Raindance Film Festival

Raindance Film Festival 2020, London

October 28 - November 7
The largest independent UK film festival, The Raindance Film Festival returns to London for its 27th edition in September. Describing itself as the “champion of the underdog”...
Loy Krathong Yi Peng Thailand

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festivals, 2020

October 29 - October 31
Thailand’s most beautiful and beguiling festival, Loy Krathong is enormously popular with Thais and visitors alike. Thousands of little candle lights and flowers drift down waterways...
Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan

Tokyo International Film Festival 2020, Japan

October 31 - November 9
Prepare yourself to rub shoulders with film stars and to discover top international movies at one of Asia’s most prestigious competitive film events, the annual Tokyo...
Day of the Dead Festival worldwide festivals

Day of the Dead Festival, 2020

November 1 - November 2
Many people associate the Day of the Dead Festival with Mexico, but actually it is an equally important part of the culture of Guatemala (on 1 November) and El Salvador,...

Take a Forest Bath in the Canary Islands

Las Nieves Natural Park in La Palma is famed for its waterfall and forest of thousand-year-old trees, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Recently, Las Nieves…

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer at the Barbican

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Scottish dancer and choreographer’s artistic partnership with the Barbican, the arts centre has curated Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer…

Valencia for the Eco-conscious Traveller

Valencia is a city making huge strides to tackle the global climate emergency and create a destination that travellers can visit with a clean conscience. The city has become the…

Tenerife Is Ready for UK Travellers

The UK Government has announced that The Canary Islands will be removed from the FCDO’s global travel advice against non-essential travel and added to the travel corridor list…

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.

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