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The GypsyNesters
David & Veronica are experiencing the collision of Baby Boomer and Empty Nester. They decided to grab life by the horns, sell the nest, hit the road and become GypsyNesters! See how they are breaking the empty nest rules at

They are the authors of Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All

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How Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Made Me Feel

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 2:29 PM

The statue of Anne Frank outside of her hiding place, now The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Holland

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I'd ever read.

Thankfully, I got my hands on it years prior to a mandatory...

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The Empty Nest Through a Husband's Eyes

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 1:32 PM

Empty nest syndrome.

Judging from what I see online, these three words are almost exclusively associated with mothers, but the adjustments involved are felt by every member of the family. Daddies miss their children too, and our newly-minted adults can go through difficult adaptations while making the transition into...

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10 Things You Don't Know About NYC (Even if You Live There!)

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 5:40 PM

We found the wild, weird and wonderful not-so-known sights, sounds and flavors of The Big Apple! Even if you are a New Yorker --  we bet you don't know most of these!

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How to Eat (and Drink) Your Way Through Newfoundland

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 3:58 PM

David kisses the cod in Newfoundland
Yes, David's kissing a cod! More on this later, read on

Almost everything about Newfoundland is extensively connected to sea, the cuisine first and foremost. In fact, seafood is the main reason that...

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How Two 9 Year-Old Girls Saved the Rainforest of Costa Rica

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 4:58 PM

A squirrel monkey on a monkey bridge in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

While exploring the area around Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park, we noticed a rope strung across the road.

Curious, we started to pay closer attention and...

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Must-see Movie: Cyber-Seniors

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 2:08 PM

Cyber-Seniors premieres in New York on May 16 and Toronto on May 30

I attended the screening of Cyber-Seniors, a heartwarming -- and surprisingly funny -- documentary about the extraordinary journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet...

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7 Things Not to Miss in Hong Kong

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 4:26 PM

Hong Kong's skyline

Hong Kong is the world's most vertical city, with two hundred and ninety-three buildings higher than five hundred feet -- sixty more than second-place New York City. Here are our tips on getting the most out of this remarkable destination.

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5 Things Not to Miss in The Galapagos Islands

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 11:42 AM

Commune with the (Weird) Birds

Blue Footed Boobie in the Galapagos
The Blue-footed Boobie

A trip to The Galapagos Islands is guaranteed to make a birder out of anyone. The sheer numbers, and just...
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It's Florida Manatee Time: How to See the Gentle Giants

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 2:13 PM

Florida Manatee swimming
November to March is the time to head to Florida for spectacular manatee sightings. These gentle giants head for warmer climates in the winter, much like their human snowbird counterparts. Here are our tips to having a manatee-filled...

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9 Things Not to Miss in The Sacred Valley of the Incas

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 2:47 PM

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception. But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.

Take the Scary (and insanely beautiful) Flight into...

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5 Things Not to Miss in Barcelona

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 5:32 PM

Worship the Sagrada Família

Worship the Sagrada Família in Barcelona Spain!

Barcelona has many treasures, but one stood out to us above all the others, literally and figuratively: Sagrada Família. The massive basilica is without a doubt the...

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A Halloween Buffet: A Scary Food Tour of the World

(6) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 4:36 PM

How about a terrifying tour of the globe just in time for Halloween? As GypsyNesters, our quest is to see the world and share it in our own quirky way. But why should we have all the fun?

For some varied perspectives, we asked the web's best independent travel bloggers...

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7 Things Not to Miss in Buenos Aires

(1) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 12:13 PM

Find Evita at La Recoleta Cemetery

La Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Argentina where Evita is buried

La Recoleta Cemetery should be considered a must-see by any visitor. The ornate monuments are more than fascinating enough to...

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8 Things Not to Miss in Prague

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 12:27 PM

The heart and soul of the Czech Republic, as well as traditional Bohemia, are inseparably wrapped up in the amazing cultural confluence that is Prague. There has been a settlement on the site of the city for over 1,200 years.

Be Enchanted by Old Town Square

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8 Things Not to Miss in Istanbul

(14) Comments | Posted September 29, 2013 | 10:17 AM

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age, both over two-and-a-half millennia, and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy. In...

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The Grand Canyon Three Ways: Mules, Helicopters and Bicycles

(3) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 3:33 PM

The Grand Canyon on a mule!

A staggering 90 percent of visitors to The Grand Canyon never venture beyond the South Rim. Very much like the time we stopped by with our three kids (one still...

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The Best (Worst?) (Inappropriate?) Pope Swag in Italy

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 10:53 AM

It started with a bobblehead. From there our obsession grew.

Pope Bobbleheads in Italy

Our most recent trip to Italy included a stop in Rome where we had a day planned to take in...

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Burger Travel: The Hamburger Festival of Akron, Ohio

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 3:52 PM

Covered with catsup: The Hamburger Festival in Akron Ohio

Nothing says all-American like a summer food festival in the Heartland, and hamburgers are as American as it gets.

The Menches family of Akron, Ohio claims the...

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Safety at Sea: What the Newest Cruise Ships Are Implementing

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 10:48 PM

Cruising has received a bit of a black eye lately and, with the recent highly-publicized events at sea, it's not surprising. Only a tiny percentage of voyages become nightmares, but it only takes a few for an entire industry to take a blow.

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Following Dr. King's Footsteps in Alabama, An Emotional Journey

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 8:32 PM

The Capitol Building in Montgomery, Alabama
Capitol Building in Mongomery, Alabama

As the capital of Alabama, and former capital of The Confederate States of America, Montgomery is steeped in history, but for people...

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