Single Seniors In The Prime of Life for Travel

By: Jody Smith

Some seniors may wonder if they're past their prime, and may suspect that the time for traveling is behind them. But in many ways seniors are living in prime time.

In their younger years, they may have had the common dilemma -- those who had the time, didn't have enough money to take off on a trip. And those who had the money couldn't afford the time off to see the world.

But senior citizens are more likely to have both of those essentials.

Single seniors may have their own concerns, hesitating to plan a journey on their own. But plenty of other single seniors are hitting the roads, cruising the seas and taking to the sky. Why not become a part of this odyssey?

An interview with Dr. David Lipschitz, geriatrician at the University of Arkansas, was reported on the USA Today website. Lipschitz encouraged seniors to travel to enhance their quality of life. He indicated that single seniors would do well to overcome any reluctance to go it alone.

If you're interested in joining a senior travel group, talking to a travel agent is a logical place to start. And there are a wealth of websites whose sole purpose is to cater to people just like you.

Do you live in a seniors home or near a seniors center? A recreation director can inform you of organized trips for single seniors like yourself.

And of course, word of mouth and suggestions from friends and family can be a valuable resource.

The possibilities are diverse. Do you want to join a group on a singles vacation? No problem.

Are you interested in pursuing a theme of study? There's a travel plan for that.

Have you always wanted to go to a particular spot of the world? It's not too late to make the dream a reality.

If you are single and maybe hoping to meet someone sympatico on your trip, a singles-only package is your best bet. Social directors will be on hand to enable seniors in socializing with fellow travelers.

Do you want a room to yourself, or would you like to have a roommate? Take your personal preference, and your financial situation, into consideration when you make this decision.

Some seniors are feeling their age and have special needs that must be addressed. Need a cane or wheelchair? Will you need assistance in getting around? Such matters can be addressed in many types of travel arrangements.

For seniors who are fit and energetic, excursions like hiking, cycling and ski trips can be found in North America and for those with an itch to go abroad, in Europe. Some groups require a membership fee which will also get you discounts at local stores, restaurants and other facilities.

Jody Smith is a freelance writer for EmpowHER.com.

Sources:

How To Join a Senior Travel Group

http://www.howtodothings.com/travel/how-to-join-a-senior-travel-group

The Best Vacations for Single Senior Citizens

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/vacations-single-senior-citizens-102298.html

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