How do you fill your free time? Which activity or interest do you pursue purely for pleasure or relaxation? It's documented beyond dispute that a hobby can keep us healthy, happy and satisfied with life. For some a hobby is about relaxing, for others a hobby is a passion, something that fires us up, excites, challenges or drives us. Hobbies can become an integral part of who we are and what makes us tick - thank goodness there's no need to leave them at home when you go on holiday!
Calling all adventurists! Are you ready to take on a challenge and step outside your comfort zone? To take on new physical and mental experiences? To discover new destinations and possibly a new you at the same time? Well if that's the case, we have just the right thing for you. At Fun Over Fifty we're spicing up our perfect recipe of stylish travel, superb customer service and stunning destinations with a good measure of adrenaline and adventure.
There's an art to long haul travel. An art to preparing for your flight and arriving at your destination looking and feeling vaguely a-ok. Not all of us are blessed with the natural ability to disembark like a perfectly polished celebrity, most of us have to work at it. We need to plan with military precision so that when we arrive in our holiday destination, we're feeling good and are ready to enjoy whatever our chosen hot spot has to offer. We've flown thousands of travellers all over Australia and the world over the last 15 years, and in that time we've come to know a thing or two about the art of surviving a long haul flight.
This week saw Fun Over Fifty celebrate a milestone - we turned 15!! That's 15 years of making holiday dreams come true, 15 years of creating once in a lifetime travel experiences, putting smiles on faces, bringing people together and supporting local tourism ventures. 15 years of growth, development and innovation. 15 years that we are supremely proud of!
As a traveller, you're investing your hard-earned and well-saved money in the adventure of a lifetime, you're fulfilling a lifelong desire - essentially you're investing in your dreams when you book a tour. And we, the companies and people who you chose to travel with, are the ones expected to make those dreams come true. So how to do ensure that you get it right? How do you choose the right tour operator for you and just what should you expect of the tour operator you select?
Every day we receive calls from potential Fun Over Fifty travellers who are keen to come onboard but who suffer from motion sickness. Their concerns are valid, the thought of being 'stuck on a coach' feeling sick to your stomach, surrounded by people you've just met, is enough to make you...well, make you feel sick! These preventative tips will put your body in the best possible position to avoid motion sickness. They'll at least reduce the severity of your motion sickness if you're a frequent sufferer.
Throughout the ages, man has travelled for many a different reason. In primitive times we travelled predominantly out of necessity in search of food or for survival. Over the centuries we've travelled for religious purposes, for migration, immigration, commerce, education and then we arrived in the modern era where most of us travel purely for pleasure. Now some of us like to rough it, but for others, travel means taking luxury to the next level. Let's have a look at how luxury travel has change through the ages:-
Fun Over Fifty has Respecting Our Culture (ROC) certification and are committed to operating in ways that respect and reinforce Indigenous cultural heritage and the living cultures of Indigenous communities. We are committed to protecting cultural authenticity and integrity, developing sound business practices, environmental protection and acknowledging Indigenous peoples spiritual connection to the land and water.
Fun Over Fifty holds Climate Action certification and is recognised as a Climate Action Leader. We have incorporated strategic climate change responses across all relevant levels of our planning and operations. We measure and audit our carbon footprint via a creditable system, and have undertaken an advanced level of adaptation, emissions reduction and offsetting. Fun Over Fifty is working towards becoming carbon neutral.
Fun Over Fifty’s Ecotourism certification assures our guests that our products are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices. Our nature-based tourism experiences focus on leaving minimal impact on the environment and offering interesting ways to learn about the environment whilst using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.
As an Advanced Ecotourism accredited tour operator, Fun Over Fifty’s innovative ecotourism products operate with minimal impact on the environment. We provide opportunities to learn about the environment and are committed to achieving best practice, whilst using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.
Fun Over Fifty has ATAS accreditation and has met strict criteria in order to become nationally accredited. This accreditation means we are the best in the industry; credible, well trained and a professional business. We are required to conduct business in compliance with Australian Consumer Law and in accordance with ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct.