Author: Gemma Burgess  

10 Planning Tips for Travel During your Retirement 

Travelling during retirement can be an incredibly rewarding experience.  
As you bid farewell to the daily grind and embrace a new chapter of life, here are some insights and tips for making the most of your retirement travels. 

Plan Your Retirement Bucket List 

Don’t start small. Start with exploring the bucket list of destinations that you’ve always dreamed of visiting. 
Let's remind ourselves that life is short and time flies by, so make the most of every moment. 
Live life to the fullest and create unforgettable memories along the way. 
Before travelling it’s important to consider key factors like: 
Cultural experiences 
Visa requirements 
Health precautions, and 
Safety considerations 
Share your plans with your financial planner here at New Vision. We help you to plan and manage your finances so that you can incorporate these travel plans into your life. 

Key Financial Considerations when Travelling 

Assess your budget and allocate funds specifically for travel. 
You now have the freedom from having to work, so you can take advantage of the off-peak travel deals. 
Also, investigate possible retiree discounts for: 
Accommodation, and 
New Vision can provide you with advice and recommendations for your cash, investments, and pensions to support your travel plans. 

Savour your Retirement Journey 

Retirement allows you to fully savour the journey. Instead of rushing from one place to another, opt for slow travel. 
Spend more time in each location to truly immerse yourself in the local culture and be sure to tick off all the sights before you leave. 
For destinations that may be even further away consider house-sitting, home exchanges, or long-term rentals to save on accommodation costs. 
Health and Wellbeing 
The number one priority is your health. 
Please visit your GP before embarking on any long trips to ensure you are fit and well for travel. 
Don’t forget to pack a basic first-aid kit! 
Travelling is a great opportunity to remain active throughout your retirement.  
Try exploring on foot or a bike instead of a car, embrace the local classes, or take a refreshing swim in the ocean. 
Embrace New Experiences 
Take advantage and grasp the opportunities that are now available to you. 
Try new experiences like: 
Cooking classes. 
Learning a new language. 
Participating in cultural workshops. 
Retirement is the perfect time to start expanding your horizons and connecting with others. 
Attending community events. 
Joining walking tours. 
Startup conversations with other fellow travellers to share your experiences. 
Travelling Solo or in a group? 
Retirement is your time; nothing is standing in your way. If you're feeling brave, travelling solo offers an opportunity for independence and self-discovery. 
It’s a chance for you to meet new people and step out of your comfort zone. 
If travelling solo isn’t your thing, group tours provide companionship and often take care of the logistics, so you don’t have to.  
Consider a mix of both to balance your independent and social interactions. 
Create a Travel Journal or Blog 
If you’re keen to share your experience with others, then writing a travel journal or blog is a great way to do this. 
You can share your recommendations, photos, and reflections with friends, family, and the team at New Vision. 
Remember to capture memories through photography but not forgetting to see through your own eyes. 
Have you Considered Sustainable Travel? 
If you’re travelling regularly then be mindful of your environmental impact. 
Look for eco-friendly accommodations, reduce plastic waste, and support the local community and their businesses. 
Leave a positive footprint by volunteering or participating in community projects. 
Safety First 
This goes without saying, always stay informed about the latest travel advice and information plus any local customs for all your destinations.  
Respect the cultural norms and dress appropriately for each country you visit. 
Look after your important documents (passport, insurance, etc.) keep copies and stay vigilant against scams. 
Finally, Relax and Enjoy the Journey! 
Retirement is your time to explore, learn, and savour life. Embrace spontaneity, try new foods, and create lasting memories. 
Like Elton John said, "Live for each second without hesitation." 
Retirement isn’t the end of your life journey, it’s just the beginning! 
Speak to our specialist at New Vision who will help you plan your perfect retirement journey with the money you have.  
Remember, the journey matters more than the destination. 
Happy retirement travels and do share with us your travel recommendations! 
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