Adventurous Travel Destinations for Seniors & Retirees

Although Delta variant is still rampant in most parts of the world, it doesn't stop us from planning (or just dreaming about) our next trip.

Here is a list of the top 3 travel destinations for those who have a bit more time to spare, are willing to try something different, but don't want to compromise comfort. However, please beware that travel restriction changes all the time. If possible, book accommodations and flights that allow you to refund.

1. Morocco

One of my favorite places in the world. Morocco might sound a bit daunting at first, but its travel infrastructure and relatively affordable cost will make the trip a lot easier. A trip to Morocco is manage-able both by yourself or with a tour group.

For history and food lovers, wandering around Marrakech's traditional market, sipping tea on the rooftop, and staying in a traditional riad is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Apart from the historic wanders, Marrakech also has a lot of hip restaurants, brands, and hotels for you to explore. From Marrakech, you can also take a day trip to the Atlas Mountains - a snow-capped mountain range that stretches across North Africa.

2. Japan

Japan is currently out of the limit for any tourists. However, it is still an amazing travel destination. For a Japan-first-timer, I'd recommend going to Kyoto and Tokyo. Tokyo is this mega-metropolis that allows people to glimpse the country's past and the future; while Kyoto is the ancient and composed counterpart, where you can look straight into Japan's soul.

Just like the common knowledge, Japan is at the more expensive end, but you get your value for money. It is very easy to get around and safe to get around by yourself. You can almost never get cheated on or worry about eating unhygienic food.

3. Central Asia - Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Despite being neighboring countries and both of the silk roads, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have very different cultures and landscapes. Uzbekistan is arid and flat with magnificent mosques; While Kyrgyzstan is green and mountainous with nomadic yurts. Both places are extremely beautiful, and rich in both natural and cultural resources.

Both countries are very safe to travel to, but I'd recommend joining a tour group to save you the hassle. Besides, the food is probably not the safest. I had the worst food poisoning in my life in Uzbekistan. 

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