Category: Travel

How to Enjoy the Adventure of Traveling Solo

Regardless of whether you’ve been single for most of your life or you’re newly single following a divorce or the death of your spouse, there’s no need to give up on your dreams of traveling after you retire. The hardest step will probably be to convince yourself to go. Once you do, you will discover…
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8 Tips for Planning a Volunteer Vacation

Volunteer vacations have grown in popularity over the past several decades. Today there are hundreds of opportunities to travel to nations around the globe and spend a week or two volunteering for a wide variety of good causes. While some volunteer vacations are designed for young people and families, there are many that are well-suited…
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Experience Cuba Through the Eyes of a Volunteer

Guest post by Lynn Lotkowictz In mid-January, I flew from Tampa to Havana on a trip that would introduce me to a country that has been off limits for me (and most Americans) for over 55 years. I participated in a one-week service program in Cuba with Global Volunteers, a non-profit, non-government organization (NGO) based…
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How to Thrive as a Single Person in Retirement

[Editor’s note: An expanded version of this article appears here.] If you are single, you probably have some concerns about your retirement that people with partners are less likely to experience. If you are married today, consider that someday you may encounter these same concerns if your spouse passes before you do. With awareness and…
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Volunteer Vacations Offer Fulfillment, Service to Others and Inexpensive Travel

Guest post by Lynn Lotkowictz About three years ago, at age 62, I was finishing up my media sales management career and realized it was time to move on. My pension was set so I was lucky that I had flexibility. I knew I no longer wanted a full-time job. Retire? But to what? I…
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12 Questions You Need to Answer Before Retiring Overseas

If you have traveled internationally, you have probably visited charming, exciting places and thought about how great it would be to retire there. You may be motivated to stretch your retirement dollars in a place with lower cost of living and cheaper health care. Maybe you want to enjoy your leisure years in a locale…
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8 Essential Planning Considerations for the Snowbird Lifestyle

Each year, over a million people migrate from colder regions of the United States and Canada to sunny locations in Florida, Arizona, and other Sunbelt states. To these snowbirds, seasonal migration offers the best of both worlds – an opportunity to maintain ties to family, friends, and familiar places, while also enjoying a change of…
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10 Great International Retirement Destinations

Do you want to fill your retirement years with the adventure that comes from discovering and experiencing new places? Are you looking for a place to live where your retirement savings will stretch further? Or maybe you are formulating an escape plan in the event your least favorite candidate makes it into the White House.…
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How to Make Your Travel Dreams Come True

Do you have a bucket list? Is your bucket list just a vague, ever-changing set of ideas in your head, or do you actually have yours written down? As you look forward to all the things you might do to make your retirement fun and memorable, actually writing a list of things you want to…
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