"I haven't been everywhere, but it is on my list!" A famous travel adage we've all heard at least once. One of the beautiful things about growing towards our old age is ticking off many of the responsibilities that might've once held us back in life. A great and enriching way to spend time as an older adult is by partaking in travel. We don't have to cross vast oceans, and adventure might be right next door too! What are our golden years for if we don't indulge in some travel and exploration?
Here are our top popular travel destinations for seniors to venture to.
Thailand is popular for a whole host of reasons, everything from its nightlife, sightseeing, and most notably, the food! The island of Koh Chang is one of Thailand's hidden gems and sets itself apart as one of the country's more 'relaxed' parts. A perfect getaway for older adults looking to indulge in beautiful beaches, luxurious & pampering spa treatments, and sumptuous food. Not only is it more relaxed, but far less touristy as well, so it is undoubtedly the place for seniors looking to avoid crowds.
While it is certainly regarded as a safe island, be wary of any potential scams and be mindful when carrying large sums of money.
A collection of stunning islands comprising Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Santander, and more! Spain is well known for its beautiful natural scenery and plenty of cultural attractions. The warm climate and beautiful weather make it appealing for travelers as well, with the option of exploring beaches, lush forests, and historical sights to immerse yourself. The Canary Islands make travel between each a simple process so you can get a little bit of everything on your adventure!
Lisbon is the birthplace of the famously delicious Portuguese egg tart. While Lisbon might be known for this iconic treat, it is also known for its scenic architecture, world-famous art galleries, and much more. Regarded as one of the oldest cities in the world, the churches, castles, and cobbled streets are a sight to be seen. Portugal is also well known for its relaxed lifestyle, making it an attractive place for seniors to lounge and explore at a comfortable pace.
Singapore, or else known as 'the little red dot', is a little island with a lot of punch! An ideal destination for elderly travelers, there is plenty to do, see, and eat in Singapore. Singapore is a medley of cultures and characters, allowing explorers of any age to dive into new experiences. Whether it is the bustling streets of Chinatown, the temples in Little India, or the colonial-style museums & churches, Singapore houses a seamless blend of influences from around the globe - reflecting its unique history. Alongside being easy to navigate, the island nation is renowned for its safety so that you can easily travel. While it is always responsible for being mindful, no matter where you travel, Singapore's security certainly helps to put your mind at ease.
Munich is a beautifully historic city, once known for housing many monasteries, the name Munich translates literally to "home of the monks." Popular for its beautiful streets, Munich is dotted with iconic churches, fine eateries, and friendly faces. Steeped in lush greenery, Munich is a combination of nature and city. Oktoberfest is the famous beer festival that occurs between the end of September and early October, where the city comes alive to drink and be merry! For those who enjoy the winter, the Christmas markets in December are a sight to be seen. Selling everything from mulled wine to gifts and Christmas baubles, you won't be able to leave empty-handed!
Exploration stops at no age, and with transport and travel becoming more accessible to people worldwide, your next holiday could happen sooner than you know it! Whether sightseeing or sunbathing on the beach, these top holiday spots have you covered. You never know what you'll see on your journey!
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