Travel Designed for Seniors
2018 is coming to a close and it’s time to start planning goals and trips for the new year. For many seniors, traveling is a big goal, with big obstacles. Finding someone to care for your home, staying healthy and getting out of your routine can be a daunting prospect, but to many, it’s well worth the extra planning. Here are the best senior travel deals to consider in 2019.
Seniors (62+) can visit any national park at any time for a flat fee of $80. Seniors can enjoy hiking, nature paths, bird-watching biking and more at no additional cost.
The Deccan Odyssey train offers a luxurious way to see the great sites of India at the cost of $8,000. Stops include Mumbai, palaces and temples in Jaipur and Delhi, the Taj Mahal and more.
This travel package offers hikes, tram rides, and family-style meals along Donner Pass, Lake Tahoe and other stunning sites in the Sierra Nevada. This is exclusively for grandparents and grandchildren and is $425/adult and $325 /child.
A whopping 18 locations of the Loew’s hotel chain in the US and Canada offer 20 – 50 percent off for grandparents and grandchildren. Use the inexpensive room rate to spend money on outings like Disney or spending the day at Niagara Falls.
Take a road trip and enjoy the beautiful sites of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway is affectionately referred to as ‘America’s Favorite Drive”. This route boasts up to 4,000 feet in elevation, more than 80 hiking trails, the Biltmore Estate, and activities for you and your friends or family.
ElderHostel conducts over 8,000 tours in 90 countries with package deals, educational experiences and more. Meet experts and make new friends in a foreign country among your peers. With Elderhostel, the trip is all inclusive so the stress of lodging and driving is dissolved. They also offer weekend tours across the US if you don’t have the time or funds to go abroad.
See the islands of the Caribbean or head to Alaska for a different pace. Many major cruise lines off exclusive pricing for seniors.
Seniors are living longer, and are far more active than previous generations. Often, cruise-goers are searching for a laid-back, low stress cultural experience that remind them of fond memories. Targeted toward well-traveled seniors, Viking River and Ocean Cruises are an exceptional option for those seeking to engage in culture and history. The pricing is all-inclusive and even offers trips as long as 23 days.
If you’re fluent in another (or several) foreign languages there are opportunities to work part time as an international visitor. English language liasons, and interpreters travel with exchange programs and are paid well.
There are numerous opportunities to travel as a senior. Need money to retire to go on a trip like this? Consider choosing a life settlement – selling your insurance policy for cash.