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  1. Take that Gap Year – you know you want to!

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    Article by Jo Carroll Should you? Shouldn’t you? Can you really? The most difficult thing about taking a Gap Year is that first decision to go. We are, naturally, more cautious than young people who can sling rucksacks on their backs and head for the airport. A thousand reasons why you ‘can’t’ may plague you. Underneath them is that little voice that persists in telling you that you can. Give that voice some air, and you’ll find the decision easier. I gave up work in my mid-50s (thirty years in Child Protection is long enough). I sold my car, let my house, and set off with little more than optimism and a notebook. Here are a few of the lessons I learned – some of them the hard way...
  2. The Glacier Express: Seven Days of Magic

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    Article by Fabafterfifty A seven day rail holiday aboard the Glacier Express is the perfect way to enjoy the majesty and tranquillity of the Alps. The region is synonymous with gorgeous scenery, characterised by lush meadows, crystal-clear rivers and vast mountains, which makes a slow train ride the perfect means of transport to drink in the region’s serenity. Getting started Your magical getaway begins in style, as you’ll take the Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Paris. After a few short hours, and more than a couple of glasses of Champagne, you’ll arrive in the delightful city of Strasbourg. Strasbourg’s most iconic attractions include the Cathédrale Notre Dame and the Astrometric Clock. Be sure to sample the sauerkraut while you are there, as it is one of the city’s most delicious of culinary offerings. A haven of tranquillity The...
  3. Rail and Cruise Holiday FAQ

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    Article by Fabafterffifty If you’d like to enjoy exceptional scenery from the comfort of your seat with a drink in your hand, a rail and cruise holiday is most certainly for you. To help you plan, we have compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions about rail cruises. 1. What is a rail and cruise holiday? A rail and cruise holiday combines train travel with cruise boats, so holidaymakers can leave their cars at home and enjoy being passengers on a spectacular journey. Many of the world’s best journeys can only be made by rail or boat; the serene River Seine, the magnificent Rhine and the Norwegian fjords, for example, can only be properly experienced by sailing on them, while the trains rocket through unspoilt scenery to reach the embarkation points. 2. Where does my holiday start? The departure point for...
  4. Top Cultural Holiday Destinations Revealed

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    Top Cultural Holiday Destinations Revealed High on the list of things women in their 50s want to do more of is travel. People have many different ideas when it comes to what makes a perfect holiday. While some people want nothing more than sunshine and soft sand others are looking for a holiday that enables them to bask in history and culture. If you consider yourself something of a culture vulture, there are some great holiday destinations you can choose from. These are places where you can soak up the fascinating culture and enjoy learning about the local history and way of life in addition to relaxing and having some fun. City breaks are ideal for weekends away with...
  5. 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...
  6. 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....
  7. 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...
  8. “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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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