Where you're in 20's, travelling is about backpacking, staying at hostels, and partying with fellow travellers. In your 30's, it's less about partying, your interests become more cultured, and your hotel and restaurant requirements change.
By the time you're 40, you've lived a lot more in every sense. When you're 40 and over, you see the magnificence life, you understand your own insignificance in the grand scheme of things, and you can appreciate the sights, sounds, smells and tastes the world has to offer.
With this in mind, below, we offer five travel destinations best enjoyed when over 40:
Fjords in the West of Norway
The awe-inspiring beauty of Norway's fjords cannot be overstated. Whether it's a single-day or a week-long cruise, book one of the many unescorted boat tours through Norway's fjords and take in the vast beauty of this corner of the world.
The most popular fjords are the Lysefjord in Rogaland, the Nærøyfjord, Sognefjord and Nordfjord in Sogn & Fjordane, Geirangerfjord, Hjørundfjord and Romsdalsfjord in Møre & Romsdal, and the Hardangerfjord in Hordaland.
Breathe in the crisp Nordic air, relax, and let your eyes do all the work.
Once your 40 or older, it's likely that your palate is more refined and sophisticated to discern and savour great wines. What better time than now then to visit one of the world's greatest wine spots than Bordeaux?
Bordeaux is a must for all wine-lovers. Rent a car, drive through the beautiful countryside, stay in a castle, visit several vineyards and sample some of the world's finest and rarest wines. Once you've found a favourite wine, pair it with a dish from one of the region's many beautiful restaurants.
Life doesn't get much more exquisite than this.
Machu Picchu, Peru
One item on seemingly everyone's bucket list is to hike Machu Picchu in Peru.
The best way to hike Machu Picchu is by booking a guided week-long tour with a trekking company. While it's highly advised to be in good physical health, depending on the number of days, the hike can be broken into manageable stints so that hike is more comfortable.
When hiking with a trekking company, hikers are only required to carry day packs while staff from the trekking company carry all the heavy gear and even set up the tents and prepare the meals.
Experience one of the New7Wonders of the World.
There are few places more exotic in the world than Madagascar. Home to almost 25,000 species of wild animals, many of which are sadly close to extinction, nowhere else in the world can you see such incredible plants and animals coexisting than in Madagascar.
Book a one-week or two-week tour and travel through rainforest, desert, savannah, beaches, and mountains where you can see all the animals your heart desires. Lemurs, chameleons, Madagascar fody, frogs, geckos, chameleons, fossa, and dozens of rainbow coloured birds – you name it.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Safari Trip, Africa
Whether it's chimpanzees in Rwanda, tracking gorillas in Uganda, camping in Kenya and seeing leopards, cheetahs, elephants, buffalos and hippos at Samburu national reserve, or witnessing “The Big 5” - elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalos – at the 19,485-square kilometre Kruger National Park in South Africa, a safari trip is one of the greatest adventures you can ever have.
In both terms of time and money, only once you're over 40 can you really afford to do a safari properly.
Bucket list, complete.
Before You Set Off…
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Go explore today.
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