Adventures in Nest Swapping

One of the many advantages to having an “empty” nest is the freedom to swap your nest with other adventurous types. We decided that before we sold our house, we would try using it as bait for a cheap month in New York City.

Being in the habit of Googling at the drop of a hat, we took the online approach to finding suitable exchanges. We looked at several different sites, and chose a well known one for its ease of use and abundant choices from all over the globe. For a small annual fee, one can peruse homes, set up destinations to visit and… CONTINUE READING >>

One of the many advantages to having an “empty” nest is the freedom to swap your nest with other adventurous types. We decided that before we sold our house, we would try using it as bait for a cheap month in New York City.

Being in the habit of Googling at the drop of a hat, we took the online approach to finding suitable exchanges. We looked at several different sites, and chose a well known one for its ease of use and abundant choices from all over the globe. For a small annual fee, one can peruse homes, set up destinations to visit and… CONTINUE READING >>

How to Plan a Family Vacation with Adult Kids

We’ve had this fantasy about whisking our entire family off to an exotic location for some time now. Imagine the five of us blissfully getting away from it all, laughing and sharing our experiences as we sip umbrella drinks while the sun sets into a tropical ocean.

Putting together a family vacation after the kids are grown and living on their own seems like it should be a snap compared to traveling with toddlers, or worse yet, teenagers.

So why is it so hard? 

With no roadside diaper changes, exploding sippy cup disasters… CONTINUE READING >>

We’ve had this fantasy about whisking our entire family off to an exotic location for some time now. Imagine the five of us blissfully getting away from it all, laughing and sharing our experiences as we sip umbrella drinks while the sun sets into a tropical ocean.

Putting together a family vacation after the kids are grown and living on their own seems like it should be a snap compared to traveling with toddlers, or worse yet, teenagers.

So why is it so hard? 

With no roadside diaper changes, exploding sippy cup disasters… CONTINUE READING >>

Meet Bigfoot’s Florida Cousin!

Skunk Apes are omnivores, with the ability to climb and make beds out of leafy branches, there are an estimated 7 – 9 of them in the Everglades, they like alligator caves, smell like rotten eggs, and they love lima beans. Skunk Apes lead a nomadic, hunter/gatherer existence, have a good memory and exceptional hearing.We had to find one for ourselves, so we headed deep into the Florida Everglades… CONTINUE READING >>
Skunk Apes are omnivores, with the ability to climb and make beds out of leafy branches, there are an estimated 7 – 9 of them in the Everglades, they like alligator caves, smell like rotten eggs, and they love lima beans. Skunk Apes lead a nomadic, hunter/gatherer existence, have a good memory and exceptional hearing.We had to find one for ourselves, so we headed deep into the Florida Everglades… CONTINUE READING >>

East Africa Unveiled: A Live Blog

Our volunteer vacation continues as we explore East Africa…

We’ve completely fallen in love with our students at our school!

Check out how our service projects are progressing and join us on an incredible photo safari in beautiful Tanzania… CONTINUE READING >>

Our volunteer vacation continues as we explore East Africa…

We’ve completely fallen in love with our students at our school!

Check out how our service projects are progressing and join us on an incredible photo safari in beautiful Tanzania… CONTINUE READING >>

Our Voluntourism Adventure in Tanzania: A Live Blog

Our volunteer vacation continues as we explore Tanzania…

Your GypsyNesters continue to explore Africa in the best way possible – by helping as we go!

We’re continuing our service project to village children by teaching and fixing up their school,  meeting the colorful Chagga people, and going deep into seldom seen Massai lands where we’ll encounter a world we’d never dreamed we’d experience… CONTINUE READING >> 

Our volunteer vacation continues as we explore Tanzania…

Your GypsyNesters continue to explore Africa in the best way possible – by helping as we go!

We’re continuing our service project to village children by teaching and fixing up their school,  meeting the colorful Chagga people, and going deep into seldom seen Massai lands where we’ll encounter a world we’d never dreamed we’d experience… CONTINUE READING >>