Balinese dancing has grasped our attention numerous times this trip. So far, we were mesmerized when one of the older girls at the home performed for us. Then we had the honor of watching four different girls dance at Pinkie’s party. From the makeup, to the ornate outfits and the dramatic dancing, we wanted to […]Read more "Balinese Life"
By Julia DeBlasio On day four at the orphanage we awoke feeling as if it could have been day forty-five; this feeling did not come because we were drained, but because of how at home and normal it felt waking up here. As the day progressed we carried out our new found routines with the […]Read more "Day 4 or 45 at Narayan Seva Children’s Home"
We woke up early under our bug net covered, dorm style beds. We all share a large room above the toddler room (how convenient). We wake up to the sound of tropical birds, the right on time rooster and 70+ kids getting ready for school. A group of three get up earlier than the rest […]Read more "Love at First Sight"
Last year, we had the honor of spending eight days at the Baan Dada Orphanage in Thailand. Once Dada informed us they had a sister orphanage in Indonesia our wheels began turning. Fast-forward to now; we have organized a group of six people from America to spend a week in Singaraja, a small town on […]Read more "Self Realization and Service to Humanity, Bali"
Having taken a year away for the holidays I knew in the summer that I wanted to spend Christmas and New Years in New Jersey. Linds and I parted ways in December for the next few weeks to spend the holidays on opposite coasts. Even though apart, we continued our path as givers and found […]Read more "Coast to Coast"
The Gypsy Givers spent the end of spring and summer months home on the east coast. We were reunited after spending a few weeks, OK, 5 weeks apart. Every Friday we came together at the place that started our love for volunteering and helping others, The Bodhi Food Pantry in Lafayette, NJ. Over the past […]Read more "Home Is Whenever I’m With You"
We have reunited in sunny California! After a week in Lake Tahoe we have traveled back to the Nevada City area for the annual cleanup along the river. We decided that we should camp down by the river since the cleanup was the next morning near the Bridgeport Crossing. We pulled up a steep, dirt […]Read more "International Coastal Cleanup Day"
Frankford Township Elementary school is where we began. I moved here in the 3rd grade (1993) and met Lindsay shortly after. As you can tell we’ve been inseparable ever since. My brother in law, Jacob, is as of today 12 years old and is a student in Ms Guida’s 6th grade class. The two called and […]Read more
As we stated last year, no trip to New Orleans or Jazz Festival is complete without our annual stop at Give Nola Festival and VOA Fresh Food Factor. Give Nola Day fell on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 in-between both Jazz Fest weekends. We attended the Give Nola Fest and enjoyed the good energy of […]Read more "Jazz Fest Karma 3.0"
Vietnam, a country that has charm in every corner you explore. Geographically the country is long and narrow. Its entire east coast boarders the South China Sea. It’s common for travelers to travel the entire country by motorbikes from north to south. So naturally the Gypsies did it from south to north without motorbikes. (Those […]Read more "Vietnam"