George Duffy
George Duffy hiking in Coldstream, BC

Travel in the Third Age

The first job I got in the travel industry, I was well under 50. I worked for a coach tour company that had the tag line, “50 Plus are First With Us”. It was a bit of ageism back when that was more acceptable.

I then started my own travel business named Tourworld Marketing selling custom tours and vacations. And, somewhere along the line I made it to that 50 plus number myself. Now it’s called the “Third Age”. I like that better.

If you are a third ager like me you have probably taken a few knocks and though your body may not always agree, you still have a youthful spirit that wants to keep experiencing life. The good news is tours aren’t about age at all any more.

Most group ours today are a mix of people who like the same types of experiences. So there’s food trips; hiking, biking, walking, diving, sailing trips; cultural explorations, nature, wildlife watching, birding, music, history, archeology, art, dance, music, yoga, health, life long learning learning and just about anything you want.

. And now’s the time.

Go With A Group, With A Friend or Two, Or Go On Your Own: Just Go!

Today there are literally thousands of tours to choose from. We sell the best of the best. And there’s also something else, really the magic ingredient: people.

When you travel, it’s the people that bring the richness to your memories.

The Fun in Touring With A Group

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Travelling with a group is fun. It really is. And let’s be honest, it’s a little too easy to get locked into our own little cocoons. Group travel is a great way to add some “social” to your life. But not every moment of the tour has to be with a group. Today there are tours that give you quite a lot of time and space to experience things on your own, or just take a breather. But the group tour doesn’t have to be your entire trip.

In fact lot of people take a mix of group and non-group tours on a single trip. There’s lots of benefits to both and so why limit yourself?

Here at Tourworld we represent a carefully chosen selection of really great travel and tour companies. Some you’ve possibly heard of while others are smaller, more specialized and mostly located right in the destination.

Tailor Made and Self Guided Travel Experiences

Yes, this video is me. (My hair isn’t really that grey, is it? ) I was visiting and they made this video. This little place is fairly easy to get to, but about a million miles away from the hustle of the Mayan Riviera and Cancun. Besides being a very interesting village where they make and sell hammocks and other items, they also have access to one of the best preserved Mayan archeological sites you can see anywhere.

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There are no pre-made packages here. Not enough travellers.

And that’s really the whole point. You don’t have to be limited just by what standard package tours offer. If you don’t want a group trip or there’s something different or more that want, we can help with self guided or tailor made options. See what you get here.

Single Travellers

Travelling as a single is really personal. And a lot of travellers happen to be singles or “solo”. A lot of people also hate the single supplement. I now have tours just for singles with no single supplement and I have tours that will automatically pair you up. Read more here.

Assurance with Tourworld

Booking with us at Tourworld directly provides you with greater flexibility than the rigid, impersonal world of online booking, but also serves to help local businesses, at home and in the destination. We will cover off all the details you need to be aware of before you travel so you are prepared. We are also there to help you out during the trip if something occurs. And best of all, we charge no extra fees when you book a tailor made tour or private trip!

We are partnered with Independent by Flight Centre (IFC), one of Canada’s largest host travel companies. This helps us deliver not only great tours, but offer great pricing advantages, choice, great customer service and financial security. We are fully licensed with IFC to sell travel within all Canadian provinces and territories. And with our airfares, we can connect you anywhere.

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