UPDATED 1/21/19 Retiree Travel



Added: January 21, 2019


OK, now you have a list of sites to help you book a trip and find places to stay, along with information to maximize your travel experience.

For this update I have two additional topics that can be important:
  • Staying healthy and what to do if you become ill in a foreign country
  • Staying safe while traveling, alone or as a couple or group

I'm sick. Now what?


9 products to help you stay healthy while travelling

Food safety while traveling

18 ways to increase your odds of getting sick: Avoid them!

What to do if you get sick in a foreign country

If you get sick, now what?

I am worried about my safety. What can I do to protect myself?


10 tips to staying safe while traveling

25 safety tips wherever you are traveling

Travel safety tips from a former CIA agent

Solo travel tips for staying safe

50 tips for single travelers


Hopefully none of this scares you away from exploring our wild, wonderful world. If you need a nudge:

Here are 17 reasons why travel is good for you

and, if you are a solo traveler, how about  * 71 reasons to travel alone


Added: January 11, 2019

There are three basic stages of retirement: Go-Go, Slow-Go, and No-Go. Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, these labels refer to the effect that time, health, interests, and finances have on how we approach our days. As we age, our energy and even desire to travel undergoes adjustments. 

During the first two stages, many retirees list travel as an important part of their satisfying retirement. We have the energy and desire to explore beyond our own backyard.

For some that means trips to Europe, Asia, or Africa. Others realize there is so much to see in our own country that the call of the open road is strong. 

Whatever type of adventure calls you, I have gathered some excellent articles from websites and blogs that will help feed your travel beast! 




20 Ways to Fulfill your Travel Wishes

Don't Be In a Rush-Slow Down and Relish The Experiences

Staying healthy When traveling Abroad

Senior Travel Groups

A Buddy System for Single Seniors Who Travel

All-Inclusive Senior Travel

Safety Tips for Traveling Seniors



Added: January 4, 2019

One of the benefits of retirement is the ability to travel on our schedule. No longer must we wait for our annual two week break from work. Sure, we can take trips during the summer, but then so does everyone else, making for crowded roads, airports, and destinations. 

If the budget and interest exists, travel to somewhere that is not home can happen whenever we'd like it to. That might involve a spur of the moment decision, or a definite plan that covers a good part of the upcoming year.

Here is a list of websites to get your travel juices flowing. This includes booking trips, hotels, and flights, last minute deals, and comparison sites that allow you to find the best deals:

Booking Buddy

Expedia

Airbnb

Trip Advisor

Kayak

Travel Zoo

Groupon Getaways

Cheap Tickets Deals of the Week

Orbitz

Costco Travel (members only)

Vacation Rentals

Hotels.com

Home Exchange

Hotwire

Last Minute Travel

Priceline

Travelocity

VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner)

Agoda

Viator

Airfarewatchdog

Hipmunk


Once you have that dream trip booked, here is an infographic on how to pack! Thanks to the folks at NeoMam Studios: 8 helpful packing tips.