Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Freelance Writer

New York

Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Writer. Adventurer. Nature Girl.



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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Tools of the Trade: Nathan Kaiser

This reformed techie has returned to his corn-filled roots.
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Rock On

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts recaptures the magic of Woodstock 50 years later
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Small-Town Gems in New York’s Catskills

Travelers have begun to rediscover Sullivan County’s abundant natural beauty.

Tools of the Trade: Sarah and Julia Common

This mother-daughter team bolsters a Vancouver community with bees.
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How to Take the Ultimate Florida Keys Road Trip

A drive down Florida’s Overseas Highway offers a blend of eccentric bohemia and chic joie de vivre.
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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.