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The Most Rewarding World Travel Adventures to Take After Reaching Retirement

After years and years of hard work, your long-awaited retirement has finally arrived and the world is officially your oyster. There are so many new adventures waiting for you to uncover and now you have the time to make all your wanderlust dreams come true. So, leave that non-stop life of work, errands, and more work behind you. Now it’s time to focus on “you” and take advantage of some well deserved “me time.”

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Now the only question that remains is where should you go first and what journey most appeals to your individual tastes. Lucky for you, we at Popular Everything have done our research and narrowed down the options for you. Here is our list of some of the best destinations to visit around the world after you retire.

Venture On a Wine Tour

Nothing says relax and let loose more than a wine tour in the majestic Tuscan countryside. Tuscany is a region in central Italy that literally lives and breathes wine. The beautiful rolling hills and the endless rows of grapevines and olive trees look straight out of a romance novel. Wine has been a part of the regions civilization for over 3,000 years and just like a fine wine, the skills and expertise of the local wineries only get better with age.

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There are many wineries in the area that provide breathtaking tours full of history, insight, delicious olive oil and of course, top-quality wine. Those feeling adventures can even take the tour on two wheels and fully experience the great outdoors while biking from winery to winery.

Visit Beautiful National Parks

Are you interested in traveling but prefer to stay closer to home? Not to worry, there are plenty of outstanding sights to see that don’t require a passport or overcrowded plane ride. The United States is home to 61 beautiful national parks, each with its own list of must-see sights and adventures.

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Whether you’re interested in driving up the California coastline, exploring Utah’s unique vistas or seeing the sights near the Canadian border, this beautiful content has something for everyone. Feeling ambitious? Rent yourself a camper and see them all! Now that you have the time to get away and see it all, you might as well use it.

Explore Exotic Wildlife

Visiting an African safari is a once in a lifetime experience. Where else can you see animals such as lions, elephants, and giraffes living free in their natural habitat? The experience is truly breathtaking and now is the perfect time to grab your binoculars and head out into the wild. The options really are endless all throughout the continent, including safari tours in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.

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While many assume traveling to Africa must be a logistical nightmare, we are here to set the record straight. There are plenty of all-inclusive tours that will take care of everything for you, right down to the luxury accommodations, safe and reliable transportation and certified tour guides.

Experience Total Luxury

The Maldives is a small island nation in the Indian Ocean that is just begging all its visitors to kick back and relax. As the smallest Asian country in both population and land area, the Maldives is what you think of when you wish you could run away to a secluded island.

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Leave all your worries at home and come kickback among the turquoise reefs, sandy beaches, and exotic palm trees that the Maldives have to offer. If you’re looking to do more than just enjoy the views and sit back, the area also offers snorkeling and diving adventures as well as island hopping cruises.