A Tour Job In Alaska
The Ultimate Retirement Destination

by Ben Waverly

A tour job in Alaska might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to check out whether you really want to retire in the land of the midnight sun.

retire in AlaskaSo you’ve put in decades of hard work and are getting ready to leave behind the morning commutes, endless meetings, and high-pressure decisions for a well-earned life of enjoyment and relaxation in retirement.

And of course, a little (ok, a lot) of R&R is usually the first thing on any retiree’s to-do list. But the dilemma of retirees everywhere soon begins to set in: how do you find ways to spice up your life and stave off boredom?

Intriguingly, more and more retirees are finding the solution by looking northward to the great state of Alaska. Indeed, with the wealth of seasonal jobs in Alaska tied to its thriving tourist industry, the Last Frontier is the perfect place for retirees to infuse a little adventure into their golden years.

Endless hobbies

canoe in AlaskaThe best time to start a new hobby was five years ago. The second best time is today. Fall in love with the limitless things you can devote your time to in Alaska.

With some of the best kayaking, fishing, hiking, and sightseeing options in the entire country, Alaska is the perfect spot to find a new passion. And of course, you can always polish up on your golf game by the light of the midnight sun.

Stunning scenery

scenery in AlaskaMany people choose to retire someplace with a nice ocean view. You can still get that in Alaska, but how ‘bout throwing in a majestic snowcapped mountain at your back?

Alaska is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of North America. If you’ve spent most of your adult life staring out your office window, you owe it to yourself to surround yourself with Alaska’s incredible scenery

A Tour Job In Alaska

lodge in AlaskaWhile some think the best part of retirement is not having to work anymore, many retirees miss the dynamic that working adds to their life. Due to Alaska’s seasonal tourist industry, there are plenty of jobs that give retirees the perfect opportunity to work only part of the year.

Whether it’s as a tour guide or a guest services representative, jobs within Alaska’s tourist industry allow you to get paid to work in some of the most beautiful corners of the state. Not bad for a retirement job.

©2011 Ben Waverly Used by permission

Ben Waverly is a freelance writer and active living enthusiast who spends half the year working summer jobs in Alaska.

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