Near + Far // Gluten Free Travelette

We’re kicking off a new series here on the blog! I always love to discover new places and hear about people’s favorite adventures – and I thought it would be fun to share those discoveries with you! So each month, I’ll feature a different blogging friend of mine they’ll share with us their two favorites, near + far.


Today, I’m excited to feature Adina of Gluten Free Travelette. We met at an Alt Travel Blogger’s Meet-Up and her blog has fast become one of my favorites. I especially love her series on New Zealand (one of my favorite places, too!). And whether you’re GF or not, Adina has tons of great recipes and tips and restaurant reviews on her blog. Now, without further ado, here’s Adina sharing a few of her favorite travel discoveries:

What is your favorite haunt close to home? 

Discovery Park – Seattle, Washington

This 534 acre urban green space is one of the things that drew me to Seattle in the first place. Discovery Park is my escape from city life (within the city) with 11 miles of trails, beaches, meadows, views of Puget Sound, and even a historic lighthouse to admire.

What is your favorite far-away find?

North Head Historic Reserve – Devonport, New Zealand

A former defense fort built on an old volcanic cone is one of the places in New Zealand I keep returning to on each visit. Just a short ferry ride from Auckland, North Head has everything from underground tunnels to secret beaches and amazing views of nearby Rangitoto Island and the Auckland skyline.

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Photos Copyright © 2010-2013, Adina Marguerite Pease. Graphic by Annabelle Mintz