By Jennifer Bell
There’s no better time to travel around the globe than in your senior years. At this time, you have the opportunity to visit places you have always dreamt of, have new experiences, and make great memories. Travelling has proven benefits for seniors, including maintaining emotional stability, lowering stress levels, increasing confidence, etc. Retirement communities from New Jersey to California will love these exciting getaway vacation spots. The question is, where do you go?
If you reside in the United States and don’t have a passport, then you don’t have to worry about one just yet. Alaska will most likely be one of your favorite spots to check off from your bucket list as you work on getting that passport. It is one of the largest states located on the Northern side of the country. If you are adventurous, you will get to enjoy taking the Alaskan cruises. You can choose the cruise that you feel fits you the most, depending on your expectations. If you want to take a more relaxing route, you can enjoy the great Alaska culture, go fishing, and enjoy site-seeing of the mountains and glaciers and the beautiful waterfalls. You can also enjoy the wildlife in the area and watch the bears, orcas, and moose, even within the city itself.
If you’re looking for a more relaxing venture, the Caribbean would be an ideal spot for you. The white sands, the breath-taking blue waters, and the pleasant weather make it even more outstanding and worth the visit as you enjoy your cold drink. You will also get to enjoy the best cruises around the ocean as you enjoy the mixed cultures from America, Africa, and Europe. However, since the Caribbean is a perfect spot for many, always ensure that you book your vacation early enough, preferably in May or October, to get all the attention you need without overcrowding.
Hawaii is another ideal getaway state in the US that attracts people from all over the world. The best thing about Honolulu is that it’s easily accessible and you can travel a day trip to and from your home. You will enjoy your bus ride through the rain forest and the beautiful Honolulu city view on Hawaii Island. The city is graced with great museums such as the Honolulu Symphony, a blend of Pacific and east-west culture, and you get to enjoy the taste of the famous Mai Tai drink. The best time to visit Hawaii would be in September to October when the weather is more friendly and the waters cool enough to enjoy surfing.
If you’re among those who enjoy the extraordinary ancient history, then Rome will be the perfect international spot to visit. Apart from that, you will also get to enjoy the famous landmarks like the Colosseum, the ruins and you also get to explore the tremendous roman culture. The locals are also amiable, and they will give you directions if you get lost, and they will be happy to provide different stories regarding their culture. The best time to travel to Rome would be from October to January since the tourist crowds are lesser, the weather is friendly, and the rates are much cheaper.
Berlin is another accessible city to travel to in Europe. Despite Germany being branded a serene place for energetic youth to visit, seniors also have many unique places to explore. There are plenty of historical museums, such as the Germanisches National Museum and the Deutsches Museum. You will also get to enjoy the beautiful flower parks, top art scenery, and delicious German dishes. The hotels are also well-centralized, and the public transportation is top-notch to help you enjoy most of the city’s natural beauty without struggle. Alternatively, you can also take a walk or take a bicycle tour around the city. Plan your trip from May to September to enjoy the pleasant weather and avoid crowds.
Everyone loves having a great time and making lasting memories with the ones we love. If you didn’t have as much time to travel in your youthful years, then make your senior years count! It is never too late to explore the world.
Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.