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  • Our hitchhiking experience in Mexico

      “Oh my god you’re going to Egypt?!” “You’re travelling through India? Be careful” “Why are you going to Iran?” “You’re hitchhiking in Mexico? Oh god, be careful” This is pretty much the dialogue we go through every time, when talking

  • Losing a loved one: The story of Owl

    I don’t recall whether Cody and I noticed Owl when we first arrived at PAWS, but we certainly fell in love with her quickly after. PAWS cares for sick, injured, and abused stray animals

  • Dumpster Diving: Exposing the world’s food waste

      When I started researching food waste around the world, I was in shock, and when Cody and I started dumpster diving, I was beside myself! Years ago, when Cody told me that he would go

  • Our summer getaway at Limberlost

      A week ago today our time in Ontario was up, but before our departure, we thought it would be lovely to visit Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve again; but this time in the summer.      Our

  • Our favourite Vegan restaurants in Porto

      Prior to visiting Portugal, I did a small amount of searching for vegan restaurants around the country.     I didn’t come up with much except for Black Mamba Burgers in Porto, and Primo Basilico, an

  • Why you should visit the Azores in Portugal

    The Azores are a group of 9 islands in the mid-Atlantic Ocean distinguished by beautiful landscapes, fishing villages, lush greenery, and rows of colourful hydrangeas. These volcanic islands are a beautiful remote destination to get

  • From Whale Hunting to Whale Watching

    In the second half of the nineteenth century the whaling industry developed in the Azores. It was a source of income, and a way of life for some Azoreans.    The most important thing taken from these majestic

  • Lo de Marcos is the worst place ever

      Lo de Marcos is not really the worst place ever, but I was torn as to to whether or not I should share our love for Lo De Marcos with everyone; because of course-the

  • Backpacking in Mexico pt. 1 VIDEO

      Knowing full well that there is a lot of unfounded fear regarding Mexico, I still had reservations about visiting the country after repeatedly hearing about how “unsafe” it is. While the infamous drug cartel crimes

  • The shop owners of Dahab

      Egypt has suffered quite a few blows to their tourism industry due to the revolution back in 2011. Many people were afraid to visit after the Arab spring, but of course we couldn’t stay away,

Latest Reviews on Hotels / Vegan

  • Hostel do Largo, Faro, Portugal

  • Cabañas el Cielito, Cabo Corrientes, Mexico

  • TENFACE Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Kristi House, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Sol Cuisine

  • Soul to Bowl Creamy Vegan Alfredo

  • Sheese Vegan Cheeses

  • Gloryhole Doughnuts, Toronto, Ontario

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Our tips for Responsible Travel

  My mother was the first person who introduced me to the incredibly exciting world of travel. When she took me on my first trip, I had never before heard of responsible travel; nor had I

The Magical Kingdom of Tokyo Disneyland (VIDEO)

Posted by • March 30, 2015 • Featured ,Japan ,Stories ,Travel Video 4 Comments

The last time I was at Disney World I was about 5 years old, and it was magic.   I was in awe of everything around me, from the fairy princesses to Micky Mouse waving at

Our favourite places to eat in Kyoto

Posted by • March 3, 2015 • Featured ,Japan ,Stories ,Vegan 14 Comments

  Kyoto, Japan may not be so vegan friendly that every hotel you stay at has a vegan restaurant around the corner, but it did happen to us a few times, so things are changing

Our day at Pata Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand

  During our many months in Thailand, Cody and I have seen heartbreakingly miserable orangutans, tigers chained so close to the ground that they could’t stand; crocodile meat, crocodile hand bags, and a crocodile show

Spending the day in Nara with the Sika Deer

Posted by • February 6, 2015 • Japan ,Stories 17 Comments

  Nara Park is a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, about an hour train ride from Kyoto. Nara is famous for its residents. The Sika Deer. Over 1,200 wild Sika Deer roam freely around the

Our top 5 Vegan Restaurants in Tokyo

Posted by • January 31, 2015 • Featured ,Japan ,Responsible Travel ,Stories ,Vegan 27 Comments

  We had read mixed reviews about finding vegan food in Tokyo, but after consulting HappyCow we felt pretty confident about not ordering salads everywhere we went.   We had discovered that the macrobiotic diet was developed

Best present for your parents – a surprise trip to Greece

Posted by • January 28, 2015 • Stories Add Comment

  If you find yourself scratching your head as every parental anniversary comes around, consider booking your parents a surprise trip abroad. One of Europe’s most popular destinations, Greece is an ideal place for mature

Getting a Tattoo in Japan

Posted by • January 19, 2015 • Featured ,Japan ,Stories ,Tattoos ,Travel Video 32 Comments

  Japan is known for many things. Samurai, geisha, sushi, Mt. Fuji, and one of  the most controversial-tattoos. Japan and tattoos have a long and tumultuous history, and are seen by most as undesirable; but I

Limberlost Forest Winter Wonderland

Posted by • January 9, 2015 • Canada ,Stories 12 Comments

  This past fall we spent a relaxing weekend at Limberlost Forest Reserve. The colour of the leaves were changing, the breeze was still warm, the water was calm, and the loons were still calling.     We

Everything we need to know we learned from Travel

  Travel has opened our eyes and hearts to so much.   We have learned a lot about the world around us just by allowing ourselves to travel while being mindful. So we wanted to share some

2014 year in review

    It is incredible how quickly the time flies. Last year at this time we were in the Kingdom of Bhutan exploring the amazing country and volunteering with Humane Society Asia, and today we are

Downtown Toronto and The Gladstone Hotel

Posted by • December 9, 2014 • Canada ,Featured ,Stories Add Comment

  Cody and I decided to spend a weekend to ourselves in downtown Toronto to rediscover this amazing city, but to be honest, all we did was stuff our faces with great vegan food and