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Culture & History

Understand your host destination by delving into its culture and history.
 
Biking in DC, Back in History

Biking in DC, Back in History

American cities are built for the motor car with freeways everywhere, so popular culture has it. Sure. But there are more environmentally friendly alternatives, as Mike East discovers when he…

Things to Do in Panama City

Things to Do in Panama City

Many travellers have heard of things to do in Panama City – the canal, casinos, etc – but on his most recent visit, Mike East saw many changes and much…

City Break: Singapore

City Break: Singapore

The ride from Changi International airport always leaves me dazzled. My eyes lap up the tree-lined, functional roads with rows of colourful, manicured flowerbeds serving as a barrier to oncoming…

Less is More in Laos

Less is More in Laos

The more I travel, the more I come to appreciate the beauty of less. It is many years now since the Lonely Planet books helped to achieve precisely the opposite…

East Timor: Discovering A Lost World

East Timor: Discovering A Lost World

Visitors to Pousada Baucau are greeted by pastel pink balustrades, high-ceilinged rooms, and old photos from Portugal’s colonial days. In the breeze and flower-filled hotel restaurant, leather-bound menus announce: Restaurante…

Interested in Culture & History?

Culture & history are essential elements of the Over 40 and Over 50 travel experience. Gone have the days when you were content just to lying on the beach, and – perhaps – the kids have trailed off on holidays of their own. At Travel Begins at 40, our team of expert writers have traversed the globe to bring you their favourite cultural and historical highs – some of which might just take you by surprise. So whether you fancy taking a tour of Florence or visiting the Louvre – the Abu Dhabi one naturally, we have the travel experiences that might just inspire you to go on a trip of your own. From Pittsburgh to Almaty and Cartagena to Oman, we have experienced the world’s greatest festivals and museums, castles and temples. Read our adventures and don’t forget to go on similar ones of your own. Culture, history and the people who have shaped them at travel Begins at 40.