Age is just a number, so why should it keep you from an intense and exotic adventure? More and more seniors are breaking stereotypes and ditching the lazy vacations by the pool for kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing in some of America’s most adventurous locations. Some say your life doesn’t begin until you’re 50, so why not live it to the fullest? Here are some of the boldest locations and senior adventure tours in the United States that you just have to jump on.
Explore the Missouri River with Row Adventures
Missouri may not seem like a typical vacation spot, but it has everything you need for an adventure that gets you in touch with the nation’s roots. Row Adventures, a multisport travel group, takes you along the journey of Lewis and Clark. Travel back in time on your 34’ canoe dugout as you listen to the stories of the river. On your journey you will visit the camps Lewis and Clark stayed at 200 years ago, hike the famous White Cliffs area, and explore Native American cultural sites. Suitable for anyone in reasonable physical condition, it is a great way to dive into America’s past.
Rock the Waves of Hawaii with Road Scholar
Hawaii is regularly listed as one of the favorite vacation destinations for seniors. But why not explore Hawaii in style? Get your feet wet on a marine adventure through the islands with Road Scholar. Originally called Elderhostel, Road Scholar is a travel group that organizes educational travel for older adults. Road Scholar dismisses the idea of simply laying out by the beach and plunges you right in the waters of Hawaii. On your tour, you will learn how to surf and navigate the waters in a canoe. Then, explore the water underneath the waves in a submarine and snorkeling adventure. The program is geared towards grandparents and their grandchildren so bring your loved one along for a journey you’ll never forget.
Navigate the Glaciers of Alaska with ElderTreks
Alaska is full of magnificent animals from the humpback and orca whales to the sea lions. But what if you could get up close and personal with these animals? ElderTreks, an exotic adventure tour agency catered towards travelers over the age of 50, coordinates a cruise through the Alaskan waters. You will travel aboard a motor yacht and sail through the infamous icebergs as you explore the beauties of Alaska. Along the way you can also hike on glacial moraines and sea kayak for sights of whales and sea lions.
If you’re the adventuring spirit, these three tours are sure to impress. Ditch the regular vacation, and embark on an adventure that you will remember for years to come. Remember, age is just a number – to being old and bold!