February 25, 2010
Wayward Winos is just over a year old now and we decided to get ourselves a bit of a birthday present – ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce the shiny new Wayward Winos page with it’s very own dot com!
We’d like to thank everyone for their support over the last year. We have come along way from four months roaming around South America, to three months discovering Delmarva, now back to exploring our own back yards.
With our crispy clean new look, we are also reinstating our photo of the day and plan on expanding to a larger field of topics. So, tell us what you think and how we can improve on what we are already doing by dropping us a comment at our new location at http://www.waywardwinos.com!
Here are few of our popular articles:
Five Great Traveling Albums
[Featured on Sosauce] Spend Your Summer With Host Our Coast
A Study in Mate
Don’t forget to follow us on everyone’s favorite networking sites including Facebook and Twitter.
Enjoy the new site and to quote a great, if you keep reading ‘em, we’ll keep writin’ ‘em!
February 17, 2010
The art of a proper bus ride is a hard, but a necessary ability to hone, especially when in South America. Here is a continent of few, if any, trains; where buses will almost always be cheaper than planes. However, time as well as comfort are something of a sacrifice when riding on these buses. This is where mastering the perfect bus rides comes into play… Read on and find cheap plane tickets!
February 8, 2010
Grace Church Van Vorst barely seemed open from the outside Friday night, even as the first-ever Green Teen Music and Arts Festival was happening within. But as the red double doors swung open, the clamor of people gradually got louder until it swept over us like a rush of hot air from an oven.
Movable walls around the perimeter of Grace’s main room featured art from local Jersey City teens hailing from seven area high schools. Photographs, oil paintings and abstract art pieces hung proudly as the artists roamed about the venue hob-nobbing with other artists and friends.
The Wayward Winos have the pleasure of writing for the Jersey City Independent when it comes to events around their current home of Jersey City. If you want to read the rest of this story, visit Jersey City Independent
February 4, 2010
A Lamp from the Georgetown Carriage Musuem
With Host Our Coast beginning to accept applications for this summers 2 month long travel writing/photography/video/social media gig, it is time to start putting together some ideas for that video submission.
The task is simple by introduction. From the website,
“Your video submission must be 60 seconds or less and must be in English. This is your primary means of showing us that you are the right person to “Host our Coast” for two months this summer. Be entertaining, have fun, but most of all, make sure you show us why YOU want to Host our Coast and why we should pick YOU over all the other applicants.”
Although 60 seconds, a sole minute, seems like a short amount of time, it can be sometimes be daunting to fill with decent content. In order to get those brainwaves moving in that direction, here are a few tips to help.
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February 2, 2010
Well, it is that time of year again. The time when the winter starts to really bear down hard on the soul, with the bleak grey days and the bitter cold; the time when the novelty of sweaters and long johns begin to fade and the desire for swim trunks and the smell of sun tan lotion starts to bubble up. With warm weather (especially with our friend Punxsutawney Phil calling for another six weeks of winter) still far off in the distance, there is something to look forward to and begin to prepare for: Host Our Coast.
Host Our Coast is the ultimate summer job; a free place to stay in Delmarva (the peninsula of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia), adventures abound, and fifteen thousand dollars to boot. The job description? Go on said adventures, have a blast, meet cool people, eat great food, and blog, make videos, tweet, and facebook about the entire thing. Sounds like something that would interest the freelance writer, photographer, and especially traveler in you, than dust off the video camera, and stop watching TV because it is application time.
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December 4, 2009
The Wayward Winos has once again been featured on the travel website, Sosauce talking about their holiday trip to the Botanic Gardens in Washington D.C. Here’s an except:
“The morning was crisp and fresh, hinting at the soon arrival of Chris Kringle and the children running around the capital, with the Capital Building sitting nearby and proud, brought the holiday cheer more to the forefront. We arrived at the gardens around noon for its annual Holiday Magic exhibit held from November 26 until January 10, just beating the long line of families coming for the same beautiful showcase of plants, flowers, and trains.”
To read more check out the they Sosauce blog here
December 3, 2009
With the holidays, just around the corner, the heat is on for gathering those presents and checking of your list. And not just any present, but something that
The often come with a nifty case too!
will be useful or treasured by the receiver. For travelers, usually minimalists by definition (since a happy traveler is typically traveling light), the best gifts are ones that will make for an easier, safer, fun trip. Although there are ton’s of useful items that all travelers can benefit from, here are a few gift ideas from past surprises and future wish lists. Read the rest of this entry »
November 5, 2009
Last post, we featured a mini history of the legendary Jonas Cattell and his heroic 10 mile journey on foot to warn the rag-tag colonial army of a impending assault by the Hessians. Recently, Red Bank Battlefield held their annual Field Day that commemorates that very run and battle of Fort Mercer. Be it that Fort Mercer is in West Deptford, a Wayward Wino hometown, it was a perfect weekend trip to escape the trappings of the city.
Red Bank Battlefield is a magnificent park pushed up against the Delaware River and on a perfect autumn day, the breeze swings in hard from the water and rustles the beautiful orange and red adorned trees. Field Day this year, like many in memories, was this perfect day. The air was crisp and clean, and the sky was clear illuminating the nearby historic city of Philadelphia right across the river. Vendors served funnel cake and Italian sausages as the opposing forces assembled in their respectful fields and prepared for battle. And a glorious battle it was,even if it was a reenactment. Read the rest of this entry »
October 23, 2009
This weekend, in and around Woodbury, NJ there will be a celebration of some of South Jersey’s rich revolutionary history during Colonial Weekend.
Events vary from a walking ghost tour of historic Woodbury on October 23, to the Main Street Colonial Day festival tomorrow, October 24, that involves costumes, crafts and trolley rides through the town. Read the rest of this entry »
October 21, 2009
Photo by Paul Cox
On the hunt for the changing leaves, Mystic Connecticut fell in our sights. So we packed up our bags with sandwiches, fruit and cameras and headed the two hours up 95. Read the rest of this entry »