by The Zesty Traveler | Nov 8, 2014 | Cities, Food and Drink, Lodging, Parks and Recreation, States
Growing up in Southwestern Ohio, it seemed like a nearly weekly occurrence to venture into a neighboring State. It blew my mind when I moved to the middle of the State and met people who hadn’t crossed the State border until much later in life or not at all in some cases. I also finally understood why so many people said Ohio is flat and nothing but corn fields! (more…)
by The Zesty Traveler | Nov 7, 2014 | All Inclusive Experiences, Cities, Countries, Food and Drink, Lodging, Nature and Conservation, Parks and Recreation, Places I haven't been but would like to visit, Tips
I have struggled to find my voice with this blog and have decided to try a slightly different approach. Growing up it was important to my parents that we take a week long family vacation each summer. Nothing extravagant and always road trips. (more…)
by The Zesty Traveler | Sep 2, 2013 | Cities, Food and Drink
Before heading out our last day, we had a great breakfast at New Day Restaurant in downtown Port Angeles near the ferry to Victoria. Fast, friendly service and many locally sourced and fresh ingredients. They have an almost overwhelming selection of breakfast and lunch items to choose from. They also served some of the best coffee I had the entire trip! (more…)
by The Zesty Traveler | Aug 30, 2013 | Food and Drink
One morning we had fantastic doughnuts from Cock-a-doodle Doughnuts. Conveniently located right next to our hotel, they receive rave reviews from the locals, Yelp, and Trip Advisor. Get there before 9AM for the best selection and try their maple bacon bar; it’s the best seller with good reason! (more…)
by The Zesty Traveler | Aug 17, 2013 | Cities, Food and Drink
During our stay on the Olympic Peninsula, we enjoyed dinner at Michael’s Seafood and Steakhouse. Our server, Susanne was a saint for putting up with the “interesting” elderly couple at the next table. Their comments ranged from “if I want a 2X4, I want it to be 2 inches by 4 inches!” to “well sweetie, we understand you were busy earlier in the evening but you aren’t now so the cook should be well caught up by now” …they had maybe been waiting 10 minutes for their food at that point. (more…)
by The Zesty Traveler | Aug 2, 2013 | Cities, Food and Drink, Nature and Conservation
Full Sail Brewing Co. in Hood River, Oregon.
Multnomah Falls in Oregon.
Hood River, Oregon is a nice city to spend some time in. Located along the Columbia River and also it’s namesake Hood River there is a surprisingly diverse list of things to do and see. It is well known for being an active city with some of the best spots for windsurfing, kite-surfing, kayaking, skiing and mountain biking. (more…)