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Think Vegan, Drink Vegan: Ethical Beverages With A Touch Of Fun

Think Vegan, Drink Vegan: Ethical Beverages With A Touch Of Fun

If you’ve been living the life of a vegan for a long time, you’ve probably experienced the turmoil which can come with choosing something like a drink. Restaurants, stores, and businesses have all started to work very hard to provide for people with these sorts of requirements, but will seldom consider the drinks which they provide. Of course, though, you want to live an entirely vegan life; not one which is just based around food. To help you out with this, this post will be helping you to find and choose your favorite vegan beverages, while adding a touch of fun to this part of your diet.

Travel Diary Days 66 - 69: Gili Air, Indonesia

Travel Diary Days 66 - 69: Gili Air, Indonesia

Gili Air Island in Indonesia is what this post is all about! We are just about finished with the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! Read about the island, what we did for fun, and where we stayed. This island is super small and kind of eerie!

The Vegan Option: Gili Air

The Vegan Option: Gili Air

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

The Vegan Option: Canggu

The Vegan Option: Canggu

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

Travel Diary Days 59 - 65: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Travel Diary Days 59 - 65: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

Travel Diary Days 52 - 58: Hội An & Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel Diary Days 52 - 58: Hội An & Hanoi, Vietnam

Hội An is a charming town on the central coast of Vietnam. Inside is the well-known "Ancient Town", a beautifully preserved trading port from the 15th to 19th century. The architecture and culture represent the various influences that have created the site, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town area is blocked off to motorists and can only be accessed via foot or bicycle. We rented bikes and rode around in the evening. There are beautiful canals that cut through the streets, and you can see distinct differences in certain areas between Japanese, French, Vietnamse & Chinese influences. There are bridges, soap houses, temples, colonial buildings, and color all around.

Travel Diary Days 44 - 51: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) & Vung Tau Beach, Vietnam

Travel Diary Days 44 - 51: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) & Vung Tau Beach, Vietnam

After our time in Cambodia, we headed to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam for 3 days & Vung Tau Beach for 4 days. We were very excited to see what Vietnam would be like, as we heard various things from travelers along the way (everyone has an opinion to share). I don't want to spoil the story, but overall, Vietnam was our favorite place that we visited! On the next Travel Diary, I'll talk about Hoi An, a charming ancient town that we adored & Hanoi.

This Travel Diary focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, which is still often referred to as Saigon - especially by the locals that we talked to.

I cover about the southern beach town of Vung Tau, which is interesting in it's own way. It was definitely a rich cultural experience. I am confident we will visit Vietnam again and spend more time there exploring.

Travel Diary Days 41 - 43: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Temple Photo Gallery)

Travel Diary Days 41 - 43: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Temple Photo Gallery)

The Temple Complex of Angkor Wat was built from the 6th to the 12th century (I also read 9th - 15th) and is steeped in history. There's far too much history to cover in this post, but there's plenty of information on-line about the rich and tumultuous history of the Khmer people and of Cambodia. It's worth researching and visiting if you've never been (Cambodia, in general, and Angkor Wat, for sure). Angkor Wat is probably the most popular tourist destination in Cambodia, from what I gathered, but there's definitely plenty else to see and enjoy. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cambodia. 

Travel Diary Days 21 - 25: Koh Samui, Thailand & Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Travel Diary Days 21 - 25: Koh Samui, Thailand & Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hey there! We spent a fabulous 5 days on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand. After that, we flew from Koh Samui to Bangkok and then to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to get ready for our next adventure! Before I get too ahead of myself, let's check out some of the Koh Samui highlights!

Travel Diary Days 12 - 20: Koh Phangan, Thailand

Travel Diary Days 12 - 20: Koh Phangan, Thailand

We spent a lovely couple of weeks on the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. We were able to recover from the rush of island hopping. We went to the Full Moon Party (I covered the party on my blog and talked about the intense trash problem, so if you missed that, make sure to check it out and sign my petition to the Thailand government to deal with this issue!). My parents joined us for a period of time. I celebrated my 29th birthday. We enjoyed a few different vegan restaurants. I did some yoga. Pete and I experienced an amazing Theta healing session. That's how we spent our time on the island in a nutshell! Now let's get into some details.

Travel Diary Days 1 & 2: Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Diary Days 1 & 2: Bangkok, Thailand

We arrived late to The Yard Hostel at 3 am (or really early, depending on how you look at it). Pete (the hubs) and I hit the sack, both extremely jet lagged yet anxious and wired! We woke around 8:30 and headed down for breakfast and lots of coffee. 

Crossroads Kitchen: High-End Vegan Dining on Melrose

Crossroads Kitchen: High-End Vegan Dining on Melrose

It's a treat to retreat to the Mecca of vegan deliciousness - Los Angeles - every month or so to enjoy a favorite restaurant. Crossroads Kitchen is one such favorite. It's on Melrose Ave. and was created by Chef Tal Ronnen. VegNews awarded Crossroads the 2013 Vegan Restaurant of the Year and it's been showered in accolades ever since. Crossroads is fancy fine-dining, fit for the fanciest of patrons (we've seen a handful of celebs there), and features food that's guaranteed to delight vegans and non-vegans alike (or pre-vegans, as I refer to them).