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THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED!

Congrats to @CLOISH

Winner of the autographed copy of Going Gypsy!

We’re celebrating the launch of Going Gypsy!

And we’re giving away an autographed first edition!

Are you ready to find out how you can win?

Tweet #GoingGypsy to win an autographed first edition of Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure From Empty Nest to No Nest at All! More info: http://www.gypsynester.com/tweet-going-gypsy.htm

Here’s how it works (it’s fun and easy!):

Copy the following tweet and tweet it out to enter

(no more than once a day, seriously. Twitter hates that and we’ll have to disqualify you):

Win a signed copy of #GoingGypsy! GoingGypsyBook.com RT this msg to enter. Rules: bit.ly/1yoR84x #giveaway #books #contest

THEN make sure you are following us on Twitter*

Why? Because we will let the winner know by Twitter DM when they win!

Click here to make sure you are following us on Twitter!

*you MUST be following us on Twitter on so we can DM you, otherwise we will have to choose another winner (see rules below)

Good luck!

David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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OFFICIAL RULES

All contest
entries must be submitted between January 27, 2015, 12:01AM EST and February 4, 2015, 11:59 PM EST

– Multiple entries in a single day will not be accepted and will result in disqualification.
– Anyone found using multiple Twitter accounts to enter will be ineligible.
– Entry tweets must include, but are not limited to, the following text: Win a signed copy of #GoingGypsy! GoingGypsyBook.com RT this msg to enter. Rules: bit.ly/1yoR84x #giveaway #books #contest
– Winner will be selected in a random drawing from all qualified
entries.
– Winner will be notified via Twitter DM on February 5, 2015.
– Winner must be following @gypsynester to receive announcement of win via Twitter DM.
– To claim prize, winner must respond via Twitter DM by February 8, 2015,
10PM EST
– Winner will be announced on Gypsynester.com/tweet-going-gypsy.htm and Twitter via @gypsynester on or before February 10, 2015.
– One grand prize winner will receive an autographed copy of Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All.
– Approximate total value of the prize is $16.95, there are no other
prizes.
– The prize is nontransferable. There may be no cash or substitutions.
– You must be over the age of 21 to enter.
– You must be a resident of the United States to enter.
– By entering, each contestant agrees to be bound by these rules.
– Failure of the original winner to meet official rules or claim
prize within the specified time period will result in automatic
forfeiture of any prize and prize will be awarded to an alternate
winner. Alternate winner will be chosen in a new drawing in accordance
to these same rules.

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Who We Are

The GypsyNesters

Upon sending our youngest out into the big, wide world, we 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 we rediscovered the couple who fell in love years ago.

We’ve been full-time travelers since 2008!

What We Talk About

Going Gypsy
Baby Boomer Travel
Empty Nest LifestyleFear Conquering
Quirky Travel
Regional Food
The Parent/Adult Child Relationship
How it feels to get older
Helicopter Parenting
Boomerang Kids

What we DON’T talk about: politics, religion, sex, hate.

 

What We Are Available For

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Feedback from Conor O’Shea of Road Scholar regarding a South American adventure we covered for them:

“You really brought the program to life for all of our readers. I’ve worked with this particular program for over a year but you and David made me feel like I was actually taking it for the first time. The entries were so illuminating, informative and entertaining- we couldn’t have asked for more! The videos and photos complemented your blog posts so well and you utilized your social platforms like pros. Whenever anyone asks about the program now, I know exactly where to send them.

I cannot impress enough how wonderful you two have been throughout this project. You’re exceptionally kind, warm, adventurous and hard-working people.”

More testimonials – we’re feelin’ the love!

Why We Do It

When we began to think about our lives after raising kids, one of the first things we did was Google “empty nesters.” We wanted to see if anyone else was looking at this time of our lives the same way that we were. With a feeling of “isn’t it great that the kids have moved out and we’ll have life to ourselves again?” To be untethered and free. To wander the globe. To be GypsyNesters instead of empty-nesters.

Just about everything we could find was lamenting how terrible it is that the kids aren’t around anymore. Even worse, the biggest item on the first page we clicked into was an enormous ad for an Alzheimer’s patch.

We immediately saw the need for a different viewpoint.

Read our philosophy here

Why Baby Boomers?

– There are more than 70 million Baby Boomers in The U.S. and over half of them have adult children and would qualify as “empty nesters.”

– Boomers hold 70% of disposable income in the US,

purchase 80% of luxury travel, close to 100% own computers, and 71% go online every day. Source: Forbes.com

– The 2010 Del Webb Baby Boomer Survey found that 26% of Boomers say they will feel like newlyweds when their kids are gone and even more, 34%, say they will feel closer to their spouse without the children around. Over half, 57% feel an increased freedom to be themselves.

Where and How We Connect

The GypsyNesters have 70,000 followers and subscribers on social media and more than 3.3 million views on YouTube.

GypsyNester.com had over 33 million hits and 1.4 unique visitors in the past year alone.

Alexa.com notes that: Based on internet averages, GypsyNester.com appeals more to women who have no children living at home, both high- and low-income, highly educated people browsing from home. Click here for our Alexa score

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Single & Over 50? Why the Heck Would You Live Alone? I’d be too…

I’m not gonna lie and pretend that I haven’t thought about what I would do if David kicked the bucket – we participate in way too many crazy, fear-conquering shenanigans so, yes, the notion has passed through my head.

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 >>

We were intrigued the first time we heard about Roommates4Boomerswhat a great idea!, we thought. After delving deeper, we decided to interview the woman behind it and were offered the chance to make a teeny-tiny amount of money if folks decide to use the service by clicking links on this post. Just so you know. Oh, and as always, all opinions are our own.

Roommates4Boomers helps find roommates for women over 50

We talk a lot about empty nest couples’ issues on our site, because that’s what we live and know.

But we are aware that there are a bunch of you out there that are not part of a couple.

How do I know that? Because we often get comments on our site and Facebook page asking us how a person can have a flourishing life while single and “of a certain age.”

It’s hard for us to answer those questions — not having that life experience ourselves — and usually end up asking our wonderful community to pitch in their thoughts/ride to our rescue.

Roommates4Boomers helps find roommates for women over 50

So when I found out about Roommates4Boomers in this article in Midlife Blvd, I was intrigued.

Could this be a good resource we could share with our single, female friends?

I’m not gonna lie and pretend that I haven’t thought about what would happen if David kicked the bucket.

I often think about it during those panic moments when I do arguably stupid stuff to purposely overcome my many fears. It would truly suck if David were squished like a bug as we jumped out of an airplane, ziplined over a 300-foot waterfall or fed ravenous crocodiles. My life would change in a horrible, drastic way.

OR David could finally tire of my semi-crazy, rapidly aging and spreading butt and want to trade me in for a newer model. Though I look at that future as a far less likely scenario than the bug squish, I’ve seen it happen to much better women than I.

Roommates4Boomers helps find roommates for women over 50

Following those thoughts to their ultimate conclusion, I know I wouldn’t want to live alone if I were to become suddenly single.

I have friends that are single and happily unfettered — and that’s fantastic — I just know I wouldn’t be.

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 The Spawn (that’s the last thing they’d need after losing their dad in a spectacular insect-like fashion). I would also want the safety that comes with someone else being around.

Here are some interesting knowledge-bits I found on the Roommates4Boomers site:

· One in three Boomer women are single.

· Research shows that living alone as you age can lead to isolation and loneliness, as well as mental and physical decline.

· Research shows that men who have wives, live longer; women who have active female friendships, live longer.

· Sharing a home is a great way for Boomer women to keep socially connected, financially secure, safe, healthy and happy.

· Boomer women are turning to shared housing for positive reasons – for companionship, mutual support, independence, and fun.

Roommates4Boomers helps find roommates for women over 50

That last one caught me off guard – because in my innermost thoughts about being without David, the overriding emotions are dark and sad.

To get more insight on that stat, I got founder, Karen Venable, on the horn.

Karen told me when she found herself single after her twenty-five year marriage ended, she moved in with a girlfriend who was also newly divorced. It turned out to be a wonderful experience.

After a few years she felt ready to start dating again, and is now happily married to a man that she met through an online dating site.

Karen now shares the best of both of these experiences — the benefits of finding that perfect roommate by using algorithms similar to a dating site — through Roomates4Boomers.

“Life at our age can be a lot of fun,” says Karen, “I wanted to help people be joyful and have adventure.”

Roommates4Boomers helps find roommates for women over 50

Karen gave me permission to poke around the site a bit and I found it really easy to use. Members can choose to share space in their own homes or search for someone who has space to share.

I did notice that some areas of the country had a lot more matches (for the fake, single me) than others, however.

Karen explained to me that as the site has been growing (it launched in 2014), geographic pockets have sprung up organically. So in order to get more coverage, and therefore more good connections for everyone, members may create profiles and peruse potential roommates for free. It doesn’t cost one cent until you want to reach out to a potential roommate!

I can confidently tell you that if I were single, I’d give Roomates4Boomers a shot.

At least until I was forced to give Match.com a try like Karen, and you don’t want to know what would happen to GypsyNester.com if I started to online date (ohhhhh how the snark would fly).

Let’s hope that never happens.

Veronica, GypsyNester.com

We were intrigued the first time we heard about Roommates4Boomerswhat a great idea!, we thought. After delving deeper, we decided to interview the woman behind it and were offered the chance to make a teeny-tiny amount of money if folks decide to use the service by clicking links on this post. Just so you know. Oh, and as always, all opinions are our own.

YOUR TURN: Isn’t this a great idea? Would you try a service like this or do you live alone and prefer it that way? What are the pros and cons of having roommates at our age?