Stop counting down the days till your yearly vacation and filling it to the brim before you drag yourself back to work and need an additional week off. If you are reading this, you are presumably retired and like traveling. The majority of the prominent baby boomer generation are likely retired or in semi-retirement as the youngest are reaching 55 this year and the first group is about age 73. The majority of seniors (94 percent), who planned an average of four to five trips overall, expected to take at least one domestic vacation in 2018, according to AARP's 2019 Boomer Travel Trends poll. Additionally, 53% of respondents said they planned to visit abroad.
According to the AARP poll, vacation plans are being made sooner than in prior years. According to Travelport's 2019 Global Digital Traveler Research, social media has a significant impact on travelers' travel plans. Additionally, according to the survey's results, 42% of boomers want to quordle customize their experience with extras like greater legroom, more luggage allowance, or special meals.
You have a plethora of choices. How about a road trip now that your work is behind you and the wide road is in front of you? If you've been yearning for the independence of getting behind the wheel and driving, this could be appealing. Or maybe you barely had the energy to pick up your final check and wave goodbye to jealous colleagues before quitting your job. You may heal in a vacation location without doing anything. (Except for waving one to order your next beverage at the pool.) Or are you hoping to take an unusual journey to a different continent? No issue.
The next stage is to start preparing if you've determined that you have the necessary time, energy, and travel funds. Here are some suggestions for retirement travel, regardless of your preferences for relaxation or adventure, quiet or crowds, cheap cost or luxury.