Globetrotting today isn't just a job for mariners or the preserve of the jet set. Travel is easier than ever before. It's far more comfortable, too. And living internationally is more affordable than at any time in history. In fact, apply some simple tricks and tips and you can travel the world slowly for less than the cost of staying put at home…often a lot less.
The flexibility you have when you travel this way means tailoring an itinerary to suit your whims is easy. Plus, the freedom you have in retirement to go where you want, whenever you like, is valuable leverage in keeping your costs down. Spend a month living the high life in Paris and offset the cost with two months savoring all Portugal has to offer. Just dust off your bucket list and start getting ready.
You can cruise to Europe for up to 70% off standard prices if you know how…you can use a host of websites to organize low-cost, luxurious accommodation for a few months—enough time to try a place on for size—before moving on to the next… You can sit on a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean sipping wine in April, and kick back on a beach in English-speaking Belize in May…
When it comes to getting from one place to another, there are all sorts of ways to keep costs to a minimum. As a retiree, you can plan your trip and keep your costs down by using the five tips below.