Travelling with Seniors

Travelling is good for the soul – no matter your age. It is all about broadening horizons and uncovering new experiences, and this is definitely something everyone should go for. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teenager or 80 and above, you can discover new places, learn about new cultures and meet new people, simply by taking a trip.

But travel needs to be done right. It needs to be geared towards each traveller’s abilities and interests, with plenty of preparation before anyone even thinks about packing a suitcase. How about travelling with someone over 65? Fret not! We’ve got you covered with this handy must-do list.

Seniors

Travel Insurance

When travelling with someone over 65 and you’re planning on taking a trip – travel insurance is the first thing to check off the to-do list. The right travel insurance policy can help you stay protected, no matter how near or far you’re travelling. Whether your luggage goes missing, your wallet gets stolen, or you happen to need medical treatment, having the right travel cover can make a huge difference.

Standard policies may have age limits on their cover, so be sure to read what is covered in a travel insurance policy to determine if the product is suitable for you, and always contact your insurance provider if you have any further questions.

Medical Check-Up

As the years pass we get older, time moves a little faster and some activities can start to feel a little more arduous. Be sure to visit your doctor a month prior to departure for a general check-up and to obtain any relevant vaccinations – plus, it’s worth ensuring you have everything you need during the trip such as painkillers or vitamins while there.

Airport Essentials

While some people are as spry in their nineties as they were in their teens, others need a little bit of assistance as they get older. So don’t forget to arrange for assistance with your airline or on arrival at the airport prior to departing. Also, make sure to place prescribed medications in carryon bags, so they are always on hand when needed.

Having Fun!

Getting the most out of any trip means planning ahead to ensure everyone travelling has an enjoyable time. If you’re embarking on a casual trip, choose destinations that appeal to everyone in the group, with easy accessibility for less mobile travellers. If opting for a tour, choose packages that are less strenuous for seniors, while still providing plenty of fun and a great travel experience.