Today, we found Hoorn just as welcoming; where else can you learn to eat herring like a Dutchman – from the former town mayor?
Or be welcomed into a home near a cannonball-deflecting defense tower?
And Veronica nearly lost her hand at the infamous Roode Steen… CONTINUE READING >>
There are too many adjectives to describe the Baroque cities of Sicily’s Val di Noto to fit into one article (but we gave it our best shot!).
In an effort to recreate the grandeur of Sicily after a devastating earthquake, massive structures were constructed in what came to be known as Sicilian Baroque… CONTINUE READING >>
There’s a fairy tale-like quality to the city and, like all fairy tales worth their salt, there are myths, legends, and a good dose of creepy stuff to be found… CONTINUE READING >>
Each hour a huge crowd gathers to watch this clock trot out its lively cast of characters – including death, avarice and… SEE ALL ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE CLOCK HERE >>
We explored the dark and Nazi side of Nuremberg but, thankfully, discovered ourselves charmed by her light side first.
To understand why the city was so significant in recent history, we had to travel back centuries earlier to learn about Nuremberg’s place as one of the Holy Roman Empire’s most important cities… CONTINUE READING >>
And no one does Spring like Holland. Join your GypsyNesters in a romp through the largest garden in Europe – the Keukenhof Garden.
What started out as a kitchen garden sporting herbs and veggies had morphed into over six million bulbs exploding into a glorious riot.
And it’s only open for visitors eight weeks out of the year… CONTINUE READING >>
A highlight of any trip to Sicily is the food, but for those of us who grew up thinking Chef Boyardee represented Italian food, discovering real Italian cuisine can be quite an eye opening experience.
Eating our way through Sicily is a dirty job, but… CONTINUE READING >>
We’re guessing none of these public houses would ever dare to ruin a perfectly good pint by turning it green… CONTINUE READING >>
Jutting out far into the ocean, Siracusa has been held close by the ancient Greeks and Romans, gathers beauty from her artists (and a guy who left a secret lizard behind!)…
So many secrets that it takes a god’s ear to hear them all… CONTINUE READING >>
Join us in the land of severed hands, giants, odd stone lions, and incredible beer… CONTINUE READING >>
But we made the most of this fair city – we learned how to pour a perfect pint at the Guinness Academy, stormed her castle, ate native food, made a daring escape, and took a peek at Molly Malone (where exactly was David looking?)… CONTINUE READING >>
Follow us as we explore Taormina – a shining village on a hill, a really big, steep hill with amazing sea views.
Breathtaking, and well worth the chance of getting covered in ash!.. CONTINUE READING >>
Cheers to 2016 everyone – let’s make it shine!
Join us as we learn how windmills work, listen to some (very) tall tales, and find out that people actually lived… CONTINUE READING >>
Incredibly, more than 100 billion gallons of water flows through the two-mile long by five-hundred-foot wide channel in about six hours, at speeds up to 25 miles an hour, forming the world’s strongest… CONTINUE READING >>
As kids, we learned from the authoritative source of Lucky Charms commercials just how mischievous they could be.
We’d spent hours dreaming about how we’d spend that pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow – should we be lucky enough to find it.
Turns out that we knew next to nothing… CONTINUE READING >>
We are having a blast here in Sicily – biking and eating, eating and biking.
Continue with us as we pedal through baroque cities built into hillsides, villages that depend on the sea, and orchards of olive trees.
And each place we land, we’re sampling regional food specialties… CONTINUE READING >>
And we’re doing it in a part of Italy that we have never before visited!
Ride along with us as we pedal back in time on the Mediterranean island of Sicily… CONTINUE READING > >