I am 64, female, retiring this summer. Nows the time to do things I've not gotten around to.
I'm a big fan of F1 motor racing, but have never attended a race weekend. Anyone else fancy this, perhaps camping at the course? I have a small campervan.
Has anyone ever just thought - that's it - there's more to life? Packed up, sold up and travelled? I am 52 and bored with my job and life. I just wondered if there were any positive/negative comments from anyone that has taken the risk?
Hello! My name is Erica, and while I'm not a silver surfer as yet, I definitely hope to be one day if my current travel adventures are anything to go by! Both my mother (mid 60s) and I are keen adventure travellers, and I also write a travel blog in my spare time. I work in PR and I am actually looking for over 65s who live life to the fullest on holiday and take part in 'extreme', adventurous, thrill-seeking activities for a campaign I'm working on for a travel client. This campaign will challenge the stereotype of the older generation on holiday. We're looking for individuals (or couples) to form case studies for the campaign. They will need to be prepared to be interviewed in person, with video content sitting onsite. A fee is available for time. If this sounds like you or someone you know on this forum, please comment so I can get in touch! If not, it's been great reading all the comments and adventures being shared on this site - it gives me something to look forward to! Thanks, Erica
Hi, I am looking for some help please ..my daughter lives in America and I travelled last year for the first time to visit her on my own. This year I need to go again for the birth of her baby .. I need to travel beginning of October to Washington .. Is it advisable to book my flight now? Will the cost go up the longer I leave it to book? I am not experienced in this type of thing ..thank you
As a single person, I do like to go places, on a whim with no particular destination in mind. As I browse through the accommodation on offer, as usual, the cost of a room, for a single occupancy always carries a "supplement " which does infuriate me. I use the same bed, shower, use fewer towels, less water, coffee, tea etc, and am usually offered an oversized broom cupboard. As there is a quite large army of single travellers, we should be given a discount, not a supplement, and, I am sure that other singles do as I do, point this out to the owners of such places that they are losing revenue.
Some places have now realised the error of their ways, and do advertise that there is NO supplement for singles, and do reap the benefits, as I do use these places often.
Would like to hear of any places that do not take advantage of us.
Hi all and everyone my name is Warren and I live in Blackpool, I have recently split up with my girlfriend and have a holiday booked and paid for in Oludeniz in turkey. I still want to go but would like some company. The dates are 29th June to 13th July (2 weeks) flying from Manchester with 30kg luggage each. The only cost would be the name change on the flights with Jet2 and your visa to Turkey. I would prefer a female companion as I like dining out and 2 men just doesn't look right lol! I am 6ft tall and 13st in weight like walking and exploring the area with a few drinks at night. If anyone is interested or would like any more information just drop me a line at [email protected] Thanks Warren
I have just returned from a holiday for which I had to pay a supplement because I was a solo traveller. Was I in a double or twin room which might have justified the supplement? No - I was in a single room which could never have been made into a double unless it had had bunk beds :-) with a view of the car-park and bins! I have also been on a river cruise in a tiny cabin which, like my room described above, could only have been a double with the addition of bunk beds! How can travel companies justify charging extra for rooms/cabins like this? As I said at the start of my rant (!) if I had been in a double or twin room then perhaps the supplement is justified because the hotel or cruise line are losing the extra revenue from another mouth to feed or drinks in the bar etc but charging extra for a single room is discriminatory. I know that there are companies who cater for solo travellers and they say that they do not charge single supplements but if you compare their holiday prices with similar companies, they have actually just included the single supplement in their advertised charge!
Hello. How much do you use social media when looking for information about travelling and holidays? I am 65 and use Facebook and sites like Silversurfers to find out more information. Do you still use traditional ways to get information? I used to read physical brochures but now I am more online and reading reviews etc. I also share pictures from my trips on Facebook. How about you? Do you feel that you have kept up with the younger ones and have started to use social medias? I also use forums like this one to find out what destinations are interesting and hearing stories from my friends and family. I am interested in food, culture and photography when going travelling. For me safety and interesting cultures are also important.
Hi, every winter the British weather seems to be getting colder. Last year storms and winds were rampant. For all those sports fans you can remember how many games were postponed during the weekends. Why go through that again when there is a simple solution. Go south for the winter, like the birds do!! Surely you will be saving on heating costs when you take this measure, making the cost of your winter break even more attractive. And where better to "enjoy" your winter break than Malta, where the locals all speak English and the culture and attitude are very much pro British. Small groups of couples can unite to share the expenses and make the trip even less costly. This would be ideal for example a small travelling group of say three couples who have travelled together before and rent out an apartment for a few weeks. As it happens I have a beautiful 3 bedroom apartment that is situated in Qawra, St Paul's Bay, close to all amenities, and am prepared to give SilverSurfers a discount for two week or more stay for the winter period. Visit my Airbnb page and let me know that you are a Silver Surfer and we can take it from there. Hope to see you soon. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17708325?s=51