Vegan Gastronomy Tour – Ireland & England

Last summer I went on a trip to Ireland and England and visited many locations where it’s not easy to find vegan food. It was particularly difficult to find anything to eat during the many long bus rides between towns when our only stop was usually a gas station “convenience store” or possibly a small town where there were maybe two restaurants. On those occasions, I either didn’t eat or ate if I found fruit. I would often scour the store for something vegan – sometimes... Read More

Vegan Camping

Last year Lydia and I decided to buy a chalet-style pop-up camper, so we could travel, hike, bike, and not have to worry about finding somewhere to eat, no matter where we were. If we find vegan food at local restaurants, that’s great; if not, we cook our own. We could probably have put together a more simplified set-up for our tent, but we’re getting old and want a little more comfort while still kinda roughing it. We bring with us a combination of prepared and unprepared... Read More

We too went to Portland!

It seems everybody has been busy writing about Vida Vegan for the past couple of weeks. At this point, there’s very little left unsaid about the convention itself, I think, so I’m mostly going to just talk about our trip to Portland (there will be a Gastronomy Trip follow-up soon and possibly a separate restaurant review or two. Stay tuned). So, Portland. Here’s a summary: [box title=”Portland at a glance” color=”#e0361b”] Pros: Vegan... Read More

Vegan Gatronomy Trip: London, UK

The day I received an email from my husband telling me we were going to London, I immediately got excited for another gastronomy trip. I’m so fortunate to have so many food options where I live (and some great restaurants, too) that I wondered if the United Kingdom would offer those same alternatives. I found a great web site, Vegan London, and started looking for ideas. My goal was to try to find some great restaurants but to also try to stay close to our hotels (we stayed... Read More

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