5 Unique Things to do In Retirement

Retiring is fantastic, allowing you to focus on exactly what you want to do. People spend their retirement years engaging in numerous pursuits – here are some of the most unique.

Go Backpacking

Plenty of people decide to travel the world once they retire, but those dreams are often frustrated by high costs. If you want to do something different, you can court a more adventurous trip and cut down on costs by going backpacking instead. Ditch the bulky suitcases and three week timeframe, then stuff the essentials in a backpack, pick an area of the world, and then go where the wind takes you.

Learn a Sport

A study conducted in May 2013 by the Institute of Economic Affairs reported that 6 out of 10 retirees suffered a decline in health. You don’t want to become one of them, and this is the perfect opportunity to get more involved with your favourite sport, whether that means finding a group of friends for five-aside or climbing the ladder at your local squash court.

Climb a mountain

Climb a mountain

Go on a Long Distance Hike

One of the best things about being retired is that you can take long trips. If you’re a lover of nature, try heading out on a long distance hike. You don’t have to tackle the Appalachian Trail – although plenty of people do so after retiring – but strapping on your walking boots and heading out into the great outdoors for a few days can be a welcome treat.

Start a Band

Start a band

Start a band

Starting a band doesn’t have to be a young person’s game – now is the time to dust off your drums, restring your guitar, or even polish your triangle. You can always hone your skills alone, but one of the best things about starting a band is that you’ll benefit from all of the social benefits that come with it.

Learn a New Language

As welcome as it is, retirement life can soon become boring if you aren’t testing your mind. That’s why it’s a great idea to learn a language, especially when there are so many options. Take a class, buy a computer program, or listen to an instructional download. You can even head off to the language’s native land to advance faster than you could imagine.

Whatever you do once you retire, you’ll need to make sure that receive the maximum income available. Contact Retirement Line today to find out how we can make that happen, and get the most out of your retirement.



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19th Dec 2017
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Tips for what needs sorting beforehand an after retiring can anybody help like a list to follow please .
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Can't wait to retire! Love all the ideas.

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