as i get older i want to travel less

What a drag it is getting old. Or at least, that’s what Mick Jagger quý phái on the Rolling Stones track Mother’s Little Helper, way back in 1966.

Fast-forward half a century and millions travellers of all ages are hitting the road every year – and even the Rolling Stones, who are all in their 60s and 70s, are still playing shows around the world.

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This just goes to lớn show that travel is open to lớn all ages, and as you get older it can actually become more rewarding. Here are a few reasons we think travelling gets better with age...

1. There’s less pressure

Travellers in their 20s may have youth on their side, but being young also means there are certain pressures – to lớn focus on a high-flying career, for example, or settle down and have kids. But a little later in life, you can afford to lớn take a more carefree approach to lớn exploring. Chances are, you’ve already got the career bit nailed, and any kids on the scene might even be big enough to lớn take care of themselves at trang chủ.

2. You can travel when you like

Forget battling with the crowds on ngân hàng holidays or paying twice as much for a trip away just because you're on a summer break from studying or the kids are out of school. With all that behind you, you're không lấy phí to lớn travel whenever and wherever you please.

3. You know what you want

One of the best things about getting older is that you have a better idea of what you want from a trip away. Why waste your time on a guided tour when you know that your perfect holiday involves exploring alone?

And why bother with five different museums when you’re perfectly happy to lớn lose yourself in a good book on the beach? With experience you learn to lớn focus on what you really want to lớn get out of travelling, rather kêu ca trying to lớn keep others happy.

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4. You can really live the dream

Ever wanted to lớn go on safari in Tanzania? Or wake up in a khách sạn suite with views across Manhattan? As you progress from backpacker budgets, you might gain access to lớn these kinds of top-end travel experiences, that your penny-pinching former-self might have once dreamed of.

That’s not to lớn say that all older travellers are rich, but having a couple of years (even decades) of work behind you means that ‘luxury’ travel is now within reach – even if it is just on special occasions.

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5. A digital detox is achievable

Getting away from the dreaded gmail inbox is difficult enough for everyone, but imagine if you also had to lớn take care of Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat accounts every time you went on holiday.

You might not realise it but, being able to lớn easily leave behind all things digital and reconnect with the ‘meatspace’ (that’s the physical, offline world) is a blessing.

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6. It can make you healthier and happier

Getting ill abroad is a worry for travellers of any age. But the truth is, you could just as easily get ill at trang chủ – and wherever you are on the planet, medical help is usually easy for tourists to lớn find (particularly those who have a decent travel insurance policy in place).

There’s a whole other angle to lớn this: taking the plunge and heading out on a big adventure later in life could actually be beneficial for your health and happiness.

Travelling is one of those great pastimes that, if done properly, can keep mind and the body toàn thân ticking along lượt thích clockwork. That isn’t just an opinion: studies have suggested that taking trips away may actually increase longevity.

Get inspiration for your next trip with our travel features. Compare flights, find tours, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to lớn buy travel insurance before you go.

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