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Book details
  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Special Interest / Senior
  • Language:English
  • Pages:168
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543902747

The Active Seniors Guide to Budget World Travel

by Rachel S. Imper

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New Guide Makes World Travel Easier for Seniors

Retired with limited savings, but want to travel abroad? This book is for you! Many budget travel guides are written for young backpackers. But seniors don’t want to lug around a huge backpack (too hard on aging vertebrae), and they have special needs. They want more comfort, privacy, and quiet than a 20 year-old, but they still must keep a sharp eye on the budget. What's more, many mature travelers must manage chronic health conditions, something traditional travel guides seldom discuss.

With this book, you can discover how to travel affordably, from a short trip to a round-the-world adventure. You will learn how to:

• Prepare effectively with tips on everything from handling passports, visas, and insurance to managing banking, mail, and renting your home.

• Stay healthy. Learn about filling prescriptions, locating a doctor, lab, or dialysis facility, or even finding incontinence supplies abroad.

• Gain valuable resources to travel smarter. Find discounts, senior-friendly car rentals, and other bargains.

The author of The Active Seniors Guide to Budget World Travel has lived abroad and has traveled extensively with her husband, both before and after retirement. With her advice and helpful resources, you can too. It’s time to make your travel dreams come true! 


The Active Seniors Guide to Budget World Travel fills a long-standing gap in budget travel guides, which are often written for young backpackers. Mature travelers want to travel independently too, but they need more comfort, privacy, and quiet than the average 20-year-old. What’s more, they often must manage chronic health conditions, something that’s seldom discussed by traditional travel books. This guide—written by a senior for seniors—covers more than the usual topics, such as planning, accommodations, and transportation. It also discusses locating doctors and labs for blood tests (important for those on warfarin), as well as identifying car rental agencies that don’t discriminate against older drivers. And with 10,000 babyboomers retiring every day—many without significant savings—this book could not be more timely. Now seniors can discover how to travel for weeks or months at a time and still keep costs low.


About the author

Rachel S. Imper lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband Kevin. A graduate of the University of Washington, Rachel made a career as a marketing writer and consultant. She and Kevin have traveled extensively, both before and after retirement, and have lived for months at a time in Europe and Asia. "The Active Seniors Guide to Budget World Travel" is based on their personal experiences and research. It is offered in the hope that it may help others fulfill their own travel dreams.

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