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Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Freelance Writer

New York

Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

Writer. Adventurer. Nature Girl.

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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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Road Trip - Coastal Maine

Rugged shores, classic coastal towns, and lobster rolls washed down with hoppy local beer. This is Maine's late-summer perfection.
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A Summer Drive Along Vermont’s Main Street

Vermont Route 100, also known as Vermont’s Main Street or the Skiers’ Highway, is one of the most scenic drives in New England—and the United States, for that matter. Winding north from the Massachusetts border, the 216-mile roadway leads travelers through a quaint landscape of green valleys and pretty villages and is home to a slew of diversions to fill a long-weekend summer road trip.
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6 Great Reads for Every Type of Summer Getaway

Whether you’re lounging under an umbrella with your toes in the sand, swinging in a hammock beneath shady pines, or dangling your feet off the dock, summertime means losing yourself in a good book. So take your pick of these new page-turners and settle in—lazy days are on the horizon. Ruthie Beamish co-owns a gorgeous house on Long Island’s North Fork with her ex-husband but rents it out each summer to foot the bills.
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Victoria, British Columbia Trending

The coastal city of tea and gardens trades old-fashioned ambience for a fashionable flair
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Best Snorkeling Spots in Panama and Costa Rica

Though often celebrated for remarkable biodiversity both on land and in the water, Panama and Costa Rica rarely get tapped as prime snorkeling territories.
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How to Foster New Generations of Global Citizens Through Travel

When summer is on the horizon, many families begin planning their warm weather travels, whether that means hitting the beach, visiting a historic European city, or getting outdoors to take in a national park or trek through a remote rainforest. The benefits of incorporating some of the practices of sustainable tourism into those plans are many, but misconceptions can sometimes cause families to shy away from the concept.
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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 work has appeared in numerous publications including the Boston Globe, Sierra, Delta Sky, Travel + Leisure, 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.