Four fulfilling travel ideas for your retirement bucket list

by Antonio Felipe

  •  The Northern Lights, Norway  

Norway is a country of unbelievable natural beauty, from its stunning fjords to its incredible mountains and glaciers. Aside from the beautiful natural scenery, Norway’s towns and cities are pretty remarkable too with renowned restaurants and hotels, shops, museums, and galleries. One of the main draws of Norway, is of course, the Northern Lights. Senja is Norway’s second largest island, and is known for is idyllic beauty viewing the Northern lights here is a truly breathtaking sight. Svalbard and Alta are also great spots for viewing the lights, with Svalbard being the most popular.

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  • Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is distinguished by rolling hills, ancient architecture, olive gardens, and beaches overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. A region as diverse as Tuscany comes with a long list of things to do, including museum-hopping, cycling along Chianti, relaxing in a Tuscan hot spring, or chilling under the Tuscan sun on one of its beautiful beaches. In Tuscany, culture is at the root of everything. We recommend starting off with a visit to Florence, before taking off into the Tuscan countryside. The combination of unforgettable art, stunning landscapes, and delicious wines, make Tuscany a destination worthy of being on your retirement bucket list.

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  • Romantic Road, Germany

The Romantic Road is one of Germany’s most popular tourist routes. The almost 400-km long road draws two million visitors every year, and gives visitors a taste of everything that makes the country idyllic. The road cuts through medieval towns like Rothenburg ob der Tauber, beautiful vineyards, and the soaring Alps and fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle near Fussen. From Würzburg to Füssen, the Romantic Road opens up a wealth of European history, art, and culture, that will make travellers feel like they’ve been transported back in time. Save room in your luggage for typical German holiday decor like wooden incense smokers and handmade ornaments.

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  • A road trip from Southern France to Spain

If a road trip from France to Spain isn’t on your retirement bucket list, then you don’t know what you’re missing out on. For anyone who appreciates food, art, stunning scenery, and culture the drive between France and Spain is packed with everything you’ll love: Michelin-starred restaurants, museums, famous buildings, and beautiful landscapes. Start in Bordeaux vineyards, and sip on the delicious wines at at Maison du Vin de Bordeaux, before exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre. Stop off for a bite to eat at a pintxo bar in San Sebastian and visit the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. During your road trip in Spain, make sure to visit Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and the sunny town of Alicante.

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If you’re interested in spending your days along the seaside, eating Mediterranean cuisine, and exploring nature reserves and enchanting villages, then you’ll love holidays in Alicante. Marjal Costa Blanca Camping & Resort is the perfect base to explore the beautiful surroundings. And if camping at one of Europe’s best camping resorts is on your retirement bucket list, then we’ve got you sorted.

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