In my country (and probably in most of the countries), in summer nomads travel to cooler areas and in winter they move to warmer places. We have two different words for these two places (cool and warm areas). Are there any words for them in English?
"Grey nomads" is a very common term in AusE for retired couples who blow their superannuation cheque on a well-appointed caravan (trailer), and travel wherever they list (often with several meanings) to explore Australia.
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We have the phrase in search of warmer climes, for going somewhere to find better weather, but it usually applies in the UK to going to other countries as there isn't that much difference between the ends of the country. We don't use the opposite much- it probably isn't hot enough. We don't have much in the way of nomads.
In the UK, we have "travellers" - groups of people who were once known as gypsies (there are several other, derogatory, terms for them too). They usually travel in convoys of caravans and motor homes and settle briefly in any area that takes their fancy. Sometimes they choose an official "traveller site" but sometimes they park on private land or common ground, stay for a few weeks and then move on (or are moved on by the council and the police).
Their moving around has nothing to do with climate as far as I know. They simply don't like being tied to just one place.
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