How Street Performers Enhance Travel: A Look at our All-time Favorites


We LOVE street performers! 

Much in the same way that the food of a region can tell a story, we often learn about the culture of destinations we have visited through the art of the busker.

Join us on a journey through the world, through the very talented “man on the street”… CONTINUE READING >>


We LOVE street performers! 

Much in the same way that the food of a region can tell a story, we often learn about the culture of destinations we have visited through the art of the busker.

Join us on a journey through the world, through the very talented “man on the street”… CONTINUE READING >>

Why We Love a Good Christmas Market

We love Christmas markets! 

The festivities, the food, the comraderie, the glühwein – put it all together and we’ve got ourselves a great way to ring in the season!

But really — you ask — how different can they be? Surely one Christmas market is the same as the next? 

Our reply? Not by a loooooooong shot! CONTINUE READING >>

We love Christmas markets! 

The festivities, the food, the comraderie, the glühwein – put it all together and we’ve got ourselves a great way to ring in the season!

But really — you ask — how different can they be? Surely one Christmas market is the same as the next? 

Our reply? Not by a loooooooong shot! CONTINUE READING >>

Wachau Talkin’ About? Austria Along the Danube

In this region — far removed from any modern hustle and bustle — the river winds beneath church towers, vineyards, and ancient castle ruins as it passes the hamlets that dot the hillsides along the banks.

No wonder the entire area has been named a UNESCO World Heritage… CONTINUE READING >>

In this region — far removed from any modern hustle and bustle — the river winds beneath church towers, vineyards, and ancient castle ruins as it passes the hamlets that dot the hillsides along the banks.

No wonder the entire area has been named a UNESCO World Heritage… CONTINUE READING >>

Got Melk? A Look at the Benedictine Abbey

The small Wachau Valley village of Melk, Austria has one claim to fame, but it is a doozey!

The Benedictine Abbey has dominated the town for nearly one thousand years… CONTINUE READING >> 

The small Wachau Valley village of Melk, Austria has one claim to fame, but it is a doozey!

The Benedictine Abbey has dominated the town for nearly one thousand years… CONTINUE READING >> 

Incredible, Imperial Vienna – it’s One Heavy Town!

Everything is so substantial!

So very unlike the disturbing mush-meat sausages we find when we pop the top on little cans marked “Vienna,” we found the city in Austria to be substantial, gorgeous, and tasty.

How could these two things ever have been connected?… CONTINUE READING >>

Everything is so substantial!

So very unlike the disturbing mush-meat sausages we find when we pop the top on little cans marked “Vienna,” we found the city in Austria to be substantial, gorgeous, and tasty.

How could these two things ever have been connected?… CONTINUE READING >>

Picture This: The Christmas Market of Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria can make a claim to having the original Christkindlmarkt.

Their December Market was the forerunner of the modern version and dates back to 1294… CONTINUE READING >> 

Vienna, Austria can make a claim to having the original Christkindlmarkt.

Their December Market was the forerunner of the modern version and dates back to 1294… CONTINUE READING >> 

Christmas Cruising the Danube, A Live-Blog

We’re excited to bring you along LIVE for a waltz down the Danube as we visit the Christmas markets of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany.

Our journey takes us to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ensuring immersion into the grand history of the area.

We will be sure to pay special attention to the unique culture and customs surrounding the… CONTINUE READING >>

We’re excited to bring you along LIVE for a waltz down the Danube as we visit the Christmas markets of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany.

Our journey takes us to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ensuring immersion into the grand history of the area.

We will be sure to pay special attention to the unique culture and customs surrounding the… CONTINUE READING >>

Food for Thought: How Food Enhances Travel

An old adage says that you don’t really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. We believe it is just as true that you don’t really know a place until you eat a plate of its food.

There is so much more to visiting a destination than seeing the sights. We try to immerse… CONTINUE READING >> 

An old adage says that you don’t really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. We believe it is just as true that you don’t really know a place until you eat a plate of its food.

There is so much more to visiting a destination than seeing the sights. We try to immerse… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Sound of Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria. Home of Mozart and The Sound of Music.

Join your GypsyNesters as we sample the sight and sounds of this beautiful city, discover the Reckturm Torture Tower, Heart & Lung Stew and  the street performers that keep Salzburg’s musical heart beating… CONTINUE READING >>

Salzburg, Austria. Home of Mozart and The Sound of Music.

Join your GypsyNesters as we sample the sight and sounds of this beautiful city, discover the Reckturm Torture Tower, Heart & Lung Stew and  the street performers that keep Salzburg’s musical heart beating… CONTINUE READING >>

Veronica Eats Heart & Lung Stew!


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I spotted Beuscherl and without the slightest idea what it might be, I ordered it. Our waitress  asked, “You do understand that this is heart and lungs of baby… CONTINUE READING >>


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I spotted Beuscherl and without the slightest idea what it might be, I ordered it. Our waitress  asked, “You do understand that this is heart and lungs of baby… CONTINUE READING >>