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These retirees are adapting to the tech age and using homestay websites to find shelter and iPhones to communicate with family while exploring the world beyond a Floridian golf course.

In short, we’re senior gypsies. In early 2011 we sold our house in California and moved the few objects we wanted to keep into a 10-by-15-foot storage unit. Since then, we have lived in furnished apartments and houses in Mexico, Argentina, Florida, Turkey, France, Italy and England.

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This couple stays in a new country for a month or two before moving on. Photo by Jenny.

Why we’re doing this is simple: My husband and I—in a heart-to-heart conversation during a trip to Mexico—realized that both of us are happier when we’re on the road. We enjoy excellent health and share a desire to see the world in bigger bites than a three-week vacation allows.

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