Being Vegan in Northern New Mexico

I found myself not knowing where to look. The scenery was nothing short of breathtaking in every direction and so my eyes darted from here to there and I marveled in the natural beauty. The hike up to Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico turned out to be one of my most […]

Read More…

Participating in the Women’s March on Washington

Our chartered yellow school bus drove under the sign that read “Greenbelt Metro Lot Full” and I said to my friend quietly, “wow, really?” in disbelief. I could hear other women saying, “I’ve never seen that lot full” and “It can’t already be full so early in the morning”. But as we passed the very full parking […]

Read More…

Day Trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan

The beautiful views of green farm land became difficult to see when the sky suddenly became dark, very dark, perhaps even darker than we had ever experienced before. Before we knew it the sky opened up and dumped LOTS of water on our car in the fast lane of the Highway 94. Little did we know […]

Read More…
Chicago Awesome City - Featured

Why Chicago is an Awesome City

I used to frequent the mid-west city of Chicago in my 20s but on this trip I felt like I was seeing the great metropolis for the first time. Since my last visit, I had traveled to many new places and so now Chicago’s bridges reminded me of Dublin’s bridges over Liffey River and the […]

Read More…

Standing Up Against Westboro Baptist Church in Orlando

As I took the exit to I-4, I began reflecting on why I was going to Orlando in the first place. When the news of the Pulse nightclub shooting broke, I was in a wifi-less cottage in the woods next to a lake in Ontario, Canada. When I eventually got online the internet lit up […]

Read More…
Free Things in San Francisco - Featured

My Favorite Free Things to Do in San Francisco

I became very excited when our plane finally touched down in San Francisco, a city I hadn’t visited in over 15 years but had frequented in my 20s. Memories of climbing Coit Tower, driving on Lombard Street, visiting Golden Gate National Park, touring Alcatraz, exploring Fisherman’s Wharf and attending the latest opera came flashing back like […]

Read More…

Apple Tasting in Dummerston, Vermont

As Izekiel Goodband spoke about various varieties of heirloom apples in a tightly packed room full of people eager for apple knowledge and apple tasting, I couldn’t help but compare this event to wine tasting at say a Napa Valley vineyard. An understanding of (or the lack thereof) a specialized vocabulary very quickly set apart those in the […]

Read More…

We’ve been to Hell and back!

We piled into the car and could already feel that this was going to be a hot day. My Grammie insisted on sitting in the backseat despite our numerous offers to sit up in front. She claimed she “wanted to sleep” in the back so we eventually gave in. Once we were all buckled in and […]

Read More…

The Lunch Room – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Located right next to Ann Arbor’s Farmer’s Market at 407 N. 5th Ave, The Lunch Room offers creative vegan meals suitable for a wide variety of tastes. And if you’re looking for something sweet be sure to try at least one of their amazing desserts! Atmosphere We visited The Lunch Room on a Saturday at lunch […]

Read More…

Detroit Vegan Soul

Located at 8029 Agnes Street in Michigan’s largest city, Detroit Vegan Soul serves up vegan comfort food that will indeed fill your soul! I grew up in Baltimore where soul food was all around me, but I was never able to try it because the dishes always seemed to have some sort of pork or lard […]

Read More…

Around the Rim: Exploring Crater Lake

Crater Lake was the very first item on our Oregon bucket list. To prepare for our visit, we looked up everything we could about it: how it was formed by the volcanic eruption and subsequent collapse of Mount Mazama, how it is the deepest lake in the United States and how the evaporated water is […]

Read More…
Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro Portland - Featured

Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro – Portland, Oregon

Located inside the Bethany Village Centre at 4888 NW Bethany Blvd in Portland, Oregon, Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro serves up Asian-inspired dishes infused with compassion and kindness. Working at this eatery is more than just a job for the staff members, who all lead a vegan life and follow the Buddhist teachings of Supreme Master Ching Hai. […]

Read More…
Free Things Boston - Harbor

Free Things To Do in Boston

Boston, a city rife with historical significance, is one of the most expensive cities in the US. High living costs often lead to overpriced hotels, expensive parking lots, such as the one under Boston Commons at a staggering $8 each 30 minutes, and costly tours. If you are looking to reduce entertainment costs while visiting this wondrous city […]

Read More…
Sushi Love Vegan - Featured

Sushi Love – Vegan Food Truck in Portland, Oregon

Located at 2623 SE Belmont Street in Portland, Oregon, Sushi Love Food Truck serves up delicious cruelty-free sushi in a casual setting. Whether for a small bite or a full meal, Sushi Love will satisfy your sushi craving. Atmosphere Sushi Love is a freshly-painted bright green food truck with tables and chairs in front where hungry customers can […]

Read More…

My Thai Vegan Cafe – Boston, USA

My Thai Vegan Cafe, located at 3 Beach Street in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown, serves a variety of vegan Thai dishes that were not unlike some of the meals we enjoyed when we lived in Thailand. This restaurant occupies the second floor and it is well worth the climb. Atmosphere The dining room features […]

Read More…