Spending the kids’ inheritance. Growing old disgracefully. Life begins at 50. You see these catchy phrases on bumper stickers, tea towels and even t-shirts, but all jokes aside, there is one thing we all know – no matter how old our driver’s license says we are, we all feel much younger at heart. And travel goes a long way in keeping you young. Inside this book you’ll find hundreds of holiday ideas across Australia and New Zealand, from luxury escapes to walking holidays, bike rides, train journeys, golfing trips, garden tours and unforgettable wildlife encounters. Now that you’ve got the mortgage monkey off your back and a bit of a nest egg to spend, time on your hands if you have retired – or cut back on the working hours – and the kids are old enough to look after themselves (even if they haven’t yet left home), it’s the perfect time to travel, particularly while you’re still fit and active enough to really enjoy it. After all, you’ve earned it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
One of Australia’s most experienced travel writers, and two-time winner of the prestigious Australian Society of Travel Writers Best Adventure Story Award, Lee Atkinson has been writing about her adventures on and off the road for Australian newspapers, magazines and travel guides since 1991. A self-confessed road trip junky who loves getting away from the crowds in some of Australia’s most wild and remote places, there is not much of Australia that Lee hasn’t seen, or many national parks she hasn’t explored. She is the author of 13 travel books and a contributor to Explore Australia and Camping around Australia. Her most recent books published by Hardie Grant Travel are Australia’s Best Nature Escapes and Explore Australia by Camper Trailer.