TAZA Chocolate Factory Tour

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Taza Chocolate Factory Tour - Featured

Led by our GPS, we turn down a street that we believe had no business making chocolate. This industrial area of Somerville, with active construction zones, doesn’t match the idea in my head of what a chocolate factory should look like. But, we continue through our trepidation. The GPS exclaims …

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Caves of the World - Featured

Our Favorite Cave Experiences

There is something alluring about caves. Whether a cave experience is with a guided tour or a solo adventure with a head …

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People of Nepal - Featured

The People of Nepal

On April 25th, 2015 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit Nepal causing more than 7000 deaths and an immeasurable amount of …

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Finding Shifen Falls - Taiwan - Featured

Finding Shifen Falls

When looking up things to do in Taiwan, I came across Shifen Falls just outside the capital city of Taipei. What struck me as …

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Best Hotel Room Ever - Featured

The Best Hotel Room Ever

I’ve slept in all sorts of accommodations all around the world from 5-star hotels in Morocco and Peru to a home stay with a …

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Essential Items Packing List - Featured

Top Five Things on our Packing List

The frequently on-the-move lifestyle of the backpacker dictates bringing only the bare minimum as to avoid schlepping copious amounts around the world. …

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2014 Year in Review - Featured

Year in Review: 2014

What a year! 2014 was a year of amazing travel including to three new countries and major changes such as relocating across …

Water Activities in Florida - Featured

Our Favorite Water Activities in Florida

The Sunshine State, being a peninsula, not surprisingly offers a plethora of recreational activities on or in the water from boating to canoeing to snorkeling. There …

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Vegan in Finland - Featured

Vegan in Finland by Jenni Pasanen

Editor’s Note: We met Jenni at Juicy 4 You vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Not only has Jenni been a vegan for over …

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Pilgrim Rock - Featured

Revisiting the Pilgrims

In the interest of making sense of my trip to Plymouth Rock, learning more of the origins of Thanksgiving as well as exploring …

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Elephant Poo Paper - Featured

Turning Poo Into Paper

While in the village of Ta Klang in Thailand’s Surin Province, I came across a paper-making factory that taught me how to …

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Toronto Skyline

Being Vegan in Toronto

We had lived in Toronto for over five years as vegetarians and had no trouble finding ingredients to cook at home or …

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival - Featured

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

To the unprepared visitor arriving to Phuket during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar might be a bit jarring. With fire …