Our story!

For several years now I have had the urge to travel which has been a dream of mine before marriage and children. My husband was never keen on the idea until one afternoon in 2016 he said, "let's do this!" The next day I began to sell, donate and give away items from my home. He was a bit shocked when he got home from work. I immediately called a realtor and our home sold within 24 hours for more than we were asking. I had sold, donated and given away EVERYTHING so that the day we moved we didn't even need a truck. We were able to drive away with everything we had left in both our vehicles. We moved to a smaller place directly across from the beach to enjoy the sunrise and sunsets for the following year before taking off to travel full time!

How We Travel To Europe!

Our favorite way to travel Europe is to leave from Miami, Florida to Lisbon, Portugal. Follow our travels at www.gypsyrubbertramps.com. We also include a travel tip at the end of our video!

Quarantine Life!

We had to become creative during quarantine with our grandgirls! Fortunately, they are lovely and just enjoyed hanging out with us. We had fun together and I treasure our quaratine memories!




Lake Placid, Florida for Quarantine!

This was a beautiful place to live for three months in a home when the campgrounds closed. This was a chance for us to hit the reset button on our lives during quarantine. I was fortunate enough to be able to assist my granddaughters with online schooling and best of all to have them close enough to visit.




Bricks & Sticks for Quarantine!

On March 9th, we were in Casarabonela, Spain packing for a family trip to Paris, France. The corona virus updates were elevated so we cancelled the trip immediately and headed back to the United States.  In route to the states our president spoke about closing the borders. Thankfully, we left just in time because our cheap seats were now costing $3,000 to $20,000 to those who left Europe after we did!

The Malaga airport was empty at this point because of the virus outbreaks. The Miami airport was just as empty. It only took us 7 minutes to get through customs instead of the usual 2 hours. We slept our jet lag away in one of our favorite Miami hotels. The hotel has a tasty restaurant on the property so we slept and ate for 3 days and 2 nights. It makes life easier after such a long flight across the pond.

We picked up our camper and camped near Lake Okeechobee for a 14 day quarantine. Just to be sure we did not pick up anything on our travels. After our quarantine we drove to Lake Placid for lunch with one of my dearest friends. She told us about a home that might be available for rent in the area. Within a week we were in a lovely 3 bedroom home on the lake. It was the perfect place to ride out this pandemic. Plus we had loads of room for grandgirls to visit. They loved having their own space. We had a wonderful three month stay and absolutely love that area of Florida.