U.P. and Over Big Mac – Loving Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is the red-headed stepchild of the Great Lakes region.

Like kids left alone who’ve formed a tree house club, the people of the Upper Peninsula have developed a domain unto themselves, even a secret language all their own.

A conversation about a moose walking through town would sound something like this:

“Just seen a snow cow at da stop-and-go light.”
“Yah, Hey… CONTINUE READING >>

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is the red-headed stepchild of the Great Lakes region.

Like kids left alone who’ve formed a tree house club, the people of the Upper Peninsula have developed a domain unto themselves, even a secret language all their own.

A conversation about a moose walking through town would sound something like this:

“Just seen a snow cow at da stop-and-go light.”
“Yah, Hey… 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 >>

Tapas in Spain, the Ultimate Appy Crawl

What would a visit to Spain be without sampling the tapas? Incomplete we’d say. But then tapas are a culinary style that is right up our alley, kind of a national tradition of appy crawling.

We were determined to get our mitts on every type of tapa we could during our stay in Barcelona. We believe we achieved greatness.

The tradition of appetizers in the afternoon has several stories pertaining to its origin, but they all… CONTINUE READING >>

What would a visit to Spain be without sampling the tapas? Incomplete we’d say. But then tapas are a culinary style that is right up our alley, kind of a national tradition of appy crawling.

We were determined to get our mitts on every type of tapa we could during our stay in Barcelona. We believe we achieved greatness.

The tradition of appetizers in the afternoon has several stories pertaining to its origin, but they all… CONTINUE READING >>

Czech Please! Eating in the Czech Republic – A GypsyNester Guide

A big part of Veronica’s desire to see “The Motherland” was to find the origins of her childhood dinners.

Generations of her Bohemian ancestors had passed down dishes and now we could experience the originals, almost all of which include dumplings.

Dumplings are the undisputed heavyweight champions of Czech food and we found them answering the bell on almost every plate. Big city or small town, fancy restaurant or local dive, it made no difference, dumplings were our… CONTINUE READING >>

A big part of Veronica’s desire to see “The Motherland” was to find the origins of her childhood dinners.

Generations of her Bohemian ancestors had passed down dishes and now we could experience the originals, almost all of which include dumplings.

Dumplings are the undisputed heavyweight champions of Czech food and we found them answering the bell on almost every plate. Big city or small town, fancy restaurant or local dive, it made no difference, dumplings were our… CONTINUE READING >>