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Great American West Coast Road Trip Posted by on Jul 29, 2015

Over the past year, we’ve been talking about American national parks and some of the USA’s great cities, such as New York, Washington D.C., and Boston. Today we will combine these two to talk about something else that is a very American summer tradition – a road trip. A road trip is usually a long…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Venice Beach Posted by on May 14, 2015

Take a tour of Venice Beach, Grateful Gypsies style! Hit the boardwalk, catch some amazing street performers, munch on Cali cuisine, join a massive drum circle, and wind down with craft cocktails in an old speakeasy. “For a vacation in LA, look no further than Venice Beach. Cruise around on a bike or even a…

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Venice Beach Posted by on May 11, 2015

We’ve already introduced Los Angeles and taken a video tour of Hollywood, but we can’t leave Southern California without taking a beach vacation! One of the best places to go is Venice, a beachfront neighborhood in LA. Founded in 1905 as a beach resort town, it was modeled on the famous Italian city of the…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Hollywood Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

Hike up to the Hollywood sign, stroll along the Walk of Fame, check out a few restaurants, and catch some live music on Sunset Strip in this short travel video. Great for ESL students and even for the ESL classroom! “Start your day at Toast, a great place for brunch. Try an omelette or go…

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Great American Cities – Los Angeles Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

We’re staying in the Golden State for our next installment of Great American Cities, as we head from NoCal to SoCal to visit Los Angeles. Name: Los Angeles is actually Spanish for “The Angels,” but there’s a lot more to the name than just a simple translation. We’ll get to that in the Year Founded…

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San Francisco Video Tour Posted by on Mar 26, 2015

Join the Grateful Gypsies on a video tour of San Francisco that highlights the “Streets, Beats & Eats” of this famous American city. Take a stroll through Golden Gate Park, hit the legendary Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, and go Phishing at the Bill Graham Auditorium. “Start a day in San Francisco with a coffee and a walk…

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Great American Cities – San Francisco Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

After visiting a handful of east coast cities (Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Boston), our journey around the great cities of America moves out west to the Golden State – California. Today, we pay a visit to San Francisco. Name: The name San Francisco is Spanish for “Saint Francis.” This is because the city…

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