VegFest in Tampa 2016

We recently attended VegFest in Tampa. It was the 7th year of this event and it was packed with people and vegan food booths and exhibits. There were speakers and entertainment.   Tampa VegFest is put on by Florida Voices for Animals. It takes place at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in downtown Tampa. The park is … Read more

Vegan Themed T-Shirts, Totes and Baby Onesies

Who doesn’t want to buy a t-shirt with a vegan theme on it? Or maybe you want a tote or baby onesie? Well, for those of you longing for vegan themed clothes, Octavine Swanson created a line just for you. It is called HealthyRawCoolness and you can purchase various designs from www.skreened.com/healthyrawcoolness.   Here are … Read more

5 Countries Alex Wants to Visit

Varadero Beach in Cuba

  Alex recently made a video about 5 countries he wants to visit. As a traveler, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where to go, as the world is so vast. Alex wants to go just about anywhere, but here’s an expanded version of his Top 5 countries (in no particular order):   1. Cuba Cuba … Read more

Black Sapote: Tropical Delight

Black Sapote

Black Sapote (or Zapote Negro in Spanish) is a lovely tropical fruit. It is grown throughout different tropical regions and native to Eastern Mexico (and the Caribbean, etc.).   What does a ripe Black Sapote taste like? It’s subtly sweet with a thick, pudding like texture. That’s why it’s also called chocolate pudding fruit! While … Read more

Zihuatanejo Produce Prices

Coconut

Zihuatanejo has an incredible produce market. While we look the other way when we see fish and meat, the market is still a great place for vegans. Located in downtown (also called Centro), the market is open daily and full of good produce. Zihuatanejo produce prices are low, especially compared to the United States.   … Read more

Sapodilla Woman

Zihua Sapodilla Woman

Scoping out the market in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, we found a great sapodilla source. This happened as we roamed through all the markets in Centro, downtown Zihua. There are loads of shops and stalls with bountiful fruit flowing from the bins. The colors of bananas, tomatoes and papayas capture our eyes as we hurry past. We … Read more

Vegan Travelers: Eat Seasonally & Save Money

scene in portugal / island of madeira / funchal / mercado dos lavradores

    Eating seasonally will empower you as a vegan traveler. What does it mean to eat seasonally? Well, eating seasonally means that you eat whatever the local area is producing. If you’re in Hawaii you’d eat more apple bananas (a different banana cultivar) and papayas, indulge in figs and hazelnuts in Turkey, and rice … Read more