The Gasparilla Pirate Festival – Tampa, Florida

Gasparilla Pirate Festival - Tampa Bay - Featured

The Gasparilla Pirate Festival has been somewhat of an institution in Tampa Bay for the past 100 years, and it’s definitely an exciting event if you find yourself in the area in late January or early February. Today, although there are numerous events during Gasparilla, such as separate celebrations for the …

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Essential Items Packing List - Featured

Top Five Things on our Packing List

The frequently on-the-move lifestyle of the backpacker dictates bringing only the bare minimum as to avoid schlepping copious amounts around the world. …

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2014 Year in Review - Featured

Year in Review: 2014

What a year! 2014 was a year of amazing travel including to three new countries and major changes such as relocating across …

Water Activities in Florida - Featured

Our Favorite Water Activities in Florida

The Sunshine State, being a peninsula, not surprisingly offers a plethora of recreational activities on or in the water from boating to canoeing to snorkeling. There …

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Vegan in Finland - Featured

Vegan in Finland by Jenni Pasanen

Editor’s Note: We met Jenni at Juicy 4 You vegetarian restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Not only has Jenni been a vegan for over …

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Pilgrim Rock - Featured

Revisiting the Pilgrims

In the interest of making sense of my trip to Plymouth Rock, learning more of the origins of Thanksgiving as well as exploring …

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Elephant Poo Paper - Featured

Turning Poo Into Paper

While in the village of Ta Klang in Thailand’s Surin Province, I came across a paper-making factory that taught me how to …

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Toronto Skyline

Being Vegan in Toronto

We had lived in Toronto for over five years as vegetarians and had no trouble finding ingredients to cook at home or …

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival - Featured

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

To the unprepared visitor arriving to Phuket during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar might be a bit jarring. With fire …

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Vegan in Taipei - Featured

Being Vegan in Taipei

I was delightfully surprised at how easy it was to be a vegan in Taipei. From street food options to a full-fledged …

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A Dog's Life in Chiang Mai

A Dog’s Life in Chiang Mai

Of course, stray dogs live a tough life regardless of what streets they roam in their corners of the world. However, it …