Stories - Mindful Wanderlust

Spending the Day at Chernobyl

Posted by • September 14, 2017 • Stories ,Ukraine ,Vegan Travel Add Comment

  The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that happened on April 26th, 1986 in Ukraine. Cody and I were familiar with the blast, but we were never quite aware of the magnitude of the

Our Vegan Guide to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Posted by • September 4, 2017 • Featured ,Stories ,Thailand ,Vegan ,Vegan Travel 4 Comments

Chiang Mai is a low rise city filled with ornate temples and canals. The pace of life is much slower than bustling Bangkok, but it has a charm all its own. In the last 20 years,

Getting Delhi Belly in India

Posted by • June 5, 2017 • India ,Stories ,Vegan Travel 2 Comments

  The joys of travelling. The new experiences, beach bumming, vibrant cultures, diversity, cheap hotels, and the food. Oh the food! But sometimes, it’s more like “ughhh the food”. Cody and I arrived in Delhi strong

Our time spent in Leh, Ladakh

Posted by • April 1, 2017 • Featured ,India ,Stories ,Vegan Travel 6 Comments

  Ladakh (“land of high passes”) is an autonomous region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is surrounded by the Himalayas, and is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and

Visiting with Palestinian Animal League

Posted by • October 3, 2016 • Featured ,Palestine ,Stories ,Vegan 2 Comments

Prior to arriving in the occupied territories of Palestine, I learned about PAL (Palestinian Animal League) through  personal research. PAL is an animal, and human rights organization located in Ramallah, that works to empower youth, and

Hanging out in Panama City

Posted by • June 15, 2016 • Featured ,Panama ,Stories 6 Comments

  We boarded our 11:45pm bus for Panama City, and prepared to hunker down for a 15 hour journey. I tend to whine every time we take a bus ride that exceeds 8 hours, but it’s

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

Our housesitting experience in Costa Rica

Posted by • May 17, 2016 • Costa Rica ,Featured ,Stories 6 Comments

  After 3 dry scorching hot weeks of sedentary living in San Juan Del Sur, we were just itching (more like sweating) to leave Nicaragua. Before our departure, I had secured a housesitting gig through TrustedHousesitters.com

Rest and Relaxation in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

Posted by • April 27, 2016 • Featured ,Nicaragua ,Stories 12 Comments

  There was a time when I thought I would never get tired of travelling. I don’t mean getting bored with discovering the world, I am talking about simply becoming warn out. Achy feet, low energy,

Eating Vegan in San Cristobal De La Casas

Posted by • April 2, 2016 • Featured ,Mexico ,Stories ,Vegan 7 Comments

Steeped in indiginous history and culture, San Cristobal De La Casas, Mexico is a town centered in the highlands of the Chiapas province. It is a charming town filled with bars, and cafes; lined with colourful

Making Chocolate at ChocoMuseo in Granada

Posted by • March 17, 2016 • Featured ,Nicaragua ,Stories ,Vegan 16 Comments

  When the Mayans discovered chocolate 2000 years ago, little did they know that it would later become a most coveted superfood worldwide. In Mayan society, all classes, rich and poor alike, were entitled to this

Hiking Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador

Posted by • March 7, 2016 • El Salvador ,Stories ,Travel Video 8 Comments

Cody and I awoke moments before our alarm was to go off and quickly jumped out of bed. We got dressed, had a quick breakfast, walked to the bus station just a couple of