One of the dreams of retirement is to have the time and freedom to travel. That goal motivates retirees to indulge their wanderlust and combine their love of the open road with other passionate interests. From wine-tasting holidays in France to package tours that make rounds of the Civil War battlefields, seniors find travel opportunities covering hundreds of topics and entertainment.
As many as 80 percent of recreational trips in the US involve Baby Boomers and seniors, and themed and educational attractions speak to that market in a big way. Elderhostel (also known as Road Scholar), a US-based educational travel service, offers lifelong learning programs in 90 countries and 50 US states. This is one of the many alternatives available to retirees who want more from a vacation than a hotel and a seat on a tour bus.
Retirees don’t just take a traditional two-week vacation once a year. Without the responsibilities of work and young children, more and more seniors are going on vacation on days and weekends. With family RVs and trusted GPS devices, the world awaits.