Wendy O'Dea, Los Angeles Local Expert

About Wendy

Born and raised in western New York, Wendy O’Dea moved to Los Angeles to attend the USC graduate School of Journalism and stayed for the innovative and creative lifestyle the city offers. Other than traffic and the drought, there’s not much about California she doesn’t love.

Wendy didn’t let her daughter’s diagnosis of Celiac Disease clip her wings but set out to become an expert on gluten free dining and travel. She passed the travel bug on to her daughter who drove her to write not only about luxury travel but also family adventure travel and all things Disney. 

Special Interests

Wendy knows a lot about:

  • Gluten free dining/travel
  • Luxury travel
  • Family travel

Wendy's Special Recommendations for Los Angeles

Wendy says "Don't leave L.A. without eating some of the city's amazing sushi and authentic Mexican food. Our faves? Sushi Roku and El Cholo!"

10Best Lists by Wendy O'Dea

10Best List

Holiday Magic in the City of Angels

While some folks may be dreaming of a white Christmas, many are perfectly content to spend December celebrating amidst the sun and sand of Southern California. There's certainly no lack of holiday spirit and the...


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