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1. Posted by Kaz P (Budding Member 83 posts) 7y

Hi Guys,

My partner and I are planning rtw next year, I was checking out voluntary work to help subsidise are funds but it seems so expensive to be a volunteer? So now Iam thinking ok we could try for paid work maybe in Oz or New Zealand but it looks like you have to be 18-30 bracket. Am I too old or what.

Anyone out there to point me in a more positve direction please?

Kaz aged 34 and a bit

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

Too old? You gotta be kidding me.

Yes, many people tend to do a RTW trip before or after their education or after several years of working and before they want to have a family or whatever.
But that has more to do with the stage of life and other decisions to be made (education, carreer, mortgage, kids etc.) than with explicitly with age.

You are at your physical hight in my opinion just like me Do it!

3. Posted by ontheedge (Full Member 90 posts) 7y

Hey kaz,

Dont worry you are definatly not to old to travel, im 27 and have traveled the world a few times each time thinking im to old, but i always meet people older than me, so just go for it!!!
Think contiki tours might accomadate over 30's not to sure though! either way get out there and do it!!

Dave

Kendal

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 7y

Quoting Kaz P

My partner and I are planning rtw next year, I was checking out voluntary work to help subsidise are funds but it seems so expensive to be a volunteer? So now Iam thinking ok we could try for paid work maybe in Oz or New Zealand but it looks like you have to be 18-30 bracket. Am I too old or what.

As the other replies have said, you're obviously never too old for travel.

You are too old to get a regular working holiday visa (which you can only apply for until the day you turn 31), but since you're from the UK, New Zealand has a Work Exchange Visa through BUNAC/IEP which is valid until age 35 (inclusive), and so would be perfect for you. (I'm rather jealous of this, since being from the Netherlands, the same doesn't exist for me. :()

Depending on what skills you have, you might also try to apply for just a regular work visa for Australia or New Zealand, though I believe getting one of those isn't quite trivial.

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Jun-2009, at 13:31 by Sander ]

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Too old at 34 and a bit?? No way. Just go for it. It's enthusiasm that gets you there to do things - not youth.
Good luck.

6. Posted by skydiving (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Your not too old. Things are cheaper when your a younger traveler but my wife and I went last year and we're 32. The hostel crowd can be a little younger, check our Airtreks for multi-destination travel, and live it up. We did! If you go to AU make sure to visit Faser Island, Thailand Koh Samui, and Africa The Okavango Delta.

Cheers!
Dan -snip-

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

7. Posted by darrylyoung (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Seriously, you're never too old to travel. If anything then age will give you an advantage with regard to a little more life experience.

Get out there and have fun, life is way too short not to!

8. Posted by jessyt81 (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

Too old? Ridiculous!
Hopefully you have or can save up some money to do a fantastic RTW trip without needing to work. Relax...have a good time... Vacations are to get away from stress and work. At your age, you're probably slightly safer since you've got a bit more common sense than some of the travellers out there.

9. Posted by chrisuki (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

No, 34 is a ripe of age to go travelling ;) I have heard of loads of travellers in their 60's plus. RTW trip all depends on your circumstances. Just go and don't look back.

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Ack! I'm 36 and still thinking a RTW would be great--in the future! No such thing as too old. I think it all boils down to the old saying: "If you think you can't, you can't."

So believe that you can and enjoy!