Retirement is a time for relaxation, comfort - and adventure. How you choose to make the most of it is down to your personal interests, tastes and the funds available to you, but here are 20 things you must do in your retirement while you have the chance.
Sailing the world is a dream every couple has. Now you have the time and money, make it a reality.
2. Explore Britain’s heritage
The UK has some wonderful history in its many towns and cities that you can now see for yourself.
3. Travel a safari
There are countless wonderful animals out there, make sure you see them while they’re still here.
4. See the Northern Lights
No sight in the world is more stunning than the Aurora Borealis.
5.Gamble in Las Vegas
Because you only live once - and is a better reason really needed?
6. Dive in exotic waters
The Maldives, the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef - the world has so much to offer beneath the waves.
7. Trek the Great Wall of China
Maybe not the whole distance, but it’s worth walking along this monument to feel the weight of its history.
8. Visit Machu Picchu
If you’re jet-setting to see other civilisations, don’t forget the ones from the past.
9. See the pyramids
Have there ever been more impressive shrines to the ingenuity of human engineering?
10. Have a second honeymoon
It’s the pinnacle of your love life, so why only have it once?
11. Help your family
Whether kids or grandchildren, everyone needs a leg up to help fulfil their ambitions every now and again.
12. Inter-rail around Europe
They say it’s only for students and kids. Prove them wrong.
13. Soar the skies in a balloon
Because there are more peaceful ways to see the clouds than on a plane.
14. Hike in the Lake District
As one of England’s most splendid beauties, the Lake District can bring you serenity at any stage in life.
15. See Paris once again
It’s the city of love, so what better place to rekindle marital feelings.
16. Tour London
There’s a reason they say if you’re bored of London, then you’re bored of life.
17. Journey through a rainforest
They are the Earth’s lungs - breath in their glory for yourself.
18. Learn an instrument
Who says you’re too old to be cool?
19. Treat each other
Restaurant nights out, gifts: you can be a romantic yet again.
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