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"
When we revisit places where we volunteer we love the feeling of connectivity it provides us, familiar faces, knowing the general ropes and being surrounded by like-minded individuals. What we also enjoy is being able to learn even more about the company and sometimes we get to try different tasks than the first time. In […]Read more "Redeeming Soles II"
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and spending it on the road makes it even more special. This week we returned to The Healy Senior Center in Humbolt County, California for their annual Thanksgiving Day lunch. We spent the holiday here last year and it only felt right to return again this year. We arrived […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving! "
The Gypsy Givers love spending time in Sacramento. It had been almost a year since we were both here together. Sacramento has become a routine stop when we travel in the area now. We wanted to volunteer and our friend Patricia who lives in Nicolas suggested the SPCA, an animal shelter she donates to. We […]Read more "Sacramento Love"
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"
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"
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"