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Travel Resources For Solo Travellers Over 50

Plan your trip with these helpful resources and websites.

PLAN YOUR TRIP WITH THESE RESOURCES

FLIGHT DEALS

Skyscanner

Skyscanner is an easy-to-use travel website that helps travellers find the best prices on international flight connections. You can quickly view a variety of airlines and OTAs to compare prices. Search results also include most low-cost airlines worldwide.

Emirates

Emirates is one of the best airlines in the world, with routes to over 133 destinations worldwide! Emirates offers the best complimentary flight amenity kits, Wi-Fi on board, wide and comfortable seating and entertainment systems. Great value for the economy class to Australia.

Trip.com

Trip.com (AUS) is a reputable booking site that helps book international flights, hotel accommodations, car rentals, and tour packages worldwide. You can compare prices and save money by accessing exclusive discounts with rewards every time you book.
Trip.com (US) + Trip.com (UK)

ACCOMMODATION

Booking.com

Booking.com is the most popular booking site for hotels in the world. You can often find top-notch offers, especially for weekend gateways and late deals. The best feature is the free cancellation for online bookings before the date: you can book with no deposit and no cancellation fee.

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HOSTELWORLD

Hostelworld is the largest hostel booking website in the world. This site is used for searching hotels in new and old places. They have a truly extensive hostel listing, and the platform is straightforward to use with an easy booking process.

DAY TRIPS And TOURS

GetYourGuide

GetYourGuide is a website and mobile app designed to find guided day tours, activities, and tickets to top attractions. It’s easy to use: no booking fees, with skips-the-line options at popular attractions.

TourRadar

TourRadar is a booking platform that helps travellers find and book exciting guided tours and adventures worldwide, from 3 days to 10-14 and longer trips. They provide detailed information, access to tour reviews, and offer competitive prices and rewards.

Musement

Musement is a digital platform for finding tickets to museums and attractions, offering free cancellations and skip-the-line access. It’s known for its security and reliability in bookings.

Tripadvisor

TripAdvisor is probably the most popular website in the world, where travellers can access valuable info, including reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants, attractions, tours and activities. It’s often used for travel advice and customer reviews, but you can also compare prices and make online bookings.

✅ For more info about group tours, check out these Australia Solo Travel Tours For Over 50
✅ For more info about Italy Tours, check out our Small Group Tours of Italy For Over 50

CAR HIRE and CAMPERVAN RENTAL

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DriveNow

DriveNow is the best comparison site for car hire and campervan rentals in Australia and New Zealand. Real-time search results and no upfront deposit. They also have a relocation offer for long-distance and one-way campervan rentals across AUS and NZ.

DiscoverCars

DiscoverCars is a trusted car rental platform that operates in over 150 countries. It helps travellers compare prices and find the best deals for their rental cars. You can save up to 70%. They also offer additional rental car insurance.

BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar is the largest ride-sharing company in Europe and the U.S. For those who don’t own a car and want to travel around Europe, it’s a real boon, especially to reach destinations not well served by public transportation.

✅ For more info about Campervan Rentals in Australia, check our Australia Campervanning Guide.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Cover More

Cover-More Insurance for Australian Citizens or those living in Australia. This is an award-winning travel insurance company based in Australia. They offer great prices and broad coverage, including delayed and missed connecting flights, medical emergencies, lost luggage, and personal liability, and they also cover 80+ outdoor adventures. With Covermore, experience a quick online process and fast payouts on claims.

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TravelInsurance


TravelInsurance is the largest comparison site in the US for travel and medical insurance. You access the best travel and medical providers and can get multiple quotes from various offerers. This is an excellent tool for brainstorming policy plans from reputable companies with broad travel & medical coverage. We recommend using TravelInsurance if you are a US citizen +70 travelling overseas.

Safety Wing

Safetywing provides affordable medical insurance for US citizens up to 69 years old. It’s excellent, especially for digital nomads and travellers planning to travel long-term abroad. It’s affordable and available for over 175 countries with a quick sign-up and claim process. Plus, you can cancel it anytime.

✅ For more info on choosing travel insurance coverage Travel and Medical Insurance Guide For Over 50

HOUSE SITTING

Trusted House Sitters

Trusted House Sitters is an international pet and house-sitting platform. Both homeowners and house sitters pay for a yearly membership, but there are no further costs when finding a house sit or house sitter. Create a free account. 👉 Get 20% discount on any Trusted Housesitters Plan. (no code required).

✅ For more info on house sitting, check out how to become a House Sitter and get house sits worldwide

Aussie House Sitters

Aussie House Sitters is a pet and house-sitting platform focused on  Australia.  House owners can post ads for free, while house sitters pay for a yearly membership, but no further costs are involved. I have used this platform for years on my house sits in Australia and loved it.

✅ For more info on house sitting in Australia, check out how to become a long-term House Sitter in Australia

ONLINE PAYMENTS And CARDS

WISE

WISE is an online platform for international money transfers and is also available as a mobile app. The main benefit is the competitive exchange rates with low to zero fees. They also offer a borderless WISE Card with multiple currencies on it. You can choose from +40 currencies on one single card. The Wise Card is free, but an annual fee may apply. Check the terms & conditions for each country below:
WISE AUSWISE US WISE UK

INTERNET and SIM CARDS

NordVPN

NordVPN is a leading website for internet threat protection. Use your phone or laptop with peace of mind, with protected online navigation by blocking malware-ridden sites, malicious downloads, ads, and trackers. It also offers password manager sites and more services in internet protection.

SimOptions

SimOptions is a website that makes comparing eSIM plans simple, from eSim Brands like Orange, O2, Ais, DTAC and many more. It’s perfect for finding the right eSIM package when travelling abroad. It’s convenient and budget-friendly, offering extensive coverage in over 200 countries.

Alo Sim

AloSim offers eSIM plans in 170 countries. Choose the country, the length of time, and the data you want (starting from 1 GB)—seamless installation, easy-to-navigate, stable connection on Google Maps and all platforms. You only need one SIM for the EU. Top-up is straightforward.

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This article was first posted in 2013 and last updated in December 2023.

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