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
Hi I intend to go on a gap year in the next 2 years (depending on when a lifelong horse passes away - he is 25yo & currently in excellent health) Has anyone out there done this successfully. I have numerous reference books and my basic plan is to do a charity placement for 3-6months followed by some relatively unplanned/spontaneous travelling. I only have language skills from school so very minimal/rusty French & German. Physically sound 57yo - apart from dodgy knees- hill walking with stick or poles fine. Any advice or just accounts of good/bad experiences would be great. Cheers Judy Try [email protected] if messages fail to work
Has anyone managed to get a refund from Easyjet for flights not taken and cancelled 2 weeks before due date? My sister was travelling with me and became ill suddenly and died 2 weeks before the holiday and Easyjet refused a refund. They have offered a voucher which I will not use as it only lasts for 6 months and I am still grieving for my young sister.
I am interested in joining a group motorcycling trip, Ideally somewhere warm like France, Spain or Italy for 1 week or two. I dont want to buy a bike but hire one for the trip, nothing too fast, maybe something like I rode in 60's or 70's. Also not interested in camping or roughing it. It would be good if the wife could follow in a hire car too, anyone know of a company that offers such a service? Thanks
Hello from North Yorkshire. Can I ask if any of you have been on holiday to Mexico in January, the Playa del Carmen area? I just want to know if it is warm then and does it get dark early in the evening then the way it does here. I am thinking of staying at one of the Riu Hotels. Are they are good as they look? Any tips or advise please.
Hi I'm a single lady 62. Scottish. Friendly GSOH ,honest, chatty and independent. I have booked A 3 bed house near Dover beach Christchurch. Barbados from early Jan 2018. Until 28th Feb. I'm hoping to find 2 mature ladies to share the house costs with me. We would each have our own room and company or privacy as needed! the property is minutes to the beach! It's a very good location . I spent 6 weeks in Barbados and escaped some of the UK winter ! It was fabulous and fun. The house is advertised on Air bn b. 3 double beds . Modern kitchen , lounge, bathroom. utility room etc. Unfortunately family can't join me and I need to find housemates to share the cost of this house. So if you fancy 8 weeks Barbados please get in touch ! Thank you .