Haunting images of ‘time capsule’ home abandoned by owner 20 YEARS ago

Tea cups and crockery are still on display on the welsh dresser and the cupboards are stocked with rusty old tins of food. Dusty books were left opened on the page last read and clothes, now covered in cobwebs, still hang from coat hangers. No one in the area knows what happened to the owner, but everyone agrees he left after his wife died. The house, near Penzance, Cornwall, and all it’s contents will be going to a new owner as it is set to go under the hammer next…

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Moving house during retirement: It’s TIME to be YOURSELF | Property | Life & Style

Retirement gives you time to do what you want, whether that’s learning tai chi or setting off to explore the world. For Pat Johnson, who will be 90 next year, it means a three-week rail trip across Europe, booked city by city online with the help of her son. “I am very lucky, being as well as I am, and while I can still do these things I believe in doing them,” she says. “My husband and I bought a canal boat in 1956,” she explains. “But I sold my…

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Saudi Arabia issues tourist visa for first time – including for women without a chaperone | Travel News | Travel

The desert country boasts some of the world’s most religious sites including the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Medina’s Masjid an-Nabawi, burial site of the prophet Muhammad. With plans to create a new tourist hotspot twice the size of Wales, Saudi Arabia has miles of unspoilt coastline on both the Red Sea and Gulf Peninsula. There are even plans to build an entertainment capital to rival that of Las Vegas.  This deeply conservative nation is hoping to welcome 30 million visitors annually by 2030. To meet this target, the first tourism visas will be issued to…

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Cruise ship deals: This is the best time to book your next holiday | Cruise | Travel

When is the best time to book your next cruise holiday?  Matthew Phillips, director of travel for AARP, believes he’s got the answer to this age-old question.  For Phillips, January to March is the best time to book your next cruise holiday.  He said: “This is when most cruise lines promote and feature their best offers of the year with discounted rates, onboard upgrades and airfare credits.”   Phillips might be onto something, as there are plenty of cruise deals floating around at the moment.  For example, cruising giant Royal…

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