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Retirement Travel

Retirement Travel

We dream of travel in retirement and usually start doing some in pre-retirement, escalating as we go.

Travel is booming as we slip into retirement. You probably know a few people who seem to travel all the time and you maybe are doing more traveling yourself. I know I am.

Here are the types of travel most liked by retirement age folks.

Cruise Vacations – Cruises are very popular with younger retirees for several reasons including easy of travel and the all inclusive price. Especially if you have some mobility challenges cruises can be the way to go. Popular larger cruise lines include Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International Cruises and Holland America.

Great cruise destinations include the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, British Isles, Baltic Sea, and Greece.

We should mention River Cruises since the offerings have really expanded. Viking River Cruises ® and Avalon Waterways® River Cruises are the leaders in River Cruises.

International Travel – popular yet becoming expensive especially with the high cost of airfare. England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Austria, Germany to name a few favorite places to see. Also China, Russia, Baltic countries, former Eastern Europe. A lot of people say Australia and New Zealand is on their list but that sure is a long time in the air to fly there. Of course Canada is a favorite too.

Group travel is popular Internationally as well as educational travel and learning group vacations for adults like Road Scholar.

Domestic Travel – Favorite domestic travel spots have to include the US National Parks like everyone’s favorite Yellowstone Park and the nearby Jackson Hole WY area, Glacier National Park and Yosemite Park. But there are many more National Parks to check out as well as great State Parks.

Florida is one of the most visited states. Nevada has a lot to offer even outside of Las Vegas. North Carolina, California, Washington and New Mexico are good states to some road trips.

Some smaller US towns and cities that are great to visit include Charlottesville VA, Asheville NC, Key West FL, Portland WA, Bar Harbor ME and so many more.

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive and there are many resources on the Internet to help you get a good deal on travel.

Excellent Posts About Retirement Travel

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AARP Travel: Vacations and Tours Are Popular for Retirement Travel
Best Boomer Travel Web Sites and Bloggers

Travel Tips from AARP

Retirement Travel Resources:

AARP Travel -travel deals, tips & news for tours, air, hotel.
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Flightseeing Plane ride at Talkeetna, Alaska over Mount McKinley
Flightseeing Plane ride at Talkeetna, Alaska over Mount McKinley

4 thoughts on “Retirement Travel”

  1. I took the shot of the two ships in port on our recent cruise to the Caribbean. The ship on the left is the Celebrity Equinox and the one on the right it Oceana.

  2. My husband and I went on Celebrity Cruises right before we retired and loved it. Once we retired and had time for longer trips we decided to go to France, I had always wanted to. We traveled with Vantage Travel and was on one of their Riverboats, it was amazing.

    Much smaller than the ocean boats, but very very nice. We were nervous about traveling in a country where we didn’t speak the language, but they took care of everything and it wasn’t an issue.

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