Lock up and travel

Blog 08 May 2019

We Aussies are some of the best-travelled people in the world – and more and more of us are pulling out the passport to travel in retirement. After all, what goal is more synonymous with retirement than the freedom to explore new places, new experiences and new people!

The number of people aged 65-74 years heading overseas has jumped more than 80 per cent in the past five years, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. And given Aussies took more than 10 million trips overseas between 2016 and 2017, that’s a whole lot of retirees having a whole lot of fun!

One of the most popular ways older adventurers choose to see the world is on a cruise – which is handy, given the Brisbane Port regularly sees P&O and Princess Cruises sail off in all directions. Brisbane’s international and domestic airport is just down the road, too. And, of course, there are still plenty of us hitting the road to explore the highways, byways and the beaten tracks of our own wide brown land.

Retirees spend more on holidays than any other age group and often see their getaways as a chance to create memories with their children and grandchildren. No matter how old you are, travel is a great way to meet new people, take a break from the everyday and feel alive!

Whichever way you like to travel or wherever you like to go, you can completely relax knowing you can come home to the Village Retirement Group and find everything just how you left it.

Whether you’re heading off for a few days or a few months, we’ve got you covered.

Apart from the comprehensive security measures and friendly staff to keep an eye on things, there are plenty of friends willing to water your plants and collect the mail for you. There’s certainly no need to worry about mowing or maintenance!

All you have to do is choose your destination, make a booking, pack and go! Don’t forget your toothbrush! We’ll wave you off and keep the home fires burning for you.

So, what are you waiting for? What adventure will you cross off your bucket list next?

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