Looking for places to vacation after you retire? From Machu Picchu in Peru to the Great Wall of China, these ten trips are incredible and can motivate you to contribute more towards your retirement fund and save up for those life-changing journeys.
Siem Reap, Cambodia’s Temples of Angkor
When it comes to places to vacation after you retires, Siem Reap should definitely be on the list. The Khmer Empire left outstanding ruins after their 9th to the 15th-century regime. The famous temples were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing society, art and advanced architecture that happened in this mega-city a long time ago. Angkor Wat is the temple most well-known and is the world’s largest religious monument.
China’s Great Wall
One of the worlds’ largest man-made projects, the wall runs along China’s historic north borders. Created with soil, wood, brick, and stone, the wall measures over 5,500 miles long at one time. You can just imagine how many dynasties it took for construction to be completed.
The capital of the country is becoming more popular among travelers as the country improves its activities for visitors, accommodations and air travel. Originally, Ulaanbaatar was a nomadic home to Buddhists and Genghis Khan. Currently, the city features surviving monasteries and buildings from the Soviet-era. Learn about shamanic ceremonies, stay in a yurt and talk to hawk experts on the steppes.
Arizona’s Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park is over 1900 square miles showcasing the red layered rock gleaming daily during sunset and sunrise. All year-round, the South Rim is open for tourists that want a glimpse of the magnificent canyon almost 300 miles long, 1 mile deep and 18 miles wide. Take a river trip, hike, and camp to see it from every perspective.
The former embargoed nation has opened its doors to tourists. It’s time to see Spanish colonial architecture, cars from the fifties and pastel houses. Attend cabaret shows and dance to salsa music in the capital of the country. Find a tour to join and stay in a group while regulations are still adjusting.
Queensland, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
Boasting more than 2900 reefs, over 900 islands across 1400 miles, The Great Barrier Reef is great for all family members with its tortoises, stingrays and coral fish with amazing colors you can dive, snorkel, seaplane or sail the reef for a vacation to remember forever.
Constructed in 1926, this Main Street of America runs through eight states and is 2,400-miles long. On Route 66, you would be traveling on the same path as migrants in the 1930 Dust Bowl traveling to the west. From Chicago to Los Angeles, you can stop in the smaller towns on the way.
The Northern Lights
Aurora borealis is a mysterious phenomenon that happens when colliding charged particles of gas in the atmosphere of the Earth produce a strange, glowing light. Visitors can find trips such as Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Canada, Alaska, and Scandinavian countries to see the lights from September to April.
Peru’s Machu Picchu
In recent years, more and more tourists have been increasingly drawn to the Inca capital. The fifteenth-century Machu Picchu is set in the Andes Mountains. Known for its astronomically aligned buildings and stone walls, its original use is still unknown to this day. Nonetheless, UNESCO has named it a World Heritage Site, and rightly so.
Agra, India’s Taj Mahal
One of the world’s seven wonders, the marble, ivory Taj Mahal of the 17th century’s Mughal Empire is an impressive mausoleum. Exquisitely symmetrical gardens, a mosque, and impressive soaring minarets are featured on the grounds. Pause by the reflective pool and think of the designed grounds as paradise’s replica on earth.
These are only some of the many great places to vacation after you retire. We hope you get to experience some of these wonderful destinations.