Catalina Cart Blanche

Like the early Californian explorers, we approached Catalina by boat.

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 >> 

Like the early Californian explorers, we approached Catalina by boat.

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 >> 

Spice Up Your Holidays with a Tamale Party

Do you need some spice in your life? Here’s a festive holiday idea!

Whether it’s a tamale party or your own special holiday tradition, please be sure to get together with family and friends this year.

Enjoy each other… CONTINUE READING >>

Do you need some spice in your life? Here’s a festive holiday idea!

Whether it’s a tamale party or your own special holiday tradition, please be sure to get together with family and friends this year.

Enjoy each other… CONTINUE READING >>

Glamour + Camping = Glamping on the California Coast

Your GypsyNesters take a Glamping adventure of a lifetime up California’s Pacific Coast Highway!

Follow us from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara to Beverly Hills – yes – Beverly Hills, as we discover what the Glamping Life is all about!… CONTINUE READING >>

Your GypsyNesters take a Glamping adventure of a lifetime up California’s Pacific Coast Highway!

Follow us from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara to Beverly Hills – yes – Beverly Hills, as we discover what the Glamping Life is all about!… CONTINUE READING >>

California Road Trip!


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We headed up the California Coast – GypsyNester style – finding the wildest, wackiest and most ginormous stuff along the Pacific Coast Highway… CONTINUE READING >>


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We headed up the California Coast – GypsyNester style – finding the wildest, wackiest and most ginormous stuff along the Pacific Coast Highway… CONTINUE READING >>

Amtrak 15-Day Rail Pass Live-Blog – Week Two

Week Two of our crazy 15-day Amtrak Rail Pass. See the Rockies by train – the only way you can see these views unless you are whitewater rafting! Veronica washes her hair with oatmeal, we see a haunted train station, view of the Pacific and the mountains from the dome car! Tour of the bathroom anemities and meet the coolest Amtrak employee ever- Ellis the Cafe Guy! Tons of video and pics!… CONTINUE READING >>
Week Two of our crazy 15-day Amtrak Rail Pass. See the Rockies by train – the only way you can see these views unless you are whitewater rafting! Veronica washes her hair with oatmeal, we see a haunted train station, view of the Pacific and the mountains from the dome car! Tour of the bathroom anemities and meet the coolest Amtrak employee ever- Ellis the Cafe Guy! Tons of video and pics!… CONTINUE READING >>

Ellis, the Cafe Guy, Shows Us Around the Cafe Car on the California Zephyr


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Ellis, “The Cafe Guy,” Amtrak’s coolest employee, shows us around his domain. The Zephyr, like all of Amtrak’s long haul runs, has both… CONTINUE READING >>


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Ellis, “The Cafe Guy,” Amtrak’s coolest employee, shows us around his domain. The Zephyr, like all of Amtrak’s long haul runs, has both… CONTINUE READING >>

Amtrak 15-Day Rail Pass Live-Blog – Week One

Week one of our crazy 15-day Amtrak Rail Pass. Chicago to California via Santa Fe.

Ride along with us as we show you the ins-and-outs of train travel, eat in Santa Fe, hang out with Michael Jackson in Hollywood, and get caught in a wicked storm that stopped the train!

Loads of video and interviews, including David’s “tour” of couch seating… CONTINUE READING >>

Week one of our crazy 15-day Amtrak Rail Pass. Chicago to California via Santa Fe.

Ride along with us as we show you the ins-and-outs of train travel, eat in Santa Fe, hang out with Michael Jackson in Hollywood, and get caught in a wicked storm that stopped the train!

Loads of video and interviews, including David’s “tour” of couch seating… CONTINUE READING >>