Why a Day at the Races and the Cheltenham Festival Should Appeal to Empty Nesters

Empty nesters in the British Isles are blessed with a plethora of racecourses to attend in England, Scotland, Wales and both Northern and the Republic of Ireland. For the absolute best you’ll probably want to head to the Cheltenham Festival…
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Empty nesters in the British Isles are blessed with a plethora of racecourses to attend in England, Scotland, Wales and both Northern and the Republic of Ireland. For the absolute best you’ll probably want to head to the Cheltenham Festival…
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5 Tips to Preparing For a Visit to a Gun Range for the First Time

Research shows that first time shooting range visitors are more vulnerable to such injuries than their seasoned counterparts. Here is a list of the things that you should do to remain safe while visiting a gun range for the first time…
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Research shows that first time shooting range visitors are more vulnerable to such injuries than their seasoned counterparts. Here is a list of the things that you should do to remain safe while visiting a gun range for the first time…
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4 Essential Tools for Going Hunting with a Dog

Hunting dogs are specially trained to pursue their prey deep into the forests but require some tools when in the wilderness. Here are four essential hunting tools you must have when going hunting with your best friend…
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Hunting dogs are specially trained to pursue their prey deep into the forests but require some tools when in the wilderness. Here are four essential hunting tools you must have when going hunting with your best friend…
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Fear Conquering & Zip Lining 300 Feet High

I have to wonder who thinks up things like zip lining? What kind of sick mind muses – “hey, lets launch folks across a gaping canyon on a wire – that’ll be awesome!”

Zip lining, in my mind, falls into the bungee-jumping, rodeo-clowning, leaping-off-buildings-in-suits-with-wings category of antics. Better off left to the fearless young whippersnapper types.

Not something I’d ever… CONTINUE READING >>

I have to wonder who thinks up things like zip lining? What kind of sick mind muses – “hey, lets launch folks across a gaping canyon on a wire – that’ll be awesome!”

Zip lining, in my mind, falls into the bungee-jumping, rodeo-clowning, leaping-off-buildings-in-suits-with-wings category of antics. Better off left to the fearless young whippersnapper types.

Not something I’d ever… CONTINUE READING >>

A Real Irish Pub Crawl (in Ireland, they just call ’em pubs)

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, your GypsyNesters take a look at some real Irish pubs, you know, the kind actually in Ireland—so we suppose that they’re simply called pubs.

We’re guessing none of these public houses would ever dare to ruin a perfectly good pint by turning it green… 

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, your GypsyNesters take a look at some real Irish pubs, you know, the kind actually in Ireland—so we suppose that they’re simply called pubs.

We’re guessing none of these public houses would ever dare to ruin a perfectly good pint by turning it green… 

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Fear Conquering & Snow Skiing


Learning to ski at my age had me worrying about things that a younger person might not have.

What if I plummet over a cliff, break my hip, and die from complications a week later? What if I take a blow to the back of my head from one of those chair ride thingies and end up like an amnesia-riddled soap opera character?  What if? But as a committed GypsyNester, it is my duty to step out of my comfort zone and… CONTINUE READING >>


Learning to ski at my age had me worrying about things that a younger person might not have.

What if I plummet over a cliff, break my hip, and die from complications a week later? What if I take a blow to the back of my head from one of those chair ride thingies and end up like an amnesia-riddled soap opera character?  What if? But as a committed GypsyNester, it is my duty to step out of my comfort zone and… CONTINUE READING >>

A Peace of Olso, Norway

As unfamiliar visitors making our first trip to Oslo, Norway, we didn’t know what we were in for.

Chase us around Oslo as we visit the Nobel Peace Center, get schooled in Olympic ski jumping, have cocktails in a bar completely made of ice (including the glasses), explore Viking burial ships, have a scream with Edvard Munch and eat, ahem, rotted fish… CONTINUE READING >>

As unfamiliar visitors making our first trip to Oslo, Norway, we didn’t know what we were in for.

Chase us around Oslo as we visit the Nobel Peace Center, get schooled in Olympic ski jumping, have cocktails in a bar completely made of ice (including the glasses), explore Viking burial ships, have a scream with Edvard Munch and eat, ahem, rotted fish… CONTINUE READING >>