The New Travel Culture and Seniors

One morning you wake up, and all of a sudden, you’re a senior. But just because you are older doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel on travel. There is a new travel culture that is specifically senior, and embraces the notion that learning never stops no matter how old you are. If you’re in this category read on. There are many opportunities for seniors to explore the world  and to have the full experience of cultural travel. While cruises are extremely popular among seniors, there are other exciting ways to experience culture from within, rather than from a bus or a ship. There are tips to traveling in this way, and cultural travel news is offering a new report, as well as a senior travel channel on utube. There are so many ways to travel to those places on your bucket list, and to do it in a way that is culturally sensitive and meaningful.  A story on the independent traveler says:

 

A few years ago, I traveled with my mother when she — and I quote — wanted to see the Grand Canyon before she died. We flew to Las Vegas, rented a car and toured the Valley of Fire and the Hoover Dam. Once at the Grand Canyon, we were able to see quite a bit of it despite my mother’s mobility constraints — and a spectacular glass-enclosed helicopter ride allowed us to view the rest.

Ansel Adams (1902–1984)

Ansel Adams (1902–1984)

 

Senior travel can include destinations for cultural travel that are far far away. The Hoover Dam is an extraordinary piece of history that everyone should have on their bucket list. Stretching between Arizona and Nevada, the Hoover Dam was built during the great depression and was named after Herbert Hoover, even though it was Roosevelt who dedicated it in 1935. The building of Hoover Dam galvanized thousands of workers to construct it, and it claimed over a hundred lives, as it was a massive undertaking. The context of place where the Hoover Dam exists is important because the surrounding country is filled with a cultural richness and identity that includes the indigenous people of the U.S.A. Perhaps your next trip can be directed to the western states. Here is more about the top 5 destinations for senior travel.

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