This was my fourth visit to Quebec City, a place that has long had a special spot in my heart. How can I describe Quebec City to you? At the top of a steep hill, you find yourself in a pocket of fairytale French architecture, surrounded by cobbled streets and castles. But are there gluten free Quebec City options, or is this a fairytale you’ll go hungry in?
I’ll let you in on a little secret… my absolute favorite thing to do in London is explore Borough Market! Not least because there are gluten free Borough Market stalls galore.
Looking for the best things to do in Cheddar Gorge? Dan and I just got back from a lovely few days based in Cheddar Gorge, exploring Somerset. When we arrived, we knew we wanted to do as many Cheddar Gorge walks as we could. However, we had plenty of time (and plenty of rain) to explore other activities in Cheddar as well.
Dan and I recently took a road trip through Somerset, where we stationed ourselves in Cheddar Gorge for a few days, and tried all the Cheddar Gorge walks we could. I’d just spent the last two months hunched over in the library studying for my board exams, so I gave Dan full travel planning powers. My only requirement was somewhere I could get fresh air.
Driving through the patchwork farmland that characterizes the English county of Somerset is more than picturesque – it’s the definition of classic English countryside. Then, you arrive in the cobbled, winding streets of Frome and ‘picturesque’ reaches a new level. During my recent Somerset road trip with Dan, I knew I wanted to visit this quaint little market town… but besides being cute, are there actually things to do in Frome?
I rarely buy travel souvenirs, but when I do it’s always after spending an inordinate amount of time perusing the local postcards (with lofty goals of someday putting these in a scrapbook). Of course, I get lazy and never sort out the postage and addresses, which is why I have a pile of unused postcards growing on my desk! So I was pleased when I recently came across a company that lets you design your own postcards and mail them anywhere in the world. With MyPostcard, it is super easy to send a postcard online or through their app. They organize everything – all you have to do is put in your photo and type up your message.
If you’re gluten free, you need to get to Vancouver, Canada stat. The gluten free Vancouver scene is on fire. (And to convince your non-gluten free travel companions, just give them promises of gorgeous sunsets overlooking the city skyline, iconic suspension bridges, perfectly roasted coffee, and mountains within 30 minutes of the city center…. ahhh, take me back to Vancouver!).
For the final post in my series on the incredible Everest Base Camp trek, I’m sharing a complete Everest Base Camp packing list! I mean, I’ve packed for a lot of trips, but nothing prepared me for the intensity of packing for Everest Base Camp. If you’re sitting there glassy eyed, overwhelmed, and screaming inside about packing for EBC… I’ve been there!
If you want to have an enjoyable Everest Base Camp experience, then training is essential! Few people can rock up in the Himalayas and trek Everest Base Camp without difficulty. But coming up with a training plan for this unique experience can be overwhelming: How long should you train for? What exercises should you include? At what frequency? Trust me, I’ve been there!