Studies show that a stagnant environment can have an adverse effect on older people. That said, an occasional change of scenery is crucial to their mental and physical wellbeing.
Let’s look at a few travel destinations that can help older people relax, reflect and return home with a fresh perspective on life. We have divided these locations into different categories ranging from relaxing beaches to those that cater to adventure lovers.
To Relax. Only Better.
Some people prefer calm and quiet environments. While several exotic beaches in the world have noisy casinos and loud parties, many lesser-known locations prove to be much more beautiful and provide you with a peaceful environment.
Our recommendations include Gozo in Malta, Ravello in Italy, and Alberobello, in Italy. While these aren’t locations as exotic as Venice or Rome, neither are they as busy and loud as we commonly know. But they won’t fail to give you the experience of a lifetime.
We would like to make a last mention for this list. Our favorite, Isola Alicudi. Also known as the island of silence. A perfect place for those who love calm and quiet. Such serene experiences not only promote relaxation but also help cope with elderly personality changes.
Apart from exploring coastlines, you can add historical places of different cultures, food, streets, etc. to your itinerary.
Did you know that Santa Fe’s downtown plazas date back to the 1600s? Also, some of the famous adobe buildings in New Mexico have been around for over 800 years. It’s a charming place to explore and sure you will discover a fascinating myth or two.
A few other mentions would be St. Augustine Florida, Rome & Margao in Goa.
To Discover Your Inner Self
Are you one of those people who seek more than just peace and quiet in life? Longing for a spiritual quest? Here are a few locations that will make a world of difference to your spiritual self while being able to enjoy your journey.
Bali offers you a ton of spiritual and traditional health centers that can soothe your mind and body alike. On top of that, you could spend time relaxing and enjoying the food, culture, and nature.
McLeod Ganj in India is home to the Dalai Lama’s monasteries that allows you to explore your spiritual self and offers the endless beauty of nature with a refreshing yet chilly climate.
Last but not least we have Rome. Home to classical history, architecture, culture, amazing food and surrounds the Vatican City.
For some individuals, age is just a number. If you have the appetite for adventure, let’s look at a couple of amazing spots for you.
Machu Picchu, Peru’s most beautiful and mysterious Incan citadel in the Andes Mountains dates back to the 15th century. This man made marvel was later abandoned and now serves as a hiking trail.
While all adventure locations on this list might not be everyone’s favorite, a few places such as the Yellow Stone can offer you a ranger-led nature walk along with the geysers. Or, if you are physically capable and keen on adventure, you can always head up the Grand Canyon to enjoy sublime views and trails.
These are just a few mentions that could help you or your elderly loved ones to explore and create lifelong memories. Maybe you would have been entirely a different person when you were young. Maybe, life changed and you nearly forgot your true self. But remember. Your soul never changes and all it takes is a bit of change in the environment to tap into your inner joy. Better late than never.