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The senior nomadsTwo for the Road in 80 Countries (and Counting) In 2012, Michael and Debbie Campbell were a married couple living in Seattle and approaching retirement with financial trepidation and the looming question, What’s next? Today, they are the Senior Nomads — travelers who live full-time on the road, staying in Airbnbs around the world. – The New York Times

American couple living in FranceThe Dream of Moving Abroad in Later Life, With Good Health Care For the well-traveled, the idea of retirement abroad can seem an idyll. You pick a place you’ve loved visiting, whether it’s the thrumming avenues of Paris or the sunny strands of Panama, and jet off for the perfect permanent vacation. But the fantasy can become less carefree if you haven’t figured out in advance what to do about health insurance. – The New York Times

Amreican retiree with her store in MexicoWorking Abroad After Retirement Gains Appeal Simply retiring abroad has become old news, as people seek cheaper places to live and to slash health care costs while enjoying more temperate climes. But now enjoying a “working retirement” appears to be gaining traction with expats, as it has in the United States. An increasing number of retirees, who can expect to live longer, healthier lives, are choosing to work in retirement, at least part-time, typically for fear of outliving their money or to keep active and engaged.—The New York Times

Hispanic retired coupleEmpty-Nesters Fly Their Own Coops I read on Facebook that my friend Scott had rolled into town, but he was only here for a few days — in between his summer in Paris, autumn stint in Vermont for leaf-peeping, a quick trip to L.A., then his annual extended stay in Oaxaca — so I didn’t get to see him this time around. Scott, who’s 54, is one of my homeless friends — homeless in the most delightful way. Next Avenue

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your keys, our home book coverYour Keys, Our Home If you’ve ever dreamed of casting off your worldly possessions and traveling to your heart’s content, this story about two intrepid seniors will inspire you no matter your age. Michael and Debbie Campbell felt they had one more adventure in them before considering retirement in the traditional sense, so they filled two rolling duffel bags with life’s essentials (including their own pillows) and hit the road. Three years later, having sold their home in Seattle, their “Senior Nomad” lifestyle has no end in sight. Ride along as they share tales of living full-time in Airbnbs in over 50 countries and pay tribute to the many hosts who not only helped them live daily life but also offered unique opportunities to experience their cities.