Shannen Findlay

Retirement Life

The holidays you need to try in retirement

Gone are the days of waiting for your annual vacation and dragging yourself back to work when it’s all said and done – you’re a retiree now!

If you’re reading this, you probably love to travel and are looking for the dreamiest places to escape to now you’ve escaped employment.

Whether you’re seeking solitude and rest, or excitement and crowds, luxury or trips on a budget – we’ve found the best places for you to enjoy. 

Swipe through the gallery above and tell us if you would like to visit any of these breathtaking destinations. Let us know in the comments below.

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

This 490-mile drive pulls together Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in North California being billed as “America’s Favourite Drive”.

The ribbon of road allows you to explore the most vibrant life and history of Virginia and North California, weaving together in one gorgeous landscape to feast your eyes on while you travel.

For more information head to Blue Ridge Parkway’s website.

Rocky Mountaineer, Canada

If you’re a lover of wild beauty, rolling pines and sights you’ve quite never experienced before, then a Rocky Mountaineer vacation might just be what you’re needing.

Sicily, Italy

With miles of gorgeous coasts and beaches, stunning architecture, delicious and fresh handmade food are just a few of many reasons to visit the city of Sicily. It’s the island right at Italy’s toe with exciting ancestral towns just waiting to be explored.

River cruise, South-east Asia

In this part of the world, the stunning rivers and views are just too hard not to pass up. If you ever find yourself longing for ancient temples, colonial architecture and mind-blowing limestone rock formations, then a cruise in the Southeast Asia area will suit you perfectly.

The major river cruise companies offer excursions and side trips of various lengths and itineraries.

Take a look through the gallery above to see some of the beautiful destinations on offer for you in your free time. 

Would you like to travel to any of these destinations? Let us know in the comments below.