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Affordable Senior Travel Destinations in the US

Affordable Senior Travel Destinations in the US

Summer is just around the corner. Before you know it, flowers will be blooming, the air will be warmer, and the clothes more loose and comfortable… all the signs of summer will be upon us. Some may prefer staying at home and enjoying the hot, summer days while others may wish to spend these days in other parts of the country. For many seniors, traveling is on the cards, especially if you have been saving up for this. However, there are many good deals that you can make use of that is affordable and senior-friendly. Below are 3 great budget holiday destinations, within the US, for seniors.

Travel Tips for Seniors who Love to Travel

Ensure a Good Holiday by Planning your Trip Carefully

Yes, it’s true… some of the best trips may have been those that you have done impromptu… especially in your youth, packing up a rucksack and hitchhiking with your friends. However, in most situations, the best of travel holidays come out of good planning. Traveling within the country or out of the country should be done with a significant amount of pre-planning. This is doubly important for seniors. Older people should be extremely careful when making travel plans. You cannot leave everything behind and decide to travel at whim. You need to ensure that medical conditions are managed and approved for travel by your doctor, take adequate amounts of medication to last the entire trip etc. accommodations are safe and booked in advance. Whether you plan to travel alone, with a buddy or spouse or travel in a group is another crucial element of the travel plan. Remember, how well you manage your travel plans is the deciding factor on how much fun you will have on your trip.

Top Canadian Provinces for Expats

Fall is finally here, and that means Canadians are gearing up for their Thanksgiving holiday on October 10th. Our neighbors to the north are blessed with drop dead gorgeous scenery, and storybook destinations that make you want to buy all the cozy scarves, and pack your bags. Whether you’re considering becoming an expat, or you’re already lucky enough to call Canada home, these destinations are a must see for active adults who love the outdoors, and a culturally rich lifestyle.

Prince Edward Island
The backdrop to the beloved Anne of Green Gables stories, Prince Edward Island PEI, is Canada’s smallest province with postcard worthy views, exquisite beaches, and plenty of offerings for the 55+ outdoor enthusiast. Waving meadows, sea cliffs, and majestic lighthouses make for irresistible scenery, and high end eateries, and shopping are only a small part of the island’s charm. Walking, and bike trails are perfect for nature lovers, and locals say safety is one of Prince Edward Island’s strong suits.

Christmas on the Mosel, Germany : Come and enjoy the Christmas Markets

Bernkastel-Kues Nov 19-Dec 21
Visitors come every season to see the amazing medieval Christmas Market in Bernkastel-Kues. The narrow little streets with quaint romantic houses make the perfect setting for a Christmas market.

On Saturday the 5th December 2016, a special Christmas Market highlight will take place, over 100 swimmers plunge into the freezing cold waters of the Moselle, each “armed” with a burning torch in their hand to begin their swim from Kues harbour across the Mosel to Bernkastel. They are followed by oarsmen which accompany the bishop of St. Nicolas standing beneath an illuminated wreath, on a large adorned boat.

Traben-Trarbach Weekends Nov 25-Jan 3
Each weekend from 25 November 2016 to 3 January 2017 the historic wine cellars in Traben-Trarbach will invite visitors on an underground wine trip. Artisans and vendors from the region will present high-quality seasonal decorations, culinary specialities, spa products and antiques.
Among the programme’s attractions are underwater wine-tasting sessions, and a “Classical Christmas” concert.

Stay with us in our newly renovated 1886 vintner’s house in the beautiful town of Urzig and be about 15 minutes drive between these markets. You can also enjoy the medicinal benefits of the thermal waters in Traben-Trarbach;¬¬ just 30 minutes drive takes you to the oldest City in Germany, Trier; a further 30 minutes takes you into the exciting City of Luxemburg.

 American/British owners we will take care of your stay in our home. If you would like details please email me.

 

Destinations for Great Weather & Healthy Living

It’s almost time for snowbirds to be making plans on where to escape the big chill, or maybe you’re ready to ditch your snow tires for good. Fabulous year round weather means more time enjoying the great outdoors, and getting more movement in, because an active adult lifestyle should be about making the most of your next chapter. For fitness, and mild temps lets find out which states won’t leave you stuck inside.

Oregon might seem like an unlikely choice because doesn’t it rain all the time? While northern parts of the state experience their fair share of moisture, areas east of the Cascade Mountains and Southern regions tend to be on the drier side. Rain or shine, Oregonians love to get out and play whether it’s hiking, getting out on the river, or enjoying a bike ride. According to the United Health Foundation, Oregon came in second to Colorado as one of the country’s healthiest states, with a lower rate of cardiovascular deaths, and physical inactivity. They don’t call this place a Pacific Wonderland for nothing!

Retirement with a Tropical Twist

With summer’s end on the horizon, and cooler weather evoking thoughts of waving palms, and warm sand, escaping to the tropics becomes the ultimate daydream. If you’ve ever taken an island holiday, I’m willing to bet you’ve contemplated boycotting your return flight, and becoming a permanent beach dweller. Spending your retirement years lounging in a hammock, in an exotic paradise can be more than just a vacation, what if you could make it home? So let’s pack our flip flops to discover four island destinations perfect for snowbirds, and retirees.

Caye Caulker, Belize
Surrounded by aquamarine waters west of the Belize Barrier Reef, this five mile long island is rich in wildlife, water recreation, and shoes are discouraged! Empty nesters, and retirees will find shopping, dining, and an affordable lifestyle. Healthy living is a given considering you’ll make any excuse to soak in the outdoors. According to International Living, real estate is budget friendly with home prices as low as $50K.

4 Snowbird Destinations for Active Adults

It can be quite tiresome hanging around snow every winter. Why not consider taking a break from it all and going somewhere warm for a couple of days or weeks? Interested? Here are some of the best snowbird destinations for the active adult.

Summer’s Here – Get on the Road – Enjoy your Country!

Yahoo… it’s time to shed those woolly caps and gloves – get out the straw hats, swimsuits and sunscreen. Yeah! It’s Summertime!! What plans do you have? Do you plan to go aboard, or will you stay at home and enjoy everything the USA has to offer? If you’re stuck as to what you can do this summer, why not consider a road trip?