Our first long haul destination on our retirement travel adventure was the USA.  We spent a week in Yellowstone and I loved getting close to the buffalo.  These two were sat beside the edge of the road.  WOW!

exploring the world. one step at a time.

Retirement Travel : Exploring One Destination at a Time

I always knew I had to travel! As a girl I would watch Wickers World on our old black and white TV and dream of travelling to foreign shores. In the 1960’s exploring the world and gap years were the stuff of dreams and yet I knew that one day I would visit those places.

Now we’re retired and our children have left home we’re free to explore. It’s taken some time to get here and I have a long bucket-list but the world is calling me.

So far retirement travel has been pretty darn good!


Retirement Travel Plans

We set ourselves a busy schedule for a few years. There are some iconic sites and hikes that we’d like to do and our bucket list is long and growing.

The destination above are places that we’ve already visited and been able to write about. We hope in time that our thoughts and reviews and experiences will help you plan your own travels.

We like to travel independently:

  • We find our own flights
  • We build our own itineraries
  • We book our own accommodation
  • We research and find our own tours and places to explore

Do You Dream of Far Away Places?

I had a list. Africa, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and the United States; honestly the list is just too long!

Not everywhere is far way and we managed to tick off a lot when we were younger. Here’s where we’ve been so far :

Andorra | Australia | Austria | Bulgaria | Cambodia | Croatia | Ecuador | Fiji | Finland | France | Galapagos | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | India | Indonesia | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Jordan | Malaysia | Malta | Montenegro | Morocco | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Peru | Portugal | Romania | Serbia | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | South Africa | Spain | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Tunisia | Turkey | United Kingdom | United States of America | Vietnam

My childhood list had a few ticks, the Parthenon in Athens, the Empire State Building in New York, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and our jeep drive through the Sahara desert was seen as particularly adventurous in 1982.  I had so many more dreams but life came along; marriage and children and work and mortgages.

Now it’s just the two of us an retirement travel is our thing and our brood has flown the nest so we’re free to explore so many fabulous destination. Our diaries are full for the next several years and I hope that you come along and share our adventures through these pages; and I hope that I can keep up with the writing too!

camel taxi in wadi rum jordan

Sight-Seeing Seniors

Whilst we are retired, we’re certainly not ready for the armchair and slippers, but maybe our days of heart stopping wild adventures are behind us and we prefer to travel more slowly.

I read a lot of blogs. There are some excellent travel blogs out there, written by folks like me who just enjoy the process. But there aren’t so many blogs for older travellers. Try searching tours for seniors and you’ll see the results are for my parents generation!

I started Then We Walked because I want to fill the gap for older folks like us, looking for tips on retirement travel, setting off (or continuing) our travels across the globe.

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