The Road Ahead : December January 2008
FEATURE 26 DEC 07/JAN 08 STORY & PHOTOS JEREMY GOUGH For millions of older Australians, the prospect of one day joining the growing ranks of the 'grey nomads' is an utterly compelling one. This generation of retirees and soon-to-be retirees is generally healthier, wealthier and more adventurous than ever before, so loading up the caravan, motorhome or camper trailer and heading off into the sunset has obvious appeal. But is the grey nomad lifestyle really all about carefree days sipping chardonnay by the campfire, meeting an endless supply of like-minded friends, and enjoying limitless time pursuing new hobbies? For most people approaching retirement, that's exactly what hitting the open road is all about ... and the tens of thousands already out there agree, including seasoned travellers Frank and Pam Thompson. It was the harsh Canberra winter that, a decade ago, persuaded Frank and wife Pam to star t exploring Australia. Now the pair, both in their early 70s, travel for three or four months ever y year. They have been to all corners of Australia, Seasoned travellers What's the attraction of life on the road for the average 'grey nomad'?
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