An outdoorsy-type wanting to get back to nature, or a college student looking to pump up your resume in a meaningful way?
The Parks Service provides wonderful ways to help preserve America’s natural heritage.
And now is the time to prepare for next summer’s adventure… CONTINUE READING >>
Chances are that whatever it is, it has ancestors from Mississippi.
Travel with your GypsyNesters as we roll down the Mississippi Blues Trail as we discover the legend behind Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil at the Crossroads, stay at the most unique inn we’ve ever seen, eat tamales and BBQ, take on a Donut Tower, visit a REAL juke joint and learn how the Blues influenced… CONTINUE READING >>
Many places across America have a certain food item that is emblematic to their city or region, and luckily we have found ourselves at the source of several.
Share a meal or two (okay many, many meals!) with us and learn about the origins of some of the USA’s most icon foods… CONTINUE READING >>
Diversity aside, we never expected to stumble upon a big dollop of Denmark right in the middle of Santa Barbara County. Eureka!, it’s Solvang.
Here’s the scoop: A few Danish teachers got sick… CONTINUE READING >>
Veronica had never been to South Carolina, and we were both intrigued by the town of Charleston, so we headed for the coastal Lowcountry and discovered one of America’s most interesting cities… CONTINUE READING >>
The explosion of color on the mountainsides brings in folks from far and wide, so putting on a festival is a natural thing to do.
Visit the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, a Sheep and Wool Festival and, because it’s October, or shall we say Oktober… CONTINUE READING >>
Even if you are a New Yorker - we bet you don’t know most of these!.. 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Like kids left alone who’ve formed a tree house club, the people of the Upper Peninsula have developed a domain unto themselves, even a secret language all their own.
A conversation about a moose walking through town would sound something like this:
“Just seen a snow cow at da stop-and-go light.”
“Yah, Hey… CONTINUE READING >>
Pure dumb luck brought us in from the north where we discovered Jedediah Smith State Park — and boy are we glad… CONTINUE READING >>
What can we say? “The towels were nice and the TV worked.” Not exactly a captivating story.
But sometimes the accommodations are the story, as is the case with the Library Hotel in New York City.
From the moment we checked in… CONTINUE READING >>
Cedar Key sits just off the coast in the northwest corner of the Gulf of Mexico, clear across the state from the well-known chain of islands down south.
The locals like to call it the “Island That Time Forgot,” and… CONTINUE READING >>
Waves crashing against the craggy coast, mist drifting up mountains that rise abruptly from the sea, bridges impossibly clinging to cliffs…
A perfect day trip ending with elephant seals… CONTINUE READING >>
Steaming out of Long Beach Harbor past The Queen Mary, we were intrepid sailors in our air-conditioned, high-speed ferry complete with snack bar, lounge and cinematic classic on the big screen.
Arrrgh, the briny deep, matey.
Upon disembarking… CONTINUE READING >>
We felt it all around us, inch for inch this must be the most historic ground in America…. CONTINUE READING >>
We were in a city like no other in America.
Or anywhere else for that matter.
We mounted our trusty wheeled steeds and headed out for a day of awe inspiring monuments and memorials. And we got to bust a few myths as well… CONTINUE READING >>