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About Ian and Lesley
The kids have all left home and are making their own mark on the world as we embark on an exciting new stage in our lives.
We are a couple of Australians living with our family of “furkids” on the pristine south coast of NSW who enjoy exploring the world, experiencing local cultures and visiting new places.
When we are not travelling overseas, we enjoy exploring our own backyard here in Australia with the “Pawesome Foursome”, our fur-kid family and pottering around our seaside home.
Life as empty nesters
Lesley is a former journalist, combining her passions for travel and writing with Ian’s love of photography, recording some of the finer and unusual details of the places we visit.
On these pages we share with you some of the amazing places we have visited, experiences we have had along the way and information which we hope will help you in researching and planning your own trip.
We also share some serendipity on the daily life of empty nesters and books which we have found inspiring and enjoyable, that we hope fellow over 50s will relate to.
These pages are meant to entertain, provide ideas on some great travel destinations and share our experiences. If you require expert travel advice, you should consult a travel agent.
When researching our first European holiday, we found there was very little specific information available to us.
As we travelled around, we kept our friends and family at home updated on our adventures through a daily facebook post.
Returning home, Lesley expanded this daily post into the Empty Nesters Travel Insights blog.
Travelling overseas we found that exploring the world doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. It is possible to travel independently on a budget and gain a rich cultural experience.
In our Travel section we share our recent and upcoming travels with fellow empty-nesters looking for inspiration when planning their next trip.
We also share some of our experiences with budgets, packing and travel accessories to give you an idea of the things you need to think about and research when planning your trip. You of course will need to decide what information is right for you.
Empty Nester Stories
Here we share the stories of the daily life of over-50’s. From the challenges of embracing the rapidly changing modern technology to the family and life issues facing empty nesters.
Lesley has always been an avid reader. Through these pages we will be sharing with you reviews on great reads that we found enjoyable and inspiring.
We share some of our budgeting tips and other money matters to help fellow over 50s save for that dream holiday and set a realistic budget. This is not financial advice, but simply sharing our own experiences to assist others planning their trips.
Ian has always been a keen fishermen, and loves to share his days on the water.
Our site is constantly growing as we add more stories.
We do have a small amount of advertising on our pages to partially cover the cost of our time in maintaining our website.
The paid links , from which we receive a very small commission, at no extra cost to our readers, are for products or services that we have actually bought ourselves and found helpful, so we hope you will also find them useful.
We do have some links in our articles, which we hope will be helpful in planning your trip.
See what stories we have planned for our site in coming months here
We are also adding a few stories on Life over 50 that we hope you will enjoy
We hope you find the information on our pages helpful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments.