We grow up dreaming to see the world and travel to all these marvelous destinations mother nature has created, now this dream can be your reality.
As retired or almost retired adults you have the flexibility to travel. You can go where you want to go, when you want to go and for however long you want to be away for! Traveling becomes a whole lot easier when you get more free time – no more having to coordinate with the kids schedules, or work obligations. You can vacation for 5 days or 5 months at a time, the world is your oyster.
Why you should travel
Everybody tells you it’s important to travel – but ever wonder why? Here I have put together a few of the many benefits to traveling:
Well to start It is down right healthy!
It reduces stress – You might be thinking that I am totally full of it right now because how can going through airport security be relaxing… so many that part isn’t the most relaxing part of vacation. But I am sure once you land and get settled into your spot the effects will take place! It is proven that to maximize the stress reducing benefits of vacationing is to take 8 days off, once you are 2-3 days into your vacation you will reap all the benefits.
It is good for your heart – Traveling can be good for your heart health, studies have shown that traveling is linked to a lowered risk of heart disease. Whether it be because of the lower stress, or the relaxation cant argue for a healthy life.
It is good for your mind – Vacation and relaxation go hand-in-hand. Vacation allows your mind to go to complete reset mode and not let stress from everyday life get in the way. Traveling to explore new ventures of the world actually helps your mind grow and learn about different cultures, foods, lifestyles and more.
Quality time with others – Traveling with friends and family can strength bonds, and connect you to an unforgettable experience. As we age we realize how precious time is, so no better idea than to invite friends and family to have some quality time with.
Still not convinced?
Don’t know where to start? Start small. Try a short vacation within the states. Then maybe a guided tour outside of the states. The more you travel the more knowledgeable you will be, you will see what kind of trips you enjoy. Whether it be a relaxing on the beach vacation of Bora Bora, or exploring the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá.
Worried about your health? – You can still manage your medical issues, with preparation and the right travel experience, managing your health is not an issue.
On a budget? Planning ahead of time can present you with booking deals for airfare and hotels. See what kind of discounts you can get for any organizations you belong to!
Afraid of flying? You don’t need to fly for it to be a vacation. Trying road tripping or renting an RV? Want to go further check bus and train schedules.
Stressed? – There are plenty of agencies that will assist you the entire way from car service to and from the airport to choose the excursions you will do on your vacation.
Live Well. Age Well.
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