Senior years bring many things, but ideally they provide some time to travel, and we’ve compiled a list of travel ABCs for your perusing pleasure! Whether some (or all) of these put on you, we hope we can be the wheels responsible for your next adventure!
Advil, anniversary, and attractions. Bring along the Advil for those muscle aches after long days of exploring new places. Take that long-talked-about trip for your golden anniversary. See everything there is to see at your destination!
Bucket list. Everyone has specific things they ‘d like to see and do before they die. Retirement opens up the possibility to cross some things off the list.
Church assignments/community service. Sometimes you are taking a trip for civic chances or for service within your church community.
Discounts. Ummmm … who says that being a senior doesn’t have any advantages? Take advantage of lower rates!
Experiences. The one constant in life is change, but the experiences we’ve had and the memories we’ve made remain with us.
Food. Hello! What’s better than familiarizing an area by the food it’s known for? Use your travel as an excuse to become acquainted with new cuisine!
Grandkids. Ever heard that saying, “If we had known that grandkids were so much fun, we would have had them first”? Senior years are a fun time for travel and spending time with the young folks in your family.
Hotels. Sleep is a great thing, and getting a place where you can grab some needed winks after a day of seeing the sights is important.
Insurance. You might think about getting some travel insurance!
Junket. Nothing like packing up, shutting the house up tight, and taking off on a junket!
Kinfolk. Retirement should a minimum of mean more time with the people you love the most. Having time to visit kids, others, and siblings you love is an enjoyable thing.
Location. It’s about where you’re going, and there are a lot of choices to opt for!
Medications. It’s a great idea to take extras of medication, and also vital to check prescription coverage, especially if you travel to another country.
National parks. Getting out to see the beauty in our country’s backyard is rejuvenating and refreshing for the soul.
Opportunity. You never know the number of more tomorrows there are, so take the chance today to get out and do those things you’ve always dreamed of.
Packing/photographs. Packing light makes the going easier, and bringing the camera along so you can take plenty of photographs is a bonus, too.
Quality. Focusing on what it is you most want from your travel will help you come away from your travel experiences believing that it was time well spent.
Retirement celebrations. What’s fun about retiring if you can’t enjoy the milestones with others who are in the same boat?
Smart phones. These days, it’s hard to believe what that little gadget in your pocket can do for you when you’re navigating new places. Need directions from your hotel to a local attraction? Need to find the nearest supermarket?
Tour operators/transportation. Transportation is our name (it’s what we do), and we typically partner with tour operators to be the wheels behind sightseeing excursion adventures! Get in touch with us today to book a coach for your family reunion or group of friends!
Unexpected. When you’re on a new adventure, you never know what you’re going to encounter. New flavors? A fortuitous friendship? A new connection you hadn’t seen before? There’s nothing like travel to bring the unexpected.
Vacationing. You might likewise use the new time away from the office (hello retirement!) for some much needed relaxation and downtime.
Weddings. Grandchildren have a way of growing up and beginning their own lives. You might just be escaping so you can be there to see them say “I do.”
Xenophile. Travel calls your name if you’re a xenophile! You are jumping at the bit to get out and be exposed to new ideas, philosophies, and customs that make up places foreign to what you’re used to.
Yonder. You’re here all the time, but there’s something to be said for going yonder and beyond.
This is what you want to do when the vacation is over and you come back home. And since you don’t have to be at the office at 8 a.m. the next morning like you used to, you can hit the snooze button and sleep in!