Responsible Travel - Mindful Wanderlust

Heading to Ojo del Mar in the Osa Peninsula

  The alarm sounded at 5:30am. We peeled ourselves from bed, got dressed, and hastily made our way through breakfast. Despite rush hour in San Jose, we managed to hail a taxi immediately, and we were

Tierra De Animales Sanctuary, Cancun, Mexico

Posted by • January 27, 2016 • Featured ,Mexico ,Responsible Travel ,Stories ,Vegan 12 Comments

  With the amount of travel Cody and I choose to do, there is no getting away from seeing how poorly animals are treated around the world. We’ve seen baby elephants get kicked in Thailand, yelled

Forever MicroRanch Sanctuary

Posted by • September 20, 2015 • Canada ,Featured ,Responsible Travel ,Vegan 4 Comments

  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

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 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

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

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

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

Our Top 5 Vegan Restaurants in Tokyo

Posted by • January 31, 2015 • Featured ,Japan ,Responsible Travel ,Stories ,Vegan 30 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

Eating Vegan in Georgia

Posted by • November 2, 2014 • Georgia ,Responsible Travel ,Stories ,Vegan 25 Comments

  When one thinks of Georgia, they think peaches, the deep South, and the Braves. But there is another Georgia that we’ve recently discovered, and it is pretty vegan friendly. Georgia is a country in the Caucasus

Volunteering in Bhutan with HSI

  We were invited by our good friend Antoinette Bradley- the Bhutan manager for HSI, as volunteers to contribute to Humane Society International’s National Dog Population Management and Rabies Control Programme in Bhutan.   A collaboration