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Practicing Responsible Travel

Practising Responsible Travel

Practising Responsible Travel In January 2018 we reported on a growing problem: the overcrowding that affects tourist cities across the world. Time Magazine recently called it “The Tourist Trap”, because it is not as simple as…

2 Aug 18 · 10 mins read
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Motorcycle safety Australian outback

Motorcycle safety Australian outback

Australia is a big country. Planning is crucial for a successful small group motorbike tour into the outback. Explore outback Australia, the deep aboriginal history and the landscapes as well the places explorers such as Sturt roamed. Article outlines approach to personal safety in the outback.

7 Jan 22 · 9 mins read
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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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Golestan Palace,Tehran, Iran

10 books about Iran

Ten books to read about Iran Throughout history, Iran’s position in the centre of the famous Silk Road has seen it crisscrossed by travellers, traders and armies. In more recent times, its rich oil resources…

10 Oct 19 · 2 mins read
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Britain canals and railways

15 books on Britain's Industrial Revolution

Fifteen books on Britain’s Industrial revolution This reading list on Britain’s Industrial revolution complements Odyssey Travellers escorted small group tour that traces via the canal and railway network, the evolution of this monumental change in…

16 Oct 17 · 2 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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Security on Your Odyssey Traveller tour

Security on Your Odyssey Traveller tour

Security on your Odyssey tour From phone transactions to travel documents, connectivity has made travelling so much easier. But it has also made security a tad tougher. Fortunately, Odyssey has […]

2 Jul 16 · 2 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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Faroe Islands

Exploring the Faroe Islands: The Definitive Guide for Travellers

The Faroe Islands, far far away Tjornuvik village, Faroe Islands The Faroe Islands (also called the Faroes or Faeroes) is a self-governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark, a group of 18 pristine volcanic islands…

12 Mar 19 · 9 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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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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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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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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Caravaggio tours

Caravaggio: The Definitive Reading List

Who was Caravaggio? Caravaggio became the greatest painter of religious works of the early 17th century. His dramatic but naturalistic style of painting emphasised the common humanity of his subjects, the apostles and martyrs of…

10 Oct 19 · 11 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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Mature Travellers Footwear and Clothing

Mature Travellers Footwear and Clothing Tips

Choosing Footwear and Clothing as a mature traveller. While our programme materials always contain advice on specific climates, there are a number of helpful general principles to bear in mind […]

6 Jun 17 · 5 mins read
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Villages of Italy

10+1 Great Books About Italy Before You Visit

Italy, a favourite destination for travellers of all ages. Consider a small group package tour for mature and senior travelers for couples and singles to Italy. Offer history, walking and general discovery tours and long stay programs in Florence.

27 Sep 17 · 8 mins read
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