Hello there! Thanks for visiting.
First things first: I’m not a real cowgirl, whatsoever. I actually hail from Ottawa, Canada— so absolutely nowhere near the Wild West. The name for this blog came from my love for the desert, chasing the sun and a good road trip.
Don’t be fooled by this photo either. It was taken in Tombstone which turned out to be a great stop while visiting Arizona. I got to be a cowgirl briefly…well, for a day anyway 😀
Over the last 2 decades, I’ve crisscrossed North America several times and have also been to the Deep South and to Far North (Alaska and the Yukon), as well. It all started when I took my first road trip across Canada in the mid 90’s, then I was completely hooked! I’ve been travelling the ole black tops ever since.
I’ve been to several other countries as well, but with so many great globe-trotting blogs out there these days, I thought I’d just focus on my road trip stories from across Canada and the U.S. Hopefully something you see on here will inspire you to hit the road.
I love food so finding a great restaurant is one of the highlights of travel for me. I particularly love small, family run restaurants rather than the big chains with mediocre food (which are all too common). Even better if they’re located in cool historic buildings like an old church, a century-old post office or a department store.
Since I’m such an avid baker, when I’m not on the road you can usually find me in the kitchen baking up a storm. Although I’m not celiac, I tend to eat completely gluten-free now as I’ve discovered I’m fairly gluten-intolerant. As a result, I’ve spent the last couple of years learning to make yummy gluten-free baked treats. It can be tricky to eat on the road, but I’m finding it’s much easier these days since Gluten-free is such a popular trend.
If you’re looking for a particular spot I’ve been to, be sure to check out my new Road Trip list (more places will be added soon). I’m also on Instagram now (as ‘Roadtripcowgirl’) in case you’d like to connect with me there.
Thanks so much for stopping by!