My journey as a 3rd Act Gypsy had been years in the planning but officially began in 2015 when I volunteered to be laid off from my Corporate World job. I bought a one-way ticket to Barcelona with the intent to discover my own voice and share my travel adventures through my blog.
Over time, it has become so much more as I deepen the discovery and exploration of life after the 9-5 routine.
Today, I dedicate this space to current and future 3rdAct Gypsies. Through my reflections, foibles and experiences, it is my sincere hope to inspire you to discover your own unique path and plan for your 3rd Act.
If you are entering this phase or beginning to think about it, welcome. More than anything, I look forward to hearing from, and learning from, all of you that join this community. Let’s hit the road and see what life has in store for us!
The Florence Debate: Painting vs Sculpture
This is a city where you turn corners and hear spontaneous bursts of “Wow”. Regardless of the language, it still comes out as “Wow”. The sheer size
Sunday Strolling Barcelona Style
When you read the guide books on Barcelona they always highlight La Rambla, a long pedestrian walkway filled with restaurants, shops and kiosks and warn
The Must-See Mezquita in Cordoba
Most travel guides mention Cordoba as an optional side trip from Seville and the first time I was in this region I opted not to
“Best in Show” Andalusian Style
In the planning for this trip, I wanted to include a visit to the Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestra, more simply known as
Seville: Second Time Around & Searching for Sand Snakes
This was my second visit to Seville and it is fast becoming one of my favorite cities. It is a very cozy, walkable city with wide
From Arcos to Seville with a Detour or Two
Leaving Arcos de la Frontera, we quickly dropped down out of the hill towns into Jerez; best known for their sherry and brandy winery region, flamenco dancing
Non-linear Travel Planning
There hasn’t been a lot about this trip that was conventional. I didn’t book a round trip ticket and I didn’t plan anything past
Hidden Hill Towns & Hidden Stories
Setting out for the hill towns of Andalusia, it’s probably a good thing we didn’t know what we were getting into because we might not
Malaga’s Massive Maze of Mayhem
One of the best things about travel is that every once in a while you run into what I think of as “happy accidents”. Those