Senior U.S. Travel Clubs

Senior U.S. Travel ClubsAs modern medicine has allowed people to live longer, healthier lives, travel has become one of the most popular hobbies of retired senior citizens. Not only does it allow active seniors a chance to get out and explore the world, traveling also presents an opportunity to make new friends. Seniors who are eager to explore foreign cultures or embark on adventure tours of the United States with those of a similar age and experience level can choose from the numerous opportunities offered by senior travel clubs.

Kindred Tours

This travel club focuses on the southwestern United States, where it is based. Kindred Tours was founded by gerontologist Jeff Reed in 1984 for the widows and widowers of his deceased patients. Today, the club has expanded its mission; it now caters to singles and married couples alike. Each month, several Arizona tours are offered, most lasting between one and three days. Six or seven times a year, the club offers extended tours and cruises.

Elder Treks

Elder Treks was the world's first international adventure travel company geared toward seniors aged 50 and up. It organizes small group excursions to off-the-beaten-path destinations in more than 100 countries around the world. Choose among hiking through the Himalayas, the Andes and the Rocky Mountains; icebreaker expeditions to Antarctica; wildlife safaris in Africa; and cultural excursions through South America and Asia. Some of the more recent additions to the group's tour roster include an exploratory journey through Macedonia and Bulgaria, a Peruvian hiking excursion and an adventure tour to Cuba.

Walking the World

Walking the World offers adventure trips for individuals who are at least 50 years of age. Senior travel expert Ward Luthi, who served on President Reagan's Commission on America's Outdoors, leads the club. The focus is on outdoor recreation and an exploration of the planet's natural resources. Trips are organized in the United States to destinations like Hawaii, Death Valley, Yosemite and California's Central Coast. Walking the World also organizes treks through Europe, to such destinations as Wales, France's provincial region and Italy.

Article Written By Zach Feral

Zach Feral has been writing and editing professionally since 2003. He has a B.A. in philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York and pursued postgraduate studies at the Open University in the U.K. His writing has appeared in numerous international publications, including "Dazed & Confused," "Artforum" and "Think Again."

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