As the travel industry slowed as a result of the recession, many Americans have begun to take more affordable vacations, according to WLKY.com.
The news source reports that shorter vacations taken closer to home have become popular among baby boomers and active living seniors.
In particular, trips to inexpensive locations, such as national parks, have seen a spike in popularity, according to the news provider.
Many of these vacations are geared toward retirement living. Active seniors can use cost-effective trips as a way to experience new locations close to home, and make memories with friends and loved ones that will last a lifetime.
Seniors who are on a fixed income might find that options such as all-inclusive resorts or cruises are the easiest way to factor a trip into their budget.
Many cruise lines cater specifically to seniors. Savvy vacation planners are likely to find cruises ships that offer a stimulating experience, delicious food and engaging activities at a reasonable price.