Cassie Kifer is the author of Secret San Jose: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure and San Jose Scavenger. Her travel writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Delta Sky, Via/AAA Magazine, Thrillist, and other publications. During the week she works for the County of Santa Clara and on weekends you can find her seeking interesting culinary and cultural experiences and hiking the South Bay’s many parks and open spaces with her husband and rescue dog, Petey. They live in San Jose’s historic Naglee Park neighborhood. She also shares stories and photos about food and travel on her blog, Ever In Transit.