If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling, wandering and roaming, being a nomadic retiree may be an option. We recently needed to travel and to save money; we decided to stay in an Airbnb for the first time. We had a great experience, and will now stay in them more often now. Becoming a nomadic retiree, enjoying airbnbs and spending wisely is precisely what one retired couple is doing.
Enjoying traveling America and abroad isn’t just for students and young people starting out a life filled with adventures. Traveling can be accomplished during retirement. Sticking to a budget can be fun and spending wisely can be a lifestyle worth embracing as this nomadic retired couple, Michael and Debbie Campbell is proving.
They had a list of countries they dreamed of visiting after they retired. While they weren’t traveling full-time was attainable, they discovered Airbnb which provides affordable home sharing options. The Campbells created a plan, budget and have been nomadic retirees for five years. They have had the opportunity to visit more than seventy countries while staying in nearly two-hundred Airbnb.
The couple planned their retirement, have retirement savings and a retirement spending budget. They have learned some valuable life lessons. They are discovering what they need, how much space they want and the value of experiences. This retired couple has a blog of their adventures where you can learn a lot more about how they enjoy traveling while being retired.
It’s Possible To Be Nomadic Retirees:
Be Disciplined and Stick To Your Budget
Sticking to a budget is vital to achieve success. It takes some discipline to not over-indulge and over-spend on a regular basis. It can be done. Keep accurate records, so you know what you are doing and where you need to cut back if necessary.
Spend Less On Things
As you travel, you’ll want to enjoy experiences. You’ll be traveling so carrying around more things or sending things to storage isn’t what this type of retirement lifestyle offers. Not buying things everywhere you go does help you stay on a budget too.
Avoid The Tourist Attractions
Many of the tourist attractions are expensive, and you can find other amazing experiences that are free or less expensive. It’s fun to look for where the residents spend their time, eat and seek recreation and entertainment. Some of these experiences will create the best times and memories. Many Airbnb hosts are excellent at providing detailed information about the community, area happenings and free places to visit during your stay.
It’s great to eat out sometimes and experience the local cuisine. However, you’ll save a lot of money and interact with the locals as you grocery shop and cook most of your meals at your Airbnb.
Keeping track of your expenses each day will help you know how you’re doing financially with enjoying the nomadic lifestyle. This will help you stick with our retirement spending and budget.
Walking is a significant health benefit, good for the environment, and also easy on the pocketbook. It’s a winning situation for nomadic retirees to consider. Walking often helps people feel better and maintain or improve health. It leaves less of a footprint and uses less energy for our environment. It also saves money and helps you spend less and keep more.
Do what it takes to help yourself feel good and part of a community, a circle or a village. It could be an internship, blogging about your experiences and interacting via social media or some other method of knowing that your contribution to this world is still needed, wanted, and appreciated.
Sometimes you may have to adjust your plans to visiting countries where you can visit and stay less expensively. Sometimes it is just not affordable to leave this country. However, there’s still plenty of exciting options for traveling throughout the United States.