Immerse in nature and culture in these tourist spots

Retirement means freedom from weekdays, meetings, and tight schedules, and a stress-free life. After blazing trails and running the course, it’s high time for exploration and reconnecting with old passions. Traveling is usually the first activity new retirees think of because of all the free time they now have. Not bounded by your calendar, you can now set an off-season excursion making your trips more leisurely. 

If you’re looking for the next places to visit, here are some international and local destinations to consider.


Caribbean Cruise

Cruises are comfortable, all-inclusive trips providing various luxuries for your needs like on-board entertainment, quality dining, and specialized themes. The world’s most popular region for such traveling is the Caribbean with its tropical weather and prime geographical make-up. Aside from the beaches, this region lets you immerse in its rich and diverse history with several UNESCO Heritage Sites like missionary churches and rainforest national parks.

If you haven’t set sail to see the wonders of the Caribbean islands or want to experience the breeze-swaying tropical life again, this is an option without the hassle of constantly packing and unpacking.


The Canadian Rockies 

For those looking for some snow, the most convenient way to feast your eyes on the snow-capped peaks, massive glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and all the natural wonders of the Canadian Rockies is via the Rocky Mountaineer. In this comfortable, glass-domed railway car traversing unique routes, you can have a luxurious journey, leaving the driving to the experts. 

There are lots of guided tour packages and itineraries for this ranging from 4 to 14 nights. If you’re looking for a marvel you won’t ever see in the Philippines, try the Canadian Rockies (but keep in mind the cold climate).



Gazing at the elusive and enchanting Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights is a must-see for almost every traveler. Alaska is one of the otherworldly places in the world where you can watch this celestial splendor — particularly in Fairbanks, a city located just two degrees below the Arctic. It’s also famous for its Northern Lights viewing tours, which are usually held in late August to early March. Fairbanks is also accessible with a busy airport and plenty of options for accommodations.


Samal Island, Davao

With its wildlife treasures and unspoiled beauty, Samal Island in Davao is a great place for unwinding. Feel free to laze around all day at beach resorts near the crystal blue waters and velvety sand or take a cruise to see the other islands, beautiful coral reefs, and rock formations. If you’re still up for snorkeling and scuba diving, now’s your chance to see the island’s marine sanctuary.


Batangas, Tagaytay, and Laguna

For a roadtrip kind of excursion, visit the Southern Tagalog, particularly the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna. From Manila, you can traverse the South Luzon Expressway to visit the historic Calamba, Laguna. If you’re up for eco-therapy, the University of the Philippines in Los Baños has the Makiling Botanical Gardens, but if you’re into hot springs, there are numerous resorts in Calamba.

From that city, you can head straight to Tagaytay via Tagaytay-Calamba Road. Soak up the fresh mountain breeze and the serene view of Taal Lake from the mountainous Tagaytay. Abundant with hotels, restaurants, and spas, there’s no dearth of relaxing activities here.

Enjoy the scenic roads from Tagaytay to Talisay, Batangas, a municipality close to Taal Lake. Here, you can enjoy a tour to the Taal Volcano or simply unwind at beach and farm resorts in the area.



With the conveniences of the metro but with a more laid-back vibe, Cebu flourishes with luxury hotels and well-appointed beach villas. The pristine Mactan Island is a short trip from Cebu Island. There’s also the paradise of Malapascua in North Cebu. If you’re into history and culture, Cebu City is home to numerous heritage sites like Fort San Pedro, Plaza Independencia, and Magellan’s Cross.

Whether you’re looking for excitement or relaxation after you retire, traveling is a great way to while away your days in leisure. Go for it. The world is waiting. 

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