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Top 5 Retirement Activities for Women


Reading a book can be a diverting pastime, and volunteering is certainly rewarding, but nothing beats taking a trip. Although not in everyone's budget, travel is on the wish list of many Baby Boomers and retirees, and may account for up to 80 percent of non-business travel. From learning a new skill like gourmet cooking (in Tuscany), to participating in either domestic or international goodwill projects, seniors who travel can tailor their excursions to fulfill passions like antiquing, museum hopping or just lazing around on the beach.

Whether it's a weekend getaway by car (or bicycle) or a cruise around the world, a change of scenery is the brass ring for many who look forward to the time when the week doesn't start with a long commute and a quick cup of coffee before the Monday morning meeting.