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Lifestyle Mussomeli Sicily

Napa Valley Vegan to Open a Vegan Cafe & Bakery in Sicily!

The past year has been yet another amazing rollercoaster of ups and downs and experiences I will never forget. Since the long move from Northern California to Berlin, Germany, Steve and I have had the privilege of traveling throughout Europe and visiting some beautiful cities. We have been embracing the moment and stockpiling our memories […]

California Food Napa United States

Enjoying The Grill at Meadowood’s Vegan Offerings

The name Meadowood is said with a kind of reverence in Napa, a place to aspire to dine at, and no doubt it is a Nirvana nestled in pine trees. The location is absolutely heavenly, private, secluded, heavily wooded with a winding road leading up to my lunch spot, The Grill. I was seated at […]

Barcelona Food Lifestyle Spain

27 Reasons Vila de Gràcia is Barcelona’s Best Vegan Barrio

Charming Vila de Gràcia begins just as Passeig de Gràcia’s designer shopping frenzy ends. Within moments of crossing Avinguda Diagonal, the tourists melt away, your pace slows down and you are quickly surrounded by Gràcia’s old-world charm. The narrow streets are lined with eclectic shops and cozy Plaças that are filled with locals and fellow […]

Activities Food

The Napa Valley Vegan Dining Guide Is Now Available on Amazon

I have worked over the past 5½ years building this fantastic list of vegan-friendly dining throughout Napa Valley. It started off as a concise list but the growth over the last several years has been incredible. Napa Valley is still behind compared to other comparably sized cities, but the shift has finally begun. There is […]

Berlin Food Germany

Nestlé Debuts The Vegan Incredible Burger at Berlin’s International Green Week

The long-running International Green Week (IGW) begins on Thursday, January 18th and runs through Tuesday, January 29th here in Berlin. Founded in 1926, this huge international exhibition of food, beverages, agriculture, gardening, and animal exploitation is being shared with consumers, trade visitors and journalists for the 84th time. Over 1,700 Exhibitors featuring 100,000 products will […]

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Napa Valley Vegan Travels Coast to Coast – Colorado

I have a lot of fond memories from my years in Colorado. I moved from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Boulder, Colorado about 22 years ago with a really wonderful guy, Keith. He had recently graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk and we decided it was time to explore a new part of the country. We […]

Arizona Food Sedona

Napa Valley Vegan Travels Coast To Coast – Arizona Part 3

I want to offer a huge thanks to ChocolaTree Organic Eatery & Marketplace. They welcomed us with open, loving arms and made Steve and I feel like family! The whole team was amazing and Rebecca Magick took great care of us while we were there. Though the meals were provided to us free of charge in exchange for a […]

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Violet’s Review Of Flagstaff’s Best Western Pony Soldier Inn & Suites!

When Mom said we were stopping in Flagstaff, Arizona for a couple nights I was really excited. I had heard that they have some pretty sweet people-friendly patios that I could take Mom & Dad to and they wouldn’t even have to be on leash. But then when she told me that we were staying […]