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An introduction to Travel and Holidays in laterlife

Travel and Holidays in Laterlife aims to be a comprehensive guide to a wide variety of holiday cities and regions through-out the UK, Europe and to many long-haul destinations in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Travel and Holidays on Laterlife is edited by husband and wife writing team, Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan. Hugh is an award winning travel writer, broadcaster and photographer. Moira spent forty years as a teacher and head teacher in Scottish primary schools. She also wrote extensively about education and travel.

They are joint authors or contributing authors to over forty travel and outdoors guidebooks including the best selling AA guidebooks Spiral Scotland and Essential Scotland and guides to Lebanon and Jordan for New Holland Publishing's Globetrotter series.

They have also written travel features for a wide variety of newspapers from The Times to The Glencairn Gazette and magazines including Woman's Realm, Choice, The Lady, Real Holidays, Heritage and Interval World.

In each case they draw on their extensive experience to provide a personalized over 50s view of each destination.

They have been writing for this market since their early forties. Now they are part of the market they spend a large part of each year exploring the best of what is available and reporting on it for Laterlife.



Hugh Taylor
Moira McCrossan

Travel and Holidays in Laterlife

A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Edited by Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan, Travel Writers, Broadcasters and Photographers. Providing a personalized over-50s view of each destination, the essence is to capture the flavour of the location, so it's easy to decide "Is that for me?" .

UK & Ireland
Continental Europe
Long Distance
Travel Advice
Interactive Travel Review Map

New Additions


Escorted Tour Group

Escorted Holidays

Organised tours, knowledgeable tour guides

Let someone else do the hard word for you! Inclusive itineraries take you to the finest sights and experienced guides mean you won't miss a thing on your visit to some of the world's most spectacular, fascinating and beautiful locations:

Worldwide - JustYou
Worldwide - Travelsphere

Escorted Rail Holidays - Great Rail Journeys
Specialist Escorted Holidays With A Difference - Traveleyes

Golfing HolidayHolidays with a Difference

New and exciting ways to holiday



Tower Bridge, LondonUK, Ireland and Europe

Holidaying Closer to Home

Short breaks, theatre breaks and holidaying without hours of endless travelling before you reach your destination. Explore the great choices on offer closer to home:

UK Breaks from Warner Leisure Hotels
European Air Holidays
City Breaks
Theatre Breaks



Our new Travel Series, in partnership with the tourist boards of Wales and Ireland

In our new travel series, provided in assocation with VisitWales and Tourism Ireland we'll be highlighting the wonderful places you can visit close to home.



Upcoming events in Wales including:
  • Underground Trampoline
  • New Chocolate Factory
  • Porthcawl's new marina

Sizzling Summer of Events
More Articles


Tourism Ireland

As the name suggests, "the Ring" begins and ends at the same point: Killarney. Queen Victoria visited here in 1861 and stayed in Muckross House, the grand Victorian mansion at the centre of Killarney National Park.

The Ring of Kerry
More Articles

Days Out Around the UK

Follow the National Express series as they take us on a journey around the UK, highlighting the best destinations.


Welcome to Cambridge

Planning Retirement Online


Competition: A break for two in the glorious Swiss Alps, travelling on the Glacier Express.

Enter the fabulous holiday prize draw at Silver Travel Advisor.

Silver Travel Advisor provides a wealth of information, impartial, as well as suggestions, ideas and destination reports about travel for the over 50’s.

Balearic outdoor holidays organise singles walking holidays to be enjoyed not endured.

Our singles weeks are all about having a good time with like minded individuals who are travelling alone for many reasons. Whatever your reason for joining us, we promise you our best attention at all times and will do everything we can to make your time with us a wonderful and fulfilling experience.

A Warner break is full of choice. Whether you opt for a stunning Country Hotel or prefer a Coastal Hotel or Village, there's something for everyone.

Laterlife members can save an extra £10.00 off per person! Find out more here

Mercury Direct

Single Traveller Holidays, no single supplement

From Long-Stay Holiday Specialist Mercury Direct

If you’re travelling alone or with a friend, why pay more to have your own room? Mercury Direct have secured hundreds of holidays with no single supplements in twin rooms in all of their destinations.

Offers from Mercury Direct

Laterlife Travel Insurance

LaterLife Travel Insurance is designed for the more mature traveller and covers single trip insurance up to age 85 and annual policies up to age 75.

Click here for further information and to obtain a quotation

Laterlife Travel Insurance


Home Exchange – the Holiday Alternative

Home Exchange 50plus is a website which enables you to holiday by swapping homes with like-minded travellers, either in your own country or worldwide, and is specifically for those 50 and over.



Find out more about the various ways of exchanging and the LaterLife extra 20% off code.

Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House and 5 star Hotel - Royal Opera House, LondonSuperbreak Event Holidays

Superbreak have a fantastic choice of theatre, visitor attraction, spa, golf and event breaks, so whatever you want to do or go, you can find the perfect break for you.

Horse RacingClick here for further information

St LuciaSmall Business & Holiday Offers

Exclusive offers for laterlife visitors

A selection of offers from small businesses for laterlife visitors that can save you money.


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Cruising Resources


A cruise is the perfect way to see the world, with luxury and comfort guaranteed.


Cruise Holidays with Travelsphere
Cruising for beginners
Types of Cruise Holiday
Cruise Holidays - Top tips
River Cruises
Introduction to Cruising with P&O Cruises and Cunard


Escorted Holidays Worldwide


With more than 30 years of experience, Travelsphere has earned its reputation for providing escorted tours you’ll never forget – at prices you won’t believe. Choose from a huge range of holidays by air, rail and coach in more than 70 countries, including short breaks, cruises, resort stays and tours.

Travelsphere New Tours
Top Trips
Your Friendly Guide

Mercury Dircet



Long-Stay Holidays

Mercury Direct

Marsakala Harbour - Malta - Long Stay Holidays A long stay holiday with Mercury Direct can be the perfect way to get away from the winter while at the same time exploring a new country and culture. More often than not the discount applied to a long stay holiday can make it cheaper than staying in the UK – especially if you choose an All-Inclusive holiday for your stay.

Long Stay Holiday Offers


Just You Escorted Singles Holidays

If you love holidays but are put off by the thought of going on your own, a Just You escorted tour is the ideal solution. You’ll see the sights with like-minded single travellers and an experienced tour manager will answer your questions and take care of all the details.

New Tours Added
Singles Holidays

Top Trips
Your Friendly Guide

Outdoor Holidays on Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza to be enjoyed not endured

Balearic outdoor holidays organise luxury walking, painting and cycling holidays on Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza for singles, couples and groups alike.

We take care of everything, just turn up and enjoy.


Flam RailwayHolidays by Rail

Great Rail Journeys

A holiday by rail offers one thing that other forms of transport simply cannot match: a journey which is part of the holiday experience.

The Joys of Rail Travel
Rail Holidays with Great Rail journeys


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