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Travel Pulse: A Gypsy Nester Q and A

From the writers at Travel Pulse.

David and Veronica James, owners of the popular Gypsy Nesters website, know a thing or two about facing a mid-life crisis and following nomadic dreams. Rather than contemplate what to do with their empty nest, they sold it and set out for indefinite journeys on the road. The couple’s book, “Going Gypsy” (Skyhorse Publishing) serves as a lively guide to the joys of long-term travel, from RV escapades to European sojourns. The couple is working on their second book of mid-life travel adventures but they took time from their schedule to answer a few questions:

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates: A lot of your book deals with the emotional letting go of your role as parents and focusing on your life as travelers, why do you think it was difficult and what advice to do you have for parents facing the same dilemma?

Gypsy Nesters: A little loin girding helps, don’t let it sneak up on you! The teenage years are such a busy time and a lot of us don’t prepare ourselves for the abrupt quiet that comes from the nest emptying. We not only sent the chicks out to fly, but we lose that built in social circle that comes from sports teams, drama club, and mathlete competitions. Our best advice is to focus your relationship with your significant other — go out and try something new, new to both of you.

To read the full story by Travel Pulse, click here.

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