Category: North America

Art.Travel.Eat.Repeat’s Guide to Seattle

I recently traveled to Seattle, as you’re probably all aware of. I wanted to recap some of the great things I saw and did while I was there in case any of you are planning your own Seattle adventures. I should preface this post with a note on how things work in Seattle. It’s a pretty big city consisting of neighborhoods. It’s a tough town to drive around and park (but we did it, so it’s not impossible). Public transport is decent but doesn’t go everywhere, so when you’re planning your Seattle adventure you’re going to want to look into the things you want to see and do before you decide whether or not you are going to want to rent a car.

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Top 10 Cycling Destinations

Today’s post is brought to you by Mike from Pinch-Flat.com, a blog for cyclists that includes everything from information on gear, training tips, information on bikes, and of course, traveling as a cyclist. It’s a great blog and it definitely makes me want to dust off my neglected road bike and hit the road, so if you’re interested in cycling you should definitely check it out! Today’s post is a list of Mike’s top ten cycling destinations around the world. Read on for more!

Traveling to the United States? What to do if you get sick while you’re here…

In addition to writing this travel blog, I also read a lot of other people’s blogs and there is one thing I’ve noticed from the blog posts of some of the international blogs I follow…information on medical issues while traveling in the United States. To be fair, anybody traveling anywhere wants to know the medical situation in their destination country, and it can be tricky and varied. Certain countries allow in some medications, while the same medications are strictly prohibited in other countries. In some countries, medical care is easy to access and affordable, and in others it’s prohibitively expensive. It’s really hard to know what you’re facing without doing your research first, but since I know I do have some international readers on here and I do sincerely hope you all come visit my country should you get the chance, I thought I would write up a few tips and some general information for you to help you prepare for your trip here.

Why I Need to Visit Devil’s Den Prehistoric Springs in Florida

One of my best friends moved to Florida a couple years ago, which was sad for me since we’re not hanging out as much as we used to these days. On the other hand, it means I now have a friend in Florida to go visit, and you all know how much I love a good travel opportunity. I’ve been out to Florida to visit her already, and had an amazing time. However, it’s looking like another plane ticket out there may be in order, because I received an email from my friend one morning that read simply, “We need to go here!” and had a link to a place called Devil’s Den Prehistoric Springs. So, I clicked the link and found out that the Devil’s Den looks like a pretty amazing place! Here is what it has to say on their website:

Schilling Cider House: A Seattle Gem

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.

Visiting the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah

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!

Try these amazing doughnuts in Orange County, CA (with GF options, too!)

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.

Awesome Restaurant Alert: Underbelly in San Diego’s Little Italy

When I discover a truly awesome restaurant, I want to share it with all of you so that you, too can discover the delicious joy and happiness that is dining there. My home of San Diego is , thankfully, home to a plethora of amazing restaurants for all tastes and budgets. Today, however, I would like to focus on a little gem in the Little Italy neighborhood called Underbelly.