workshops, yoga, bridge, art. There really are opportunities to travel and participate in an activity you enjoy- and the activity takes the pressure off travelling...
  5. Clelia reinvents her life in her mid 60s by moving to Italy and becoming a tour guide

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I visited Lake Levico in Northern Italy last summer ( you can read my full review of the holiday here). One of the highlights of the trip for me was a visit to Arte Sella, a fabulous art complex in the mountains featuring art in nature by world famous artists. The visit was made all the more special by our guide, Clelia Di Loreto,  whose passion for the venue, and the art shone through.  When I heard that Clelia had relocated to Italy from South Africa relatively recently, I just had to feature her as a ‘fab woman’. Clelia shares her story – reinventing her life at the age of 65! A little about Clelia My name is Clelia Di Loreto I’m 70 years old and...
  6. Tips for staying in touch with friends and family overseas

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    Article by Caroline Beecham, author of Maggie’s Kitchen; A Second World War novel about finding courage and friendship in food This year was a big year for me; not only was my debut novel, Maggie’s Kitchen, published in the UK but I also turned fifty in April. Born in Brighton, but having lived in Australia for the past seventeen years, it was wonderful celebrating my birthday with family and friends back in the UK.       With the launch of Maggie’s Kitchen at Waterstones in August, this was another great excuse to get everyone together but these are rare and very special occasions and the rest of the time, keeping in touch with loved ones can be a bit of a challenge.   ...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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. ...
  10. 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...
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