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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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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.

6 Mar 21 · 10 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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Paris metro

Getting around Paris by Métro and Rail: A guide for seniors

Ride the metro and RER of Paris when on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers in Europe and visiting Paris, wth your partner or as a solo traveller, visit Marmottan, Musee Maillol or wander through the arcades.

6 Apr 20 · 6 mins read
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Petra Jordan Ad Deir Facade

Jordan: A Definitive Guide

A small group tour of Jordan for senior and mature travellers explores this ancient civilisation with visits to Petra, Wadi Rum, Madaba and other places on this tour which is often paired with Odyssey's Egypt tour.

2 Apr 20 · 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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Barcelona-Spain

Barcelona Travel Notes

Barcelona is one of the cultural highlights of Europe. Situated on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the Catalan capital is famous for its distinctive architecture and its world-renowned food and wine.

18 Dec 19 · 13 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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Nifty Gizmos, Gadgets, and Apps for Mature Travellers

Nifty Gizmos, Gadgets, and Apps for Mature Travellers

Nifty Gizmos, Gadgets, and Apps for Travellers Part of the art of travelling lies in knowing exactly what to take to enhance your travel experience. Many people have particular comfort items or devices they always…

7 Nov 19 · 10 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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Greenland

Understanding Greenland

Greenland recognises the devastating effects of climate change and continues to push for responsible and sustainable tourism.

7 Oct 19 · 9 mins read
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senior travel

Small Group Tours: The Definitive Guide

The trend is to small group tours, we have offered this style of package tour since 1983. For mature and senior travellers who are active and like to explore and learn when travelling. There is a great range of guaranteed tours offered to couples and single travellers.

18 Jun 19 · 10 mins read
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Eiffel Tower, France

2021: Europe Introduces Cost to visit (ETIAS) | The Definitive Guide

European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) The EU has recently announced a system for its border entry process to the Schengen Zone. The system is called ETIAS, and here is everything you need to…

22 Apr 19 · 3 mins read
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South West France.

South West France

South West France Travelling the Canal du Midi: this article will help mature and senior travellers understand the cultural and geographical links between the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea through Southwestern France as they prepare…

25 Nov 18 · 11 mins read
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Discovering Croatia's History

Discovering Croatia's History

Discovering Croatia’s History: From the State of Illyria to Croatia as an Independent State Croatia’s long history and natural beauty lure tourists from all over the world. Croatia has a very long history. Human presence in…

3 Oct 18 · 10 mins read
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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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Bagan Myanmar

Latest UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Latest UNESCO World Heritage Sites As of July 2019, there are 1,121 official UNESCO World Heritage sites, with 30 brand-new sites added this year. A World Heritage Site can be a man-made (cultural heritage) or…

11 Jul 18 · 8 mins read
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South America tours

Chile, Peru & Bolivia travel advice for Mature & Senior Travellers

Chile, Peru & Bolivia travel advice for Mature & Senior Travellers In a recent article on South America published by Odyssey Travellers , we learned about the history and geography that makes South America one…

11 May 18 · 14 mins read
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French cooking and eating

Cooking & eating French food: 10 of the best books for travellers

Discovering French food France’s distinctive culinary tradition is among the most respected in the world. No trip to France will remain untouched by the wonders of French gastronomy. Whether you are tucked into a quiet…

6 Oct 17 · 2 mins read
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10 Books on Japan | A Guide for Senior Travellers

10 Books on Japan | A Guide for Senior Travellers

Tours of Japan Visiting Japan, a land of dazzling contradictions, is an unforgettable experience. High-tech cities harbour relics of a fascinating past. Futuristic fashion and gadgets share the streets with evidence of deeply held traditions.…

5 Oct 17 · 2 mins read
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Scotland cattle

10 great books to read on the Scottish Isles

Why read books about the Scottish Isles before travelling there? This is recommended list of books for mature & senior travellers planning to travel to the Scottish Isles either as part of an Odyssey Tour…

3 Oct 17 · 2 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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Yazd Iran towards the mountain

30 places not to miss when visiting Iran

A list of 30 must-see places in Iran Holidays in Iran are regarded by many travellers as an unforgettable experience. Not only is it the ancient history, but also a collection of truly diverse beautiful…

12 Sep 17 · 4 mins read
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Japan travel tips

Japan travel tips - a guide for mature travellers

Japan travel tips – a guide for mature travellers This article is a guide for mature leisure travellers who are considering their first visit to Japan. Visiting Japan, a land of dazzling contradictions, is an…

23 Jun 17 · 9 mins read
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Italian Small Group Tours Bassano del Grapa Italy Veneto

Trip advice for Travellers going to Italy

Trip planning advice for Mature Travellers touring Italy Italy is one of the world’s great tourist destinations. This Trip planning advice for mature travellers going to Italy should assist you […]

12 Jun 17 · 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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Small group tours Travel Tips for Senior Odyssey Travellers

Travel Tips for Odyssey Travellers (part II)

Small Group Tours Travel Tips for mature aged travellers Many travellers ask us how best to prepare for their Odyssey Traveller programs, seeking out advice on clothing, medication, insurance, among […]

24 May 17 · 6 mins read
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Small group tours Travel Tips assisting Senior Travelers

Travel Tips for Travellers

Travel Tips for Senior Travellers (part one) Many travellers ask us how best to prepare for their Odyssey Traveller programs, seeking out advice on clothing, medication, insurance, among other concerns. This article shares our years…

24 May 17 · 6 mins read
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Small group educational tour in France

Why Take A Small Group Educational Tour?

Why take a small group educational tour with Odyssey? The philosophy of Odyssey Traveller is that the best way to learn about a place is to visit and immerse yourself in the […]

16 May 17 · 2 mins read
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Crowds and Queues on holiday

Avoiding the crowds and queues on holiday

Avoiding the crowds and queues on holiday For Odyssey Travellers we frequently look at the logistics of avoiding the crowds and queues on holiday. Fortunately, offering a diversity of small […]

8 May 17 · 7 mins read
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Affordable small group tours with Odyssey Alumni

Affordable small group tours with Odyssey Alumni

Affordable small group tours with Odyssey Alumni For Odyssey Travellers who regularly travel with us over a number of years, the organisation offers a three level Alumni loyalty program. This […]

6 Apr 17 · 2 mins read
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Taking a small group tour?

Taking a small group tour?

Thinking about taking small group tours? A small group trip for your next holiday/vacation is a terrific way to meet like-minded travellers. By small group tours, these are groups of […]

3 Nov 16 · 3 mins read
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Travellers over 50, suggested travel apps

Suggested Travel Apps for mature Travellers

Travel Apps for Travellers Foreign language or currency transactions, these apps are designed to help you make the most of your technology on your travels. Be digital-savvy with our top […]

10 Jul 16 · 2 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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