What if I plummet over a cliff, break my hip, and die from complications a week later? What if I take a blow to the back of my head from one of those chair ride thingies and end up like an amnesia-riddled soap opera character? What if?
But as a committed GypsyNester, it is my duty to step out of my comfort zone and… CONTINUE READING >>
Honestly, David (we’ll call him The Beanpole) wouldn’t have made it through otherwise.
It still strikes us strange that The Beanpole, who by that time had appeared on stage in front of hundreds of thousands of people as a musician, could be so nervous.
<–Just look at the body language! Have you EVER seen a more uncomfortable groom? Sheesh.
Our ideal wedding was… CONTINUE READING >>
Do you have a Boomerang that seems permanently parked in your basement, and you feel it’s time for your chick to take wing and begin embracing all that life has to offer?
With tongues firmly in cheek, your goofy GypsyNesters have developed some silly (and stealthy) solutions to wink-wink-nudge-nudge even the most stubborn fledgling from the nest — and they may even think it’s their own idea!
10. Greet him at the door naked with a bottle of Viagra and a can of whipped cream and shout, “Honey, I guess we can’t use the kitchen, our baby’s home.”
9. Set his computer so all his …CONTINUE READING >>
So proud to be honored by TripAdvisor!
“Who says millennials do it better? When it comes to travel, age is but a number. As you think about retirement and all that free time you’ll have, consider taking a different approach.
TripAdvisor rounded up 20 baby boomer travel bloggers as inspiration to get out there and travel”… SEE ‘EM ALL >>
Yes, our phone conversations with family and friends almost always begin with the question, Where are you guys?
Honestly, in the days before cell phones and the internet, we’re not sure how anyone would have been able to stay connected while leading the lifestyle we’ve chosen… CONTINUE READING >>
99% of Boomers are going to travel this year… ninety-nine percent!
We almost spit-took coffee all over our keyboard when we saw that number.
Click in and look what your fellow Boomers are up to – and our thoughts about the many surprises we found – and let us know about your upcoming travel adventures… CLICK IN HERE >>
|USA Today asked how we make travel meaningful
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|Midlife at the Oasis featured Going Gypsy!||Starts at 60 ran a story about our travels in Tanzania|
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|We discussed our RV lifestyle on the Downsize with Style podcast||DiscoverCorps named us a travel site to watch in 2016|
There must be something more to volunteering than the oft said “it makes us feel good to do good.”
I believe it goes deeper.
When the chicks fly the coop we lose the built-in community that comes with raising a brood. Gone are the sports team gatherings, the school plays and scout meetings.
Entire peer groups disappear overnight. It can get kind of lonely… CONTINUE READING >>
A one-night stand (not ours!), a beat-up old (heavy metal) car named the Sharkmobile, and the US Postal Service delivered a one-three punch we couldn’t ignore.
It might not be the most romantic story and, the odds most definitely were NOT in our favor, but… CONTINUE READING >>
Of course – me being me – I’m also a bit freaked out about being the perfect mother-in-law to this wonderful man.
What? Me? A mother-in-law? That’s some heady, for-the-rest-of-my-life stuff!
I asked our wise GypsyNester community for advice and… CONTINUE READING >>
That’s how we felt when PBS’s Next Avenue contacted us saying that they were featuring us as a Sites We Love.
Shut up! we thought. This seriously can’t be happening. We freaking LOVE Next Avenue… CLICK TO SEE WHY WE ARE SO HONORED >>
Your thoughtful GypsyNesters want to save everyone a trip through the horrifying madness that goes on at the mall this time of year by sharing this hand-dandy gift guide!
We gathered up all of our don’t leave home without them travel items — along with cheeky and fun presents for baby boomers and empty nesters of all walks of life — and put them all together so you can shop without ever leaving the comfort of your festively decorated house… SEE ALL OF OUR SPECTACULAR GIFT SUGGESTIONS! >>
Are you stuck in a travel rut? Are you looking for ways to add some extra oomph into your experiences?
USA Today asked us and some pretty weighty folks to weigh in on how we find ways to travel with purpose to enrich our experiences.
We waxed poetic as usual! 😉 … See the full article >>
We are having a blast here in Sicily – biking and eating, eating and biking.
Continue with us as we pedal through baroque cities built into hillsides, villages that depend on the sea, and orchards of olive trees.
And each place we land, we’re sampling regional food specialties… CONTINUE READING >>
And we’re doing it in a part of Italy that we have never before visited!
Ride along with us as we pedal back in time on the Mediterranean island of Sicily… CONTINUE READING > >
The key for us empty nesters is to decide what we are seeking when we travel, then match the destination to our desires.
If we plan ahead for our levels of comfort, cost, and activity level, checking most anything off the… CONTINUE READING >>
“Traveling throughout retirement may not be everyone’s idea of simple living, but David and Veronica say ditching the house was one of the best moves they ever made. ‘We are in a state of nearly constantly pinching ourselves… CONTINUE READING >>
… these great outlets and writers for showing us some Going Gypsy love!
Or maybe that’s what I chose to hear. Certainly, The Boy is aware of my age and the limitations thereof.
He wouldn’t be trying to kill me on my birthday, would he?
(photo taken right before things went terribly awry)… CONTINUE READING >>
I know I wouldn’t want to live alone if I were to become suddenly single.
I’d be lonely, wouldn’t be able to afford to travel as I’d want need to, and I’d certainly not want to do a reverse boomerang and move in with… CONTINUE READING >>
“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’”
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