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.
I generally like to spend my free time scouring the internet for travel-related stories, websites, products, etc. I’m pretty intrigued with the following products, which I wanted to share with all of you.
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.
Not everybody is interested in hearing about travel. As a self-described travel nerd, I of course often have difficulty understanding why somebody wouldn’t want to hear about that amazing hike I did in Bryce Canyon, or the shark I saw while snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
One thing I love doing when I travel is to keep a travel journal where I write, sketch, and glue keepsakes like train ticket stubs, pressed flowers, postcards, and anything else of interest I find along the way. I find an 8.5 x 11 hard cover sketchbook works really well for this purpose, and when I get home from a trip I have an awesome keepsake item to remember my travels by. Much better than any tourist shop nic-nac!
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!
If you’re thinking about going on a grand adventure, you might be wondering just where to begin and what preparations you should make. It is my hope that this handy guide will help you to make sure you don’t forget anything so you can concentrate on having an amazing time instead!
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.