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For the large number of Baby Boomers entering their retirement years, disposable income and a robust interest in the world around them are providing new options for people to enjoy retirement.
In Focus Martin Sheen is talking to new retirees and one of the exciting trends that is showing itself is the growing popularity in cultural and culinary tourism.
More and more new retirees are abandoning the notion of retiring to a resort and instead choosing to expand their horizons though travel that enriches the mind.
Culinary travel is a growing area of the travel industry that allows people to understand a region through food. By exploring areas with a unique culinary identity like New Orleans, Paris or even Shanghai people are developing an understanding of new cultures.
Even resorts are capitalizing on the trend. Many hotels now offer entire packages built around culinary tourism. Some are even offering restaurant tours and seminars with well known culinary masters.
Baby Boomers are taking advantage of these packages to learn about the world around them and make life a continuing learning experience.
For each retiree, their plans will be different; however travel seems to be an overriding theme. In Focus PBS also found that some retirees are taking extended cruises to see the world. Other retirees are purchasing sophisticated motor homes with all of the amenities of home. This allows them to explore any location that can be accessed by a road. It also allows them to travel without the burden of plans and hotel reservations.
In Focus with Martin Sheen at (561) 826-0675and www.infocusptv.com is preparing more reports on how retirees are spending their time for public television audiences. The TV show is also working on In Focus Martin Sheen scam investigations to help retirees keep their money safe in the information age.