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Live Opera Returns to Oxfordshire

Like so many other purveyors of live ents, the young team behind the Waterperry Opera Festival has had to scrub this year’s plans for a full blown festival but rather…

Open Spaces Near Bury St Edmunds 

With a desire to spend more time in open spaces the countryside, parks and gardens in and around Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk offer much to explore, with several places…

Switzerland Welcomes UK and EU Tourists

Switzerland opened its border to Schengen countries and the UK on 15 June. Following the UK government’s announcement, as of 10 July, guests from England can travel…

Helsinki Turns Square into Culinary Oasis

Cities are places where people come together and the COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for new, safe spaces to enable people to meet. In Helsinki, the city has taken…

The website for Over 40 and Over 50 Travel Inspiration

If you are interested in Over 40 Travel or even Over 50 Travel ideas, then you have landed at the right site. Travel Begins at 40 is the only travel site to feature the best travel writing aimed at the 40+ and 50+ traveller. Our aim is to inspire you to travel responsibly and imaginatively. As we are not tied to any travel agency or tour operator we will not push unwanted tours upon you – although you can flick through our latest offers section if you wish – instead you will discover our own experiences and opinions, backed up by the latest travel news, events and festivals from around the globe. Whether it’s a homestay in the Cambodian jungle, trekking in Tajikistan, a naturalist hotel in Costa Rica, or urban camping in Stockholm, you will find it in our pages. It’s never too late to start something new. Let your journey begin here!

For more information about Travel Begins at 40, read here.

In-Depth Travel Guides

Each world travel guide covers the basics any traveller over 40 will want to know about places all around the world. Find the latest information on accommodation, food, weather and transport, as well as insight on the culture and heritage of all your favourite travel destinations.

So far we’ve covered Belgium, CambodiaCosta Rica the Faroe IslandsThailand, Tajikistan, Nepal, and the UK.

Lake District Summer Staycation

Linthwaite House will re-open on 31 July, with its idyllic location above Windermere providing the perfect base for guests to make the most of the Lake District’s dramatic…

Green Light for Tailor Made Rail

Rail-based getaways and self-drive holidays are forecast to be on the rise. The surge in popularity of self-drive holidays – which offer flexibility, independence and convenience…

Isolated Breaks in the Balearic Islands

British citizens will be free to visit Spain again very soon without the need for quarantine when they get back. As big cities and popular beaches are now slightly less…

Meet the Hill Tribes of Vietnam

To celebrate the fact that the UK Government has given the green light for holidays to Vietnam, Bamboo Travel has created a new tour to discover the natural beauty and…

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