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"
Jazz Festival and Crawfish Festival have always held a special place in our hearts not solely because of the music but also because they have become a family affair. Our hearts melted when we heard Louisiana was still suffering immensely from the flooding this past year. We reached out to Michael Arnone, founder of Crawfish […]Read more "A Holiday Family Affair"
Of the many lessons learned on the road, the one we’ve embraced the most is the free spirit lifestyle that comes from living in our van. Meeting different people and taking unexpected routes has led us to some amazing and unplanned adventures. We started the new year home in NJ with friends and family. Shortly […]Read more "Cheers to Two Years! "
Jazz Festival is the reason we started making the trip to the soulful city of New Orleans. This has become a yearly tradition, a second home if you will, filled with family and friends, good music and food. As of 2015, our trips to New Orleans are not complete for us without a stop at […]Read more "Jazz Festival and Volunteers of America’s Fresh Food Factor"
The Villalobos Rescue Center is the largest pit bull rescue center in the USA. It is now located in New Orleans, LA, just on the outskirts of our new neighborhood, the Bywater. The rescue center is better known for their TV show on Animal Planet, “Pit Bulls and Parolees,” which follows the work of a […]Read more "Bywater, LA"
Back together again! We are very excited to be back to our old tricks. After visiting family in Florida, we made our way on a Greyhound bus, in the middle of the night to New Orleans. We were told French Quarter Festival (FQF) is one not to miss, so we rented a place for a […]Read more "French Quarter Festival 2016"
We are excited to share our interview with She-Explores.com! We are honored to be featured as “Women on the Road” alongside independent, strong women from all over the country. Take a break to read about our travels, volunteering, and a few of our favorite things. http://www.she-explores.com/women-on-the-road/the-gypsy-giversRead more "She-Explores.com"
As you know, the Gypsies love a good tradition. My family and I have been meeting on Tybee Island for the past five years. Tybee Island is a small island off the coast of Georgia where simple life meets the beach. A place without chain hotels, where you bike instead of drive, and everyone says […]Read more "Ban the Bag, Tybee Island "
Read part two of our interview with Zevia! Since we made it to Seattle today, finally, and we know a big part of their heart is still here, we just may celebrate with a Zevia and vodka! We hear it mixes well together wink emoticonThanks Zevia for taking the journey with us, providing good soda, and helping […]Read more "Zevia Journeys with the Gypsy Givers, Part II"
This is my favorite time of year! Not only is it the kick off to festival season, its also time for the yearly tradition my dad and I started six years ago. From the first time I visited and every time since, a piece of my heart is left in New Orleans. The mix of […]Read more "Give NOLA Day"