Do you often dream of jetting off to some far-away land to soak up the sun on a white sandy beach and sip cocktails while a cool evening breeze brings with it the scent of delicious foreign cuisine? Have you ever put those daydreams into action?
Research from Prudential found that a significant proportion of over-50s would prioritise going on holiday rather than save the cash for their retirement, which could put them at a disadvantage if they have a very low income to live on after they have stopped working.
However, with so many places around the world to travel to, it is unsurprising that the over-50s can’t wait to pack their suitcases and board the next plane.
And having endured many years of hard work and raising a family, isn’t it time to treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime trip?
Travel writer for WhyGo Australia, Brooke Schoenment, believes holidays to Australia are among the most down-to-earth cultural experiences a person can enjoy in their life.
“The Australian Outback is a very large place, so there are many options for visitors – depending on their time in the country and itinerary,” she notes.
“Small outback towns give visitors a sense of size and a feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. I recommend heading out to Broken Hill in New South Wales, or taking the Indian Pacific train across the country from Sydney to Perth and partaking in the whistle-stop tours in places like Kalgoorlie – an outback mining town and Cook – an outback ghost town.”
The writer explains that no holiday to Australia’s Outback is complete without visiting Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, which is a sacred site for the aborigines in the Northern Territory.
“Many visitors prefer to venture there as a tour from Adelaide and pass through the quirky opal mining town that is Coober Pedy, a place where it gets so hot that locals live underground,” Ms Schoenment adds.
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