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1. Posted by PrincessLa (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

I am going travelling in a few months with my best friend. He is 35 (which i know isnt old!!:))
Apart from the working visa i Australia is there any other restrictions that we should know about? We plan on doing asia, australia, then the Americas
Thanks for any help
Lx

2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 8y

Quoting PrincessLa

I am going travelling in a few months with my best friend. He is 35 (which i know isnt old!!:))
Apart from the working visa i Australia is there any other restrictions that we should know about? We plan on doing asia, australia, then the Americas
Thanks for any help
Lx

You better hope he doesnt find out you posted this! :)

35 old! I'm 45 and about to go hit the road again. Im hoping I'll get a little more respect this time!

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Man, I just turned 31 and feel just as young as 10 years ago.
But this is the first time I feel a bit old

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

My boyfriend is 35 and says he feels very young and is no way an older traveller !!!!! we're in the process of planning another big trip for two years time.....

i don't know about asia but there shouldn't be any age restrictions in the americas....

5. Posted by PrincessLa (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

LOL
thanks for all your replies!!
I know it's not old but he seems to think it is. I think its the restriction of the working visa that makes him feel old. im just so proud that at 35 hes finally got the courage to leave his job and do what hes always wanted to do!

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Ahhhh! I'm going to be 35 in May!!!! Trust me, I'd rather be travelling now than when I was 10 years younger with little money and less sense. I went to school with a girl who was old at 18, and my Grandmother is almost 82 and the life of the party. It's all in how you feel and what vibe you give out.

7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

Quoting PrincessLa

is there any other restrictions that we should know about?

Other than inability to get working holiday visas, the other things that "older" travellers wouldn't be able to get would be around "student" or "youth" discounts. In addition, there are a few tour companies (Contiki comes to mind) that have an upper age limit on their tours. And finally, 18 year old Aussie chicks in hostels tend to think I'm creepy when I hit on them.

Other than that, no restrictions on age that I can think of.

8. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y

I read on the internet that Contiki may say they have an age range for their tours but they won't turn away an older person.