I know it seems like I travel a lot. A LOT. But would you believe me if I told you that this year, this whole year, I’ve only taken two days leave? Believe it, sister, because it’s true. While it seems like I’m constantly travelling (because I am), there’s a big fat difference between travelling and actually going on holidays.
The criteria? Actually going on holidays requires that I set an out-of-office message on my work email. It’s that simple.
But guess what? In 10 sleeps (there is no shame in counting), I hit the west coast of the US of A (SF, Vegas & LA) for a full ten days! *eeeeeek! excitement!*
Amidst this excitement though, I’ve been massively tardy with my food planning. Aside from some obvious choices (such as the Bellagio buffet because, OMG repeat after me: All You Can Eat Crab!), I am listless, hopeless and possibly going to be left hungry unless you, you my lovely blog readers, suggest some must eats for me.
I’ll buy you a Sprinkles cupcake! *promise*
So anyway, here’s the itinerary:
San Francisco 3rd-6th October
We only have about 2.5 days in San Fran, which is a bit of a shame because everyone who’s been there just loves the place. Two dinners are already taken care of by friends, but I have one dinner to fill ~ so I have to get it right! Help!
Las Vegas 6th-9th October
Food-wise, we have an amazing dinner at Wazuzu in the Wynn Encore hotel, because God knows how I actually befriended head chef Jet Tila and the first lady of Wazuzu and well, there’s that Bellagio buffet.
Los Angeles and Hollywood 9th-13th October
The City of Angels is a toughie because it spreads far and wide, and we only have 4 days! There’s Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Venice Beach, and most importantly Universal Studios which I have dreamt of visiting since falling in love with Jonathan Brandis (RIP) in my very earliest movie memory, The Neverend Story II.
Mind you, I have no idea if the movie was actually filmed there or if it even has any affiliation with Universal Studios, but for some bizarre reason, my little pre-teen heart thought oh yes, this is where I’ll meet Bastian, and hence forth we will cruise the world on an overgrown dog-dragon-thing. Childhood love.
Anyway, we are definitely hitting up 25 Degrees at the Roosevelt Hotel for their famous burgers, and if I have to beg, borrow or kill, I will make it to Sprinkles for a cupcake or two or twelve. I also have dinner lined up with some LA foodie gals, which I think is likely to be soooshi, but aside from that my eating plan is a blank canvas.
A very. blank. canvas.
So you can see why I need help. Please don’t leave me hungry, it just doesn’t… bode well with my complexion!
Ta muchly in advance,
ps: I don’t know how everyone else goes about booking plane tickets. I used to be adamant about booking directly through an airline website, but lately have found some really cheap flights on websites such as CheapOAir and eBookers. In fact, eBookers got us our Amsterdam trip plus three nights in a four-star hotel for less than flights alone on the airline website! Win! Also, we’re travelling American Airlines for this and I have heard some raging awful reviews. Fingers crossed…