Sometimes, even “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry”, so they say. My recent trip to France certainly kept me on my toes.
While I could spend a whole weekend exploring strange museums and attractions, catching shows, eating at fabulous restaurants, and doing a number of unique activities (roller coaster through a casino, anybody?), this particular post is for those of you who want to escape the city altogether and enjoy some of the awesome attractions the area around Las Vegas has to offer.
I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about cooking tips for your next camping trip. I hope you enjoy her article!
This post is specifically for my fellow celiacs and others out there who, for medical reasons, can’t eat gluten. If you don’t have celiac or a gluten sensitivity, I still encounrage you to read on because current statistics estimate that about 1 in 100 people suffer from celiac. Chances are, somebody you know has this issue and you just might be able to help them out in the future. For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I suffer from celiac disease. I know better than most how hard it is to navigate the world when you have dietary restrictions, and it’s even harder when you’re traveling because you’re away from the things you know are safe to eat and figuring out what you can eat can be a minefield.
Here in the USA (and I’m assuming also among those from other places who have traveled to the USA as well), the TSA has a bit of a reputation for being a disagreeable bunch. Supporters tout their necessity and how they help keep us safe, but the rest of us just feel a little dehumanized when shuffled through airport security while we’re poked, prodded, and questioned on the contents of our snack bags.
Love them or hate them, however, there is one thing that’s indisputable…the TSA’s social media team is top notch!
If you haven’t had the chance to check out their Instagram page yet, you’ll be surprised by how…well…delightful it is.
So, without further adieu, I give you a selection of TSA Instagram posts that made me smile.
If you’re going to be visiting San Diego, California, chances are that one point or another you’re going to end up in La Jolla. It’s known all over for being a beautiful place with awesome things to see and do, so it’s no wonder tourists and locals alike flock to the little beach community of La Jolla whenever the sun is out (and…this is San Diego, so the sun is usually out). If you’re planning on visiting the area and would like to check this awesome town out, you might be wondering just what to do when you get there. I have a few suggestions…
If you’re like me and you have dietary restrictions of any kind, you’ll know the routine of packing your snack bag before a flight. While many airlines do offer special meals to accommodate a number of different dietary restrictions on their long-haul flights, I know from experience that the food you receive may or may not satisfy you. Furthermore, you never know when unexpected delays are going to leave you spending the night in an airport with limited (or no) options for you. I always follow the rule that it’s best to be prepared, and it never fails to be a good decision.
With a little creative thinking and proper preparation, people who use wheelchairs can travel and visit exciting bucket-list locations just the same as anybody else. Depending on where you go, there are scores of outdoor activities everyone can enjoy, like camping or hiking, that are easily accessible. Following these travel tips, wheelchair users and people who are mobility-challenged can arm themselves with the right equipment, preparation and knowledge, making every trip a success.
If you’re like me and you have to eat gluten free, I wanted to share this little guide to dining GF at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood so you can feel at ease as you explore Hogwarts and Hogsmeade.
What’s nice about going in the Fall is that there are often some really good deals on flights from the mainland West Coast. As a result, I usually go to Hawaii in the fall. Our accommodations weren’t too expensive either (see next section), so really the biggest expense we faced was the rental car. Although I would have liked to forego the car, I love the freedom that comes with being able to drive anywhere, any time, so it was worth the cost.