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What to do in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Posted by • November 13, 2017 • Ethiopia ,Stories ,Vegan Travel Add Comment

Diverse. Diverse is a word that comes to mind when thinking of Ethiopia. Its international image of famine and dry desert is far from this authentic and varied country. Its complex culture, and long ties to Christianity,

The Golden Temple- Where Everyone is Welcome

Posted by • October 22, 2017 • India ,Stories ,Vegan Travel Add Comment

First I would like to begin with the values of Sikhism. Sikhs must believe in equality. No discrimination is allowed on the basis of creed, gender, race, caste, status, colour, education, etc. The principles of brotherhood

Volunteering at Animal Aid Unlimited

  A few years ago I stumbled upon several videos of severely injured animals being rescued by local heroes in India. Some of the videos were very graphic, and every single one was incredibly touching. It

Essential Tips for Vegan Travellers to Koh Samui

Posted by • October 16, 2017 • Stories ,Thailand Add Comment

Koh Samui is famous for Thai cuisine making most vegans wonder if they can get a decent meal during their holiday. Luckily not every dish has seafood and it’s not as difficult as you

Vegan Guide to Prague, Czech Republic

  I had always thought of Czech as a meat and potato heavy country, and while this still holds true, the abundance of vegan and vegan friendly restaurants in Prague really excited and surprised us. We

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 6 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