After answering this question I think I'm going to have to apply for Political Asylum.
First impressions might make you translate into USA speak as follows
Gypsy - Fulltimer.
New Age Traveller - Workamper.
Camper - RVer
but you might get into a bit of trouble.
Let talk stereotypically here...
On this side of the pond...
The word Gypsy now seems to be used as a derogatory term. It implies anti-social behaviour, thievery etc. In Ireland, the stereotypical Gypsy is a horse trader ( oh, and enjoys bare knuckle fighting).
New Age Travellers.
Perceived as Drop-Outs, Tree-Hugging, Flower-Powered extreme environmentalists etc.
It is no wonder then that the in-laws were upset when they found out what sort of family their beloved child had married into.
Should I join witness protection or should I just find somewhere in Montana to hide out?????
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> no one can believe we'd "want" to go camping </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ah..Brits and their holidays. I thought everyone knew that the ideal holiday for a Brit was to go to the sea-side, place a knotted handkerchief on his head and walk along the beach eating soggy fish and chips. Oh, and for excercise, visit the amusement arcades.
The last time I did any RVing (per-se) was about 27 years ago when I lived in my camper-van (a converted Bedfor Pickup) for 8 months whilst living in Antibes, Cote D'Azur, France. Since then, I've only ever camped on holiday.