Join your GypsyNesters as we jump into adventure, cavort with kookaburras, drop bears and mamils, swim at the base of a waterfall, and eat and relax our way through Noosa… CONTINUE READING >>
But I wasn’t sure that a women’s retreat was right for me.
The lessons that I learned were completely unexpected… CONTINUE READING >>
At about 5,000 feet above sea level I get sleepy, at 6,000 loopy and at 7,000 I’m out cold – like I’m in a coma.
So when I found out that our trip to Peru would mean being above 11,000 feet, I panicked. We were going to some real bucket list-worthy… CONTINUE READING >>
This is the Italy of the international jet set, and after our impressive arrival we almost felt like a part of it…. CONTINUE READING >>
As men, we see those images too, and have been persuaded — no, programmed — into thinking that we all want supermodels who think about nothing more than fun times and a lot of beer. Well, I have two things to say about that:
First… CONTINUE READING >>
Permanently set aside in 1872, Yellowstone is home to two-thirds of all the geysers in the world.
Superheated water gushes hundreds of feet into the air from some while others spout tiny bursts of steam.
In some spots, boiling springs and pools of sulfur-rich water dwell next to pits of bubbling… CONTINUE READING >>
As a matter of fact, we’re SO excited that we’re giving away 50 dollars of gift card goodness!
<–Yep! That’s an eBook too!
In the Yucatán, many of the favorite foods can be traced back to Mayan times. In addition to building incredible cities, the Maya people grew… CONTINUE READING >>
There’s a misconception that sumo wresting is just a couple fat dudes bashing into each other, but there’s actually a lot ritual, a lot of skill, and a lot of training that goes into those fat guys bashing into each other.
Sumo tournaments are held three times a year in Tokyo and I was lucky enough… CONTINUE READING >>
We can’t tell anyone how to do this — everyone’s different and Lord knows we made our share of mistakes along the way — but we can offer an insight that we’ve gained through our own offspring’s transitions from childhood to adulthood.
Don’t give kids everything they want, just everything they need.
A whole lot of what they want is stupid crap and… CONTINUE READING >>
Newport was the epitome of this unbelievable excess, aptly dubbed Conspicuous Consumption.
In an effort to one-up each other with their “summer cottages” iconic American families of railroad, mining and steel fortunes, threw lavish parties for their pets, had notorious… CONTINUE READING >>
We sure do!
What if you could get five hours of extra talk time on your phone from a charger that fits in your wallet?
Two lucky winners won a TravelCard Phone Charger from your very generous GypsyNesters!.. CONTINUE READING and see who won! >>
The Yucatan Peninsula is hiding miles and miles of secret rivers.
This was revealed to us just outside the Riviera Maya town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico when we descended beneath the surface and into Rio Secreto.
By into, we really mean in to… CONTINUE READING >>
While the Boomeranger comes home to rely on its host for room, board and Mama’s cooking, the Parasite will eventually kill its host — latching on and sucking dry retirement savings while out living on its own. Long distance leeching, in a manner of speaking.
In generations past only rich kids that acted this way. We are now seeing a new breed –the middle class Parasite Kid. These… CONTINUE READING >>
Yes, Queensland has its very own everglades, and we were lucky enough to spend a day exploring them by kayak….CONTINUE READING >>
Join us as we learn about what goes into the dyes that create the brilliant colors (absolutely amazing and a “wee” bit off-putting!), the ingenious way the yarn is spun, and how the… CONTINUE READING >>
I didn’t even realize it until I woke up in a champagne haze, with the TV still blaring on our wedding night.
I knew the Fates had conspired when I half-opened one eye and saw there on the news… CONTINUE READING >>
Absolutely teeming with wildlife, Manuel Antonio is GypsyNester heaven on earth!
And we felt that way before we saw the most spectacular sunset of our lives… CONTINUE READING >>
The emotions of leaving a place that has been home for many years — along with that elephant in the room, aging — are heavy burdens.
We have recently assisted with three moves with varying degrees of success, and have… CONTINUE READING >>
The mix of cultures over the centuries has left a truly unique place. We could hardly wait to explore… CONTINUE READING >>
If there is one food that screams New York from the top of the Empire State Building, it has got to be pizza.
How did this happen? We didn’t know, but we do now!… CONTINUE READING >>
For most parents, “Look Mom, I’m in North Korea!” is probably not a dream email to receive.
However, I obviously inherited a love of questionable activities in foreign countries from my parents, The GypsyNesters.
So when they received my weekly travel newsletter detailing my trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), not only… CONTINUE READING >>