Surveys that surveyed 2,000 retirees 65 and older found that 82% are delayed by long trips abroad due to security concerns, leaving their pets for an extended period and even losing the comfort of home. More than one in 10 do not want to miss family commitments and almost one fifth are concerned about the rising cost of insurance. But if cost and other considerations were not an issue, retirees would like to extend their travel to as much as three months.
New Zealand was the most popular dream destination, followed by Australia and Canada.
Jamie Bunce, CEO of Inspired Villages Retirement Communities, who commissioned the survey, said: "Many retirees are making the most of their free time to travel the world and explore new places – clearly retirement has unleashed their sense of adventure.
"However, many over the age of 65 limit their travel due to concerns about maintaining the house and garden, with the average retired man admitting that he would travel for another two weeks if he knew his house was being cared for."
"At Inspired Villages, we are very proud to be able to provide this peace of mind by offering a 'lock and go' installation.
"Our residents can leave as long as they want, knowing that their homes and gardens are safe and well-maintained in their absence."
The study also revealed that a & # 39; Golden Gap Year & # 39; It's not just a dream concept – nearly a quarter of retirees took a year to travel on retirement, or would consider doing so in the future.
And they would be willing to shell out £ 9,059 for a year away from their normal life, according to OnePoll.com research.
The ONS figures also show a 37% increase in overseas travel spending by people 65 and older over the past four years.
Last year retirees spent £ 6.2 billion abroad, compared with £ 4.5 billion in 2014.
It also emerged more than half that they leave more often in retirement than when they worked, and a fifth said their vacations are more active than previous trips.
Seeing historic attractions, exploring the countryside and discovering picturesque local neighborhoods are among the typical things retirees will enjoy while traveling.
Jamie Bunce added: "We want our residents to be able to enjoy their retirement to the fullest.
"And we hope that by providing this support, we can increasingly encourage them to embark on their own Golden Year and be released to travel as freely as they wish."