Ottawa, That’s a Capital Idea! Canada’s Capitol

In all of our previous visits to Canada, which number in the dozens, we had never been to her political heart.

Her capital city, Ottawa, proved to be eye opening in many ways to a couple of visiting neighbors from south of the border…CONTINUE READING >>

In all of our previous visits to Canada, which number in the dozens, we had never been to her political heart.

Her capital city, Ottawa, proved to be eye opening in many ways to a couple of visiting neighbors from south of the border…CONTINUE READING >>

Flying High Above Ottawa, Canada in a Vintage Biplane!

Your GypsyNesters fly high above Ottawa, Canada in a vintage biplane! Your GypsyNesters fly high above Ottawa, Canada in a vintage biplane! Donning our goggles and leather helmets, we took off for a… SEE MORE ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE! >>

Your GypsyNesters fly high above Ottawa, Canada in a vintage biplane! Your GypsyNesters fly high above Ottawa, Canada in a vintage biplane! Donning our goggles and leather helmets, we took off for a… SEE MORE ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE! >>

How Many Islands Make a Thousand Islands?

We got a taste of the 1000 Islands—and it’s sooooo much more than the salad dressing!

We wanted to see every fabulous nook and wonderful cranny of the islands. Join us as we soar overhead in a helicopter, take in Millionaire’s Row by boat, and find out what it takes to be an island these days… CONTINUE READING >> 

We got a taste of the 1000 Islands—and it’s sooooo much more than the salad dressing!

We wanted to see every fabulous nook and wonderful cranny of the islands. Join us as we soar overhead in a helicopter, take in Millionaire’s Row by boat, and find out what it takes to be an island these days… CONTINUE READING >> 

A Town Truly Fit for a King—Kingston, Ontario

While exploring Kingston, Ontario (the gateway to the 1000 Islands, yep, of salad dressing fame), we discovered that history, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder.  

Follow us as we gallivant through the coolest fort we’ve ever seen, eat at the safest restaurant in the world, unlearn what we learned in history class, and partake in a romantic, sunset dinner cruise through the 1000 Islands… CONTINUE READING

While exploring Kingston, Ontario (the gateway to the 1000 Islands, yep, of salad dressing fame), we discovered that history, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder.  

Follow us as we gallivant through the coolest fort we’ve ever seen, eat at the safest restaurant in the world, unlearn what we learned in history class, and partake in a romantic, sunset dinner cruise through the 1000 Islands… CONTINUE READING

The Birds of St. Mary’s, Newfoundland

On the far southern tip of Newfoundland live so many birds it was actually shocking.

Bird Rock is a massive dome, covered with nesting gannets and penguin-like auks, jutting out of a huge canyon with vertical sides that fall more than thirty stories straight down to the sea.

Spectacular!… CONTINUE READING >>

On the far southern tip of Newfoundland live so many birds it was actually shocking.

Bird Rock is a massive dome, covered with nesting gannets and penguin-like auks, jutting out of a huge canyon with vertical sides that fall more than thirty stories straight down to the sea.

Spectacular!… CONTINUE READING >>

Time to Eat Crow. I Now Believe in Moose!

I stand corrected. I apologize, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Moose exist.

It was less than a week upon our arrival in Anchorage, Alaska that I spied my first moose while traveling along the Seward Highway south of town.

AND he was swimming. I am now fully obsessed with moose, as demonstrated… CONTINUE READING >>

I stand corrected. I apologize, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Moose exist.

It was less than a week upon our arrival in Anchorage, Alaska that I spied my first moose while traveling along the Seward Highway south of town.

AND he was swimming. I am now fully obsessed with moose, as demonstrated… CONTINUE READING >>

Eating (and Drinking) Our Way Through Newfoundland


As with everything about life in Newfoundland, the food revolves around the sea. 

<– David kisses a cod!

In fact, seafood is the main reason that settlers from Europe came to the island in the first place.

See all the wonderful ways Newfoundland prepares the catch of the day!… CONTINUE READING >>


As with everything about life in Newfoundland, the food revolves around the sea. 

<– David kisses a cod!

In fact, seafood is the main reason that settlers from Europe came to the island in the first place.

See all the wonderful ways Newfoundland prepares the catch of the day!… CONTINUE READING >>

Picture This: The Titanic Cemetery

So many headstones bearing the same date.

April 15, 1912

It’s impossible to describe our feelings.

Join us as we remember those who are resting here, learn stories of their lives and the circumstances behind their final burial place… CONTINUE READING >> 

So many headstones bearing the same date.

April 15, 1912

It’s impossible to describe our feelings.

Join us as we remember those who are resting here, learn stories of their lives and the circumstances behind their final burial place… CONTINUE READING >> 

Summer Travel Idea: Escape to Breathtaking Newfoundland

Breathtaking vistas, natural wonders, and fabulous people (so nice, we actually felt guilty at times!) combine to make the island of Newfoundland one of our favorite places on earth.

Here’s why we think Newfoundland should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list… CONTINUE READING >>

Breathtaking vistas, natural wonders, and fabulous people (so nice, we actually felt guilty at times!) combine to make the island of Newfoundland one of our favorite places on earth.

Here’s why we think Newfoundland should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list… CONTINUE READING >>

The Isthmus of Why We Speak English

Sandwiched between our explorations of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and Halifax we discovered an often overlooked, and historically important, stretch of Atlantic Canada.

Travel with us through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and discover The Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world, learn how folks got around before cars, overdose on blueberries, and find out how the Scots made it to the New World… CONTINUE READING >>

Sandwiched between our explorations of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, and Halifax we discovered an often overlooked, and historically important, stretch of Atlantic Canada.

Travel with us through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and discover The Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world, learn how folks got around before cars, overdose on blueberries, and find out how the Scots made it to the New World… CONTINUE READING >>

Campbell Carriage Factory Museum in Sackville, New Brunswick

The Campbell Carriage Factory dates back 1855, and the site represents one of last surviving pre-industrial businesses in Canada.

The main factory building, which became a museum in 2003, is typical of a small nineteenth century shop… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Campbell Carriage Factory dates back 1855, and the site represents one of last surviving pre-industrial businesses in Canada.

The main factory building, which became a museum in 2003, is typical of a small nineteenth century shop… CONTINUE READING >> 

Twillingate, Newfoundland – Whales, Icebergs, Wine & Getting “Screeched In”

Join your GypsyNesters in beautiful Twillingate, Newfoundland!

We kayaked with whales! And dolphins! AND icebergs!

We became honorary Newfoundlanders by getting “Screeched In” – we kissed the cod, shot the Screech and took the oath (in varying degrees of success)!

Sample toutons and tea, check out a real-deal musical group and enjoy wine made from… CONTINUE READING >>

Join your GypsyNesters in beautiful Twillingate, Newfoundland!

We kayaked with whales! And dolphins! AND icebergs!

We became honorary Newfoundlanders by getting “Screeched In” – we kissed the cod, shot the Screech and took the oath (in varying degrees of success)!

Sample toutons and tea, check out a real-deal musical group and enjoy wine made from… CONTINUE READING >>

We Became Honorary Newfoundlanders – We’re Screeched In!


We’re so honored! Check us out getting “Screeched In” – we kissed the cod, took a shot that put hair on our chests and recited the solemn oath…  See more about the ceremony here! >>


We’re so honored! Check us out getting “Screeched In” – we kissed the cod, took a shot that put hair on our chests and recited the solemn oath…  See more about the ceremony here! >>

A Prince of an Island

You’ve heard the word picturesque, right? Trust us, this is not a word we throw around lightly – it’s a bit fancy-schmancy for everyday use.

BUT there can be no other word to describe Prince Edward Island. Pretty and quaint, it’s as if you’ve wandered into a painted picture.

Join us as we explore this beautiful island, learn about her people, her seafood, her farms, and her famous bridge. Find out why PEI is called The Cradle of the Canadian Confederacy and how foxes built mansions… CONTINUE READING >>

You’ve heard the word picturesque, right? Trust us, this is not a word we throw around lightly – it’s a bit fancy-schmancy for everyday use.

BUT there can be no other word to describe Prince Edward Island. Pretty and quaint, it’s as if you’ve wandered into a painted picture.

Join us as we explore this beautiful island, learn about her people, her seafood, her farms, and her famous bridge. Find out why PEI is called The Cradle of the Canadian Confederacy and how foxes built mansions… CONTINUE READING >>

Exploiting Central Newfoundland

Let’s check out Central Newfoundland!

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 >>

Let’s check out Central Newfoundland!

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 >>

Whitewater Rafting in Central Newfoundland

While we have had some experience with river rafting, the safety briefing was making it clear that what we were about to encounter was a whole lot more water than in our previous escapades… CONTINUE READING >> 

While we have had some experience with river rafting, the safety briefing was making it clear that what we were about to encounter was a whole lot more water than in our previous escapades… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Prime Berth Interpretative Fishing Center, Twillingate, Newfoundland

We noticed right off the bat that The Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre had a bit of a split personality, including to the fact that it has two names.

It couldn’t quite seem to decide if it was a serious museum, or a quirky… CONTINUE READING >> 

We noticed right off the bat that The Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre had a bit of a split personality, including to the fact that it has two names.

It couldn’t quite seem to decide if it was a serious museum, or a quirky… CONTINUE READING >> 

It’s a Bug’s Life – The Newfoundland Insectarium

We lost ourselves watching leafcutter ants working, bees busily building their hive, and most mesmerizing of all, walking through The Butterfly House surrounded by hundreds of beautiful blue butterflies. The colorful winged insects flew all around us, sometimes even… CONTINUE READING >> 

We lost ourselves watching leafcutter ants working, bees busily building their hive, and most mesmerizing of all, walking through The Butterfly House surrounded by hundreds of beautiful blue butterflies. The colorful winged insects flew all around us, sometimes even… CONTINUE READING >> 

An Eerie Day in Halifax

Join us on an eerie, foggy day as we experience the seafaring ways of the Canadian Maritime Provinces in their biggest city, Halifax.

Take a stroll with us as we pay our respects in the cemetery of the unknown victims of the Titanic disaster and though the amazing Victorian Public Gardens.

See the boardwalk with its weird and wonderful art installations, view the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with its Titanic and Halifax Explosion exhibits, and Pier 21 – Canada’s Ellis Island. Get a sample of the Canadian street foods poutine and donair. And watch ghost ships in the mist… CONTINUE READING >>

Join us on an eerie, foggy day as we experience the seafaring ways of the Canadian Maritime Provinces in their biggest city, Halifax.

Take a stroll with us as we pay our respects in the cemetery of the unknown victims of the Titanic disaster and though the amazing Victorian Public Gardens.

See the boardwalk with its weird and wonderful art installations, view the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with its Titanic and Halifax Explosion exhibits, and Pier 21 – Canada’s Ellis Island. Get a sample of the Canadian street foods poutine and donair. And watch ghost ships in the mist… CONTINUE READING >>