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  1. Ten Tips For Your First Luxury Cruise

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Booking a holiday is often a complicated task. Tying up flights, hotels and things to do whilst getting a great price is actually made harder by so many websites claiming they offer fantastic deals. Choosing a luxury cruise can simplify this process by rolling travel, accommodation, dining and excursions all into one package yet it’s a holiday option that remains a mystery to some vacationers. If you’re considering taking your first cruise then these ten tips will make you look like a seasoned professional in next to no time. 1. Pick The Right Cabin After deciding where you want to go and therefore which cruise line operator you’ll be going with, this is your next consideration. Cabins are normally referred to as ‘staterooms’ and...
  2. Treat Yourself over 50 at the Most Discerning Spas in Europe

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    Article by Steph Sheehan By the time we reach our 50s we all deserve a bit of pampering! So whether you have a special birthday to celebrate, or just want to get away for a bit of ‘me’ time here are just a few options: Wish you were here? Take a break from the ordinary with this wish-list of Europe’s most exclusive spas. If it’s indulgent treatments or incredible views that get your travel cravings going, this selection of discerning spas will cater to all your distinguished tastes.   Greece, Eagles Palace   Found in the stunning scenery of northern Greece is the Eagles Palace. In the shadow of Mount Athos, near the charming village of Ouranoupoli, the spa hotel has a private Blue Flag beach with golden sands and bright azure waters....
  3. Diane Goes to Ghana to Help a Community cope with Heartbreaking Poverty and Deprivation

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    Article by Diane Priestley Diane Priestley is an Australian journalist now living in London who travelled to Ghana in Africa with Madventurer as a volunteer. Here she writes about her experiences at an impoverished beach village that desperately needs outside support to break free from the poverty trap and improve the future for hundreds of isolated, deprived children. Maranatha is an isolated, impoverished community on a windswept strip of beach between the open ocean and the Volta River on the south-eastern coast of Ghana. The fishing community of around 700 people (with more than half the population children) live in huts made of palm trees and the children attend barren classes in dilapidated bamboo shelters with broken concrete floors. The beach village is one of the poorest corners of...
  4. “First you don’t and then you can’t”. Linda shares her adventurous decade.

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    Article by Linda Bulmer “First you don’t and then you can’t”. I was not the person to say these wise words but I am blessed to know their source as well as be ready to hear them.  So where did those words take me? What do I mention first? The summit of Kala Patthar looking down over Everest Base Camp, Nepal, or perhaps Alaska, climbing the “Golden Staircase” into the Yukon of Canada.  Just sayin…these words helped catapult me into a very adventuresome decade. Being physically active with 3 children over the last 27 years has been a given.  We have always made it a priority to be an outdoorsy family enjoying camping, snowboarding, bird watching and mountain biking on both...
  5. Midlife Adventure: How do you go about climbing Kilimanjaro?

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    Interview with Jo Bradshaw It would seem we are an adventurous group of women! I have received lots of emails in response to the ‘fabwomen’ featured, from readers saying that they would like to have their own midlife adventure over 50. I have selected the most popular adventures and asked for tips on how to get started on an adventure holiday or charity challenge. Climbing Kilimanjaro seems to have captured a lot of imaginations, so we asked Jo Bradshaw who  is a freelance  Outdoor Instructor and Expedition Leader often working for Discover Adventure, she completed her 10th climb of Kilimanjaro earlier this year for her tips. What are the options in respect to ways to join a group to climb Mt Kilimanjaro? The easiest way...
  6. Second Honeymoons in Morocco: City Break vs. Beach Holiday.

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    Article by Hannah Knott Second honeymoons are becoming increasingly common, particularly after Wills and Kate jetted to a secluded Canadian island for theirs. But when it comes to planning your second honeymoon do you choose a city break or a beach holiday? As a Fab after Fifty reader you’ll be looking for an adventurous city break, or a relaxing beach holiday with a twist. Morocco’s diverse resorts provide both; Coastal resorts such as Agadir combine beautiful beaches and palm tree lined promenades with Morocco’s ancient traditions, whilst inland cities like Marrakech immerse visitors in its culture with bustling markets and hypnotising snake charmers. Morocco is a mixture of ancient traditions embracing modern living, where culture hungry sightseers can experience its magic. Both Marrakech...
  7. The Top 20 Places the over 50s want to visit.

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Emptynesters are becoming more adventurous with their travel plans, taking inspiration from the gap years of the young. Relaxing beach holidays seem to be less attractive, with destinations such as Australia and Canada coming top of the over 50s travel wish list. It would seem we are getting  A generation of parents are spreading their wings and jetting off to far flung climes – to visit the same places as their globe-trotting kids. Researchers have found that one in ten over 50s has been inspired to travel to a destination they hadn’t previously considered after their children recommended it to them. One in ten also said they have been encouraged to travel further afield by younger relatives, with 37 per cent now going on holidays they never dreamed of going on when they were young. And...
  8. How do you go about volunteering overseas- things you need to know

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Far from planning holidays at sunkissed resorts, sipping cocktails on the beach, there is a growing trend for women over 50 to participate in ‘voluntourism’ , combining travel with volunteering. But how do you go about volunteering, and how do you know what project is right for you? Is volunteering for you? I spoke to Kate Stefanko co-founder of www.travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk  about what to expect from a volunteer placement. “If you arrange your volunteer placement through a reputable company, who work with you to define your specific requirements – and limitations – you can specify the level of accommodation acceptable to you, the environment and the type of voluntary work suited to your own particular skills.” What are the types of skills which would lead to a...
  9. Ellie, emigrated to Australia in her 50s and started a new career in her 60s

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    Article by Ellie Wilkie Everyone said we must be mad! It was 1998 when my husband and I accidentally migrated to Australia. One cold dark Scottish winter afternoon we received a phone call offering my husband a semi ex-pat package to Perth, Western Australia. We expected to be there for maybe a year on a temporary work visa. We were unusual in the oil industry in that we had never lived overseas. We were in our fifties and we thought this might be the last chance we had, but we had a daughter in University and a 16 year old daughter about to go into her final year at school, who flatly refused to come with us, plus a much loved old dog who wouldn’t die. We were settled in a...
  10. How Women Over 50 Can Launch a New Career on Cruise Ships

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    Guest article by Jessica Suter If you are thinking about a midlife career change and love travel, then why not consider working on a cruise ship? Working on a cruise ship comes with the benefits of travel and new experiences. Women over the age of 50 can choose from a number of career options within the cruise industry. Careers for Travel explain what these jobs are and which skills you need to succeed. Cruise Job Opportunities for Mature Women The best career opportunities on cruise ships for women are the jobs that entitle the crewmember to have their own cabin, have flexible hours and have officer status (meaning more benefits). Here are some of those jobs. Future Cruise Sales Manager – Each cruise ship has a person that...
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