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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 active adults.

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 active adults.

Florida

What better way to spend a few winter days than taking in the sun in the Sunshine State? Florida is a favorite of snowbirds and all types of retirees. All that coastline, sunny skies, and great hot spots attract hosts of snowbirds during the winter months. Although a bit costly, Florida offers you a plethora of activities and attractions. Plus, don’t forget the golf course on the Gulf Coast. If you want a bit of quiet, you can consider less crowded areas, such as Tampa Bay and Sarasota.

Retire to Your Happy Place

If you’re considering taking your retirement abroad, why not venture across the pond to where most say is the happiest place in the world? Scandinavia is renowned for outstanding healthcare, a generous pension program, and friendly locals that know how to live well. This corner of the globe is made up of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland, along with some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll ever witness. From its simplistic interior design to the popular self-care practice of hygge, Scandinavia’s balanced approach to living has made it an appealing ex-pat destination.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Retirement Destination

How to Formulate a Travel Budget

As a retiree, you may be considering traveling now that you have the time to do so. Although this is a very good idea, don’t forget, you are living on a fixed income, and you do not want to overspend when traveling. Here’s how you can formulate a travel budget.

Experience the Wonder of Mount Rushmore

The awe-inspiring view of our founding fathers masterfully carved in granite and watching over the nearly three million visitors who pay their respects each year is nothing short of breathtaking. Fourteen years in the making, Mount Rushmore is easily one of the world’s greatest wonders and a magnificent reminder of the great leaders that led us to freedom so long ago. Surrounded by Black Hills National Forest in Keystone, South Dakota this national treasure is an unforgettable sightseeing destination.

Mount Rushmore’s creator Doane Robinson had the vision to display our nation’s presidents in such a way that immortalized their memories forever. From George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, to Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, these were the iconic figures who ushered our country through some of our most turbulent moments in history from the Revolutionary War, to authoring the Declaration of Independence. American sculptor Gutzon Borglum was the artist responsible for creating this masterpiece and worked tirelessly on the project until his death in 1941. Gazing up at these great faces of history, and imagining the skill, and man power required to carve through the solid stone mountainside will leave you with a feeling of wonderment.

Badlands National Park Unlocks the Past

Badlands National Park is a geologic vision of painted canyons, pinnacles, and spires that have been carved by the forces of nature to create the 244,000-acre expanse of mystical natural beauty. Located east of the Black Hills in western South Dakota, the dramatic Badlands are a sight to behold, and the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and aspiring paleontologists. Once the home of the Lakota American Indians and ancient creatures including the saber-toothed cat, this otherworldly location is an experience not to be missed.

Each year millions of people flock to Badlands National Park to gaze out at the mesmerizing rock striations, with their soft pastel hues, and ever-evolving sedimentary layers. The one-mile fossil bed exhibit trail takes visitors on a journey back in time through the White River Badlands to discover the fossilized remains of mammals dating back to ancient times, with guided tours, and hikes available to learn about the park’s rich history. For a look behind the scenes, The Fossil Preparation Lab gives an insider scientific view of the park’s ancient discoveries.

Another Great Place to Retire – Florence, South Carolina

Best Places For Single Seniors

Hello again with the next segment of best places to retire when you are single. In the last segment, we discussed Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Well, here is another place ideal for 55+ single seniors. This is Florence, South Carolina. Florence too has many places to visit and things to do that can delight you and your date.

About Florence

Florence is a city full of southern charm and history. The city began as a railroad terminal at the juncture of three rail lines. During the Civil War, the Florence rail was extremely busy carrying troops, artillery, and supplies to various other states including Savannah and Richmond. The ever-expanding railroad activity increased the population of Florence.

Escape To The Sonoran Desert

Are you looking for the perfect springtime getaway? While boomers love their poolside margaritas, and spray tans, as much as the next vacationer, they also don’t want to be wading through dense crowds of college students to enjoy some much-needed downtime. Luckily, popular spring break destinations like South Beach and Cancun aren’t the only places to thaw out and leave winter behind. If more than 300 days of sun, exciting nightlife, and off-roading through sand dunes sounds like your idea of a good time, there’s no better place to shed your winter layers than in Yuma, Arizona.

When you’re looking forward to blue skies, and eternal warmth, Yuma is your golden ticket. This southwestern oasis is the land of endless sunshine, historic sites, and offers a multitude of outdoor activities you won’t need your snow boots to enjoy. Water recreation isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of visiting the desert, but with the mighty Colorado River flowing through the heart of the city, this geographically blessed part of the state is made to be explored one waterfront view at a time. The West Wetland offers the best riverbank seat in the house to relax with a fishing reel in hand, or witness wildlife in its a natural habitat, but for something a little more adventurous, the river is the perfect setting for taking a day trip in a canoe, a kayak, or maybe a pair of waterskis.

Hot Winter Travel Destinations for 55+ Seniors

Hot Winter Travel Destinations for 55+ Seniors

Life, for many retirees, is all about enjoying the golden years. This means you don’t have to spend this winter, in your over 55 communities, watching snowdrift up on your roof and fight the icy highways. This winter, you have many options to choose from where the sun shines warmly all winter.