For some it seems that adventure stops when life gets serious, when there are bills to pay, children to feed and responsibilities to take on. For others their sense of adventure is ever-present, a stable throughout life that drives them to challenge, explore and take risks. For yet another sector, adventurous opportunities might not present themselves until later in life. The seniors of today are embracing adventure, adrenaline and exhilaration at a stage in life when they may have previously been expected to be 'slowing down'.
Each and every one of us here in the Fun Over Fifty office is passionate about travel. However after a quick survey around the office though we discovered that although we are connected in this common passion, our individual reasons for loving to travel vary greatly. This got us thinking, why is it that we love to travel? Why do we leave the creature comforts of home to venture out into the world?
If you follow our Facebook page you'll have noted that lately we've been spending a lot of time seeing Australia from above. The sheer vastness of our amazing country dictates that sometimes it really is necessary to take to the skies and see it's magnificence from on high. From Queensland's Great Barrier Reef to the Nullarbor Cliffs of South Australia, there are many great Australian sights that warrant a scenic flight. Join us as we discover 'the land down under' from above....
You might be about to embark on an extended world journey or may be taking a short break away somewhere closer to home. Chances are you're excited about heading away and are up to your elbows sorting out your holiday plans. Passport - check, packing list - check, travel insurance - check! To ensure that you can truly immerse yourself in that well deserved holiday - make sure you include some important home preparation in your pre-trip planning.
So you've taken the plunge and booked a group tour? Still got your doubts as to whether it's the right mode of travel for you? You may be a seasoned independent traveller or you may be dipping your toe into travel for the first time, regardless, it's natural (and completely ok) to have a few concerns about spending so much time with so many people. Rest assured, the benefits of group touring will not only enhance your travel experience, chances they'll have you coming back for more. Here's our take on why:-
That's the age-old questioned that spans generations and is asked by backpackers across the globe. The debate rages on in many a hostel and bus station about the best possible method to get the maximum amount of clothing in to the most minimum of spaces. But what about when you've moved on from backpacking? There are still many quandaries about what to pack and how to pack when your chosen method of travel allows you to use a good old fashioned suitcase.
We've been dreaming of island holidays, Pacific Island holidays to be specific.....beaches, snorkelling, warm sea breezes, local island culture, sensual food....sound like your kind of winter escape? The Pacific is just there, a hop, skip and jump from Australia's eastern airports. It's surely the most alluring of holiday destinations for those of us who are in need of a relaxing, exotic and not too far away, 'flop and drop'. Here's our pick of the bunch for escaping to the Pacific:
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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.
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