Summer has arrived! It's time to break out the beach chairs, picnic baskets, tents, and cameras. With a more active senior population than ever, it’s no surprise that senior travel trends are on the upswing. In fact, most of the seniors polled by AARP in a recent survey planned on taking four to five trips in 2015.
Before you hop in a plane, train, or automobile, be sure to read these five tips to help keep your travel plans safe and stress free.
Astor House at Springbrook Oaks
Up for some whale watching? The residents of Astor House in Newberg, Oregon sure are! They recently took a trip to Depoe Bay in an attempt to spot some blubbery beauties off the shore.
Nothing is too spooky for the residents at Boone Landing in Columbia, Missouri. One of their favorite outings was to the Missouri State Penitentiary, which was built in 1836 and is rumored to be haunted. Ah!
Creekside at Shallowford
Chattanooga isn’t just for choo-choos; there are plenty of boats too! Residents at Creekside at Shallowford in Chattanooga, Tennessee took a “duck boat” down the Tennessee River for some sight-seeing. The boat, which is technically known as a DUKW, is a renovated WWII vehicle that can drive on land and through water.
The residents of Dogwood Estates make it an annual habit to catch a Frisco RoughRiders game. The RoughRiders are a Minor League affiliate of the Texas Rangers and generate a lot of local pride. Play ball!
Residents at Grizzly Peak in Missoula, Montana have quite the story to share. They took a group trip to National Bison Range, a wildlife refuge that boasts 350-500 bison and absolutely breathtaking views!
Here, fishy, fishy, fishy! Residents at Oxmoor Lodge in Louisville, Kentucky enjoy fishing trips at Slow Poke Farm, a family-owned farm with home cooked meals, hay rides, and more.
Off they go into the wild blue yonder! River’s Edge residents let their imaginations run wild at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Georgia.
Sunset Lake Village
Residents at Sunset Lake Village in Venice, Florida like to soak up some sun at Nokomis Beach. Just look at that beautiful blue water!
Every day is Presidents Day at Whiterock Court in Dallas, Texas. Residents showed their patriotic side with a trip to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum where they enjoyed having their picture taken behind the president’s desk.