Before I Get Achy All Over: A Travel Advisory For Retirees

For retirees, you have the luxury of time now. This means you have lots of room for spontaneity and unplanned adventures. Less planning does not necessarily equate to being irresponsible. Go where you please. Stay LONGER in a place as it pleases you.

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Discover NEW places. I’ve seen many go to the same vacation places over and over in their lifetimes. Wouldn’t you wish to visit a new place? It may not provide the same “guaranteed” holiday feeling you’ve grown used to, but the novelty allows for something far more interesting. It’s the heightened sense of awareness attached to seeing something for the first time. It’s like all your senses were awakened to welcome new discoveries while prepping for any unanticipated frustrations and hassles. The newfound adrenaline pumping through our veins is good for our health!

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Be updated. Have that break from your routine. The problem with everyday living is one easily falls into a routine and grow complacent especially when everything’s happening according to plan. We do the same things. We talk to the same people. We engage in the same activities. While on holiday, grab the chance to talk to locals. There’s always something to learn from them. Try new cuisine. It perks up your taste buds.

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By itself, traveling can be a wonderful physical activity with all the potentials of reenergizing those lazy bones and muscles. If all you want to do is lie down on a sun chair and read a book, that’s still fine. Just throw in a half hour stroll on the beach and allow sand to settle between your toes for good measure. I’m telling you, this simple activity can be invigorating.

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Lastly, traveling is all about building memories. Surely, you wouldn’t wish to think of your work in your old age. You’ve earned your medals in school. You’ve claimed your promotions and wage hikes at work. Now, build those happy memories to remember by when your legs couldn’t carry you to those destinations anymore. And while you’re at it, document it via photos, videos and if you like, blogs, just in case our memories fail us in old age. 🙂

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For more travel tips, go check out my other blogsite.

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About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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