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Our trip through Alaska’s inside passage put us on ice… tons and tons and tons of it!
We got to get up close and personal with some of North America’s greatest glaciers without ever leaving the comfort of our luxurious ship...  

The post Ice Ice Baby – Glacier Gazing in the Last Frontier appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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Nothing lifts the spirits while traveling through America quite like the sight of a fiberglass colossus looming in the distance. On a summertime roadtrip, through the shimmering  heat from the highway, a form begins to take shape...  

The post A Fiberglass Menagerie – the Mecca of Roadside Ginormous Stuff appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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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...  

The post Carcassonne Rings a Bell appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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I have to wonder who thinks up things like zip lining? What kind of sick mind muses - "hey, lets launch folks across a gaping canyon on a wire - that'll be awesome!"

Zip lining, in my mind, falls into the bungee-jumping, rodeo-clowning, leaping-off-buildings-in-suits-with-wings category of antics. Better off left to the fearless young whippersnapper types.

Not something I'd ever... 

The post Fear Conquering & Zip Lining 300 Feet High appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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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...  

The post A Consummate Cruise of Cuisine, Castles, Crusades, and Curiosities appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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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!...
 

The post Discovering the Lost City of the Inca, Machu Picchu appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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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 are taking to the waterways again, this time as guests on the luxury barge Clair De Lune on the Canal du Midi. Follow along with us right here or on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram....  

The post Finding and Feeling France like Never Before appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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For a trip down Memory Lane, and maybe to offer some ideas for summer travel, we decided to go back through our past few years of globetrotting and pick out our favorite metropolises along the way...  

The post Our Favorite (Lesser Known) Cities on Each Continent appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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Join us while we head north to Alaska for a celebration of David surviving sixty trips around the sun and a cruise through the Inside Passage. All of our young’uns, along with their significant others, will be joining us, so we are looking forward to lots of laughing, eating, and amazing sightseeing...  

The post The Inside Scoop on Alaska’s Inside Passage appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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What if you had a spare bedroom or space in your house that you could reserve for your grandchildren? Wouldn’t it be fun to make it more kid-friendly? Not just the decorations, but coming up with an activity that all of you can do together to really enhance the experience...  

The post A Space for Grandkids by Grandkids & Grandparents appeared first on The GypsyNesters.

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