After retirement...beginning the bucket list

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  1. swansong1

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    So DH is planning our first "after retirement" trip. It started out as a 2 week cruise to Hawaii. Then, we decided to drive cross country to visit places we have never been as we head to California. The list is getting longer...the trip is up to 6 weeks. But, it sure will be fun!!
     
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    DH and I have started making ours, too.
     
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    I need to start mine as I will retire May of 2020. My husband will work ten months after that in his government job, but I am hoping for a fall trip with him.
     
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    I retire in 2020 as well. My first decision will be where I choose to retire; the area I live in is very expensive and I want to move somewhere more affordable.
     
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    I plan on scratching off items on my bucket way before retirement (30-40 more years for me as I’m 26). Eventually (so within the next few years), my goal is to take multiple vacations/excursions every single year.

    In mid-April, I will be completely debt free (just $7,000 left!!!) and so I can start paying off my yearly bills in one go. This will enable me to have tons of fun money every month after savings and retirement.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for places they’ve visited and think are absolutely worth seeing? What shows or performances did you see that you really liked? What are some eateries (that is, favorite restaurants) that are “to die for”? In my case, I’ve already seen Cirque de Soleil, I’ve visited Universal Studios twice, Disney Land once, Disney World about 10 times (and I’ve stayed at various resorts in Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, etc); I’ve been to Japan twice for a week at a time, and I’ve been on a cruise to the Bahamas. I also took a gambling trip to Thunder Valley casino (I LOVE blackjack) a few times, but that is neither here nor there.

    I would love suggestions!

    (Anyone going to buy the car of their dreams? I’m looking at an Audi R8, which is definitely in my price range for a car. Though, it won’t be for 5 years at least. @YoungTeacherGuy, what do you recommend?! I recall you saying that you are a car enthusiast, as well, haha!)
     
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    My son travelled to both Greece and Morocco in 2018 and said that both were phenomenal trips!
     
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    Thank you! Adding to my list. :)
     
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    We’re doing an Alaska cruise and land trip this summer. We did it over 20 years ago when our daughter was little, but this time we’re meeting up with college friends who have also recently retired.
     
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    Ooh, an Alaskan cruise! What a sound idea!
     
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    You have to see Wicked and Hamilton.
    Love Chicago!
     
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    I would love to visit Australia. When my aunt was retired, she took a freighter and went to New Zealand. I remember her being gone for many weeks but she said it was the most relaxing trip she had ever taken.
     
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    We both enjoy travel, but we are limited to summertime with both of us working. We will be retiring in between 2 and 5 years. We haven’t decided for sure yet. We hope to travel more.
     
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    Since taking my pension in the Summer of 2016 we have done:
    A 2 week New England Cruise
    A week in Boston, Ma to watch the Bruins (For my 60th birthday)
    5 weeks in the USA driving Route 66 from L.A. to Chicago
    2 vacations in France (1 was to see our grand daughter dance at Disneyland Paris)
    A 2 week cruise to the Caribbean
    A 12 day cruise to the Canary Islands
    4 weeks touring Australia.

    Plans for the future :
    2 weeks in Slovakia at the Ice Hockey world championships (booked)
    A vacation to New Zealand (subbing to save for)
    More NHL hockey, probably in Chicago

    Enjoy your bucket list, we are!
     
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    Saw what you did there!
     
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    In the UK Audi drivers are the worst. If anyone cuts you up, pulls out of a side road in front of you, undertakes than 9 times out of 10 it will be an Audi.
     
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    Wow! What are those drivers thinking?
     
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    Have fun!
     
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    That balance of affordable and enough amenities is a hard find. Every time I look at a less expensive area, I find either there isn't enough to do or enough to have choice, and when there is the cost isn't that much lower. I know good place is out there but finding it will be a challenge.
     
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    You are so lucky. 2040. In 2040. I will have my 30 years. Of course I'll only be 50 years old, so I'll still have plenty of life left in me.
     
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    They are thinking "I drive an Audi so the rules of the road don't apply to me"!
     

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