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
Earth Day Festival Tahoe/Truckee
After traveling in Asia for almost three months we began planning our trip back to the United States. We asked ourselves where we should go and one place came to mind, a place we always feel at home, Lake Tahoe. We looked at the calendar (for the first time in awhile) and noticed a very […]Read more "Earth Day Festival Tahoe/Truckee"
Cheers to Two Years!
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! "
Uproute Blog Feature
A few weeks ago, we were approached by “She-Explores”, as many of you remember we were featured on their website http://www.she-explores.com a year ago. The founder of Uproute, a new travel community platform, saw our profile on “She-Explores”and felt a connection because he takes Sriracha on every road trip too! They thought we would be a perfect […]Read more "Uproute Blog Feature"
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"
The Happy Factory
When we heard back from The Happy Factory we had just began a new leg of the trip. We had just left Denver and were like kids on Christmas Day! We were so excited to be making toys like little elves and delivering them along our route to those in need of some cheer. We still had so […]Read more "The Happy Factory"
Open Arms of Minnesota
The summers between 5th and 8th grade my mom had to work. So in between sports camps and friends’ sleepovers I spent a lot of my summer days with my Great Aunt Anna and Great Uncle Jim. We would do everything from crafts, swim in their famous above ground pool, play bocci ball, dress up […]Read more "Open Arms of Minnesota"
Sometimes we are needed when least expected. We had been discussing what we would do for the state of Wisconsin, reaching out to organizations with no prevail. A state that we started to surprisingly fall in love with as it reminds us of home (with better cheese). We woke up with so much energy after […]Read more "Madison, Wisconsin"
Davenport, Iowa and the River Bend Food Bank
Davenport, Iowa, a city where we had no idea what to expect as we were driving for a day through fields of farmland. All we knew was from our 8th grade musical Mel and I were the “dancers” in. The Music Man sings about “Davenport, Mason City, Keokuk, Ames, and Clear Lake…. Ought to give Iowa […]Read more "Davenport, Iowa and the River Bend Food Bank"
Just outside of Sundance, Wyoming is massive geologic wonder called Devils Tower. Teddy Roosevelt declared it the first national monument. It is a tall, mind-blowing structure that is sacred to tribes of the area. Every June they close the monument to visitors so they can practice their religious rituals. People from all over the world […]Read more "Sundance, Wyoming"