Retirement is a season of life people look forward to for years. For many, travel is part of their retirement plan. For active seniors living in an independent retirement community, travel can even be easy! Residents at retirement communities can pop off for their next adventure, never worrying about any home maintenance or security needs that might occur while they are away.
So, if you are looking for new travel adventures, check out these ideas that will have you packing your bags in no time.
Take A Drive Along The East Coast
Interstate 95 runs about 2,000 miles between Miami and Maine, but you’ll want to take some detours to explore various points of interest along the way. This area is packed with enough to satisfy foodies, history buffs, beach lovers, and beyond. The original 13 colonies were located in the East Coast states, along with many cities prominent in the country’s history. Road trips along the East Coast pass through beaches, rugged seashores, large cities, small towns, and intracoastal waterways. Nearly every East Coast state has a culinary specialty as well – from Maine lobsters to Floria crabs – making dining a memorable part of any Atlantic-adjacent road trip.
Visit National Parks
Our National Park System is diversified and robust, and offers older adults can purchase a Lifetime pass for just $80. With this pass, you can visit more than 2,000 federal recreation sites without paying for entrance, amenity fees, or day-use fees for some of those in your vehicle.
Plan A Themed Vacation
If you’ve always wanted to write a novel, learn to paint, or tackle another new hobby, a vacation getaway might be the perfect opportunity. Themed travel packages have recently become popular. They’re geared towards a variety of topics ranging from photography to cooking.
Book A Volunteer Trip
For a travel adventure with purpose, round up a few friends and plan a volunteer vacation. You’ll find both domestic and international opportunities. Discover Corps can help you find a trip that meets your interests and budget.
Follow Your Family Tree
With age often comes a desire to trace your roots and learn more about your family’s unique history. Retirement is an ideal time to dig deeper and learn more about where you came from. One way is to visit the towns and cities that shaped your family.
Life At Glenmeadow
At Glenmeadow, we offer independent living, assisted living, and at home senior care services. Our residents enjoy opportunities to travel and grow every day. From local and regional outings to a full calendar of daily events and social engagements, our retirement community is designed to nurture the body, mind, and spirit.