Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2022

September 25 - October 4
Thailand is certainly no stranger to everything that’s quirky and out of the ordinary. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival held in autumn – also known under its more Taoist-inspired...
Sagres Birdwatching Festival 2022

Sagres Birdwatching Festival 2022

October 1 - October 5
The Sagres Birdwatching Festival is set to return on 1 – 5 October. A hotspot for biodiversity, Sagres is a verdant region in the western point of the Algarve, and...
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2018

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2022

October 1 - October 9
If you have seen photos of many vividly coloured balloons gliding across semi-arid scenery there is a good chance that those shots come from the Albuquerque...
Durga Puja

Durga Puja Festival 2022, India

October 1 - October 5
Durga Puja, one of the most important festivals for Hindu Bengalis, is the biggest yearly event in Kolkata and known as the Carnival of the East. Usually taking place in...
BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival 2022

October 5 - October 16
The 66th BFI London Film Festival will walk red carpets around the UK capital once more this October,  with a plethora of films including world premieres. From 5 to 16...
Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Isle of Wight Literary Festival, 2022

October 6 - October 9
The Isle of Wight Literary Festival is a major literary event in the south of England, that draws leading writers and thinkers from around the UK. This year, Dr Maggie...
Great American Beer Festival

Great American Beer Festival Denver, 2022

October 6 - October 8
Denver, known as the mile high city, is hosting The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), which expects to draw more than 60,000 visitors to sample its 4,000 beers from over...
austin City Limits music

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2022, Texas

October 7 - October 16
Expect big names headlining: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys when the state capital of Texas welcomes the Austin City Limits Music Festival...

Llanerch Vineyard Hotel: AA Hotel of the Year Wales

Llanerch Vineyard Hotel has been named as the AA’s Hotel of the Year Wales 2022. The 37-bed hotel in Hensol, South Wales, opened in May 2019 and was the first…

Eve : Luxury, Eco-electric Campervan

Campervan holidays have often suffered from an image problem, appearing as not the most glamorous of holiday choices. Until now that is. These days, the average traveller…

Derby Set for Pint-sized Fun

With a well-earned reputation as ‘the real ale capital of the world’, Derby is serving up four top treats to tempt beer lovers to visit the city this summer and…

Staffordshire’s ‘30 under £30’ for Summer 2022

Enjoy Staffordshire is setting its sights on helping visitors combat the cost-of-living crisis by coming up with 30 family friendly days out that won’t break the bank. All cost under…



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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!

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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.

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Experience the Trans-Bhutan Trail Responsibly

Activist holiday company Responsible Travel has launched two local-guided Trans-Bhutan Trail adventures to mark the reopening of the trail. The 403-kilometre trail reopened in March 2022 for the first time in…

A New Beginning for Bhutan

Reopening to tourism for the first time since March 2020, the land of the thunder dragon will once again invite visitors to discover its awe-inspiring landscapes, nurturing people and incomparable…

Intrepid Travel and Byway Partner for Slow Travel

Travel B Corps Intrepid Travel and Byway have teamed up to make it easier than ever for UK travellers to explore Europe 100% flight-free. Travellers who book a European small group adventure…

Learn to Surf at The Sea Retreat Spain

When summer comes to an end in the UK, clouds roll in, rain begins to fall, and the days become shorter. The Sea Retreat in El Palmar, Spain, is the ideal getaway: with highs of 24°C throughout autumn…

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