Mid Life Plus Traveller Directory


This Directory is intended to be an invaluable resource for the older person whose passion is travel.  Whether you are a confirmed backpacker, you have a holiday home abroad or you just love a regular trip away from home – there will be something of interest for you in our Directory.  It is a compilation of all of the most relevant sites that the web has to offer in one handy round up.  It will receive regular updates to keep it fresh and relevant to you and your adventures.

  • Silver Travel Advisor – a comprehensive and well-designed site that is a one-stop shop for mature travellers – travel news, holiday search, a forum, competitions, reviews and destination articles
  • Thorn Tree Travel Forum – iconic travel guide Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree Travel forum for older travellers is a great place to ‘meet’ like minded individuals and share your travel experiences and seek advice about upcoming trips
  • FCO Country Travel Advice – Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice by country, find embassies, frequently asked questions, travel news, passports, staying safe and healthy, when things go wrong, your trip, be a responsible tourist, living abroad, know before you go
  • FCO Plan Pack Explore – The Foreign and Commonwealth guide to planning a trip abroad and avoiding problems.  Includes travel health advice, how the FCO can/can’t help you if you get in trouble, getting the right visa, keeping your money safe, case studies, handy maps
  • Age UK – Public transport concessions  – Useful to know for everyday life, but also for staycations in the UK 


  •  Silver Surfers Travel advice, destination guides and holiday offers  
Travel Blogs – See below for a selection of travel blogs for the more mature traveller… 
  • GypsyNesters – GypsyNesters ( a cross between Baby Boomers and empty nesters)


  • The Old Age Travellers  – The Old Age Travellers are on the road again, and sharing their blog posts from their travels around the world. They are advocates that life only starts at 50!!!!
    •  Am I too old to travel solo? I’m Just a few months shy of 50…  – From Women on the Road, a blog about the qualms and fears that older female travellers may have, and advice from others.
      • Backpacking in one’s 40s or 50s   – From the Idle Banter Forum. A discussion considering whether it is feasible to hit the road (again) as an older backpacker.
      • If you would like to suggest a link for inclusion in our ‘Mid Life Plus’ traveller directory then please >contact us< with the information