Category: North America

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.

On finding parking in Los Angeles.

There’s something you should know if you’re planning on coming to Los Angeles: it’s a difficult place to find a parking spot in.You might laugh and think, no big deal…I can deal with that. Seriously though, I’m telling you: parking in Los Angeles is hard. Really hard. Telling you that it’s hard might be the understatement of the century, actually. Let me re-phrase that:

Finding parking in Los Angeles is an extremely, incredibly frustrating activity.

I mean, come ON. Who builds a city that has such crap public transportation that the entire city is forced to get around by car, and then NOT build in suitable parking? Honestly!

Wanderlust Wednesday: Orlando, Florida

Although I tend to gravitate more towards cities with historical significance, a different culture, or perhaps just some incredible nature than I do “tourist cities”, I do find myself curious about Orlando. Would I like it? Would I not? I suppose one of these days I’ll have to go check it out for myself and find out. For now, let’s take a look at what Orlando has to offer on this Wanderlust Wednesday…