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World Vegan Day

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In honor of World Vegan Day, I wanted to give a shout out to my favorite veggie burger and sweet potato fries.  These bad boys were consumed at one of my favorite destinations...The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.  I have been to the Greenbrier numerous times, but my last visit was the first one as a vegan.  I am very familiar with all of their restaurants and was a little concerned that I would have a difficult time.  I am so happy to say that wasn't the case.  Every restaurant worked with me to provide an amazing meal.  Sometimes even fixing things that weren't on the menu so I could enjoy dinner in all the restaurants just like every one else.  I hope you all try to eat a more plant based diet for your health, the environment and especially the animals.  Happy World Vegan Day!

My adventure in St John | US Virgin Islands

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I've traveled to the Caribbean lots this year.  Starting off the new year in Puerto Rico (read about that here) and then heading to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, but my St. John trip was like no other.


To start things off, I rented a jeep that I had to drive on the wrong side of the road.  And as you can see above, St. John is very hilly with lots of sharp turns.  I felt like a teenager again, really focused every time I got behind the wheel.  Plus, I was so proud of myself, which isn't a feeling I usually have after parking my car.  ;)

Dinner on Holland America Cruise

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I'm always posting about the food I eat around the world.  However, since my last post, my eating habits have changed.  After doing some research and watching several films like Forks Over Knives and Cowspiracy, I became vegan several months ago.  This post by Lauren of Justin + Lauren is a great explanation of how I feel.  That being said, these pictures are from a cruise we took over a year ago, so the pictures do not reflect the way I eat now.


I was happy to see as I edited these photos that there are some vegan and vegetarian options.  Below are the appetizers we started with.

Pesto Heaven in Santa Margherita Ligure | Italy

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I love pesto!  So when I heard that Santa Margherita Ligure was known for some of the best pesto in Italy, I had to have it.



This church was one of the many things my family saw as I dragged them all over the city to find the best restaurant.  We were enjoying all the sights, but we were getting really hungry.  The market below was very tempting.

New Year in Puerto Rico

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2015 was one of the most challenging years of my life.  So I decided to start 2016 off with a last minute family trip to Puerto Rico...and I'm glad I did.  What a great way to kick off a brand new year!



We knew we wanted a warm destination, but with our passports expiring in the spring, our choices were limited.  Make sure you check passport regulations for the country you want to visit.  For example, to travel to Mexico, your passport can't be expiring within six months of your trip.  But to travel to the Bahamas, you can go anytime up until your passport expires.  And Puerto Rico is best of all (for US citizens), you don't even need a passport.
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