Travel & lifestyle

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From automatic tipping to afternoon tea, you can soon find your onboard account getting out of control. Our tips will show you what to avoid.

Make your money go further on a cruise

Accessible days out

The Silver Travellers share highlights from their days out around Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.
Abbotsford House and Gardens © The Abbotsford Trust

Owning a pet

A pet can be a loyal companion as we get older, particularly if we live alone or don’t have regular contact with friends and family.
Woman with cat

Camping in later life

It's never too late to go on your first camping trip, as this silver traveller discovered.
First camping trip

Marvellous city

There's so much to see: iconic sights, world famous beaches and a fabulous vibe! Find out what makes Brazil's second largest city so marvellous.
Photo by Rafa Bahiense licensed under CC

Why do we love canned food?

Amanda Hamilton - nutritionist, health expert and broadcaster - talks about why canned food is so enduringly popular

More lifestyle radio features

Why do we love canned food?

The marathon man

Fauja Singh is the world's oldest marathon runner at the age of 102. Read what keeps him moving and more of his wisdom.


The Wireless
Radio for grown-ups

Tune in for features, celebrity interviews, expert advice and - of course- plenty of music!
The Wireless

Celebrating the best in travel!

Share your best holiday experiences for the chance to win £50 of M&S vouchers.
Silver Travel Awards
In the driving seat

Renewing your licence at 70

Once you reach 70, your licence expires – but this doesn’t mean you have to stop driving.


Attract wildlife to your garden

Some simple tips to attract different types of wildlife to your garden.

Prize draw

Enter the Silver Travel Advisor July prize draw to win a wonderful rail break in Switzerland for 2 people.
Prize draw

Gardening tips

In the Garden is a regular radio feature from The Wireless, featuring seasonal tips from expert gardener Christine Walkden.
Christine Walkden

Barry Norman on bereavement

In 2011, Barry Norman lost his wife of 54 years to heart disease. In this interview talks about being left on his own, and why he decided to write a book about their life together.
Barry Norman (c) Francesco Guidicini, Rex Features

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What's your perfect holiday?

Everyone deserves a holiday. Time to relax, enjoy yourself and explore new places.

That's why we've partnered with Silver Travel Advisor, the travel review and information site for mature travellers aged 50+, to bring you a selection of holiday suggestions and special offers.


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