It is with mixed emotions that I write this blog post today. In early 2016, I am moving to California with my boyfriend who is starting a new job. I am taking my gluten-free consulting business bi-coastal and will continue to be a strong celiac advocate for our community no matter where I live.
I love New York City so much which makes it so hard to leave. I have always lived within 90 miles of the city and I really never imagined living anywhere else. But life throws you a curve ball sometimes and this one has actually been in the works for about 10 months now. With a new year, the approaching winter, and the excitement of trying something new, the timing was right for this move to California.
As for my New York City posts, they will continue! I will be back and forth between CA and NY because my family still lives in New York. Also, I want to keep up my New York City guides and will always be happy to give you my top NYC tips.
In typical Gluten-Free Globetrotter style, I am researching an epic road trip with gluten-free stops all along the way. This is something I’ve always wanted to do but it is rare you get this chance to drive across the United States. We didn’t want to pass up this opportunity! I would love your input for our cross-country adventure. We are on a bit of a limited timeline so we might only be stopping for a meal or a night. Please leave any tips below in the comments.
Here are the cities we are hoping to pass through:
- Arlington, VA/Washington DC (this will be a family visit stop)
- Nashville, TN
- Memphis, TN
- Little Rock, AR
- Amarillos, TX
- Albuquerque, NM
- Flagstaff, AZ
- Las Vegas, NV and the Hoover Dam (I think I am most excited about this stop!!!)
- Santa Cruz, CA
Our final stop will be somewhere around Santa Cruz or San Jose, CA. I would LOVE all of your recommendations for the central west coast of California! I am going to eat my way up and down the coast.