Are you getting ready to retire soon? Then it’s time to get your retirement bucket list ready, so you’ll have plenty of activities lined up to fill your days of newfound freedom. If you’re not sure where to start, here are 5 fun things to add to your retirement bucket list that will set you up for a great start.
Go On A Safari
Our world has so much to offer. If you’ve been dreaming of getting up close and personal with our some of the most beautiful and unique wildlife in their natural environment, consider going on an African safari. Now that you have some time on your hands, you can book a tour or hire your own personal guide to visit Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa and Botswana to see mountain gorillas, zebras, giraffes, elephants, crocodiles, and other must-see animals in the wild.
See The Northern Lights
Have you always dreamed of seeing the dazzling Northern Lights dance across the sky? Retirement is a great time to head north to view the Aurora Borealis in British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland and Scandinavia. The best time to see them is in the fall between January to March when there’s long nights as well as September and October when you can also experience the lights as they reflect off of the frozen lakes.
Build Your Own Home
With the kids finally all out of the house and with all of that extra space to make use of (plus a pension to boot), there’s no better time to build the home of your dreams. You can design every little detail to suit your personal needs – and maybe even some extra luxuries like a hot tub. Don’t do it because you can – do it because you deserve it!
Drive Route 66
Plan a road trip of a lifetime! Get your RV ready to hit the famous Route 66 that connects Chicago to Santa Monica. There’s so much to see and do on this 2,000 plus mile highway that takes about two weeks to travel through the heart of the USA. From Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona to Cali. You’ll find mom-and-pop shops, winding rivers, canyons and parks and everything in between – it’s an adventure like no other that’s worth exploring.
Go Port Hopping in Your Boat
Your sailboat can be used for more than those sunny afternoon trips on the weekend. Now that you’re retired, why not head out for a week or month sailing trip? Port hopping can be a fun, and unique was to see and explore so many areas. Lake Ontario has more than thirty ports to check out, like Kingston, Toronto Islands, along with Rochester NY and Oswego, NY plus more. So get out and make good use of your boat this year!
Whatever you plan to do in your retirement, just be sure you have the proper insurance to protect you. Whether you need to cover your home, retirement, vehicle or future – at Rowat Insurance, we offer all the policies you need to enjoy peace of mind while you’re fulfilling your retirement bucket list. Contact us today to receive a free quote.