Category: Active Adult Travel
While many think retirees are living a vacation-like lifestyle already, it’s still nice to get away with the entire family to create new memories. But sometimes planning a vacation that the whole family can enjoy is difficult because certain locations don’t appeal to all parties involved. That’s why it’s important to pick a vacation spot that caters to the parents, grandparents, and children because everyone needs to have some fun while on vacation. Instead of the typical family vacation destinations like Disney World, which can be overwhelming for retirees and sometimes kids too, check out these other vacation spots the whole family can enjoy.
You have heard of projects performed by volunteers in your community, city or state and may be a volunteer yourself. Organized voluntary citizens work with churches, civic organizations, corporations, and other groups to help those who are in need. Volunteers help build houses, with Habitat for Humanity, while others provide and administer vaccines for children in Africa, South America and other countries with a need. Voluntourism offers the opportunity to travel and volunteer at the same time and you need to know a few things before you try it.
Dreaming of exotic cuisine, learning a new foreign language, or living along the Caribbean coast? Then you’re probably planning to retire abroad. Although the U.S. has many great active adult communities, there are a few age-targeted communities that attract retirees from the U.S. Some of these international communities offer the same amenities and conveniences that you would expect to find in a U.S. 55+ community. Besides a warm climate and scenic views, retirees sometimes choose to retire abroad because they can really get the most out of their fixed income. Some countries offer affordable healthcare, a low cost of living, cheap real estate or rentals, lavish amenities, and an active and social environment. Check out some of these communities abroad that cater to retirees and an active adult lifestyle. They might just temp you to pack your bags and grab your passport and retire in one of these beautiful foreign destinations.
Retirement is a terrific time to get caught up on your travel bucket list. No longer being forced into going to Disney World with your kids for the eighth summer in a row frees you up to explore the world that you want to see (although there’s nothing wrong with going to Disney World again).