Florence has treasures that could take days, weeks, months, years, or perhaps a lifetime to fully explore… CONTINUE READING >>
The competition for most eye-catching advertising is nearly as much of a draw as the food in Osaka, Japan’s Dotonbori District.
When the crab restaurant Kani Doraku erected their giant mechanized crab sign back in 1960 they kicked off quite a craze of giant animated… CONTINUE READING >>
However, we were horrified to see that tourist trap economics trumped ugly, historical facts in Salem.
There are plenty of wonderful historical sites in the beautiful seaside town, including the famous… CONTINUE READING >>
But since we found ourselves on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, what’s known as the Riviera Maya, we hopped on a bus to the ancient Mayan site.
We wanted to enjoy both a … CONTINUE READING >>
A sky-scraping Abe Lincoln, a Paul Bunyan the size of a small office building, a life-sized brontosaurus or a fish that could swallow an airliner — all have great power to inspire, or at least attract… CONTINUE READING >>
There is good reason for that, the gravity defying belfry is certainly the star of the show.
And we’re not even going to try to hide the fact that we took several obligatory “holding up the tower” photos.
Starting out with the classic two-handed (with the addition of Veronica bracing for the fall for extra style points)… CONTINUE READING >>
A whole museum dedicated to a canned meat? Our wondering eyes had to see, we never pass up a cheesy tourist diversion.
Passing by the bronze pigs being led to slaughter, through the front doors, we were greeted by three thousand Spam cans stacked in a stunning display in the lobby.
This museum is no… CONTINUE READING >>
In case your joints aren’t that important to you, here are some not-so-healthy rewards that might inspire you to take that first step.
Your GypsyNesters are glad to share some of the reasons that walking is such a substantial part our lives (in the ever popular Top Ten List form)… CONTINUE READING >>
Every once in a while we are stopped in our tracks. Rendered speechless. Taken unaware. Dumbfounded. Gobsmacked.
Check out these things we’ve seen along the way that made us say “What the H? (!) …CONTINUE READING >>
Take a rip-roarin’ ride down the Exploits River with us (trust us, that’s not the strangest name we saw!), meet the Beothuk People, enjoy a lobster picnic, and find out more about the fishing culture of this wonderful land… CONTINUE READING >>
Our most recent trip to Italy included a stop in Rome where we had a day planned to take in the Eternal City’s most treasured sites. And we spent way too much time distracted by the somewhat odd souvenir tributes to the new Pope… CONTINUE READING >>
The Menches family of Akron, Ohio claims the invention of the burger, so naturally the Hamburger Festival is celebrated annually in… CONTINUE READING >>
Wait, floating? Yes, it is moored in the middle of Aberdeen Harbour. Imagine our excitement when we learned that we could combine two of our favorite things… CONTINUE READING >>
Geographically, culturally, and historically this area is virtually indistinguishable from its northern neighbor, it’s simply the Savannah River that separates them.
Join us as we survey the swamps, seafood, and even a sea serpent along the Atlantic shoreline…. CONTINUE READING >>
But why should we have all the fun?
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We think not, since most onions are hardly sweet at all. So what’s in a name? Vidalia, Vidalia, wherefore art thou Vidalia?
The only way to know for sure was to go directly to the… CONTINUE READING >>
As a matter of FACT, the Florida State Park Service is a leader in the preservation of these exotic rare creatures.
We were lucky enough to have the chance to observe their graceful antics in a natural habitat and… CONTINUE READING >>
Osaka is the undisputed culinary center of Japan, in fact several writers have proclaimed it… CONTINUE READING >>
It gets weirder (YAY!) — the blue line goes straight through buildings. Shops, a church, even a bar.
But wait, it gets weirder yet. The bar is also in two counties. And one of them is dry… CONTINUE READING >>
A plethora of possibilities are playing out nearby no matter where you call home. You just have to know where to look… CONTINUE READING >>
Discover the steep Cerro Santa Ana, a colorful, dynamic neighborhood of 444 steps with amazing sunset visits from the top.
Delight in the Parque de las Iguana where the reptiles were so thick that we had to be careful not to step on them.
And stroll the beautiful, romantic riverwalk – the Malecón… CONTINUE READING >>
Boy, did we get one of those in the mountains of northern Georgia when we came upon the old fashioned Bavarian village of Helen. Tucked into a valley on the banks of The Chattahoochee River, we suddenly found ourselves driving through an anachronism of epic proportions. Every building, down to the gas station… CONTINUE READING >>