If you ask a sample of baby boomers that are approaching their retirement years what they are looking forward to the most about retirement, the most common answer that comes back is, Travel.
There is something about the romance and fun of travel that appeals to us as we think about stepping out of the work world and doing things we have been hoping to do for all our lives.
Travel has that sense of adventure that shouts out to us when we look forward to a time when our responsibilities are few but we hopefully have the resources to realize our dreams. See yesterday’s post on the reality of retirement for many people about some of the realities of retirement READ IT HERE
If travel is a major objective of your retirement planning, the earlier in life you get started planning your travel adventures, the more fun your trips will be and hopefully you will be in a position to afford them. (I have a solution if you can’t )
They say that anticipation is half the fun of a trip.
If a you got the chance to travel when your kids were younger, you have no doubt already got some solid travel routines in place to use for any trips you take.
A lot of us have learned to travel smart from business travel or traveling to see family over the years. I used to have a list and in our house it became a standing joke when I wrote down the daytime stuff I wanted to wear and the nighttime.
It’s a good idea to review your check lists when you start thinking of longer trips, perhaps to more exotic places further afield.
Remember that when you are retired and planning longer trips, that is going to present some unique challenges in terms of packing.
Its one thing to pack for three days on a city break but its something else entirely to pack for two weeks abroad.
It takes an experienced and prepared traveler to only take the essentials and to keep your packing light and efficient. I am going to give you some advice now for packing that all important suitcase for your travels.
A Video On Packing Tips For Travelers
These kinds of preparations will make your retirement travel fun and exciting and keep you on the road regularly for many years to come.
This post is named, Smart Baby Boomer Travel, however, much of this advice could be applied to anyone of any age who travels. The tips are sensible and practical for any trip.
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