Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Freelance Writer

New York

Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Writer. Adventurer. Nature Girl.



A trip to the less-trodden mountains of Quebec’s Laurentian region

For winter adventurers looking for an experience that counters the pre-fab alpine ambiance at Mont-Tremblant, the smaller, less-trodden mountains of the Laurentian region — home to the largest concentration of ski areas in Eastern Canada — are the answer. The Laurentians have an intriguing ski history, one that began in the early 20th century when a smattering of ski clubs popped up throughout the region.
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Tools of the Trade: Andrew Cooper and Alex Schulze

These South Florida surfers have a mission to wipe out ocean plastic.
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The Lesson: Scents Memory

A perfume that will keep your mind coming back to Florence
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Tools of the Trade: Caitlin Crosby

This Angeleno holds the key to helping the homeless.
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San Juan in a Day

San Juan hums with vibrant energy fueled by beautiful beaches, colorful neighborhoods, and a fiercely creative spirit that bolsters everything from arts and culture to the culinary scene.
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Tools of the Trade: Martin Bernstein

This upstate New York cider maker turns jilted fruit into liquid gold.
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Weaving Past Into Present

Ancient traditions help Maya women forge a path to empowerment on Lake Atitlán.
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Great Escapes: Dominica

Nature defines the day on Dominica - especially for adventure travelers.
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3 Ways to Experience Maui's Magic Without the Crowds

Maui, with its abundant nature, vibrant culture, and rich history full of sugarcane and cowboys, has earned top marks from Travel + Leisure readers eight years in a row.
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Why You Should Visit the Bahamas

"Sitting on a secluded sandbar in the Bahamian out islands of the Exuma Cays, all I could think about was the selection of blues in a box of 64 Crayolas — cerulean, cornflower, robin’s egg, turquoise, aquamarine. Still, pinpointing one shade to label those gorgeous waters was impossible. In contrast, the sand was the brightest white.
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See the Best of Key West for Less

Walking across the steamy tarmac, I look up at the big red letters emblazoned across the front of the tiny airport terminal. “Welcome to the Conch Republic,” they announce, and I have a moment of panic thinking that I forgot my passport. That's when I remember that I'm still in the United States.

Trailblazing in Sardinia

I can hear the goats but can’t see them. The hand-forged bells around their necks jangle like wind chimes as they forage the rugged landscape. The gentle sound calms me, but worry persists: If they need four feet to navigate the vertiginous terrain, can I do it on two? Inching along the narrow ledge, I take deliberate steps and pull myself hand-over-hand along the rope to where my guide Michele Barbiero, a professional mountain guide, waits on terra firma whistling Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”.
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Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Gina Vercesi is a New York-based storyteller, adventurer, and nature girl with a passion for history and conservation. 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. She lives in a friendly village on the Hudson River with her husband, three daughters, and a very good dog.