The Best Trips to Take Right After Retirement

Traveling provides numerous benefits to your physical, mental and emotional well-being.  It’s such a rewarding and enriching experience that you shouldn’t pass up on.  So as soon as you hit your retirement years, take advantage of all the free time that you now have and reward yourself with vacation and travels.

They say that you should travel while you’re young but I don’t think there’s an age limit for this.  As long as you are physically (and financially) fit to travel, go and explore the world because there’s so much to see.

If you need some travel destination ideas, Travel and Leisure put up an article on the Best Trips to Take As Soon As You Retire and here are my Top 5 picks from the list.

Arizona

Let’s start with a destination that doesn’t require passports –Arizona.  This southwestern state is known for its spa resorts and golf courses – the perfect duo that every retiree needs.  You’ll love the gorgeous views of the desert cities’ flora and fauna as you enjoy different outdoor activities such as hiking, strolling through cactus gardens, swimming, joining safari tours and a lot more.

Israel

For those who want to learn about history and religion while traveling, this country in the Middle East is a must-visit.  The country isn’t geographically big – just about the size of New Jersey but there’s a lot to see and discover here.  It’s known for its sacred sites, as it is regarded as the biblical Holy Land by Jews, Christians and Muslims.  But aside from that, it also has a lot of beautiful beaches and architecture for you to enjoy.

Ireland

To experience Ireland’s breathtaking landscapes and the warm welcome of its friendly people should definitely be on your travel bucket list.  The whole country just radiates fun, cheerfulness and warmth that will surely set the beginning of your retirement years on a positive note, making your travel more memorable and meaningful.  Not only that, tourists over the age of 60 qualify for discounts on hotels, car rentals and admission to theaters, museums and other attractions.

Sicily

Enjoy the gorgeous coast and beaches, awe-inspiring architecture and sumptuous fresh seafood in this Mediterranean island.  Just like Ireland, the people here are so friendly and seniors are also provided with discounts to see its historical sites.

Southeast Asia River Cruise

There’s so much to see and explore in Asia – culture, history, natural wonders and cuisine.  T+L recommends you to hop on the Southeast Asia River Cruise tour to ensure that you get to explore this side of the world in luxury and convenience.  These tours usually take you around Southeast Asia’s mainland that includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.  That’s already a lot to see in one vacation, right?

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

About Toni Marie

Toni is Senior Editor for BabyBoomerTalkBlog, as well as a contributing author. In addition to writing about the Baby Boomer generation, she also likes to write about relationships and health. She is also the primary caregiver for her mother.

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