October’s travel news is filled with a good scoop for those who want to explore more of Spain. Plus, there’s also a wave of over-60s travelling the world and the destinations with no travel restrictions.
Keep reading to find out more.
Travel by train for free in Spain
The initiative launched in September, to help people – tourists and locals – get around Spain by train for free. This will continue throughout 2023.
The scheme covers commuter and medium-distance (less than 186 miles) train journeys, which is perfect if you want to absorb more of Spain’s culture.
To take advantage of the freebies, you’ll need to use the Renfe app (available via Google Play and App Store) and pay a small deposit of €10-20 for each journey. Once you’ve completed 16 one-way journeys, you can claim back your deposits.
This is all to make travel cheaper for locals and encourage foreign visitors to see more of Spain for less. What’s not to love?
Who said backpacking had to be for young people?
It turns out, it isn’t! More and more over-60s are getting out in the world and travelling like they never have before.
Post-pandemic, a big adventure seems to be on the minds of many. And travel has never been so accessible. Travel used to be much more expensive than it is now.
Those near retirement age seem to be eager to use the time and money they’ve spent a lifetime earning on a great adventure.
That’s exactly what many people are doing. Whether in groups, couples, or solo, the over-60s are exploring the world in ways much different to the traditional cruise or resort holiday.
Where to travel without restrictions
Travel has been opening up more and more for a little while now, but sometimes we still don’t want to have to think about much – like the good old days, pre-Covid.
So, it doesn’t hurt to have all the destinations with no Covid travel restrictions in one place. Maybe close your eyes and choose your next adventure at random?
More places are easing restrictions but it’s still a process. Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis, Malaysia, and France recently removed all restrictions. Spain, on the other hand, still requires proof of vaccination or a negative test result.