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

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

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

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

Feels Like Vacation at Veg-N-Out

Want to eat in a relaxing setting that makes you feel like you are on vacation — with reggae playing, inspirational quotes on the walls, and the beach only a 15-minute drive? Head to Veg-N-Out in San Diego’s North Park, with indoor/outdoor seating  and friendly staff. They are known for their hearty veggie burgers that […]

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Vegetarian Travel Easier Thanks to Hare Krishna

“Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare . . .” is the  chant you may remember from the rock musical and movie “Hair” or from the groups of people marching around certain cities at night. The Hare Krishna movement, also known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), is an international devotion with […]

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Adventures in Uganda – Vegetarian Travel

Uganda is a lovely country of friendly people, a huge concentration of primates and colorful birds, beautiful mountains, and the Nile River. Vegetarians exploring Uganda have various options, but vegans need some creativity. Kampala, the capital city, is vibrant and makes a good place to fuel up on veggie fare. Indian, Greek, Italian and other […]

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Vegetarian Travel in Uganda

I am still jetlagged since returning from lovely Uganda two days ago, but I wanted to share my experiences with vegetarian travel in Uganda. If being a vegetarian, and even more so vegan, is uncommon in the U.S., it was even rarer in Uganda. Someone who had spent a lot of time in Uganda said […]

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

I Dreamed of Africa – Vegetarian Travel Gets Wild

Finally chasing my dream of many years, I am taking my first trip to Africa next week. My heart has long felt a connection to the region and the people. To explore a continent filled with many countries (about 50, the counts I have seen vary) it could take years. In three weeks I will […]

Sunday, July 25th, 2010