Susan_John - Queenstown Trail
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A big Aussie G’day from Susan and John Gan at Thrifty after 50 (formerly called Snap Travel Blog).

We provide tips on low-cost travel for over 50’s so you can travel more for less!


We both enjoy hiking, cycling and going to the gym.

John also enjoys running, orienteering and playing golf. Susan’s passion is photography and is keen to keep improving her skills.

You won’t find us sunbathing beside the pool. We’re more likely to be exploring museums and historical sites or hiking through a rainforest. Together we enjoy healthy active holidays and treasure our free time.

Why Thrifty after 50?

Susan has always enjoyed documenting the family travels; by scrapbooking, designing photo books or even writing reviews for Trip Advisor. As a qualified librarian Susan also enjoys putting her research skills to use when planning their holiday itinerary. She finds that researching the destinations is almost as enjoyable as the holiday itself.


Susan also has two other blogs called Snap Spotz and Australia Bucket List.

John, the engineer and spreadsheet wizard, is instrumental in budgeting to ensure holiday plans come to fruition.

Having a travel blog is the perfect outlet for our skills and allows us to provide you with tips on how to save money so you can spend more time traveling.

Susan and John at the top of Montana Machu Picchu
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