Retirement is something that many people look up to. After working for 10, 20, and even 35 years to finally get your social security, retirement money, and the house of your dreams. Many people work and wait for their entire life to finally get retirement and go on a trip of their life.
If you are among many of these people, think of an amazing trip that you can plan.
Out of ideas?
Or too busy to think of one?
Not to worry.
Today we will discuss some of the best trips that you can take post-retirement – with your family, partner, or all by yourself!
Travel to The Mysterious Country of Charm, Curry and Bollywood
India is among the list of many Americans who have never been outside the country. With almost 4 million Indians living in America, the curiosity about their native country is bound to strike at some time. According to large sitcoms like the Big Bang Theory and other Hollywood movies, are you even in America if there is not an Indian living in a neighborhood next to you or working in the same place as you?!
There are many reasons to visit India. From cultural diversity to languages, cuisine, and nature, there are a lot of things that a person can do in India. Even though the street food and local eateries are quite delicious, if you’re not habitual of spices/local water, you might want to go to a bigger and more well-recognized restaurant to try the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine – they are the same dishes with a better presentation and perhaps a bigger variety and of course some money for the service and fancy atmosphere.
Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is an ivory colored mausoleum made out of marble and one of the most recognized places in all India, is worth a visit. Built by the famous Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for the love of his life, the building features many amazing things like:
- A mosque
- Floor designed to represent paradise
If you have time, visit the neighboring country Pakistan and see the enchanting beauty of Islamabad – the second most beautiful capital of the world!
Get A Glimpse of Royalty and Realm
Oh yes! If you are retiring with a fortune, London is one of the best places if you want to retire to vacation cities. London is magic! Just pure magic. Often known as one of the best tourist destinations in the world and leading the list of most beautiful capitals around the world, London does take you on a vacation of your lifetime.
From charming accents to building dating to the middle ages and even further, the capital of England has a lot to offer you. Did you know that London is categorized as one of the safest cities in the world – even more than in America? Think of visiting popular spots like:
- Big Ben
- Coca-Cola Eye
- Downton Abbey
- Buckingham Palace
Try the famous beer-battered fish and chips with smashed peas and a bowl of tartar sauce. You can buy this English staple from almost anywhere in London but if you’re feeling a bit fancy, book a reservation with Gordon Ramsey and enjoy the gold he puts on your plate.
Get Lost in The Lost City
More than 7000 feet above the sea level, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, lies one of the seven wonders of the world – Machu Picchu. This destination, now in Peru is a symbol of the Incan Empire. The small city was built and populated in 1450 AD and the stone walls and buildings of a surprising alignment.
Over the years, it has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 but the tourism figures are increasing surprisingly. Machu Picchu was known as a sacred place where the Incan people worshipped their gods but now it’s just a nice view with heritage architecture and amazing scenery.
Go On a National Tour
Being an American comes with perks of its own. There is just so much to explore, taste, experience, and see. If you are not willing to travel abroad, it is always possible to explore the wonders of America. From the wonders of Disney world to the Big Apple, there are a lot of places in America that you can visit.
A country big enough to comprise 50 states and diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, America is one of the most-visited places in the entire world. Explore the culture of Texas with delicious soul food and rustic fried chicken to natural sights like the Grand Canyon and architectural wonders like the Times Square and Golden Gate Bridge on your retirement. If you like you can actually retire to vacation cities in the land of the free and home of the brave!
Visit The City of L’amour
Working hard for all the years must have caused you to skip several date nights and postpone plans with the love of your life. Obviously, you might want to do something about it! What better than exploring the city of love or as the French put it explorer la ville de l’amour!
From magnificent architecture to rich historical buildings, delectable eateries, and dazzling nightlife, Paris is the treat to beat. One of the most popular and well-visited cities in the world.
Experience the beauty of Paris by visiting the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, and much more. Go for a wine tasting and if you are feeling extra fancy – stop for a cheese tasting in an eye-captivating art gallery.
Relive Your Honeymoon
Known for its crystalline waters reflecting the beautiful aqua blue color or crystal clear water, out of the world scenery, staggering palm treats, and sparkling soft sand under your feet pillowing as you walk, Maldives island is a charming and ideal spot if you want to spend more time with your loved one. Presently, many young couples prefer to spend their honeymoon on this island of luxury and extraordinary scenery above, on, and under the waters but, you can also go there after retirement and enjoy time with your soulmate.
Experience Nomadic Lifestyle
Known initially as the “end of the earth” Mongolia is a land of the nomads – a land of natural beauty, wildlife, and tribes. From the Gobi Desert in the South to the mountainous North, the country is slowly becoming more accessible for tourism and travel. Although there are still minor crimes, like pocket-picking.
Owned by Gengis Khan, Mongolia was a nomadic land that was home to Buddhists. However, the modern-day buildings consist of a Soviet touch and remains of older buildings. Explore the capital Ulaanbaatar and learn about Mongolian ceremonies and their nomadic culture.
Many people look forward to their retirement because they can go and explore the world (or just America) with their family or spouse. If you are looking to visit someplace authentic, rich in heritage, and beautiful at the same time, these locations are some of the most popular and best-visited in the world.
You can even retire to vacation cities if you like and experience some of the best views of the world all day long. America itself offers some amazing destinations for people to retire to.