So, I’ve literally been gone for a month! I went to a job interview over 2000 miles away and decided to take a roadtrip back! There is little I like more than travel….I LIVE to experience the world. Unfortunately this meant no way to blog, but now I have a laptop, a new job, and a license to travel! I’m looking for travel tips, and I’ll blog about places I go and weird things I’ll see, because (lets face it) I attract, nay, seek out the weirdest things in life. For instance, my favorite hobby: letterboxing. It’s a secret hobby…look it up. Very fun, kind of a global treasure-hunt. I’m no longer broke as a joke, so I will be buying endangered species dark chocolate! I will be eating food from gas stations and stopping to look at the world’s largest ball of twine! Look out world, HERE I COME!
I don’t have any photos, but two of the places I hit during my last roadtrip that were pretty memorable to me were:
The V Spot Cafe (Dallas, Texas) : Very cute little hole-in-the-wall cafe. Prices are up there, but super friendly staff and the food was WORTH IT! I had the firecracker sushi ( I destroyed it) and a “Green Eyed Lady” which I generally call a green monster. Only weird thing, the smoothie wasn’t really cold, and when I asked for ice, they said that they didn’t have any. interesting…
Fern Flavors From the Garden(Charlotte, NC) This place is adorable, and has a great atmosphere. Mason jar chandeliers, a wall of plants, and bamboo pieces made the place seem calm, but edgy. The garden burger was melt-in-your-mouth orgasmic (pun possibly intended) and the quinoa salad had me scarfing it up like it was my last meal. Reasonable prices, accommodating staff. I wish I could go back and try more!
One thing I found that was great for traveling: I was going through Target and found packets of Justin’s nut butters you could buy in single servings. I grabbed a maple-almond butter, and a chocolate hazelnut butter. I LOVED the almond butter, but the chocolate one seemed like it should have graced a donut, instead of the bagel I put it on. Most continental breakfasts at hotels nowadays are difficult as a vegan. Very few had any fresh fruit, none had non-dairy milk (although that didn’t surprise me), and oatmeal packets were 50/50 vegan and cream-filled. I had apples, bread, and nut butter, but that gets old fast. I’ll need some tips before I hit the road again. At home I usually make my own oatmeal with rolled oats and lots of fresh ingredients. Maybe it would be worth buying some packets to bring next time.