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Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Freelance Writer

New York

Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Writer. Adventurer. Nature Girl.

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Why Cabernet Season Is the Best Time of Year to Take a Napa Valley Road Trip

After what was deemed a “near perfect” growing season, autumn’s bountiful harvest left the Napa Valley ripe for winter relaxation. From November until April, the pace around wine country slows down.
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Why Sundance Is Actually the Best Time to Go Skiing in Utah

The atmosphere was jovial, almost like a cocktail party. Gone was the usual stress-infused tedium that accompanies the boarding process on an overbooked plane. Instead, an electric energy buzzed throughout the cabin on the day-before-Sundance flight from New York to Salt Lake City. Stepping onto the plane, I maneuvered past a clutch of three people talking animatedly in the bulkhead.
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Sip Across Scotland

Craft distilleries are fueling whisky country’s gin renaissance.
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Powder Play

The skiing is fine around Québec’s Charlevoix region
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V&A Unveils Scottish Museum

In 1844, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert sailed into Dundee en route to the Scottish Highlands. To commemorate their visit, the city — a nexus at the time for shipbuilding and international trade — erected an elaborate Royal Arch on the harborside in 1853. A symbol of Victorian-era ambition, the iconic structure towered over Dundee’s waterfront for more than 100 years before its 1964 removal marked Dundee’s lapse into postindustrial decline.
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Into the Wild

Everyone needs time off the grid - or at least out of cell range. Here are 10 trips that will take you out of your comfort zone and not the great outdoors, all in the United States.
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Sore after a day on the slopes? There’s a spa for that

Few things beat drinking a brew in your long johns, hashing through the day’s runs with friends while the band rocks out in the background. But before you order up that shot-ski, consider spending an après hour or two in the spa instead. “Over the last few years, we’ve noticed such an increase in people wanting to focus more on their wellness,” says Jessica Swartley, spa director at Stowe Mountain Lodge.
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Celebrating 50 Years of National Trails

Spend a little time trekking through the United States’ forested backwoods, majestic peaks, and red-rock deserts, and you may find yourself humming “America the Beautiful.”. There are few better ways to take in the remarkable landscapes and waterways that stretch from coast to coast and beyond the mainland.
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Paradise Found

Searching for a Caribbean idyll in the wake of the storms.
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Haunts Along the Hudson River

I’m driving through the Philipse Manor neighborhood in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., to collect my daughter from her friend’s house when a blood-curdling shriek meets my ears. Across the street, a large black horse paws the ground, agitated — yet the animal’s rider remains eerily still. The cloaked horseman is missing a very important appendage.
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Tools of the Trade: Adrian and Martinus Pool

These Calgary-based brothers do a 180 with old skateboards.
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Tools of the Trade: Lorie Costigan

Lorie Costigan’s thumb has been green since childhood, but it wasn’t until she and her husband purchased the 26-acre Glendarragh Farm in Appleton, Maine,
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About

Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Gina Vercesi is a New York based writer, adventurer, storyteller, and nature girl. Chronicling journeys on land, water, and snow, her words and images have appeared in numerous publications including National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, the Boston Globe, Virtuoso Life, Sierra, Delta Sky, Hemispheres, AARP the Magazine, Islands, Lonely Planet, and more. Gina also pens the blog Kids Unplugged with the mission of getting families away from screens and out into the world. She lives in a friendly village on the Hudson River with her husband, three daughters, and a very good dog.