About the Gypsies


Hi, we're Katrina and Danny, and travel is our passion! Since we created this blog in March 2014, The Thrifty Gypsy's Travels has been dedicated to recounting our personal travels and imparting the time and money-saving tips we've learned along the way. Our travel style is best described as budget traveling, and our focus is not just on far-off, exotic locales but also in discovering the hidden gems right underneath our nose.

We're just "9 to 5ers" carefully managing our vacation days and weekends to explore and discover the world around us. Danny works as an IT Specialist for a global firm, and Katrina is an executive administrator and marketing coordinator for a consulting engineering firm with a national reputation. In other words, we're desk ninjas and support staff extraordinaires!

Our home base is halfway between Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia, on a small hobby farm where we enjoy the peace and quiet of country living, while raising our rambunctious daughter (with another one due July 2017) and herding an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens, and goats on the complex of the extended family farm. We affectionately refer to our children on the blog as Baby Gypsy 1 and Baby Gypsy 2 (new, less-tongue-twisting pseudonyms are in the works), and we have loved transitioning from a travel couple to a travel family with them in tow.

Whether it's skipping across the pond for an European adventure or exploring the local area as "backyard tourists," our thirst for new sights, tastes, and cultures never seems to be quenched, and our passion for raising our children to think beyond the borders of their own home is high on our priority list. We love connecting with other travelers - singles, couples, and families! - through our blog and social media, swapping stories and sharing tips, and are excited that you've stopped to check us out.

Throughout the blog, you'll find a mix of trip overviews, in-depth reviews of specific places, anecdotal accounts of our experience, and a little bit of personal recaps intermixed to keep things interesting. This blog is a labor of love, not a source of income; all opinions and reviews are reflective of our actual experience, and we do not receive compensation for publishing our thoughts. Unless otherwise indicated within an article, all photos are our own, and use of them is prohibited without express permission.


We read every single comment you leave, so feel free to share your thoughts and comments along the way! Since we both work full-time jobs, there may be a delay before we respond, but we attempt to write back to each of your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by!


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10 comments:

  1. I just stumbled across your site and look forward to reading more of your travels. I can fully relate to that bite from the travel bug. My whole life seems to have revolved around seeking new places to explore and that is certainly not a complaint. All the best to you all.

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  2. Found you through the SundayTraveler, and saw here that you live on a farm in Virginia! How cool! We don't have any land, but do try to grow some of our own food on our small lot :) I think we have a lot in common!

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    1. That's awesome! Thanks for stopping by - I've been checking out your blog!

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  3. I love the phrase "backyard tourists"!

    You have a wonderful website; I look forward to exploring more of it!

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    1. Thanks! I've been following your blog for half a year now, and your compliment means a lot to me!

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  4. Hi Katrina! I just wanted to let you know I am still reading all of your posts but have been unable to comment lately because they're Discus threads (for some reason I can't comment on Discus threads on my mobile platforms). Oh and I just added you on Instagram & Twitter. I hope all is well!

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    1. Coincidentally, I've had it up to my eyeballs with Disqus errors and have removed it. It wouldn't show half the comments being made, and although I liked how it streamlined commenting from one site to another, it wasn't worth losing people's comments! Thanks for popping in! :) I still read all your posts, but a new job has kept me from being as prolific with my comments lately.

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  5. So nice to see a travel blog from VA! Great posts!

    -Natalia

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  6. We will be visiting RVA over the summer and I can't wait! Totally going to read everything you've written in preparation :)

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