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  1. Going Gypsy: a video interview with Emptynesters and Gypsynesters David and Veronica James

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to share stories of people who inspire. I first connected with David and Veronica James about 5 years ago when they had started on their adventure after their kids leave home. As they launch their first book talking about their travels and new life, I caught up with the Gypsynesters in a video interview. They are great fun and I hope you enjoy my vdeo interview as they share their highs and lows, and Veronica shares her story from being a helicopter mum to jumping out of a plane in Australia.   These are the questions I put to the Gypsynesters about their fabulous midlife adventure. Most people become emptynesters when the kids leave home – but you left home too. How did that come about? What was it like having ‘no nest’ at all? How did your kids react to you leaving home? What was...
  2. A move abroad is more than bricks and mortar

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    Article by FabafterFifty With six million British nationals planning to head overseas when they retire], the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is teaming up with ‘A Place in the Sun’ to urge UK retirees and others considering a move abroad to think long-term and plan thoroughly.   According to ‘A Place in the Sun’, there has been a swing back towards more established destinations since the global downturn, with Spain, Portugal and France proving to be particularly popular – both for buying a second home and full-time relocation.  For many, moving to foreign climes to settle down in a place with warmer weather, different scenery and a change in lifestyle is an appealing prospect.   But there are many things to consider to help ensure a smooth transition. Despite the importance of being prepared...
  3. Deciding where to go for a day trip

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      So, you’ve decided that you’ve finally got a free weekend and you fully intend to make the most of it. No leftover work from the office to take home, no DIY jobs around the house that need doing; the perfect opportunity to have a day out with a friend, family member or other half. You might have the time set aside, but then there’s the issue of actually figuring out what activity to do. That’s where the Daytrip Decider comes in. This handy little tool from Cotton Traders takes the weight off your mind and comes up with a suggestion of where you should head off to for the day. How it works To help the Daytrip Decider pick something you’ll actually want to do, it needs a bit of info from yours truly. You’re able to pick which region you’re based in or want to travel to for the day and...
  4. Your Guide To Glamping

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    Article by FabafterFifty The golden age of camping may have been in the 1970s, but it has been making a bit of a comeback in recent years. Forget Carry on Camping, this time it is much more glamorous. Gone are the days of tents that are tricky to put up (and even harder to put away again). Glamping holidays are all the rage – are you in on the action? If not, here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about a glamorous camping holiday: What is it? ‘Glamorous’ and ‘camping’ may not be two words that sit comfortably together for some people, but if you are one of those people – think again. As a ‘glamper’ all you need to do...
  5. Inspiring spots for cycling and walking in the UK

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    Article by Emily Mills Britain has some of the most stunning and picturesque scenery which is easily accessible whether you live out in the middle of nowhere or in the hustle and bustle of the city. Two of the best ways to explore the views, on your own, with a friend or with your whole family, is on foot or by bicycle. So what are you waiting for? It’s cheap, it’s fun, it’s good for you and good for our planet – get on your bike or go for a fabulous walk this weekend. The Lee Valley in East London may have come to the attention of many in the last couple of years, because it is close to the London 2012 Olympic Park. It is a real discovery of nature reserves, river-side wildlife...
  6. Adventurous Volunteering for Fab after Fifties

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    Article by FabafterFifty Women over 50 are increasingly seeking more adventurous holidays, volunteering their time to gain fabulous experiences while contributing to communities across the globe . Here we explore one such adventure – and the experience of one Fab after Fifty volunteer. Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) is based in Namibia, Southern Africa.  It has been in operation for the past 10 years, and aims to help local people live safely, without fear and conflict with local herds of desert adapted elephants.  Run by a British woman, Rachel, EHRA has a fantastic volunteer project where people from all walks of live come and assist them in their conservation work.    The project is really suited to women especially, and the project attracts a large number of over 50 year olds looking for a...
  7. Would you volunteer to live on Mars?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Would you volunteer to live on Mars? At first I wondered if it was an April Fool’s prank, but it seems that there is a plan to colonise Mars, starting in 2022, and the organisers are looking for volunteers to go as part of the Mars One project. It would appear 100,000 people have already signed up to be considered for a programme which will send 4 people at a time on the 7 month one-way  journey, where they will spend the rest of their lives.  . We often talk about having new adventures over 50, but is this one that anyone would consider? To spend the rest of your life in a bubble, being totally self sufficient, growing your own food, living...
  8. Hit the Road, Jen … Tips for Travelling Solo over 50

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    Article by Jo Carroll There are many reasons why women in their middle years might live alone. Some of us choose solitary living and relish getting our own way all the time. Others have it thrust upon them, and it takes time to spread oneself across all that living space. But we share the same challenges when it comes to holidays. Friends, who have offered companionship and comfort and countless hours over coffee and cakes, return to their partners when holiday time comes round. Others work so hard that they can barely shrug when you suggest they might like to join you on a trip to … It’s hard, that first time you go on your own. There’s no one to help look through your bag when...
  9. On the Road to Lille by Coach

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    Article by Jo Carroll Trains and boats and planes … maybe we don’t often think about coaches. Which is a shame, as they are a more leisurely way to travel, giving time to savour the countryside in a way that is impossible from a train racketing along at a hundred miles an hour. I took the iDBUS from London to Lille – they go all over Europe, but this short hop was what I needed this time. Seats are easy to book online – and don’t change, so if you book three months in advance or three days, you pay the same. (Why don’t more companies do that? Then passengers would know where they are? … Maybe that’s why they don’t. But give me clarity on prices every time.) I caught the bus...
  10. Seasoned on the Seas

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    Guest article We all know the cruise holiday stereotypes – from pampered, activity-filled lap-of-luxury pleasures to cosy cabins and quirky characters. If you fancy the idea of a scenic, ease-and-comfort-oriented adventure in a mellow environment, do keep an open mind, because river or ocean cruise packages can really hit the spot when it comes to mature holidays. By the time you’ve reached the age of 50, you’ve probably taken a holiday or ten. You’ve done the adventure, the road trips with screaming children, and you deserve something more relaxing. If you’re already a cruise fan, you know what this time-tested travel mode has to offer – comfort, activities aplenty, all-you-can-eat-and-drink indulgences, and that special feeling of being out at sea –...
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