Manta Rey

City: San Simeon, California Address: 9240 Castillo Dr Date: July 19, 2015 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: To be perfectly honest, there isn’t much to do in San Simeon. It’s a tiny little town on the coast with a very poor internet connection (that’s another story). They do have the Hearst Castle, which we did not visit. We were also excited to see whales … Continue reading Manta Rey

Ta Chalkina

City: Chania, Greece Address: 29-30 Akti Tompazi St Date: July 31, 2013 Meal: Lunch Tales from my travels: Another day in the wondrous island of Crete. We drove down to the magical, charming city and port of Chania. Though definitely a tourist trap, it is a must-see in visiting Crete. We walked through the narrow cobbled streets, entering artisan shops and walking along the old … Continue reading Ta Chalkina

Café Mare

City: Santa Cruz, California Address: 740 Front St Date: July 18, 2015 Meal: Lunch Tales from my travels: Having arrived at Santa Cruz, I was not much impressed by the unkempt streets and small buildings around our hotel. However, once we drove down to the beach my views changed completely. The boardwalk with its glittering amusement park, the beaches with beach volleyball courts, the wharf … Continue reading Café Mare

Santa Cruz Diner

City: Santa Cruz, California Address: 909 Ocean St Date: July 17 and 18, 2015 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: After an exceedingly long day of driving from Ely, Nevada through the countryside and Yosemite we arrived, exhausted, to Santa Cruz. We left our things at the hotel and went in search of food. The girl at the hotel’s front desk got me all excited … Continue reading Santa Cruz Diner

Orange Blue Bar

City: Falassarna, Greece Address: Falassarna Kissamou Date: July 30, 2013 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: On the thirtieth, having arrived the previous night to Crete, we drove down from our hotel on the cliff to the beaches. We first went to the Elafonisi beach, which boasts beautiful pink sand beaches and clear, turquoise water. You can wade across the shallow lagoon to reach the … Continue reading Orange Blue Bar

Gifford Homestead

City: Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Address: Scenic Drive (1 mile south of the visitor center) Date: July 15, 2015 Meal: Lunch (dessert) Tales from my travels: When we arrived at the Capitol Reef visitor center, we asked about what places we should visit. One place they highly recommended was the Gifford Homestead. It was once the home of a Mormon family in the early … Continue reading Gifford Homestead

Red Rock Bakery and Net Café

City: Moab, Utah Address: 74 S Main St Date: July 15, 2015 Meal: Dinner Tales from my travels: We headed out of the hotel to buy our last meal from Moab and head over to Capitol Reef National Park. They offer breakfast, sandwiches and salads all day. The bakery includes scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls, cookies and fruit bars. They also have real-fruit smoothies as well … Continue reading Red Rock Bakery and Net Café

Sweet Cravings

City: Moab, Utah Address: 397 N Main St Date: July 14, 2015 Meal: Lunch Tales from my travels: Before heading off towards Canyonlands National Park, we stopped by Sweet Cravings to buy lunch. It was nicely decorated with welcoming staff and with delicious pastries and desserts on display as you came in. The staff also offered you free samples. Like several other places in Moab, Sweet … Continue reading Sweet Cravings