Travel Ideas for Retirees

Whether you're traveling with grandchildren to the zoo or with adult companions overseas, HowStuffWorks has everything you need to know about making the most of traveling as a retiree.

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Baby boomers make up a pretty good section of the population, and with most just hitting retirement age, it's a good bet there's a lot of traveling going on. So, where should they go?

By Emilie Sennebogen

Your golden years aren't the time to sit around and twiddle your thumbs. You need to get out there and see the world. Sign up for an adventure tour and have the time of your life. There are just a few things to think about first.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Retirees have the freedom to travel wherever, whenever and however they like. So whether you want luxury and service in a five-star resort or you want adventure and excitement in the great outdoors, there's a travel club just for you.

By Heather Kolich


One low-cost way to travel? Take your fuel-efficient car to a cheap motel with a kitchenette and a TV. But that doesn't sound like much fun. So how can retirees take vacations that are both inexpensive and appealing?

By Rebecca Fairley Raney

The RV lifestyle: Every day, you can wake up in a new place, and every day, you can make a new plan. The idea is very appealing, but an RV is not simply a hotel room on wheels. What are some tips for retirees heading out in RVs?

By Rebecca Fairley Raney

An RV allows people to travel where they want, when they want and on their own terms, and you can make yours just as accessible and easy to move around in as a traditional home. Here's how to age-proof your RV.

By Stefani Newman