The love of travel doesn’t really pick an age and many retirees have no intention of giving up the pleasures and excitements that travelling around the world brings. In our modern world where connectivity is no longer an issue, more and more older citizens are embracing the motto that you only live once and embarking on new travel adventures.
Many baby boomers in Western countries now possess the time and money necessary to start travelling freely and ticking off the items off of their bucket list. If you’re one of them and your health condition and personal budget allows you to hit the road, here are several suggestions for exciting travel and retirement destinations.
Perfect travel destinations for seniors are certainly those that offer a tropical climate with many hours of sunshine a year. Warm climate conditions are beneficial for your health, are particularly favourable for rheumatic conditions and joint pain, great to get you out and about instead of sitting indoors all day long, and it’s excellent both for your heart and lungs.
With their captivating natural beauties, the islands of Hawaii are an attractive destination for those who love the outdoors and explorations, but another advantage is that it’s an English-speaking country, so coming from Australia or UK, you won’t have any language barrier. Moreover, Hawaii is an extremely senior-friendly country as well, so it will offer many incredible facilities that are worth checking out, especially in Honolulu and Maui.
A trip down the Pacific coast of Australia, from Sydney to Brisbane, offers a true laid-back adventure with all the great hallmarks that give it the deserved title the Legendary Pacific Adventure. There’s something for everyone – gorgeous beaches, spectacular scenery, amazing sights, decadent wineries and charming little towns with friendly and welcoming locals.
If the Australian landscape and warm air agree with you, you might consider staying permanently and consider the retirement house plans overlooking the ocean. They provide excellent recreational facilities and luxurious homes. Situated between two major cities, these homes are great for adventurous spirits who also love to socialize in the quiet and rest between two trips.
Italians are notoriously famous for taking their time and enjoying in all aspects of life so for seniors who have already adopted a more relaxed and a less time-constrained pace of life, Italy is a perfect destination. With its rich historical and cultural background, this country invites you to eat and drink your way through it and burn off the extra calories by visiting its many old cities, museums, cathedrals and shops.
Start your journey up north and work your way down through Lake Como, Venice, Florence, Milan, the Italian Riviera, then off to Parma, Pisa, Bologna, Rome and the unforgettable Tuscany. The experience can’t be complete without a visit to Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, Capri and finally Sicily. Seeing all this beauty, it will simply be impossible to ever leave so you might decide to make your permanent residence there.
Nowadays that it’s easier than ever to travel to almost any corner of the world, why not use your golden years and travel on your own terms? Travelling around the world and retiring at fabulous locations isn’t as expensive anymore if you look for off-season deals, so it may turn out to be beneficial both for your bank account as it will surely be for your wanderlust soul!