Saturday, May 16, 2020

Fun and Creative Things For Retired Couples To Do In Thailand

Long Tail Boat
Long Tail Boat

Retired couples can no longer be portrayed as two senior citizens rocking back and forth in a rocking chair on the front porch while the man naps and the woman knits. Retired couples are full of fun and zest for their newly acquired life as retired persons in Thailand.

There are too many fun things to see in the Kingdom and to go do as a retired couple, there should only be a very minimum of rocking out on the front porch if ever. I've met many retirees up in Chiang Mai and even more in the Hua Hin and retirees in Phuket. Thailand is a great place for retirees but no place is perfect and there are some things that can be improved on to make life easier on us retirees and make us feel welcomed.

Thailand Travel and Adventure

Hopefully, you have planned your finances successfully and have downsized to a smaller home, condo, or townhouse, so now have some flexibility financially as well as time-wise to travel and explore around the Kingdom.

There are several activities you can explore while traveling as well:

* Hiking – Hiking is a great way to keep physically fit, explore, go out on adventures, and meet new people with similar interests. There are many locations close to your home and it doesn't matter where u live.

* Boating – If you have always wanted to live the boating life, now is a great time to try it out. Explore options for taking classes before you head out on the water so that you are familiar with safety and emergency precautions. Grab a group of friends and set sail for the day. Make a boating friend if you don't want all the hassle of owning a boat and help out with gas money.

* Camping – If you felt that camping was too much work when raising your young family (too many things to pack along), now may be the perfect opportunity to investigate the great outdoors. Thailand offers many places to go camping. Here is a place I found in the mountains in Chiang Rai near the Lao border that remains cool almost all year round.

Chiang Rai

* Beaches – Becoming a beach bum as part of your retirement plan is a great way to just kick back and take in a much-deserved spell of rest and relaxation. There are wonderful beaches in Hua Hin, Pranburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, and Chumphon that remain largely overlooked.

*Historical Sites - There are many world heritage sites all over Thailand. In the Northeast, there are many Prasat (Hindu) temples and sites that can you visit. In northern Thailand, there are many historical sites in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
Chiang Rai Ruin
Ruins In Chiang Rai

Helping Others by Giving Back

Perhaps you have always wanted to be a “power” couple by volunteering, but the time never seemed to present itself. Now that you are a retired couple, however, you have the opportunity to become involved with many different things to help others.

* Workshops – You and your spouse can offer workshops giving advice and tips on how to retire successfully. 

* Tutoring – Perhaps you and your spouse are able to offer tutoring in English or a foreign language to those struggling with the language.

* Join Groups – Spending time in conversation or simply doing some light reading in different settings would provide an outlet for your time and a sense of fulfillment for both of you.

* Creative endeavors – If you and your spouse have an artistic side, you can offer workshops for painting or creative writing.

* Working with animals – Working in an animal shelter will provide love and support for animals with no homes. This is much needed across the kingdom

Do Something You Always Wanted to Do

* Take dance lessons – learn how to swing dance or take Latin dance lessons.

* Learn how to draw – take art lessons together; learn how to paint.

* Write – create a blog together about how great retirement really is.

As a newly retired power couple, the possibilities are endless. When this coronavirus is all over, take the time to do some traveling around Thailand. There are so many things to do and discover here you will find you never have time to be bored. 


Scott, Pepsi, and Jay
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