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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 began to research 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

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

Posted by • June 7, 2015 • Featured ,Portugal ,Stories ,Vegan 26 Comments

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

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 Favourite Places to Eat in Kyoto

Posted by • March 3, 2015 • Featured ,Japan ,Stories ,Vegan 17 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

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

HeartCoeur Cruelty Free Gift Guide and Giveaway

Posted by • November 12, 2014 • Canada ,Featured ,Stories ,Vegan 8 Comments

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year-for those of us who love the holidays that is. Living in Canada pretty much guarantees a white Christmas; the blankets of snow sparkle outside in silence as

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

Toronto Veg Food Fest

Posted by • September 8, 2014 • Canada ,Featured ,Stories ,Vegan 8 Comments

  Last year this time we were travelling Laos and missing all of the incredible food at Toronto’s Veg Food Fest; the largest Veg Food Fest in North America.   This year we made sure to attend

The Truth About Elephant Tourism

Posted by • February 27, 2014 • Featured ,Responsible Travel ,Stories ,Thailand ,Vegan 88 Comments

  Only a few days into our week at Elephant Nature Park, Cody and I were chosen amongst a few other volunteers to care for a newborn baby elephant that had been abandoned by his mother. Because