Time to Eat Crow. I Now Believe in Moose!
I stand corrected. I apologize, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Moose exist.

It was less than a week upon our arrival in Anchorage, Alaska that I spied my first moose while traveling along the Seward Highway south of town.

AND he was swimming. I am now fully obsessed with moose, as demonstrated… CONTINUE READING >>

Where Do You Go to Recharge? Meet Me at Women at Woodstock!
I wrote extensively about my first experience at Women at Woodstock last year, about how I agreed to go — kicking and screaming a bit — and the immediate benefits I received by attending.

It’s been an incredible year for me and the women I met at WAW have been supporting me all the way!

I’ll be speaking at this year’s main event, and I would love for you to join me there!

Click in to see for yourself how WAW can change your life!

We’re Unorthodox! What are YOU Going to do with Your Empty Nest?
Deseret News intrigued us with some interesting Boomer stats and asked us to weigh in with our thoughts and experience!

With a son who is a pilot and is able to fly and see them often, as well as two daughters who can both be visited by traveling to the same city, the family is reunited often.

‘I’m fairly certain we see our kids more traveling a lot more than if we were in one place’

What have been YOUR empty nest solutions? Are you “unorthodox” too?.. Read the full article and leave a comment here

Living on the Edge of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
Where is the edge of the world?

In the literal sense there obviously cannot be one on this sphere we inhabit, but figuratively, and also in a very real way, several spots where the last bit of land holds forth against the sea certainly feel like the brink.

The Dingle Peninsula on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way thoroughly captures this sensation… CONTINUE READING >>


Living Like an Empress Dowager at Beijing’s Summer Palace
The Summer Palace lies on the northwest edge of Beijing, China by Kunming Lake, in what used to be countryside.

As the name implies, it was the imperial getaway from summer in the city, but palace only describes a part of this place… CONTINUE READING >>

What My Special Needs Niece Has Taught Me about Life and Laughter
My niece is a totally unique individual. 

Not in that “everyone’s a snowflake” kind of way. She’s truly unique.

Because of a wonky chromosome, each cell in in Anna’s little body is different from every other cell in the world. There is no one else like her.


Keeping Koalas Safe, Sound, & Cuddly
Some of the most readily recognizable Australian icons are animals, and we found more than a double dose of them in Queensland at The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary outside Brisbane.

As the name suggests, we got up close and personal with koalas, but we also got to feed kangaroos right from our hands… CONTINUE READING >>

Hangin’ with Marsupials at Lone Pine Koala Santuary

Join us as we visit this wonderful sanctuary in Brisbane! Koalas, kangaroos, platypus and more!… Read about all the extreme cuteness here! or enlarge video>>

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A Big, Big Week! Thank You St. Louis!
Thank you St. Louis! The Going Gypsy Book Party was a blast (see pics here!), we had radio and TV appearances – and in the midst of it all our book hit #1 on Amazon!

It was an honor to appear on the Charlie Brennan Show at CBS’s legendary KMOX! Still pinching ourselves!  Listen Now

To celebrate, BookBub is selling Kindle & Nook versions TODAY for only $1.99!  Get yours and start reading today!

GypsyNesters on TV – So Much Fun!

Had so much fun on Fox2Now this morning! We filmed in our tiny RV (it was tight!) – and David gave us quite a scare! Give us a watch and let us know how we did!

Our Quest to Find the Oddest Art at the Louvre in Paris
We don’t know art, but we know what we like.. and we like it weird!

Traipse along with your GypsyNesters as we scour the Louvre for the strangest masterpieces we could find…. CONTINUE READING >>

Luck of the GypsyNesters! Follow us in Ireland This Week!
We’ll be storming Ireland this week in Dublin and the Wild Atlantic Way! Join us LIVE all week on
Rebuilding Together: How to Help the Seniors in Your Community
There is strength in numbers, so by banding together we can accomplish much more than as separate individuals.

Together our team of volunteers completely repainted the home of a retired nurse in need – in one day!

We weren’t the youngest chicks in the coop – but we were enthusiastic, and relentless…. CONTINUE READING >>  

Kickin’ Some Glass in Corning, New York
Chase your GypsyNesters around as we discover Corning, New York!

Located halfway between NYC and Niagara Falls, we create our own masterpieces at the  world’s largest museum of glass, stay at a fabulous Victorian bed and breakfast and see a buffalo crash through a building… CONTINUE READING >>

Creating our Masterpieces at Corning Museum of Glass!

Your GypsyNesters learn to shape and blow red-hot glass at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York! … SEE MORE >>

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No Stone Unturned: Foamhenge in Virginia

I have a confession to make. 

About thirty years ago I was in London for several days and didn’t take the short trip outside of town to see Stonehenge.

That’s why I was so thrilled to discover an exact replica made of Styrofoam in Virginia – how could we not veer off the side of the road?.. CONTINUE READING >>

I See Dead People in Buenos Aires
I love cemeteries. I know that sounds strange, but I do. Cemeteries spark my imagination — the lives lived, the history interred.

That said, it is not often that we seek out a graveyard. Usually we stumble upon them hidden away.

Not the case with La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, it should be considered a must-see by any visitor to the CONTINUE READING >> 

Norway in a Nutshell: Built Fjord Tough
Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that getting there is half the fun.

It this case, on the road from Oslo to Bergen, it was ALL the fun!

We embarked on a journey that took us on the famous Flam Train Line and caught a boat that sailed us through the West Norwegian Fjords UNESCO World Heritage Site… CONTINUE READING >>

A Big Time at the Going Gypsy Party in Nashville!

A big time was had by all at the Nashville Going Gypsy Book Party at BookmanBookwoman in Nashville!

It was a true Music City event with old friends, new friends and a host of recording artists, songwriters, musicians, authors, and family – SO MUCH FUN!

Click in and see the pics!… CONTINUE READING >>

How to Save Money on Travel Once You Turn 50

Turning fifty sucks, but there is a silver lining!

Not gonna lie, turning fifty was not our favorite thing in the world. Not even close.

Your GypsyNesters heroically sift through all the fabulous travel savings you receive — just by being “of a certain age” — so you have it at your fingertips.

And for your bookmarking pleasure… CONTINUE READING >>

Riding the Fastest Train in the World
Ever think it might be fun to levitate?

That’s just fantasy stuff, right? The kind of thing we only see in movies, or magic shows. Not true.

There is a place where floating in midair, and doing it at 200 miles per hour, is not only possible, it happens every day… CONTINUE READING >> 

What a Rush! The World’s Fastest Train!

Watch what happens when the train going in the other direction passes – WOW!.. enlarge video >>

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We’re Blown Away. Simply. Blown. Away.

The uber-talented Sundance veteran Anne Flournoy of The Louise Log fame produced this hysterical 50-second short on her experience of reading Going Gypsy! See Anne’s full post on Going Gypsy here or leave a comment here >>

Fear Conquering & Gliding in a Sailplane
Considering that I have now jumped out of an airplane at 10,000 feet in Australia and paraglided off the sea cliffs of Lima, Peru, one would think that I would have no fear of sailplaning.

And I didn’t. Until I did.

I had about three-week’s notice before… CONTINUE READING >>

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