It?s finally here, the year that ?baby boomers? begin to retire.? Baby boomers, defined as individuals born post World War II during the ?baby boom? between the years 1946-1964, have begun to turn 65 this year and this article brings to light the many ways in which ?boomers? are carefully considering their future.
?It?s no surprise that today?s boomers are planning to work longer than earlier generations of retirement age.? What’s interesting is that they?re not doing so just because they need the money. They also want to stay stimulated and engaged.”? read entire article
It?s been presumed that ?boomers? grew up in an age of privilege, were the healthiest and wealthiest generation of their time and considered themselves ?special? to the generations of those that had come before.? They grew up in a rising era of technology and medical accomplishments, have worked hard to provide for their families and vigilantly saved for the ?retirement years?.
Now as retirement approaches many are carefully evaluating life?s important decisions and are choosing options that will help them stay active and engaged with the world around them.? For many that means continuing to work, not only for added income, but also for growth and personal satisfaction while balancing what really matters in life, a sense of quality and purpose.
As many boomers believe that they will outlive previous generations, in addition to working longer, they are making plans to fulfill life time dreams, which includes exploring the world around them, seeking new experiences and realizing travel to faraway destinations.
One such tour guide is an Aboriginal man who takes out private and small groups to the Daintree rainforest for ancient bush cultural walks.? During the guided tour, cultural, botanical and wildlife information are related through the interpretation of the native guide.? Explorers spend the day learning about bush tucker, ancient artifacts and tools, play a didgeridoo, hunt and?gather local foods, such as mud crabs and snails, and even have the opportunity to spear a fish.? For many, these experiences are the highlight of their adventure and are the chance to interact with people from a world beyond their own?as well as create memories that last a lifetime.
As Aussie & Kiwi Specialists, we have had the privilege of helping hundreds of adventurous baby boomers explore the GLORIOUS South Pacific.? What makes us unique is our expansive local knowledge of the South Pacific, the ability to incorporate the travelers individual dreams and our highly knowledgeable, hand selected tour guides that help our travelers to get off of the beaten path.