08/02/2012 07:07 am ET Updated Oct 02, 2012

4 Active International Vacations For Empty Nesters (PHOTOS)

It may not be easy to let your kids fly the coup, but being an Empty Nester has its advantages -- especially when it comes to travel.

Forget breaking up sibling rivalries in the backseat or searching for one affordable restaurant that pleases everyone's palate. Empty Nesters not only have a renewed sense of freedom, but also extra time and money that can afford them unique vacation opportunities.

For mature travelers who are still young at heart and looking for adventure, we've found some of the best international destinations that get you back to the outdoors while offering a little something extra for your mature sensibilities.

-- Devon Antonetti,

4 Active International Vacations for Empty Nesters