Okinawa has been famous as a place where people live well into old age, but that began to change in the years after the war. How Japan's record life expectancy declined after adopting a western lifestyle is a cautionary tale for all.
Cruise ships offer many of the essential elements older Americans need to thrive: organized activities, a decent level of medical care and, most crucially, a built-in community of like-minded travelers.  Upgraded connectivity has also allowed semi-retired cruisers to make a cruise ship their new retirement home.
Before SpaceX bought up the majority of the properties and launched enormous rockets from its beach-front test facility two miles away, Boca Chica was a peaceful retirement community.. But now, it has turned into something else entirely as we take a look at photos of Elon Musk's $50,000 house in rural Texas.