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Scotland history - Urquhart Castle

Solo travel – enjoying small group tours for seniors

Solo travel can be daunting as apart of a life change process. This article shares some the benefits of travel groups for solo travellers. We have been looking after mature and senior travellers since 1983 we offer a range of tour types from Discovery tours to long stay and walking tours.

20 Sep 21 · 10 mins read
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Hiking daypack

What to pack for holidays

For mature solo and senior travelers what to pack for holidays in a post Covid-19 environment is packed with suggestions. Article for small group tour travellers to Europe or outback Australia to assist with packing advice for general trips and walking tours.

6 Aug 21 · 7 mins read
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Face masks for travel

Face masks for travel

For the mature solo traveller and couples joining one of our small group tours whether in Australia, New Zealand, or Europe, face masks will be part of your wardrobe as you travel. This article help you understand the differences in face masks available and how to choose one suitable for you.

31 Jul 21 · 22 mins read
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Covid 19 travel advice for seniors

Covid 19 travel advice for seniors

Questions and answers about Covid-19 and general travel advice for seniors couples and solo travellers joining a small group tour to Australia or New Zealand or Europe for example.

23 Jul 21 · 3 mins read
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Crowds and Queues on holiday Milan

Problem of Overtourism

Problem of Overtourism The night crowd at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy Tourism is a double-edged sword: it brings economic prosperity to a community, but can also be a burden on its resources. Cities…

23 Jul 21 · 8 mins read
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Advice for the over 50's

Happy ageing! Advice for the over 50s

Happy ageing! Advice for the over-50s Recent reports in the media suggest that life gets better after the age of fifty. Happy ageing! This article provides some advice for the over 50s with respect to…

20 Jul 21 · 9 mins read
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Preparing for a walking holiday

Preparing for a walking holiday or tour?

How to Prepare for a Walking Holiday – 10 Tips It’s hard to beat the pleasure of a walking tour. While the comfort and speed of a coach or train has its place, exploring a…

20 Jul 21 · 8 mins read
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Selecting Shoes and socks

Selecting Shoes and Socks: Advice for mature travellers

For mature and senior travellers on a small group guided walking tour or walking holiday selecting good socks and shoes for the journey will improve your experience on European walking tour considerably. This article discusses the range socks available and what to consider when choosing a pair of walking shoes to use on a Odyssey guided walking tour.

9 Jun 21 · 12 mins read
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Aerial image of a cargo ship along the coast.

Travelling by Cargo Ship

Article for mature and senior travellers on who to travel using the network of cargo ships to reach your destination.

2 Feb 21 · 6 mins read
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Overtourism

Benefits of a small group tour for the mature and senior traveller

Article details the benefits of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, whether travelling as a couple or solo, in your 60's or beyond in your 80's. Advice on choosing a responsible touring company and things to consider post pandemic.

29 Jan 21 · 8 mins read
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Mature Female traveller

Being Travel fit: The Definitive Guide

Being travel fit, in mind and body. In this article, we will discuss ways in which to treat your mind and body, ensuring you remain travel fit and enjoy your time as a mature-aged or…

14 Jan 21 · 7 mins read
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Senior couple power walking

Travel Fitness and Wellness on Small Group Tours

Being Travel fit for mature and senior travellers remains an important element of enjoying a small group tour. This page shares tips about diet, solo travel, packing tips and footwear to help you plan you vacation to Europe, United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand for example.

12 Dec 20 · 6 mins read
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small group escorted learning tours

Packing advice for Odyssey Traveller's small group escorted learning tours

Packing advice for mature and senior travellers taking a long haul flight to commence their vacation and a small group tour. Some travel tips on how to look at packing and organisation to minimise disruption to your vacation. Advice for couples and solo traveler joining a walking tour or discovery tours

13 Jun 20 · 8 mins read
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Folding team @ Odyssey Traveller

Folding team @ Odyssey Traveller Welcome, We are inspired to offer home computing to assist this research team “Folding@home, in solving Covid-19 today and other diseases in the future . So Odyssey has formed a…

15 Apr 20 · 3 mins read
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airport

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

Coronavirus and Covid-19 Information Introduction from Mark Banning-Taylor, Chairman & Owner of Odyssey Traveller (est. 1983) These are difficult times. With travellers joining Odyssey Travellers Small Group Tours now from countries all over the world,…

27 Feb 20 · 6 mins read
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Women's walking shoes

Women's Walking Shoes: The Definitive Guide

Choosing the Right Walking Shoes: Advice for Women For women, especially older adults, choosing the right walking shoes has repercussions beyond fashion. A study in 2005 showed that “incorrectly fitting footwear is common in older…

20 Nov 19 · 6 mins read
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senior travel

Advice for Mature-Aged Solo Travellers

Advice for solo travellers seeking advice on holidays for solo travellers over 50. Odyssey has been offering small group tours for mature and senior travellers all around the world since 1983.

11 Nov 19 · 8 mins read
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Couple Walking Odyssey Traveller

Graceful Ageing: Tips to Counter Age-Related Muscle Loss

Graceful Ageing: Tips to Counter Age-Related Muscle Loss We experience a lot of physical and mental changes as we grow older, but one of the most insidious of these changes is a common condition called…

10 Nov 19 · 7 mins read
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Older travellers; Travel in your 80s and beyond

Older Travellers; Travel in your 80’s and beyond For curious and adventurous individuals, the thirst for new experiences doesn’t cease with age. Wanting to discover more about the world doesn’t stop when you get older,…

10 Nov 19 · 8 mins read
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Rome at Sunset with San Pietro basilica, Sant'Angelo bridge and Tevere river in Roma, Italy

How to choose your next small group tour

Deciding on which tour company to choose maybe difficult, personal recommendation is a good start. At Odyssey Traveller we have been providing small group tours to mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers since 1983 to places all around the world.

8 Nov 19 · 7 mins read
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Overcrowding tourism

Responsible Tourism for mature & senior travellers

Responsible Tourism for mature & senior travellers There’s a growing problem in the world’s most popular cities affecting the tourism industry, and this article provides context and commentary on responsible tourism for mature-aged and senior…

7 Nov 19 · 14 mins read
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