A growing phenomenon Down Under, the grey nomad
brigade comprises folk of a certain age who've traded the security of bricks and mortar for a chilled-out life on the open road.
A 'grey nomad
' is, apparently, a term coined by Australians in reference to retired people who travel independently and for extended periods within their own country, in caravans or motor homes.
--(2007), "The Grey Nomad
Phenomenon: Changing the Script of Aging," Journal of Aging and Human Development 64(4): 381-398.
(11) Onyx, J, Leonard, R and Dean, S The grey nomad
phenomena--a research report UTS Centre for Australian Community Organisations & Management 2005
McFedries carefully provides citations to the first appearance of terms such as "supercentenarian," "grand boomer," "grey nomad
," "elder orphan," "club sandwich generation," and "geezer glut" (McFedries & Logophilia Limited, n.
And so, after filling the fridge from Woolworths, it's time to join the ranks of Australia's grey nomads