Guerilla Tacos

I don’t venture to downtown Los Angeles too often, but when I happen to be in the neighborhood, I always try to make a stop at Guerilla Tacos. Growing up in Chicago, the thought of being vegetarian or vegan when eating out was definitely tricky, and although I don’t enjoy eating meat, plenty of restaurants … More Guerilla Tacos

Belmond El Encanto

For me, the sign of a true resort town is the quality hotels they have to offer that make it a great destination spot. Santa Barbara has its own charm, laid-back style, beautiful stretch of beaches, and some of the best hotels around. One of my favorite Santa Barbara hotels is the Belmond El Encanto. … More Belmond El Encanto

Handlebar Coffee

While I like to think I have high standards when it comes to a cup of coffee, my true test for a great coffee shop is the quality of their food items. Handlebar Coffee is a Santa Barbara institution, and since I love coffee shops so much, I had to make sure I tried it … More Handlebar Coffee

Ojai, California

Oh Ojai, a little charming town, usually overshadowed by its neighbor Santa Barbara. Tucked into a valley at the base of the mountains, an hour and half north of Los Angeles, and 45 minutes east of Santa Barbara, Ojai feels like a whole different world from these major cities. Ojai Valley Inn is the main … More Ojai, California

Ferry Building

The Ferry Building in San Francisco does not get enough kudos for all of the food vendors it has to offer. Usually when I go to a market or food hall of some kind I expect a fair amount of vendors, but the Ferry Building was huge and packed with lots of great options.  Plus … More Ferry Building