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Retirement on the Road
For the adventure seekers and road warriors, retirement is coming at 60 mph (or 75mph depending how far you like to push it)!
People 55 and over are signing up for this lifestyle choice and I think each of us can see why and take just a moment for a bit of jealousy. Ok now that we have that out of the way. If the road is where you are headed you will want to check out www.retirebug.com to find the places that cater to your motored mansion. There are many out there and they have lots to offer. These are independent living communities. Many offer organized day trips throughout the season with excellent grounds for the days that you are staying in. I’ve found them with swimming pools, live music,night life (or day life for some) with bars and drinks on site, golf courses, tennis, card games and more. These communities are lots of fun and offer more of an active lifestyle mindset. Meaning there is lots to pack into a day for a couple months a year and then they tend to thin out as their residents drive off to their next destination. Rental rates are going to vary depending on many factors. The closer they are to main attractions such as the ocean or mountain range the higher you can expect the rates to run. However, the great thing is that you can save some money if you’re willing to adjust the times of the year that you are visiting these places. Even if you are still there during the “season” just that you arrive perhaps a week or two before or after everyone else. Of course this will effect what sort of social events are going on at the time that you’re there. I think the best way to go about getting it all is to make sure you get the best of both by making some compromises here and there. But don’t give up too much just to save a buck, remember you’ve been working for a long time to enjoy this period of life. Retirement is a grand thing indeed!
I am with you 500%!! My husband and I are both 67, retired last June and have been traveling in our MH ever since. We have been living in RV's since March 1988 (sold our house after the kids left) but also worked full time. This is what we have been waiting for all these years.
We will continue to travel until we can't anymore. If anyone wants any tips on what to do about medical, RV park reservations ahead of time, etc. post me a note.
We love this life and hope it is a few more years before we have to hang up the steering wheel and head for a stick house.