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The Perks of Traveling After Retirement

by Carla Griffin on May 19, 2022

Have you ever watched a travel program in a country such as India or Japan, and found yourself amazed that such places exist beyond the comfort of your own hometown? Most of us have yet to visit many of the landmarks within the U.S. let alone the wonders that lie abroad.

Many wait until retirement to pack up and explore the globe because they’ve left the demand of the workforce behind and finally have time to fulfill their dreams of travel. Travel agencies, airlines, and car rental companies offer wonderful discounts to retirees making this the perfect time in life to get going!

Memberships such as AARP provide really amazing deals on dining, lodging, and entertainment as well as being widely accepted. It is worth looking into eligibility for such programs because they can make travel much more manageable. Military veterans have the added bonus of receiving travel services at a fraction of the regular cost.

Traveling after retirement is great for physical and mental health. Activities such as booking a walking tour or hiking the Swiss Alps will get your blood pumping as well as being able to explore new cultures. Help stave off cognitive diseases like dementia by learning a new language! How rewarding would it be to know how to ask directions from an Italian cab driver and order an espresso from a Parisian cafe?

Embarking on an adventure doesn’t have to mean an overseas trip. Hopping in the car and heading to a destination within your state can be equally exciting. Immerse yourself in historic landmarks or spend the day in an art museum.

Staying young has everything to do with remaining both physically and mentally active. Make the most of your retirement by booking those tickets and buy that set of luggage you’ve been dreaming about because you’ve earned it!

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