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  • Why Dahab is our Favourite Place in Egypt

      The great pyramids of Giza, the maddening traffic, the koshary, and the streets buzzing with life- Just some of the reasons we love Egypt.   But Dahab is different.     It is free of the bustling polluted streets

  • Canada, Are We Truly as Xenophobic as You Lead Me to Believe?

      I’m not sure what else Canada is, other than a melting pot of immigrants-settlers if you will, who’s homelands are scattered across the globe. My entire family is from Portugal, and unless you are of

  • Our Vegan Favourites in Turkey

      Since going vegan, Cody and I have truly gained a new appreciation for food. We become so excited to try new vegan dishes we have never seen before, and it is an added bonus when

  • Forever MicroRanch Sanctuary

      It seems that no matter where we roam, we always find a place with likeminded people. A place that feels so comfortable and welcoming that it is difficult to leave. A place where people are taking

  • 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

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

Latest Posts

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

Posted by • May 9, 2015 • Mexico ,Stories 10 Comments

  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

Posted by • May 2, 2015 • Featured ,Mexico ,Stories ,Travel Video 13 Comments

  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

Posted by • April 20, 2015 • Egypt ,Stories 9 Comments

  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,

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 couldn’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 18 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 34 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