9 Vacations You Only Get To Take When You’re Retired

5) Learn Your Family History

If you want to learn more about where your family came from, consider taking a trip that traces your family history. This trip works especially well for retirees since you won’t have to worry about time restraints. If you end up falling in love with your ancestral country, you can extend your trip and spend more time traveling around. Before you leave for your trip, be sure to do some research into your family tree. Call up relatives and see if they have any insight into your family’s past. You can also use websites like to do some deep research into your family. Also, call up librarians or city clerks in the cities you’re planning on visiting and ask them if they can help you find out more information about your family. You never know what you’ll find when you travel to your family’s ancestral countries.