Tips & Education

A Guide for Holiday Travel During Retirement

December 18th, 2023

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Holiday travel during retirement is a special time to go on exciting adventures. For residents at Cristwood Park in Shoreline, WA, and Crista Shores in Silverdale, travel is a fantastic way to make the most of their retirement. Having helpful strategies and tips for seniors who want to keep exploring the world ensures smooth planning for future traveling. Let’s dive into the world of holiday travel for those in retirement looking for extraordinary adventures!

Why Seniors Love Holiday Travel

Holiday travel for seniors in independent living communities is a way to have fun, learn about new places and cultures, and make beautiful memories. CRISTA Senior Living provides a supportive environment for residents to enjoy holiday travel and keep exploring.

Making Holiday Travel Great for Seniors

  • Solidify Plans: A successful holiday travel adventure starts with careful planning. Research the destination, book comfortable places to stay, and consider any special needs that will make the trip enjoyable. Decide whether forming or joining a travel group for exploration and adventure will prove beneficial.
  • Travel Comfortably: Look for options that make the journey effortless and comfy. Travel companies design special packages for seniors that meet specific needs and enhance the enjoyment of their trips.
  • Stay Healthy: It’s essential to ensure seniors have a great time on trips and stay healthy. Exercising, eating well, and talking to a doctor before leaving are ways to ensure they’re ready for their adventure.

3 Tips for a Wonderful Travel Experience

  • Pack Smart: Pack lightly by choosing versatile clothing, bringing necessary medicines and toiletries, and packing all essential documents.
  • Stay Safe and Connected: Technology is beneficial when traveling. Bringing a smartphone with useful travel apps can help residents navigate, communicate, and stay in touch with loved ones.
  • Enjoy Local Culture: To get the most out of travel plans, embrace the local culture. Try the local food, attend cultural events, and connect with the people for more lasting memories and meaningful experiences.

Don’t Hesitate to Start Traveling

Though holiday travel initially seems daunting, it is an excellent way to enjoy retirement. Residents at CRISTA Senior Living enjoy having exciting journeys, making beautiful memories, and inspiring others to explore the world. Anyone thinking about retiring or enjoying their retirement shouldn’t be afraid to pack their bags and start their holiday travel adventures.

If you are looking for an Indepdent Living or Assisted Living community in Shoreline or Silverdale, Washington, we would love to meet you and take you on a tour. Please contact us today!

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