8 ways to optimize retirement travel

Retirement is the ideal time to set off on extended travel adventures that weren't possible during your working years. But most retirees will be traveling on a fixed income. As such, it's important to find ways to stretch your travel dollars. Luckily, having more time on your hands makes it easier to spend less on adventures while still experiencing your bucket list destinations to their fullest.

Travel savings strategies deployed by youthful backpackers can also be utilized by retirees without sacrificing comfort. Some of these strategies include utilizing travel rewards and traveling for longer periods of time than a typical vacation. Start your travels soon after retirement to capitalize on your energy and good health. Here are eight ways to optimize retirement travel:

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Craig Stephens is a blogger at Retire Before Dad.

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