Globe Trotter

globe trotter

For many seniors, retirement can open up a brand new world of possibilities. The kids are all grown up, you are no longer tied to your desk at work and you have now been blessed with the gift of time. Embrace this amazing chapter in your life and get away, see the world and enjoy some of life’s simplest treasures. Right now, the world is your oyster, so start exploring and book your next vacation! You don’t have to be young to be an explorer; there are many ways to travel today that cater to the abilities of senior citizens. Grab your passport and let’s go!

One trip you never want to find yourself taking is the one down the stairs. However, the immediate trip you most likely need to take after that one is to the hospital. Consider Life Alert your immediate travel agent. With a simple push of a button, located on your weightless, waterproof pendant, an emergency medical response team will get you the attention you need fast. Now, what travel agent do you know that is open 24/7? Life Alert doesn’t take vacations or even weekends, they are available any time, day or night for your emergency needs. Don’t risk all the vacation fun to come for one silly little trip, get Life Alert and invest in your future. Homeaway.com has put together a list of trips that are not only senior friendly, but can also offer the opportunity for the whole family to get in on the fun!

1. Go Cruising
There is such a wide array of places you can travel to via cruise ship today; sail to the Caribbean, Alaska or even Europe! If you are looking for an “all in one” sort of a trip, this is a great choice. Most cruises offer one flat fee that includes your room, food/beverages and most on board activities. Even better, the ship will stop in several ports along your destination so you can hit the hot tourist’s spots or break away on your own beaten path. This can be a great option for seniors because you never have to leave the comfort of the cruise ship, if you choose not to. Grab an umbrella drink, step out onto the deck and enjoy the view!

2. Take the Family to the Happiest Place on Earth.
Sometimes, the best vacations are the ones that make us feel young again and what better way to feel youthful again then to visit Orlando’s Walt Disney World? Bonus: Grab the family for a trip that will make everyone smile! This theme park will be sure to keep everyone entertained and with great amenities such as, lockers, strollers and wheel chair rentals, you can rest assure that all your bases will be covered. For many seniors, the thought of Disney World can be daunting because of the size of the park and the amount of walking entailed. Worry no more because transportation inside and between Epcot, the Magic Kingdom and the Disney Water Parks is a total breeze. They offer air-conditioned busses, scenic boat rides or you can take a ride on the world famous Disney Monorail! If you are feeling super adventurous, hop on a scooter and navigate around the park yourself! So grab those Mickey Mouse ears and get ready to feel like a kid again.

3. Explore Your Own Backyard.
For many of us, the mere thought of traveling can be overwhelming. The good news is, you don’t need to go far to feel like you are getting away. Plan a weekend “away” at a local hotel or get the family together for a beach day, picnic style! No matter how long you have lived in your town, there is always something that you have wanted to try or a place you have never been so, now is your time!

Do you know who else likes to take trips with you? Life Alert! Life Alert’s Emergency HELP phone is great for emergencies away from home and it never needs charging; the batteries last up to 10 years. But more importantly, there is only one large, easily-accessible button to push and you will reach Life Alert’s Emergency Monitoring Center where help will be sent to you wherever you are in the United States. Has wanderlust left you somewhere unfamiliar? No problem, Life Alert’s Emergency HELP phone has a GPS locator so you can be found. Life Alert wants you to be protected when at home and on the go.

So, rip the tags off that special shirt, pack your suitcase and start making the most of your retirement. Another added bonus is that there are many special budget offers for seniors that you can choose from! When booking your next flight or trip, just ask, “Do you offer any senior discounts?” You’ll be surprised that most travel accommodations do! Speaking of discounts, did you know that you could receive up to 15% off your homeowners insurance if you get Life Alert’s Monitored 24/7 Fire Protection Smoke Alarm? What makes this system unique is that when dangerous smoke triggers the smoke detector, the alarm sends a signal to emergency dispatchers who are standing by. They will then notify local authorities and get you the help you need fast, 24/7. Now that you are planning to be a globe trotter, be sure that your home is protected while you are away. Call 1-800-513-2934 for a free brochure.

Works Cited:
1. “Best Vacations for the Elderly.” 13 August 2014. <https://www.homeaway.com/info/travelers/travel-ideas/best-of/family-vacations/best-vacations-for-the-elderly&gt;.

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