Retirees seem to find fun and enjoyment in road trips, as the study from MGMY’s Portrait of American Travels claims that from 2016 to 2017, road trips in the USA inflated from 22% to 39%. Some of the respondents are retirees, and it clearly shows their interest in traveling domestically together with their partners. Planning a road trip is fun, especially if you’re tagging along with the love of your life: nothing beats a vacation with someone important. So, if you’re preparing for a road trip and looking for ideas on where to go, these three fascinating road trip destinations below can help you.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway features a lovely view of the Appalachian mountains. Along the way, you’ll encounter small towns, camping grounds, parks, wineries, and many other sites that will give you the feeling of rural freedom. On top of that, you’ll see many natural attractions like waterfalls, mountains, and rivers. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a perfect getaway for retirees who want to relive their romantic memories while enjoying nature’s embrace. It is nearly a total of 469 miles, so you’ll need a reliable vehicle like an SUV. Opting for larger vehicles can help ensure that you have enough space to pack everything you need without feeling cramped inside.
Now if you’re into the extended type of drives, trying cross country trips may be a great idea to consider. Route 66 is the perfect example if you want to see small nostalgic towns and a great view of the Grand Canyon. Route 50, also deemed as “The Loneliest Road In America” is also a great choice too. It features the small town of Lone Pine, Pyramid Lake, and an abandoned mining town in Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.
Miami to Key West, Florida
The ocean view from the Florida Keys Bridge can be soothing and relaxing, especially while driving. The scenery itself is enough to take all life’s stress away and make you remember the good old days. The road from Miami to Florida is 165 miles long, and it’ll take you up approximately three-and-a-half hours to cover the road. There are some interesting stops along the way too, like the Everglades National Park and the History of Diving Museum. There’s little to no chance that you and your hubby will get bored while driving from Miami to Key West, Florida.
Road trips can be fun, especially when you’re enjoying your retirement. These kinds of trips can be long and tiring, so make sure that you’ve thoroughly prepared everything you need before you embark on your journey. A well-planned road trip is sure to be an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired three decades ago at the age of 38 and began traveling the world. As recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance and world travel, they have been interviewed about retirement issues by The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, The Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement newsletter, nationally syndicated radio talk shows and countless newspapers and TV shows nationally and worldwide. They wrote the popular books The Adventurer's Guide to Early Retirement (Your Simple Path to FIRE) and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible.