Archive: September 2010
A fixed income doesn't mean the end to retirement travel adventures. There are numerous deals available for thrifty travelers, especially for those who qualify for senior discounts. By following a few simple tips, savvy travelers can make the most of these money-saving opportunities. If you are looking for a way to see the world on a tight budget, while still getting the most for your money, consider the following thrifty travel tips:
While some Baby Boomers are heading into retirement, others are reinventing themselves as new business owners. There are many reasons behind this trend including the desire to make use of accumulated experience and the ease of starting an online business. Many Boomers are also excited to realize a lifelong dream of owning their own business and being their own boss.
While active adults may love children, they don’t necessarily want them around on their vacation. Whether planning a romantic vacation for two or a fun vacation for a group of adult friends, adult-only resorts will let you enjoy your time away without listening to crying toddlers or the pitter-patter of little feet. If that sounds like your idea of paradise, you may want to try one of these great adult-only travel destinations:
Florida has long been a favorite hot spot for active adults and retirees, and the Sunshine State now contains several sprawling, resort-style active adult communities. Among these, On Top of the World shines as a jewel of Ocala. The community, which welcomes residents aged 55 or better, will offer 10,000 finely crafted homes, a full range of world-class amenities and a prime central Florida location.
Whether it’s for a temporary or extended period of time, recent studies show a rising trend among Baby Boomers who are raising their grandkids. This occurs across all socioeconomic groups for a variety of reasons. Each family is unique, but these cases often involve painful situations including divorce, unemployment, incarceration, abandonment, substance abuse, neglect or death. In coping with the problems that face their families, many Baby Boomers find themselves thrust back into a parenting role, but this time for the care of their grandchildren.
Before heading south for the season, snowbirds must take a few steps to secure and winterize their homes. Whether you are new to taking extended vacations or a veteran snowbird, creating your own customized checklist is a great way to keep track of your seasonal preparations. Remember, it will be much easier to enjoy your winter in the sun if you have taken steps to protect your home while you are away.
Today’s younger retirees focus on the “active” component of an active adult community. They want low-maintenance homes and community amenities that meet their busy lifestyles. A location that offers plenty of nearby activities and attractions is also a big plus for young retirees, and for many, location is the driving force behind choosing a destination.
As one of America’s largest and most populous cities, Phoenix is a great vacation spot as well as a popular retirement destination. There are plenty of local attractions, including shopping centers, restaurants, performing arts venues, museums, parks and recreational centers. And those who are looking to retire in Phoenix will find a variety of age-restricted and age-targeted active adult communities.
With empty nests and time to travel, retirees are ready to enjoy romantic getaways. While some retirees dream of visiting Paris or Tuscany, many romantic resorts can be found right here in America. Whether looking for an island retreat, a historic manor, or a desert oasis, the following resorts will set the tone for a romantic vacation for two.
Each winter millions of snowbirds head south to spend the season in a warmer climate. They may try new locations each year, or they may have discovered a favorite winter destination that draws them year after year. For first time winter travelers, finding an ideal location for an extended vacation can be a challenge. To make the decision easier, there are some simple questions to ask yourself that can help pinpoint the perfect destination.