Van Life, Travel & Adventure as a Senior // Adventure Experts

Van Life, Traveling and Adventure in Retirement

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Today we learn if Travel, Adventure, and even Van Life are possible for the older generation and also why you shouldn’t wait until you retire to begin your dream adventure!

It’s no secret that many of us dream of the promised freedom that is offered later in life during retirement when work is no longer a burden. In this video, we are sitting down with Tom Summers to discuss Life 2.0 and what it’s like to travel and have adventures later in life.

This one isn’t just for the older generations amigos!

Traveling is not only for the young, just the young at heart!

In this episode of our Adventure Experts Series, we discuss the doubts some people may have about pursuing their passions as a senior.

The three main issues that arise when facing retirement are financial, health, and security so we asked Tom how he overcame these challenges and highlighted any other concerns that may come up for others wanting to pursue the life they’ve always wanted!

Stealth-Camping-in-MexicoThis was our stealth camping spot in Los Cabo at the southern tip of Baja California Sur

Topics Discussed in this video:

  • 1:30 – Who is Tom Summers?
  • 4:20 – Making your career a passion
  • 5:35 – Should you wait until retirement to follow your passions?
  • 7:25 – What is it like to have adventures as a mature person?
  • 8:52 – How did you plan for adventures in retirement and what were your concerns?
  • 9:58 – Is it feasible to travel on a pension?
  • 11.35 – What about your medical and financial needs?
  • 13:55 – How do you feel about traveling in an old VW?
  • 17:10 – Is retirement too late to get a boat?
  • 18:11 – Using your property to fund adventures
  • 20:52 – Key takeaway points
  • 22:40 – The 3 main things that stop people from pursuing adventures during retirement
  • 24:04 – Is health insurance necessary?
  • 26:05 – Should you be worried about safety and security
  • 28:33 – What advice would you give to the working generation?

The-open-roadSome people are scared of the open road, especially in Mexico – but not Tom Summers, and nor should he be

Interested in heading to Mexico yourself?  Check out this article: is it safe to travel to Mexico?


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