Travel Photographer of the Year TPOTY

Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2022

April 13 - May 31
Travel the world without leaving London with the latest winning images from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY). From 12 May to 10 June...
Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival 2022, France

May 17 - May 28
Probably the most famous – and certainly the most glitzy – film festivals in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, or Cannes Festival to give its official title, is held...

Chelsea Fringe 2022, London, UK

May 21 - May 29
If you haven’t done so already, be sure to enter 21 to 29 May in your diaries for a diverse and stunningly beautiful festival, the Chelsea Fringe. If you love...
Bridlington Kite Festival

Bridlington Kite Festival, UK 2022

May 21 - May 22
The Bridlington Kite Festival close to the popular Yorkshire coastal resort returns to its traditional May weekend this year after being held in September in 2021.  There will be a...
Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show 2022, London, UK

May 24 - May 28
The environment and sustainability was supposed to be the focus for the 2020 Chelsea Flower Show as this famous Royal Horticultural Society event shows that it moves...
Maiah Carey Soul Beach Music Festival Aruba

Soul Beach Music Festival 2022, Aruba

May 25 - May 30
Soul music on a tropical island with great beaches and water sports. Interested? Then the Soul Beach Music Festival held each year in May, could be the place for you....
Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney 2022, New South Wales

May 27 - June 18
Regarded as the biggest light, music and ideas festival in the South, Vivid Sydney will light up the city’s opera house and surrounding harbour area from 27 May to 18...
Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Gloucestershire

May 30
Held in the village of Brockworth in Gloucestershire, the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake is held on the Spring Bank Holiday Monday each year. What started off as a...

London City Airport to Become Net Zero

London City Airport (LCY) has outlined its plan to become the first net zero airport in London by the end of the decade. The airport has published a new sustainability roadmap, setting out the steps …

Leonor Espinosa: The World’s Best Female Chef

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 today reveals that the winner of The World’s Best Female Chef Award, sponsored by Nude Glass, is Leonor Espinosa, chef-owner of Leo in Bogotá….

Tswalu Introduces Rhino Conservation Experience

Tswalu, South Africa’s largest private game reserve, is introducing a conservation experience focusing on generic data collection of endangered rhino populations of the Southern Kalahari ecosystem…

Levison Wood: The World Needs More Pura Vida

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has partnered with adventurer, Levison Wood, on its latest Costa Rica Sanctuary campaign, which aims to promote the country as the ultimate natural escape. The campaign…



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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.

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

137 Pillars House Well-Being Retreat

Immersing yourself in nature is one of the best ways to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul and re-energize the spirit. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, a leading luxury all-suite boutique resort in northern Thailand…

Explore Senja from Every Angle

A new autumn adventure has launched in northern Norway, providing the perfect opportunity to experience the arctic from every angle – from the air in a private helicopter, on land hiking across the dramatic…

Tapnell Farm Eco-Route to Isle of Wight

It’s now easy to take the environmentally friendly route to the Isle of Wight, thanks to a new two-night cycling break from Tapnell Farm, which starts the moment guests get off the Lymington ferry at Yarmouth…

Drive the Fjords in an Electric Porsche

Travel through Norwegian fjords in a newly launched electric super car adventure enjoying empty open roads and breath-taking Scandinavian scenery. From unspoiled mountain passes to sea-spanning bridges …

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