One Day (and Gluten-Free) in Joshua Tree, CA

Most people agree that Joshua Tree is a magical place. Situated between California’s Mojave Desert and the lower Colorado Desert, it’s home to the native Joshua Tree (hence the name), Joshua Tree National Park and Little San Bernardino Mountains. Due to its beautiful topography and nature, it has a long history of luring in artists, hikers, rock climbers alike. Only located 2.5 hours away from both Los Angeles and San Diego, it’s no wonder why so many Angelinos and San Diegans purchase second homes here. Joshua Tree has quite a bit to offer, whether you’re there for a day, the weekend, or forever. Here’s our must-dos…

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Texas Road Trip: Best Gluten Free Restaurants

Wrote an article for Celiac.com on my travels through Texas' four biggest cities, and the best gluten-free / celiac friendly options I found during my road trip. 

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Gluten-free San Diego: A #nimatested Dining Guide

I wrote a San Diego Dining Guide on behalf of the Nima Sensor. Be sure to check it out next time you’re in San Diego, and also check out my review on the Sensor HERE.

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One Day (and Gluten Free!) in Las Vegas, NV

I attended the Women’s Rally at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas this past January, and although this isn’t my favorite city in the world, or in the USA for that matter, it is surrounded by some amazing natural beauty and delicious allergen friendly eats (perhaps even worth revisiting). If you find yourself in, or passing through Las Vegas, do check out this must-visit-and-eatlist for your enhanced enjoyment on, and off the Las Vegas Strip.

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One Day (and Gluten and Dairy Free) in Seattle and Snoqualmie, Washington + A DIY Twin Peaks Tour!

The state of Washington is just beautiful. You can have the best of both worlds; the awesome city of Seattle, and the surrounding natural countryside, including majestic waterfalls, mountains and forests. Sitting just 30-45 minutes east of Seattle, the city of Snoqualmie is a stunner and is also known as the fictional town of Twin Peaks. So, rent a car and follow these steps to make the most out of the city and country in one day... 

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The 10 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants and Bakeries in San Diego

We can all agree that living with an autoimmune disease such as Celiac, or with any food intolerances or allergies is not very fun, or convenient, for that matter. Especially when trying to find something tasty! The amount of San Diego restaurants who cater to these communities, makes it feel almost effortless to find allergen-friendly food! As someone diagnosed with Celiac and other food intolerances, who is San Diego based, I have tried and tested most of what America’s Finest City has to offer time and time again, and the results have been delicious! I have compiled a list of my ten favorite spots that I regularly visit, and I recommend them to anyone visiting or living in San Diego.

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Guide for Hiking to, and within Havasupai/ Supai Falls, Arizona (and Gluten-Free!)

I can’t stop dreaming of our recent trip to Havasupai, Arizona. Miles of hiking through the deepest reds of the Grand Canyon’s walls, only to find an isolated Native American reservation, home to hidden cascades of bright turquoise blue waters running off ancient cliffs, hugged by the greenest of flora and fauna. It’s magical, to say the least. However, planning to check this off the ol’ bucket list wasn’t easy. As you have heard in other blog posts, this paradise is both physically and logistically difficult to reach, but entirely worth it. The information below is based off my own experience and information I found prior to our trip, and while within the reservation. 

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40 Things to See and Do in San Diego, CA (that the locals are keeping a secret!)

When you visit America's Finest City aka San Diego, California, you’re probably going to start with our world-renowned San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, amble around the museums in Balboa Park, run up for a day at Legoland, and take your family to Seaworld (what Blackfish?).

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One Day in Idyllwild, California (and Gluten-Free!)

Tucked in the mountains of San Jacinto, and just a hop, skip and jump away (aka 2 hours) from both busy metropolises of Los Angeles and San Diego exists the beautiful and quaint town of Idyllwild. The town serves as nice escape for anyone. Whether that’s a solo getaway, camping trip with friends or family, or a romantic adventure, driving up the hill will sure be worth it.

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10 places Californian residents won’t tell you about

I wrote this article for Matador Network on some of the hottest spots in California, that we may be keeping a secret from you... 

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15 Things the world needs to be thanking California for

I wrote this fun article for Matador Network on just some of things we should all be thanking the great Golden State for... 

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DESERT X MEETS THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIFECTA CHALLENGE

I had such an amazing time combining the Adventure 16's Trifecta Challenge (snow, desert and ocean in one day) and Palm Springs DesertX temporary outdoor art installation all in one day that I wrote a fun article all about it... 

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