I’m really fortunate to know people all over the United States and all over the world, for that matter, who have consistently made my travel experiences more wonderful by taking the time to hang out with me while I’m in town and to show me the little local gems that average tourists might not know about. My Seattle adventure was no exception.
Two things you should know about me: I live in San Diego, California. I do NOT surf.
It’s my ten year wedding anniversary. I’m taking a look back at my awesome Italian honeymoon.
I’ve traveled around the world and around the United States and I’ve found that some places are just more GF-friendly than other places. That’s not to say those of us with dietary issues can’t enjoy visiting any destination with a little preparation, but on the other hand, it’s pretty nice to roll into a new city and find it full of delicious foods that we can eat. I’ve compiled the following list of GF-friendly and not so friendly cities in the United States based on my own experiences as well as the experiences of others I know who have traveled to or lived in these places. I’m not going to include the world at large in this post as it would be the longest blog post ever, and I can’t comment on places I haven’t been to, but rest assured I’ll be adding additional information on destinations around the world as I research/travel to those areas.
Way out in the middle of Rural Southern Utah, East of Zion National Park, you’ll find the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. I had the pleasure of visiting this enchanting place because I was in town to visit some of the national parks in the area with friends and one person in our group really wanted to check this place out, so we carved off an afternoon and went for a visit. I’m so glad we did!
This post is mostly focused on getting through airport security in the United States, as every country does have their own rules and regulations. That being said, some of these tips will be good for any airports, anywhere.
All in all I wouldn’t say it was my finest moment.
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.
There is a somewhat brutal tradition in Canada’s Vancouver, B.C., and that challenge is called the Grouse Grind. If you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about, the Grouse Grind is a brutal ascent up Grouse Mountain on foot.
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.