Where are some of the pitfalls of traveling when you’re a Senior?

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Travel can be very challenging if you’re unfamiliar with the local language, customs and cuisine although for many that’s part of the fun. When you decipher the dinner menu or finally climb onboard the right bus, you’ll probably feel a great adrenalin rush you have not experienced in some time. International travel can help you understand why explorers crossed oceans, sought the South Pole and climbed Mt. Everest.

It may be that your grand parents told you stories about Lake Como in Italy, or Greece, or Sicily, or played traditional music for you, and those experiences seeped into your subconscious thoughts.

Our brains continue to make new cells and establish nerve connections throughout life. For this to happen, we must “exercise” our brain. Combining travel with learning experiences can keep our brain to remain healthy.

Seniors Holiday Travel is Australia’s largest FREE travel Club especially for Seniors. There is no cost to become a member, no ongoing fees, and there are many features and benefits to be enjoyed.

At Seniors Holiday Travel we have learned that when it comes to international travel there are many seniors who have a strong desire to travel however are worried about the potential pitfalls. Visiting another country can be very rewarding but you’ll definitely encounter issues you would not face at home.

You may want to visit the Eiffel Tower, see a show in Las Vegas, St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace or walk along the Great Wall of China – there is a wonderful thrill that comes from Being There, and doing it.

Some travelers prefer to immerse themselves in another culture, trying everything from local foods to traditional sports. You can choose a “home base” and buy groceries, take walks, experience local life and hang out with the neighborhood community. You’ll come away feeling you’ve really learned about your chosen city or region. For others it’s all about the food. You might want to sample all the dishes you’ve seen on “Bizarre Foods”.

Some years ago the results of the worldwide election of the New 7 Wonders of the World was announced, and people around the world nominated their favorite sites and voted for their top choices. The Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Petra in Jordan, Rome’s Colosseum, Chichen Itza in Mexico and the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, won the most votes.

Many seniors decide to visit their family’s homeland and there’s nothing quite like seeing the buildings your ancestors lived and worked in.

There are some problems that you may encounter such as language difficulties, and so leaning a few words is a great idea. If language barriers bother you, but you’d still like to visit another country, consider traveling with a guided or escorted tour group.
Seniors Holiday Travel specialises in escorted group tour holidays and has a wonderful team of fully trained and very courteous and respectful, experienced travel professionals who can help you with every part of your holiday.

While you can avoid most travel-related crimes by simply wearing a money belt, securing your valuables in hotel safes and staying away from high-crime areas, safety is still a top concern. You’ll need to do research to identify safe places to stay and scams to avoid.

At Seniors Holiday Travel we recommend that you consider an escorted tour or a cruise holiday. If you prefer independent travel, you might try an independent tour, in which the tour operator handles all of the travel logistics, but you don’t have a guide or set itinerary. Traveling with an experienced companion can be a great way to see another country while having help at your side.

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