Traveling is an amazing experience regardless of your age. It can be an awesome thing at 10, 20, 30 and over 60 years old as well. The key to successful traveling lies in planning things in a way that suits your particular needs – and that CAN be done for senior citizens as well.
What are some of the most important tips to remember if you’re traveling over 60 years old? We have gathered them right below – so read on and find out more.
Try to find a non-stop flight
Getting on and off a plane and then on and off plane again can be tiresome, confusing and stressful – you really don’t need that if you are a senior citizen. There may be situations where there’s nothing much you can do, but overall, it is still a better idea to try and search for flights that go directly to your destination. They may end up being more expensive, but it’s worth it.
Try to find a mid-morning flight
Traveling at night or very early in the morning is not a good idea if you are over 60 – it can be way too tiresome and it can use your energy on something that’s just not worth it. Again, this may not be completely possible in all cases, but it’s good putting it as a priority if you can.
Understand the (non-existence of) senior discounts
A lot of air lines claim to offer senior discounts, when, in fact, this is quite untrue. So, yes, of course, look up senior discounts when booking a flight, but don’t get too hung up on it and don’t rely on it too much – there’s a fairly big chance there’s no actual senior discount.
Choose a cruise
There’s a very big reason cruises are very popular with senior citizens: they’re just easier from pretty much every point of view under the Sun. Once on the boat, the attractions will just “come to you”. Moreover, traveling by cruises is luxurious and it feels like real pampering, as opposed to the agitation of traveling by just about anything else, which can be a bit stressful if you are a senior citizen.
Plan the activities lightly
Traveling as a senior citizen also means that you’re less likely to be able to see everything you want to see by just going from one attraction to the other on the same day. In most cases, you will want to book one attraction before noon, and then just offer yourself time for relaxation and rest. That’s OK though – this is a great way to travel if you really want to savor what a place has to offer.
Remember: just because you’re over 60, it really doesn’t mean you shouldn’t travel. On the contrary! Enjoy every minute of your life and go where you always wanted to go! Spend your retirement living the DREAM and doing the things you always wanted to do!