A city that rose from the ashes of World War II to become glorious again. That’s Gdansk.
We love a story of strength, of overcoming odds, of finding one’s way back from overwhelming circumstances.
If a city can personify these traits, we saw it in Gdansk… CONTINUE READING >>
Our live-blog continues along the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James).
See how we stumble into one of the most unique festivals we’ve ever seen, learn to cook like a Basqueman, and dip our toes into the French side of things… CONTINUE READING
We looked long and hard for the perfect pairing of spectacular scenery and incredible edibles—and believe we’ve found it!
Chase us as we eat massive amounts of tapas (they’re called pintxos here), roam around Madrid, make a pilgrimage along the Way of St. James, sleep in a palace, storm a castle, pig out at a txoko (no apologies for the amount of eating we’ll be doing!), hit the beach, and visit the Sun King’s crib!… CONTINUE READING
You’ve GOT to love a country that sang its way to freedom, serves food you didn’t even know was edible and (in the past), used some freaky remedies to cure what ails ya… CONTINUE READING
Chase us though an eye-opening jaunt through Berlin, a hippy colony in Copenhagen, the quaint, wooden towns of Stavanger and Bergen, and a ride in the fjords of Norway that you won’t believe… FOLLOW US LIVE >>
Join us in the land of the czars, of decedent royalty, and food we’d never dreamed of eating… FOLLOW US LIVE >>
Viking Ocean Cruises. You read that right, Ocean.
We’re huge fans of Viking River Cruises and can’t wait to see what they have in store for us—in their homelands—and on the ocean!
Join us live as we board the brand new Viking Star and explore the spectacular Baltic Sea region of Northern Europe!.. FOLLOW US LIVE! >>
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 >>