Lifelong Adventure: Thrill seekers

Lifelong Adventure: Thrill seekers
Pack your boots and spurs for a trip to the White Stallion Ranch in Arizona

Growing older no longer means a sedentary life. By the time we hit retirement, we’re ready for some action, whether that’s channelling our inner Bear Grylls or summiting a great peak, writes Orla Neligan

Blame the madcap adventures of 75-year-old Nancy Ashmawy, star of the Emmy award-winning series 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy, but active retirees are no longer just to be found grazing buffets on cruise ships, teeing off on golf courses or pottering on Spain’s southern beaches. And while there may only be a small percentage who feel the desire to throw themselves out of a plane at 10,000 feet, as Nancy did, research suggests a growing number of seniors are looking for more adventure.

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