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Single Senior Travel Ideas

Single Senior Travel Ideas Fun holidays for active seniors

As a senior myself and a singleton I know how difficult it is to find an enjoyable holiday as we are categorised in this world.

Once you are a certain age you are not supposed to be active, you are supposed to slow down in your twilight years and enjoy going on coach tours where you visit 7 countries in 6 days, and you end up forgetting where you have been. If it's Tuesday if must be France, or was it Germany.

In the old days travel companies thought when people reached the age of 60 all they could do was sit on a bus, so there were not many alternatives around.

But now with people getting younger mentally - 60 is the new 40 - they are realising that 60 or 70 year-olds want just as much fun and adventure as the youngsters. They are not necessarily looking for companionship in their old age, they don't want to go on holiday to find romance, they want to travel, see the world, do something worthwhile or learn a language.

Gap Year For Grown Ups  is a company that has realised senior singles want more. They do not want to be put in little boxes, they have probably been stuck in an office for most of their life, now have a chance to have a memorable time.

There is a wide choice on offer for the 50 plus and there is no upper age limit. You can go on a volunteer holiday in South America or Asia, or go on an adventure tour to Africa or Australia, or just learn a new skill.

Cruises make a great holiday for any singles whatever age. If you want to go specifically with your own age group then Saga has its own ship the Saga Rose. But they don't just offer cruises, they offer fully organised tours and hand-picked resorts from the Over 50 specialists.

If you have always wanted to learn a language but have never had the time, now you can do it combined with a holiday. Languages Abroad offers language leaning programmed holidays for mature travellers in Germany, Italy, France and Spain.

Travellers attend classes in the morning and explore the local area in the afternoon. People booking on these holidays are either billeted with local families or have the opportunity to cook their own meals in small apartments, Hotel accommodation is also available at an extra cost.

Solo Travel Network is a Canadian not-for-profit organisation that specialises in supplying travel and holiday information for single senior travellers. They can also fix you up with a travel companion of a similar age who shares the same interests if you wish to book an independent, rather than an organised holiday

There are plenty of opportunities out there for the active, senior singles. Turkey and Tinsel weeks are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. They take place from November up until mid-December and nearly every seaside and country hotel offers them.

When you arrive at the hotel, irrespective of the date, it is Christmas Eve and you run through the whole programme up to and including New Year's Eve including a Christmas Dinner and Auld Lang Syne on Christmas Eve.


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