Never too Old to Travel
89% of Wanderlust readers voted: You’re never too old to travel. As more and more travellers run out of time to tick off their great experience before they have kids. Saving their must travel destinations for an older age is not such a bad idea. Most people have more time and money! Of course, there are a few things to take good care of, your health is very important and you need to travel safe.
Here are 5 examples of travellers who are well over their retirement age and still do incredible journeys.
1. Yuichiro Miura
The Japanese skier summited Mount Everest at the age of 80 in 2013 – the oldest man to do so.
2. Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch
She travelled on the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal and faced temperatures of -40 Celsius heading towards the North Pole at the grand age of 89 in 2004
3. Minoru Saito
Sailing solo around the planet is impressive, but doing it another seven times? In 2011, this Japanese yachtsman became the oldest person to achieve 8 circumnavigations, aged 77
4. Nan Reisinger
Completing the USA’s 3500km Appalachian Trail is an incredible journey by itself. Nan did it in 2014 at the age of 74 making her the oldest woman to finish it.
5. Otto Thaning
Instead of taking the Eurotunnel or the boat, Otto at the age of 73 became the oldest person to swim the 34km of the English channel in 2014.
If you think you are too old to travel, think again! As these 5 examples are living their travel dreams to the fullest and they are still setting goals and achieving them.
I love their travel spirit, it is almost limitless…..0