Our interview with David&Veronica from GypsyNester.com
David & Veronica are experiencing the collision of Baby Boomer and Empty Nester. Upon sending their youngest out into the big, wide world, they set out to break the empty nest rules by selling everything and hitting the road. To become more than empty nesters, to be gypsies, GypsyNesters! Along the way they rediscovered the couple who fell in love years ago and chronicled their journey in a new book, Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All. Read more about their escapades at http://www.GypsyNester.com
Why did you start travelling?
Like most couples, we had a big now what? moment when the last child was ready to fly the nest. We were living in The Caribbean, the U.S. Virgin Islands, so with all the kids gone we thought it was a good time to go back up to The States and reconnect with family and friends. After seeing everyone we had another now what? moment and decided we liked the lifestyle and wanted to keep traveling.
What is the most important during your travels?
Obviously camera and computer, but we love our new iphone with the built in wifi hotspot. Also, when flying the inflatable neck pillow is a must.
What is the most important experience that you had during your travels?
We have learned to accept what comes along, and the differences between various peoples by trying to experience what life is like around the world.
What is the most beautiful place that you have been to?
It’s always hard for us to pick favorites. We usually like wherever we are best, until we see the next place. There’s also a winery that has guest rooms in northern Italy, Cave di Moleto, that was incredible. Puerto Peñasco, on The Gulf of California in Mexico, is a fantastic little fishing village with an RV park right on the beach. Prague is absolutely gorgeous, Rome is amazing, and then for natural beauty it is hard to top the Grand Canyon or The Galapagos Islands.
What are you favourites travelers? What blogs do you read?
Wow, that’s a tough one! Over the last six years we have met so many people and read so many great stories that I would hate to single any out for fear of leaving somebody off of the list.