Back to the Desert

As much as I love the beach, it’s always nice to get a change of pace and see desert colors and landscapes. So we headed to Arizona for a few nights and even found some veggie-friendly sites that brought a smile when in Scottsdale and Phoenix. It was predictably hot but a lovely place to […]

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Puerto Vallarta – Healthy Options by the Sea

Puerto Vallarta may have been crowded at Christmas, but my boyfriend and I had a great time walking along the vibrant malecon, exploring nearby beaches by bus, and cafe-hopping. This was my first Puerto Vallarta vacation, but I have been to Mexico several times, slowly discovering more of the beauty and inexpensive travel not far […]

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Knockout Kauai

Having returned from a recent visit to Kauai, Hawaii, I am happy to share some news on the island’s healthy food scene. As always, my favorite on the island is Postcards Cafe (visit the Facebook page), where I feast on “El Sombrero,” fresh organic green salads, and the famous chocolate silk pie, pictured. Did I […]

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Marveling at Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato

Venturing through Mexico is definitely doable, though it takes research and resourcefulness, especially as a vegan. Efforts are needed to avoid lard, chicken stock, and other animal ingredients while also dodging stomach issues that may arise from local unbottled water or produce that has not been cooked or disinfected. Speaking Spanish helps with asking wait […]

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The Yucatan Peninsula: Caribbean and Colonial Charm

By Paige Newman, written for VegDining.com A week in Mexico’s delightful Yucatan Peninsula ended all too soon. I loved the clear Caribbean Sea and the small beach towns, and we lucked out with finding restaurants with healthy options. Merida was our first cherished locale – a gorgeous, tranquil colonial city. The walkable plazas were vibrant […]

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Yummy Yucatan

A week in the wonderful Yucatan ended all too soon. I loved the clear Caribbean sea, the small beach towns, and hearing Spanish spoken everywhere. We also lucked out with great hotels and natural foods finds. As always, I looked to Happy Cow for some veggie options. Merida was a favorite trip spot – a […]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Kauai Veggie Options Expand

I have been a lucky frequent visitor of the gorgeous garden island of Kauai, Hawaii and just returned from another tropical relaxation-fest. Eating well is always an enjoyable part of a vacation. Bragging about Postcards Cafe, which my parents own, is second nature. I truly love the food and cozy atmosphere for dinners in Hanalei. […]

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Fondue for Two in San Francisco

I am grateful for every visit to San Francisco. Though it’s chilly, the veggie-friendly restaurants, beautiful historic buildings and artistic vibe bring happiness to many! And what other city boasts an organic cafe and a yoga room in the airport? SFO (the airport) is home to The Plant (which has other Bay area locations as […]

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Southwest Surprises

I am just back from a weeklong vacation in the amazing Southwest U.S., which included some old favorites: Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Finding vegan (let alone vegetarian) food in some of these remote desert areas and small towns was challenging as sometimes happens when traveling, but grocery stores had […]

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

San Francisco Charms – Updated

San Francisco not only teases the senses with colorful Victorian homes, amazing bay views, and abundant arts and culture, but is a vegetarian travel haven. One  highlight is being treated to dinner at the classic gourmet Millennium Restaurant. It seems the best way to experience Millennium’s many offerings is by sharing several items with your […]

Monday, November 14th, 2011