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Wanderlust at 55+: Travel adventures and tips for seniors

Travel adventures and tips for seniors

Traveling is a great way for seniors to keep their minds active, meet new people, and have fun. You can spend time with loved ones or simply unwind. Besides, you’d want your later years to be filled with happy memories, so why not make the most of your time exploring the world?
Here are some senior travel tips to enjoy your excursion.


    Planning early can help you save money– and get early-bird discounts– as well as ensure affordable and accessible accommodations, transportation, and activities. Research the destinations, including whether they’re safe and recommended for seniors. Set a budget to stay financially comfortable during your trip.

    If you need specific services, ask ahead. For example, inquire whether the airline and hotel provide mobility assistance and resources.


    Visit your doctor before traveling to discuss any specific concerns and check whether you need vaccinations. Pack and label all of your medications, and bring digital and paper copies of your medical records. Keep your medication with you on the plane, and set alarms on your phone or watch to remind you to take it on long flights.


    Pack light, considering the climate and activities at your destination. Make a list of what you need, cross off what you don’t, and organize everything in packing cubes. Compression bags also save space.

    seniors are susceptible to pickpockets, so choose bags with security features. These bags have slash-resistant materials, lockable zippers, and RFID-blocking technology that uses carbon fiber or aluminum to block electromagnetic signals from your cards. Belt bags, neck wallets, and RFID-protected wallets are other options.


    Inform your trusted friends and family of your travel plans. Save emergency contacts on your phone, or make medical information and contact numbers visible on your locked screen. Whether you use Android or iPhone, you can do this by following the steps provided here. If your smartphone doesn’t support emergency information, there’s a simple trick you can use.

    Pro tip: Bring a travel charger and adapter!


    Be vigilant about your belongings and surroundings. Choose accommodation in a well-lit, safe, convenient, and reputable area. Check online reviews or ask your travel agent for safety information about your chosen destination and lodging.

  6. REST

    Traveling can be physically and mentally exhausting. Temperature changes can stress your body. Stay hydrated throughout the day, take frequent breaks, and get enough sleep. Rest after physically demanding activities like long flights and walks. This gives your body time to recover and prepare for upcoming trips and activities.

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Traveling at this stage of life is not just a journey; it’s an excellent opportunity to change your life at 55 and beyond, discover new horizons, and meet new people. So pack your bags, embark on your next adventure, and discover the wonders of the world.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Bryan Devore can give you more tips on how to make the most of your trip. Get in touch with Bryan and his team at 760.908.3838 or send a message here for more information.

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