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As Baby Boomers begin to enter retirement, there will be a large population of Americans with time and money to spend on their dreams. For many, that means travel and In Focus Martin Sheen is looking into how the travel industry is adapting to this new market of customers.
Martin Sheen PBS has found that one of the exciting ways people are adding culture to their retirement travel is through culinary tourism. Food is a great way for people to learn about the culture of new places, and many people are traveling to exotic locales to explore some of these unique culinary creations.
Many people are taking extended cruises as well. Many cruise lines now offer extended cruising packages that enable people to stay aboard ship for weeks at a time. The long cruises allow passengers to settle in and enjoy the view.
For retirees who are interested in staying closer to home, recreational vehicles are a great option. Some Baby Boomers see the advantage of leaving a traditional home behind and enjoying the freedom of the open road. These vehicles have many of the comforts of home and they give travelers a way to visit places free from the burden of making hotel reservations.
The vehicles also offer a place to stay when retirees visit the grandchildren.
In Focus with Martin Sheen is also working on how retirees are growing their money with new investment opportunities. Financial advisers are working to develop new and innovative ways for people to keep their wealth intact even after they leave the workforce.
The TV program at www.infocusptv.com is also working on several new medical stories about how older Americans are staying healthy and active. The producers of the TV show at (561) 826-0675 are developing these exciting stories for public television audiences. Many of the stories will air later this year.