Just because you’re an older adult doesn’t mean you are finished traveling. In fact, traveling as a senior can be one of the most enjoyable times of your life. If you’re a senior who’s retired, your responsibilities are fewer, and you have the time to take that trip. Plus, even if you’re disabled, there are recommendations for you as well.
Great senior travel destinations
Corpus Christi, Texas, Wintertime Retreat
When you think of Texas, the larger cities of Texas may come to mind, such as Austin or Dallas. But, have you considered the city of Corpus Christi? This city was founded in 1519 and makes a beautiful winter destination. The daytime temperatures stay in the comfortable 70-degree range.
Corpus Christi has architecture rich in history plus an assortment of other attractions. Some of these attractions are the History and Nature Museum, the Texas State Aquarium, and The USS Lexington. Plus, there’s the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. There are many food choices to satisfy any palate such as Tex-Mex and great seafood.
The New England States During Fall
Driving through New England is one way to see the fall colors, but have you ever considered taking a cruise? Cruises through the New England States can be booked anywhere from six to fourteen days and sometimes even more. Sailing from New York City, it could take you through Boston, Halifax, Novia Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and through the Saguenay Fjord National Park, in Quebec.
The Saguenay Fjord National Park is a fun destination of its own. It has different activities, magnificent views, wildlife, and camping areas such as campsites, huts, and cabins.
There are a lot of fun things for a senior to do in Williamsburg, VA. There are numerous museums and areas of shops, plus golf. Between Williamsburg and nearby Jamestown, there are activity levels and prices which cover about every level of interest. With reenactments at Colonial Williamsburg to the classic architecture, this vacation is an affordable option for traveling seniors.
If you’re disabled:
If you’re disabled, there are still options for travel even if you’re traveling with a caregiver. Every disabled person’s needs are different, and many times disabled travelers are given misinformation and even higher prices than other travelers. You may face, too, as a handicapped traveler, inadequate facilities, and general hassles. But, with the information below, it may make your trip a little easier.
Tips for disabled traveling
One thing to do is to call ahead to where your reservation is to make necessary arrangements. Call again 24 to 48 hours before you leave to make sure that they followed your requests. When describing your disability, be specific, and precise and give as many details about your requests for accommodations as possible. Let the place where you’re staying know what you are or are not capable of doing. The more information they have on their end, the better they can accommodate you.
Before embarking on your journey, consult with your doctor to receive their guidance and recommendations. Your physician can provide information about the medical facilities available at your destination and ensure you have access to necessary prescription medications in case your supply runs low.
Your doctor can offer advice for managing extended flights and help you anticipate and address potential challenges you may encounter during your travels.
Bring extra medication and carry medical alert information. You could use a specialized travel agent with experience working with disabled travelers. You would have all the necessary information to travel with little or no incidents.