Hit the road: tiny tip for a happy, healthy old age

bird on a wire

You’ll be free as a bird in your motor home!

Lindsey Wood has a delightful tip which will strike a chord with many who are puzzling over their future old age. It’s not for everyone but it ticks a lot of boxes. This solution satisfies your need for adventure, novelty, learning, a social life and a home. Thanks Lindsey!

Q. Imagine a younger person telling you they want to achieve a happy, healthy old age. Give your very best tip, in 30 words or fewer.
A. Buy a caravan or motor home, join a caravan club and hit the road. This will satisfy your needs for travel without the ravages of air travel. The amazing people you meet in your club and on the road will satisfy your need for interaction. And you get to sleep in your own bed each night which helps the aging body.

Q. Why did you choose to share that particular tip?
A. It will satisfy your need to travel but at your pace. You will meet people.

Q. Did you follow any advice that you were given about achieving a happy, healthy old age?
A. No. Because most people focus on money and retirement is about staying healthy, active and interested.

Q. How old are you?
A. 65–74

6 thoughts on “Hit the road: tiny tip for a happy, healthy old age

  1. Suzanne says:

    Done it, great fun. Though now the roads and camping spots are becoming very clogged up with motorhomers/caravaners. I am forever grateful that we did it years ago before we got too old. Start before 65 if you can don’t wait until you “retire” for many it’s too late then.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Good advice, Suzanne.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I sure agree with her about the “ravages of air travel.” While we don’t own a motor home, we drive or take the train everywhere we can.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      That makes sense and you can have many adventures that way.

  3. cedar51 says:

    yet again, a bit behind with reading…but…this is so serendipity. I don’t know why I was thinking about such conveyances but I was ratty over my shared living/studio and I remembered how I dearly thought my new2me shed here would make a great blokettes shed, then I found it would do no such thing. Anyway, moving on about 3 years to now and it’s on my mind again about getting a caravan to park up out in the backyard…
    I would love to travel about in a decent sized caravan, making art and so forth – but I don’t have a drivers licence, let alone a car. I have to make do with trains, buses and the occasional domestic flight.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Who knows where this coincidence will take you next?! A stationary caravan can be useful.

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