Getting older is inevitable. Paying full price isn't. There are a few benefits to aging. One of them is senior discounts. Many companies and organizations offer them, but you should always ask. The savings, especially for people on limited incomes, can be substantial. Here are a few of the benefits
Take your grandkids to one of these under-the-radar adventure destinations Credit: Adobe An ever-growing number of active grandparents enjoy showing their grandkids the world because it creates memorable experiences for both generations. Multigenerational travel remains the top vacation trend, according to the 2019 Virtuoso Luxe Report, which surveyed more than 1,000 travel agents.
In many ways, this purchase is much different than buying a house. Many of us have the same thoughts. I'm tired of: mowing the grass (or, in my case, the weeds) yard work stairs wondering how I'm going to fix the next thing cleaning this big, empty house So, a condo in
Thanks to many winters spent driving in the Rockies, the Sierra Nevada and icy New England, we have recommendations to keep you safe and warm on the road. One of the greatest of summer joys — hopping in the car and going for a ride — becomes complicated when temperatures drop
Even retirees need to get away from it all. By Tom Sightings Regular vacations help to keep retirement exciting.(GETTY IMAGES) I REMEMBER, BACK WHEN I was working, I once took a stay-at-home vacation. I took off a whole week to clean out the basement, fix the window frames in the garage and catch up on
Many baby boomers want to travel in retirement and often have a bucket list of destinations. Senior woman looking at Golden torch cactus flower, Arizona, America, USA A recent AARP survey of 889 baby boomers found that they are planning a variety of domestic and international trips over the next five years.
Solo travel is on the increase. In this article, we will try to answer some of your solo travel questions. Who is the solo traveler? Solo travelers came from every part of the population, but studies indicate that solo travelers largely come from two segments of the population. Millenials who are thinking
Traveler videos are not usually very slick, but they can be more informative than the usual sales videos. Sarah Young loves to travel, and her YouTube video of her Baltic Sea cruise gives you a taste of what you can expect. You will travel to: • Copenhagen and Ronne, Denmark Have fun in Denmark!
The truth is, solo traveling to another country as a woman is actually not as threatening as it may seem. By: Christy Woodrow While there are some countries where a woman traveling alone will certainly draw more attention, in general a willingness to respect local customs and a cautious awareness of your
With life expectancies high and the option of quitting the 9 to 5 early a real possibility for some, finding a place that’s just right for your retirement has never been more important. Whether you dream of sunshine or want to put your savings to good use and find your
I have always been fascinated by Mexico. I remember the first time I saw the Mexican flag. I was at the library, and I saw the flag in a book. It stopped me dead. I mean, look that flag! "An eagle, holding a serpent in its talon, is perched on top of
If you're thinking of moving to a green city, these 5 eco-friendly places in the US may be perfect for you. By Matt Krantz Finding the best place to retire used to be pretty simple. Lots of sunshine? Check. Affordable health care and housing? Check. But the list of what makes a desirable place
Who’s up for an adventure abroad? It's hard to beat retiring by the beach for less than $1500 a month. By Marisa Spyker Whether you’re five months or 15 years away from handing in that final two weeks notice, you’ve probably dreamt of the beachside digs where you’ll live out the best years
A friend of mine broke the news to me one day that her father had booked a cruise around South America's coastline. Nothing out of the ordinary about that, you might say, until I tell you that the man in question was 89 years old at the time and to
You can retire sooner and travel more, for less. But, it does take a little work. Brad Barrett returning home to Richmond, Va., in October after a trip to Greece. He co-hosts a podcast that is popular in the FIRE (“financial independence, retire early”) movement.CreditCreditJulia Rendleman for The New York Times By Paulette
They’ve crisscrossed Europe doing everything from picking grapes to teaching English. Betsy and Greg Ball are volunteering abroad in retirement. Photograph by Alberto Alicata. By PAT MERTZ ESSWEIN Profile Who: Greg and Betsy Ball, 55 Where: Stazzo, Sicily What: Working for fun and free room and board Did you have a plan to do what you’re doing? Betsy: Not exactly. When we retired
In a new twist, some travel companies are adding exercise and culinary lessons to travel expeditions aimed at older foodies. By BETH BROPHY Don Kagey, 59, and his wife, Julie, 60, of Okemos, Mich., consider their bicycle trip through Sicily this past spring as the best vacation of their lives. “Having a deep
After travel insurance saved her nearly $6,000 in medical expenses, writer Chris Ciolli learned that shelling out cash upfront for good coverage is a smart investment. Now, she’s consulted experts and is sharing their tips on how to find the best policy for your trip. It’s far better to buy travel
Think through priorities and costs as you plan trips during your golden years. By Rachel Hartman This article was originally published by US News & World Report. THE LURE OF TRAVEL CAN be strong for retirees who now have time for extended trips. From visiting family and former classmates to trotting the globe and soaking
Here are 10 of the most amazing RV parks across North America. Hands up if you've ever dreamed of selling everything, buying an RV and hitting the open road. I just put my hand down to continue typing. My wife and I have talked about it quite often. I want to buy
The ten best US cities for older singles seem to have a couple of things in common: warm weather and beaches. Honestly, I don't know how accurate these figures are, but it's a short, interesting read nonetheless. By Linda Abbit It’s never too late. Love can be found at any age. Some people
How to travel the world when you retire is not as easy as it sounds. There's a lot to think about when you retire. Most retirees will probably tell you that retirement is not what they thought it was going to be. Many people find this a difficult transition, and soon
What is PIA and why do I need it? Because every time you go online, your information is exposed. I use PIA on all my devices, including my phone. PIA is my choice of VPN (Virtual Private Network) because it does everything I want it to, without tracking my activities online,
I had never heard of a repositioning cruise until The Travelling Boomer posted about it. Paul Marshman writes an excellent blog, one that's a must-read for me. Full disclosure. I am not a big fan of cruises for a number of reasons. My style of travel is more seat of the pants.
They're rich in culture and have gorgeous scenery. Tuul & Bruno Morandi—Getty Images By ELIZABETH O'BRIEN Travel tops the bucket list for many retirees. But what if your wanderlust is of the more permanent variety? According to the Social Security Administration, some 400,000 retired workers collect their benefits abroad, with the average monthly amount among
The last thing you want is to have vacation ruined by a medical problem. By Ronan Factora, M.D. RETIREMENT BRINGS MANY opportunities to enjoy leisure time. Americans spend a tremendous amount of time visiting family and friends and taking in sights around and out of this country. For many individuals, these are times that
Take precautions if you’re planning to go abroad. By Michael O. Schroeder EACH YEAR, MORE THAN 30 million Americans travel internationally by air, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office. That’s not counting those who drive or walk across the border. But while many globetrot for work or pleasure without health incident, public health, travel and
Seek out your hotel’s manager as soon as you arrive. Here's why. By Shivani Vora A hotel’s general manager can make your stay at a property that much better, said Bettina Landt, general manager of The White Elephant in Nantucket, Mass. But Ms. Landt, who has more than 20 years’ experience as a general manager,
For this Next Avenue editor, a vacation in Paris fulfills a dream Article and photos by Julie Pfitzinger I don’t think many of us give too much thought to the screen savers on our computers. Maybe you change the background photo every so often, or if you’re a purist, just switch the
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