Who are we?

www.SeniorTraveller.com.au is an interactive online travel magazine for senior travellers. We provide real-life experiences with useful hints and tips, as well as special travel deals for seniors. Our stories cover the fun and excitement of travel for mature travellers, with a focus on accessibility, seniors’ discounts and the kind of practical holidays you can manage in sensible shoes!

We’ll tell you how to go about organising a free tour guide in Tokyo, or the kind of fellow traveller you’d expect to meet on a particular cruise, etc. In other words, you’ll get inside information about the senior friendly-ness of your destinations, that your younger travel agent might neglect to tell you about.

You’ll find Senior Traveller Magazine has its own personality, with a wry sense of humour and an inquisitive and quirky outlook on travel. You’ll also notice our writers have been around the block a few times and have a mature outlook on life.

You can subscribe to Senior Traveller online magazine  for free and we’ll email you details of our latest deals and articles about travel. Or you can simply visit our site as often as you like for updates. www.SeniorTraveller.com.au – your first port of call for seniors looking to travel anywhere.


Peter Thorpe


Peter is no stranger to writing and publishing. He previously edited and published his own best-selling magazine, Australian Small Business Review, which he later sold to a large publishing company. His book Small Business Street Smarts became the bible for running a successful business and has sold over 25,000 copies in print.

Peter also has a solid background in the travel industry and he personally trained over 500 travel agents for Jetset Travel. In more recent times, he ran his own digital marketing company, specialising in online publishing and search engine marketing.

Peter has travelled extensively for both business and pleasure and these days enjoys writing, travelling and sharing his experiences with others.

Dorian Mode

deputy editor

Dorian has written about travel for over 20 years. He has penned features for the Herald, The Age and Brisbane Times and was a columnist with the weekend Telegraph. He was also a columnist with Australian Traveller Magazine and he’s written travel features for NRMA Open Road Magazine for almost 20 years.

He is the author of the comic novel, A Café in Venice, Penguin Books (Random House in Europe) and his comic novel, The Mozart Maulers, also published by Penguin.

He is the winner of two university scholarships and holds honours, masters and doctorate degrees and has lectured in creative writing at Newcastle University.

Mike Smith


After more than 20 years as travel editor of the top circulating Sydney Telegraph newspapers, Mike continues to travel and write freelance articles both domestically and overseas.

Mike also spent more than 10 years as a radio commentator on the popular George and Paul Show on radio 2UE, later referred to as Talking Lifestyle.

As a long-time travel journalist, Mike has been a valued member of the prestigious Australian Society of Travel Writers, gaining life membership after volunteering 10 years on the society’s committee, four years as president.

Lydia Thorpe

Photo editor

Lydia is a widely published travel photographer with over 20 years’ experience. Her photos have graced the pages of the travel sections of the Herald, The Age, the Brisbane Times and Australian Traveller Magazine and the cover of NRMA Open Road Magazine.

Lydia loves travelling and taking photos of the places she visits but most of all she loves photographing people. “People are much more interesting than places,” she says.

Lydia has a great eye for detail and capturing the moment and you will find many of her stunning photographs throughout Senior Traveller Magazine.