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Embrace the Adventure: Rediscover the World with Grown-Up Travel Guide

Do you ever find yourself reminiscing about your days of backpacking and exploring the world, only to feel that those adventurous experiences are now a distant memory? As life progresses, priorities change, and so do our travel preferences. But who says the thrill of adventure and discovery should be reserved for the young? Enter the concept of “Grown-up Travel” – for those who crave a more meaningful and immersive travel experience without compromising on comfort or quality.


Grown-Up Travel: Sophistication and Adventure Combined

Grown-up Travel is for those who have moved beyond the backpacking stage, embracing new chapters in their lives, whether it’s focusing on personal development, nurturing relationships, or pursuing unique experiences.. They are now looking to rekindle their passion for adventure and exploration, this time with a touch of sophistication. It’s not about age, but about an outlook that values authentic experiences, cultural immersion, and unique encounters while enjoying the finer things in life.

At Grown-up Travel Guide, we understand that being a grown-up traveller means having a more discerning taste for travel experiences. You’ve been there, done that, and now you’re ready for something more. Our content is carefully crafted to cater to travellers who seek genuine connections with the places they visit, the people they meet, and the food they savour – all while enjoying a comfortable and exciting journey.


Meet Your Trusted Guide: Andy Higgs (that's me)

As the passionate explorer behind Grown-up Travel Guide, I’ve spent years immersing myself in diverse cultures and discovering the hidden gems of the world. Now, I’m excited to share my insights and experiences with fellow Grown-up Travellers who crave adventure without sacrificing quality and comfort.

Throughout my journey, I’ve gained valuable knowledge and developed an eye for the unique and extraordinary. My mission is to help you uncover unforgettable experiences that will enrich your life and broaden your horizons, all while maintaining the level of luxury and convenience you’ve come to appreciate.


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Unique Adventures for the Curious Traveller​

Our Grown-up Travellers want more than just a beach holiday or a standard tour; they crave unforgettable experiences that delve into local cultures, explore lesser-known destinations, and embrace a spirit of curiosity and openness. No more cramped hostels or flea-ridden hotels – our grown-up travellers enjoy a good night’s sleep in charming boutique hotels or other comfortable accommodations after a day filled with inspiring activities.

We focus on unique adventures that celebrate the spirit of adventure and discovery that transcends age. Our travellers are interested in exploring local markets, learning a new craft from a skilled artisan, or enjoying a home-cooked meal with a local family. It’s about taking the time to truly immerse yourself in a destination, to learn about its history, culture, and traditions, and to make lasting memories through meaningful interactions.

Begin Your Adventure: Explore Europe​


Ready to embark on your own grown-up travel adventure? You could start by diving into our collection of blog posts on Europe and let the journey begin. Whether you’re looking to experience the vibrant local culture or uncover hidden gems, we’ve got you covered.

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About ME

Not meaning to brag, but here goes. I can say I’m a travel expert and have spoken at multiple travel conferences and trade shows.

I enjoy travelling all over the world but my big passion is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers