Hello, and welcome to my home! If you’re going to be visiting Southern California, you’ll probably want to take a little something home to remember your time here by. Sure, you could head into your nearest tourist shop and buy a shirt that says “Los Angeles” or “San Diego” on it, pick up a few postcards, and leave on your merry little way. Nothing wrong with that, and I’ve certainly done the same sorts of things when traveling to other places. That being said, if you’re looking for something a little more unique to the area, you might want to consider picking up one of these items.
Ok. I’ve been meaning to write a post about this place for a while. You see, when I found out I have celiac and can’t eat gluten, this food lover went into a deep state of depression as I lamented all of the wonderful things I would never be able to eat again. There’s something about being told you have a medical reason not to eat certain foods that just makes you want them so badly. One such result of this spike in trendiness is my first experience eating a doughnut in years. And oh, it was delightful. I think a tear came to my eye and I requested a moment of silence so that just the doughnut and I could share this special moment together.
That place, my friends, is Sidecar Doughnuts in Costa Mesa, California.
A guide to gluten free dining at Disneyland.
I spent five years living and attending college in Laguna Beach, California, so it would be a shame if I didn’t write up a post on my favorite Laguna Beach experiences. Laguna is a small beach town that packs a lot of fun into a small area. I can only describe the community as part art colony, part hippie haven, and part fancy rich person playground. It is a town of gorgeous ocean cliffs, of galleries galore, hiking trails, and delicious food. If you’re planning on visiting Laguna Beach, here are a few of my favorite things:
That’s right. I went there. I decided to write an entire blog post dedicated entirely to the awesome goodness that is an In-N-Out Burger. My fellow Californians will agree with me: there is really nothing quite like that sweet, burgerey goodness that satisfies a deep, primal craving.
If you’re in Southern California for the first time, there’s probably a good chance you’ll be visiting Disneyland. I don’t blame you! As cheesy as it sounds, Disneyland is still fun even after living in California and going there my whole life. That being said, there are certain times when I won’t go anywhere near it due to obscenely large crowds that make the whole experience more brutal than magical. So, with that, I would like to give you some of my favorite tips for visiting Disneyland.