Travel during your Middle Aged Years

Once the kids are out of the house and finances are more or less stable, things start to slow down a bit for middle aged folks. What once may have been a noisy house full of kids and their friends may now be the quiet home you first bought. This can sometimes lead to sadness or loneliness, but being middle aged is great! Not only do you have the means, but you should also have the time to go on all those trips you’ve always planned.

Time to Travel

Without soccer practice, school functions, or other activities to attend, you may find yourself with a lot of time when the kids move out. Additionally, as a middle aged working person, you will have worked up the ladder a bit and should be able to delegate responsibility. This all leaves time for traveling.

Means to Travel

Traveling costs money. Whether you travel by car, plane, boat, train, or bus, it is going to cost you something. If you have been smart with your money and have been lucky with yearly raises, you should have some extra on hand by the time you are middle aged. Yearly raises are usually around three percent, so after 25 years at a company you should have a great paycheck to fund your travel plans.

How to Travel

So you have the time and the means to travel, but how should you do it? This all depends on what you want.

Cheap and Frequent

If you are more into frequent trips to get away, try some local places right around your home. You could also consider purchasing an RV to save on hotel costs.


The idea of a luxurious, longer vacation may be more appealing to you. Since this type of travel will need to be by plane and will probably be far away, be prepared to pay more. But it’s a great way to see the world.
Traveling is a perfect way to spend your middle aged years. It gives couples a great way to become reacquainted, and provides a perfect way to find fulfillment after kids are gone.

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