That's an excellent question, especially for the baby-boomer retiree population that love the adventure and personal enrichment of travel.
Retirement means different things to different people, for some it means not working for pay anymore and living on a restricted income, for others it means perhaps part-time work, for a lucky few it is a life of leisure and travel.
Once retired, do I travel freely thinking that life is short and at any time illness could end my travel days, or do I stay practical and frugal (and forego travel) because I have to afford to take care myself in case I live to be 105? Some people have to considered that they will never be able to afford to travel. Health care costs alone are ridiculous and the ceiling keeps going up, up, up. These are tough issues.
Lots of retires have returned to the part-time job market. There's often more flexibility to part-time work. Retires doing PT in work they have an interest in, especially travel, love it.
Paul Davis, President of http://www.homebasedtravelatents.org/ a company that trains retires to become PT Travel agents and set up there own work from home travel agency business, says "That by becoming a PT or FT travel agent, retires can kill two birds with one stone. They can earn the extra money they need and they get to travel around the world for pennies on the dollar at travel agent rates."
Must they have travel agency experience? "No, we provide them with a easy to understand training program. There are no test or exams to take, no accounting experience needed, low start up cost, little paperwork, exciting travel products and flexible hours. They can earn free travel and make extra retirement income. It's a true win win situation. " stated Mr. Davis
"You can test the waters for a minimal investment. If you find you love the travel business, great! You'll be situated to maximize your income potential and travel to all the places you've always dreamed about. If, on the other hand, you decide the travel business is not for you (it's not for everyone), you have the option of continuing on a part-time basis or getting out altogether, without having spent a small fortune. " he said.
For further information on becoming a FT or PT travel agent go to:
https://homebasedtravelagents.org or http://hometravelagents.blogspot.com/