My Preliminary Retirement Plans - Round Robin
I am quickly coming to a consensus on what my retirement plans should look like.
I finally realize that I love open travel and visiting places I never knew existed. To implement this in retirement, I'm looking at a round-robin life style as the best way to do it.
I need to find some books that deal with long-term travel, along with websites too.
- I decided that Retirement plans should not only include financial considerations but also what I will actually be doing during a retirement.
- A Round Robin Retirement could mean something like this.
- Live three months in Europe during the Fall.
- Live two months in America during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.
- Live three months in Brazil during early Spring, their Fall.
- Live three months in someplace else (To Be Determined) during the Summer.
- I want to keep moving and visiting new places during the first years of my retirement, while I'm still strong.
- I want to slow down. Fast travel is expensive travel.
- I want to work, if work comes. But keep it light.
- I want to hit the beaches and hike the mountains.
- I want to stretch out travel time to keep the number of flights down.
- I want to rent, house-sit, volunteer, find campground maintenance-like jobs that include living accommodations to reduce lodging costs.
- I want to keep an eye out for more permanent low-cost accommodations.
- I want to eat local, travel local; maybe buy a local car to keep travel costs down.
- I want to fly only on low cost flights. Wait for the last minute deals. Sign up for travel newsletters that announce low airfare deals.
- I want to keep learning about travel and its opportunities and cost savings.
I find myself thinking about this during a visit to Burg (Castle) Hohenwerfen in Austria, the place where the movie "Where Eagles Dare..." was filmed. I marvel at how little life has changed, since the time of the Middle Ages when this castle was built.
I dare, too. I look around. I see parallels between living in this great medieval castle and planning my retirement:
Life is still a struggle. It is still a mystery. I stand before the specter of my retirement and future travel. I wonder, what's next for my retirement plans:
[This web page will definitely be updated in a later time.]
It's not over yet.
Here is a quick list of Travel Secrets I found out about on my trips. I hope it helps you in your search for better travel:
Go to the Page on My Way to Travel
Nervous about travel?
Travel is Scary
Learn to Like Yourself as You Are
Time Slows Down when Traveling
KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid
The Power of the Open Question
Ask the Unbusy Police Officer
Ask the Locals - They know
Listening - An Important Skill in Travel
Contrast the Old and the New
Some Unusual Travel Insights
Be a Good Guest
Take a Walk - Relax - Enjoy Good Travel
Get Lost on a Bus - I Dare You
Change Course - Follow Someone Else's Idea of a Good Trip
Good Exercise is a Travel Bonus
Interacting with Children in a Foreign Land
Treatment of Americans Abroad
After All - It's Your Vacation