Wednesday, March 4, 2015
David and Veronica James chose to look at this next phase of life as a beginning instead of an ending. Rather than staying put and facing the constant reminders of empty bedrooms and backseats, a plan began to develop to sell the nest and hit the highway. But could a homebody helicopter mom learn to let go of her heartstrings and house keys all at once?
Filled with a sense of adventure and humor, Going Gypsy is the story of a life after raising kids that is a celebration of new experiences. Pulling the ripcord on the daily grind, David and Veronica throw caution to the wind, quit their jobs, put on their vagabond shoes, and go gypsy in a beat-up old RV found on eBay.
On a journey of over ten thousand miles along the back roads of America (and a hysterical, error-infused side trip into Italy), they conquer old fears, see new sights, reestablish bonds with family and friends, and transform their relationships with their three grown children from parent-child to adult-to-adult. Most importantly, they rediscover in themselves the fun-loving youngsters who fell in love three decades prior. -- Skyhorse Publishing
GOING GYPSY: ONE COUPLE'S ADVENTURE FROM EMPTY NEST TO NO NEST AT ALL by popular boomer travel bloggers David and Veronica James, otherwise known as the "Gypsy Nesters," was published a few weeks ago; and it sounds like quite a story! Imagine your kids have flown the coop and you and your husband are living in a big, empty, house. My husband and I would probably downsize, but the James did something else entirely. They quit their jobs and decided to travel America in a beat-up RV that found on (of all places) eBay.
They tell their unusual story in GOING GYPSY giving readers the ups and downs they experienced in this next phase of their life! You can learn more about their travels on their popular website, GypsyNester.com. I think the book sounds fantastic and I'm happy to say that I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader.
To enter, just fill out the form below before March 17th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!