TRAVEL TIPS FOR RETIREES
ON THE RETIREMENT QUOTES CAFÉ
(Tips on Travel and Vacations for the Retired and Semi-Retired who want to retire
early and to retire happy)
Travel Tips for Your Retirement
Travel is a great teacher, regardless of your retirement age. Traveling in your
retirement years can enhance your life significantly because it provides an elevated degree of
freshness, stimulation, and pleasure not encountered in your everyday routine or normal retirement
No matter where you travel, you can always learn something new. Travel can have as
much significance as the importance of money in retirement and where to
Of course if you want to travel extensively, you will have to spend
your money wisely when you retire.
Here are some quotes relating to travel to put travel in proper prospective:
Visits always give pleasure: if not in the arrival, then on the departure.
— Edward Le Berquier
If you look like your passport photo, in all probability you need the journey.
— Earl Wilson
Not he who lived long knows, but he who traveled much knows.
— Turkish proverb
The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.
— Saint Augustine
The fabric of my faithful love
No power shall dim or ravel
Whilst I stay here- but oh, my dear,
If I should ever travel!
— Edna St. Vincent Millay
Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.
— Leigh Hunt
Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We
do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong.
— Vita Sackville-West
A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the
disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.
— Jean Cocteau
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making
those idiots understand their own language.
— Mark Twain Quotes
Most people say that they are going to travel a lot when they retire. The only ones who do
so are the ones who travel a lot before they retire.
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Be the hero of your adventure. All travel is inner travel, because wherever we are, we are
processing our experiences internally. Remind yourself that you are the hero of all your journeys, and that all
your travel in the outside world is really travel inward, toward ever higher spiritual consciousness.
— Joseph Dispenza (author of The Way of the Traveler: Making Every Trip a Journey of
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and
permanent, in the ideas of living.
— Miriam Beard
The longer you travel to view an eclipse, the greater the chance of cloud cover.
— Unknown wise person
Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever I travel I like to keep the seat next to me empty. I found a great way to do it.
When someone walks down the aisle and says to you, "Is someone sitting there?" just say, "No one — except the
— Carol Leifer
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy
life except fresh air. . . . It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to
excitement is irritability.
— George Bernard Shaw, Letter, 17 Oct. 1899, written while on a six-week Mediterranean cruise aboard the S.S.
Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.
— Anne Sophie Swetchine
They say travel broadens the mind, but you must have the mind.
— G. K. Chesterton
I have wandered all my life, and I have traveled; the difference between the two is this —
we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
— Hilaire Belloc
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast
without seeing anything.
— Charles Kuralt
I've learned that the secret of growing old gracefully is never to lose your enthusiasm
for meeting new people and seeing new places.
— Unknown wise person
Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
— Paul Theroux
The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to
expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that
he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk
— Daniel J. Boorstin
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in
— Oscar Wilde
Travellers never think that THEY are the foreigners.
— Mason Cooley
I travelled among unknown men,
In lands beyond the sea;
Nor England! did I know till then
What love I bore to thee.
— William Wordsworth (1770-1850), English poet. I Travelled Among Unknown Men (written 1801, published
In America there are two classes of travel- first class and with childen.
— Robert Benchley
Travelling is the ruin of all happiness. There's no looking at a building here after
— Fanny Burney, English novelist
A good holiday is one spent among
people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
— J. B. Priestley
Retiring is easy for everyone.
Staying retired happy and free, however — now that is the harder part of a successful
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- What should you say to your working partner — even
your parents — if you are retiring much earlier
- What will you do with your new-found leisure time if you
have never learned how to enjoy leisure activities?
- How will you relate to your relatives and friends who are
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