Carcassonne Rings a Bell

With all of the traveling we’ve done over the past decade or so, sometimes we worry a bit about becoming jaded. Like we might have seen it all and there is nothing new under the sun.
Then we stumble upon someplace like Carcassonne and it’s like a bell rings in our heads… CONTINUE READING >> 

With all of the traveling we’ve done over the past decade or so, sometimes we worry a bit about becoming jaded. Like we might have seen it all and there is nothing new under the sun.
Then we stumble upon someplace like Carcassonne and it’s like a bell rings in our heads… CONTINUE READING >> 

A Consummate Cruise of Cuisine, Castles, Crusades, and Curiosities

We have been on plenty of boats before, but never one like the Clair de Lune; and cruises have taken us across oceans and seas, as well as down some of Europe’s most famous rivers, but never anything like the Canal du Midi. This was a voyage of discovery… CONTINUE READING >> 

We have been on plenty of boats before, but never one like the Clair de Lune; and cruises have taken us across oceans and seas, as well as down some of Europe’s most famous rivers, but never anything like the Canal du Midi. This was a voyage of discovery… CONTINUE READING >> 

Discovering the Lost City of the Inca, Machu Picchu

In honor of the summer solstice, we are re-posting this account of our visit to Machu Picchu on nearly the longest day a few years ago.

A harrowing bus ride, brushes with llamas, and inexplicable happenings – and even when visiting a wonder of the world, your GypsyNesters can sniff out some weird regional food!
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In honor of the summer solstice, we are re-posting this account of our visit to Machu Picchu on nearly the longest day a few years ago.

A harrowing bus ride, brushes with llamas, and inexplicable happenings – and even when visiting a wonder of the world, your GypsyNesters can sniff out some weird regional food!
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Finding and Feeling France Like Never Before

In keeping with our relentless quest to see France every which way we can, by bikes, boat, car, at high speed, or lingering like locals, we took to the waterways again, this time as guests on the luxury barge Clair de Lune on the Canal du Midi.
A huge Merci Beaucoup! to the crew for this amazing week. Also big thanks to France Cruises for making this happen.
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In keeping with our relentless quest to see France every which way we can, by bikes, boat, car, at high speed, or lingering like locals, we took to the waterways again, this time as guests on the luxury barge Clair de Lune on the Canal du Midi.
A huge Merci Beaucoup! to the crew for this amazing week. Also big thanks to France Cruises for making this happen.
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Save Some Bucks While Fulfilling Your Bucket List

When we started out on our empty nest exploits ten years ago, we made a point of being frugal on our adventures. As our journeys spread farther and wider, we learned a few tricks for keeping the costs down, one of the best was discovering…

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When we started out on our empty nest exploits ten years ago, we made a point of being frugal on our adventures. As our journeys spread farther and wider, we learned a few tricks for keeping the costs down, one of the best was discovering…

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