DO PEOPLE STOP HAVING AS MUCH FUN AND TRAVEL AS THEY GET OLDER?

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What a drag it is getting old. Or at least, that’s what Mick Jagger sang trọng on the Rolling Stones trachồng Mother’s Little Helper, way baông chồng in 1966.


Fast-forward half a century và millions travellers of all ages are hitting the road every year – và even the Rolling Stones, who are all in their 60s và 70s, are still playing shows around the world.

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This just goes lớn show that travel is open to lớn all ages, & as you get older it can actually become more rewarding. Here are a few reasons we think travelling gets better with age...


1. There’s less pressure

Travellers in their 20s may have youth on their side, but being young also means there are certain pressures – khổng lồ focus on a high-flying career, for example, or settle down và have sầu kids. But a little later in life, you can afford to take a more caremiễn phí approach to lớn exploring. Chances are, you’ve already got the career bit nailed, and any kids on the scene might even be big enough to lớn take care of themselves at trang chủ.

2. You can travel when you like

Forget battling with the crowds on ngân hàng holidays or paying twice as much for a trip away just because you"re on a summer break from studying or the kids are out of school. With all that behind you, you"re không tính phí to travel whenever & wherever you please.

3. You know what you want

One of the best things about getting older is that you have a better idea of what you want from a trip away. Why waste your time on a guided tour when you know that your perfect holiday involves exploring alone?

And why bother with five sầu different museums when you’re perfectly happy khổng lồ thua trận yourself in a good book on the beach? With experience you learn to focus on what you really want khổng lồ get out of travelling, rather than trying to keep others happy.



4. You can really live the dream

Ever wanted lớn go on safari in Tanzania? Or wake up in a hotel suite with views across Manhattan? As you progress from backpacker budgets, you might gain access to lớn these kinds of top-over travel experiences, that your penny-pinching former-self might have sầu once dreamed of.

That’s not to say that all older travellers are rich, but having a couple of years (even decades) of work behind you means that ‘luxury’ travel is now within reach – even if it is just on special occasions.

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5. A digital detox is achievable

Getting away from the dreaded tin nhắn inbox is difficult enough for everyone, but imagine if you also had lớn take care of Twitter, Instagram và Snapchat accounts every time you went on holiday.

You might not realise it but, being able to lớn easily leave sầu behind all things digital and reconnect with the ‘meatspace’ (that’s the physical, offline world) is a blessing.



6. It can make you healthier and happier

Getting ill abroad is a worry for travellers of any age. But the truth is, you could just as easily get ill at home – và wherever you are on the planet, medical help is usually easy for tourists lớn find (particularly those who have sầu a decent travel insurance policy in place).

There’s a whole other angle to lớn this: taking the plunge & heading out on a big adventure later in life could actually be beneficial for your health & happiness.

Travelling is one of those great pastimes that, if done properly, can keep mind và the toàn thân ticking along like clockwork. That isn’t just an opinion: studies have suggested that taking trips away may actually increase longevity.

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