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Hawk and Red Fox-Modern Day Gypsies

Hawk and Red Fox-Modern Day Gypsies - Hawk Hickok Hickman

In many of us there resides a small desire, perhaps an impulse, to leave it all behind and spend your days in a constant state of movement. 

Those of us who have that impulse often think fondly of the stories we heard growing up of gypsies. 

This book is about a couple who gave in to that impulse. They said goodbye to the days of having a permanent residence and moved into their RV and hit the road, traveling to wherever and everywhere they ever wanted to go. 

They wrote this book to help inspire anyone who has also had the urge to sell their home and take up life on the road. It's part "how to" and part fun personal story that fully makes this work charming and enjoyable. 

I recommend it to anyone who's ever found themselves saying, "I wish we could just sell this house, get an RV, and. . ." Let this be your starting guide!

Some Bio Information

About Hawk and Karen

Hawk is a retired Emergency Response Contract Manager for a major environmental company. He is a grandfather of 5 and father of 4. He is an avid runner, dancer, kayaker, motorcyclist, reader and traveler. Hawk and Karen are currently in year five of a travel trailer tour of the U.S. Please follow their adventures on this blog.

Karen (The Red Fox) is a retired hair products sales person who is an avid runner, motorcyclist, bicyclist, kayaker, traveler, reader and vacillating Gemini. She is also Hawk’s caretaker. Read about their first year of full time RVing in their new Book, “Hawk and Red Fox-Modern Day Gypsies”.

To purchase, Click Here! You will see two books, both offered in full color or Black and White. The other book is about Hawk’s Irish Sea Moss gathering career in Scituate from 1960 to 1997.


1. What inspired you to write this book?

I wanted to inspire other retirees, especially motorcycle riders to travel with their motorcycles, kayaks and bicycles.

2. What would you like your readers to take away from your work?

That it's not that difficult to travel all around our beautiful country on a modest budget, especially if one sells their permanent, fixed residence.

3. If you could offer one piece of advice to people interested in being a full time RV-er, what would it be?

After planning and preparing and reading everything you can on the subject, take the leap.

4. What’s your favorite travel destination?

Zion National Park.

5. Can you tell us a little bit about your writing process?

I use our travel diary to compose the chapter stories and then insert our best pictures. I use Word Publisher. Then I do my own editing. Then I submit to Create Space for self publishing.

6. Do you have any other books out/coming out soon?

Yes, I am working on years 2 and 3 of our travels. It should be done soon. After that, years 4 and 5. We are entering year 6 now. I have one prior book, "Knee deep in Seaweed", outlining my 30 years gathering Irish Sea Moss summers in Scituate MA.

7. What’s your ultimate writing/traveling goal?

To explore as many national and state parks as possible and share our experiences in the books. I also am working on a history of sea mossing in Scituate from 1860 to 1960.