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Welcome to Over 50 Travel and Lifestyle

We're Ian and Pauline Knabel, the husband-and-wife team behind this travel blog. We’re thrilled to share our story as we navigate our golden years, exploring the world and sharing our experiences.

Ian and Pauline on a formal night aboard the Pacific Dawn

Ian and Pauline on a formal night aboard the Pacific Dawn

Ian and Pauline at Normanton Station

Ian and Pauline at Normanton Station

Our Journey Together

We met in 2001, both having recently gone through the challenges of separation and divorce from our first marriages. Our love for travel has been a cornerstone of our journey together.

Discovering the Joy of Cruising

In 2013, we embarked on our first cruise, and it was love at first sight! The freedom to unpack once, the variety of onboard amenities, and the thrill of waking up in a new port every morning got us hooked on cruising.

Ian and Pauline on a cruise to Hamilton Island

Ian and Pauline on a cruise to Hamilton Island

Ian and Pauline enjoying a cultural performance in Bali

Ian and Pauline enjoying a cultural performance in Bali

Land-Based Holidays: A Different Kind of Adventure

While cruising will always hold a special place in our hearts, we also adore land-based holidays. There’s something magical about immersing ourselves in new cultures and exploring hidden corners of the world.

Ian relaxing at the Ginger Suite pool

Ian relaxing at the Ginger Suite pool

What You Can Expect from Our Blog

Our website offers a wealth of information, including cruise reviews, travel tips, destination guides, and personal stories. Join us in navigating the joys of travel and lifestyle in our golden years.

Join Our Community

We’re excited to have you join our community of like-minded travelers. Whether you’re an experienced explorer or just starting your journey, we invite you to share your stories and learn from ours.

Ian and Pauline at a temple in Bali

Ian and Pauline at a temple in Bali

Accessible travel accommodations

Accessible travel accommodations

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