Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mapping My Month: January 2015



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Mapping My Month: January 2015: Is it just me, or did December fly by?  I'm still reeling from the whirlwind of the Christmas season and can hardly believe a new m...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: The Ghosts of Gettysburg



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: The Ghosts of Gettysburg: The Battle of Gettysburg is perhaps the most well-known and iconic of the American Civil War, immortalized in films such as Maxwell'...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Wining & Dining in Rome



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Wining & Dining in Rome: It almost goes without saying that you can't visit Italy without encountering at least one spectacular meal.  We enjoyed our favo...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Roman Skyline (2014)



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Throwback Thursday: Roman Skyline (2014): While modern skylines have their appeal, I must admit that I prefer Rome 's to skyscrapers any day.  A visit to the Castel Sant'Angelo...

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: On a Personal Note



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: On a Personal Note: Good morning, everyone! As we approach the holiday season, it will be somewhat quiet on the blog.  Christmas parties, short work-weeks,...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: "All Roads Lead to Bavaria" Giveaway



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: "All Roads Lead to Bavaria" Giveaway: A s mentioned previously , we have purchased airfare for a return trip to Europe this spring!  Excitement doesn't even begin to desc... (Read more about the giveaway here!)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Visiting Strasbourg Cathedral



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Visiting Strasbourg Cathedral: W hat's 142 meters high, built from thousands of tonnes of sandstone, and boasted the tallest spire in the world for 227 years (1647-...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Selecting the "Perfect" Hotel



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Selecting the "Perfect" Hotel: A s a thrifty traveler, my requirements for hotels can be condensed to just three things: clean rooms, accommodating staff, and a safe lo...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Thoughts from London



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Thoughts from London: These were my Facebook updates on my 48-hour whirlwind trip to London this past February.  It brings back all the warm and fuzzy feels! ...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: 48 Hours in London



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: 48 Hours in London: S o... you're going to London!  The home of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Earl Gray tea has a million sights and activities to offe...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: 5 Places That Draw Me Back



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: 5 Places That Draw Me Back: A s travelers, we have lists of all shapes and sizes.  It's almost a prerequisite in the travel blogging sphere that you have several...

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Liars & Lovers in Rome



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Liars & Lovers in Rome: E ver wondered if there were a romantic way to find out if your lover is a liar? Well, wonder no more!  Just buy a few plane tickets to...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Veteran's Day



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Veteran's Day: T oday the United States commemorates and honors our military veterans with ceremonies, expressions of gratitude, and a plethora of discou...

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Hotel Andreotti, Cheerful & Charming



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Hotel Andreotti, Cheerful & Charming: T his past July we crossed a big item off the bucket list:  Rome .  We spent four days in the Eternal City, cramming as much into our iti...

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Sunrise over Sinjar



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Sunrise over Sinjar: D anny captured this beautiful sunrise near the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq back in 2008.  While this photo is of a sunrise, it wou...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: A Country Mouse in the Big City



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: A Country Mouse in the Big City: W hen it comes to every day living, the pastoral beauty of the Virginia countryside has my heart.  Quiet, unpainted roads, skies lit up ...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Rome By Night



The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Rome By Night: W hether under daylight or dusk, the Eternal City of Rome amazes and impresses, from evocative ruins to beautiful structures that have be...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Where to eat in Pompeii

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: Where to eat in Pompeii: W hether you're planning to visit Pompeii on a day-trip or book a hotel to stay longer, at some point during your visit, you'll ...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: 7 Real-Life Disney Places

The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels: 7 Real-Life Disney Places: B ooks and movies possess the incredible ability to transport us to magical lands and countries.  In particular, Disney movies consiste...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Please follow us at www.ThriftyGypsyTravels.blogspot.com!

This website is currently not in use anymore!  Please follow us at The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels! All our social media accounts are still the same; just have a new URL for the blog itself. We have a new post up today about our visit to St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Thanks!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

We've Changed Our URL!

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So on Saturday I thought it'd be a great idea to change the URL of my blog.  I'd originally started The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels under a "justathriftygypsy" URL, but after seven months I found that it just didn't fit.  It was too much of a mouthful, and it didn't match the name of the blog.  Why hadn't I put it under "ThriftyGypsyTravels" in the first place?!

Well, rather impulsively, I decided to synchronize everything with a URL change.  And then over the next three days, I saw my web traffic plummet.

Duh.

I never claimed to be a genius!  Even though my social media accounts are all the same (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest), I think I underestimated the followers I'd gained through Blogger, Disqus, Wordpress, and Bloglovin'.  So I reactivated this particular (old) url to let you guys know...

Please Follow Us at www.ThriftyGypsyTravels.blogspot.com!!!

All my posts (past, present, and future) are there.  And I promise that I will not be making URL changes again in the future -- unless it's to claim my own independent URL, in which case I'll be famous and rich enough by then to hire a professional to set up an automatic redirecting.  ;)

Thanks for your understanding!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

We Have Moved!

Please check us out at www.ThriftyGypsyTravels.blogspot.com for all the latest travel tips, recaps, and photos!  An explanation as to the url change can be seen on my post here.

Our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram) have all remained the same. Our Bloglovin' account can be accessed here.

Thanks!