Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas out of Galveston, TX

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Recently I experienced the 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise out of Galveston. Stayed in a room with a balcony, which I highly recommend. I’ve always stayed in interior rooms, but really enjoyed the balcony and…

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The 33rd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival | August 15 – 19, 2014

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Each year in Telluride, Colorado there are many festivals to attend. In August they host the Telluride Mushroom Festival. Last year’s Mushroom Festival focused on the use of fungi as medicine for the environment…

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VegFest 2013

From Rene Ratliff –

VegFest 2013 – Vegan Tastefest and Expo April 21
Presented by VegMichigan, VegFest features notable local and national speakers, including A trailblazing female in the world of stand-up comedy Carol Leifer; NBA champ John Salley; Author, Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Neal Barnard, M.D.; World-renowned ultramarathon champion and former 24-hour American record holder
(165.7 miles—6 ½ marathons in one day) Scott Jurek; Author, artist and activist Ruby Roth and others on the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet.

Ann Arbor Veg Week April 22 – 28
Ann Arbor’s first ever Veg Week is planned for April 22-28, 2013, an initiative of VegMichigan, the state’s largest, nonprofit vegetarian organization. This nationwide event, when thousands of people come together to learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet is coming to Ann Arbor. Individuals pledge to eat only vegan or vegetarian foods for one week to improve their health, reduce their impact on the environment, and save the lives of animals. There are many exciting events planned in Ann Arbor, including a Kickoff Event with Mayor John Heiftje and NBA Star and former Detroit Piston John Salley. Other events include a film screening, expert talks, grocery store tours, a vegan potluck and mo

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Las Vegas: Vegans, get ready for a feast

Reporting from Las Vegas ——

There’s only a one-letter difference between “Vegas” and “vegan,” but until recently the two could not have been further apart. For years, the best herbivore option in Sin City has been a nondescript shop on Spring Mountain Road called Ronald’s Donuts that sells vegan doughnuts.

Imagine my excitement when all 150 pounds of me read that Steve Wynn, the man behind the Encore and Wynn resorts, had gone vegan and mandated that the restaurants at these hotels have vegan menus, although I assumed that meant boring salads with pre-packaged carrot sticks, soggy tofu and absolutely no nutritional value.

Wrong.

Vegan chef Tal Ronnen, with whom Wynn collaborated to create the menus, said he’s seeing a change in attitude toward vegan dining not only in Las Vegas but in the rest of the country as well.

“I think it’s slowly changing,” Ronnen said. “In North America, the word ‘protein’ is almost always synonymous with ‘meat’ and vice versa. But chefs I’ve spoken to across the U.S. are getting more requests for vegan items. [In Las Vegas] we’ve heard that most of the big properties have started offering vegan menus.”

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10 great places where vegetarians don’t sacrifice flavor

Resolving to eat healthy doesn’t mean having to give up on taste, says BrianClement, co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Fla., a health center and spa for the raw vegan lifestyle. “These are real restaurants and real people would like them. They’re not tofu and rice joints.” He shares some favorite spots serving raw vegan (uncooked, plant-based) dishes or vegetarian food with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.

 

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Top eco-friendly getaways

Eco-tourism doesn’t mean compost toilets with brown toilet paper, vegan-only fair and straw huts.  Resorts and hotels are increasingly employing sustainable tourism practices and using local resources responsibility, while offering great service and luxury. Check out these top resorts are are going green in style.

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Las Vegas: Vegans, get ready for a feast

Reporting from Las Vegas ——

There’s only a one-letter difference between “Vegas” and “vegan,” but until recently the two could not have been further apart. For years, the best herbivore option in Sin City has been a nondescript shop on Spring Mountain Road called Ronald’s Donuts that sells vegan doughnuts.

Imagine my excitement when all 150 pounds of me read that Steve Wynn, the man behind the Encore and Wynn resorts, had gone vegan and mandated that the restaurants at these hotels have vegan menus, although I assumed that meant boring salads with pre-packaged carrot sticks, soggy tofu and absolutely no nutritional value.

Wrong.

Vegan chef Tal Ronnen, with whom Wynn collaborated to create the menus, said he’s seeing a change in attitude toward vegan dining not only in Las Vegas but in the rest of the country as well.

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Mexican Vegan Street Food Pop-up Party

Fat Gay Vegan

This is happening….

 

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Making Vegan A New Normal

IT was a warm California evening in the city of West Hollywood, and Kathy Freston was sipping a martini.

“Just because you’re a vegan doesn’t mean you don’t want to have fun,” she said, sitting in a booth at a restaurant called Craig’s. “I’m a decadent gal. I want to drink. I want to feel full at the end of a meal. I just don’t want it to have any animals in it, for a variety of reasons.”

Tall, slim and golden-tressed enough to be mistaken for a movie star, Ms. Freston is the author of books like “Quantum Wellness” and “The Lean,” and a high-profile advocate for veganism. She strives to consume nothing that can be traced back to sentient creatures: no meat, no eggs, no dairy.

But chilled vodka with extra olives? No problem. Nor did she have any qualms about eating from a menu that includes an 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak.

Craig’s, hatched last year by Craig Susser, an alumnus of Dan Tana’s, the age-defying hangout on Santa Monica Boulevard, is not a vegan restaurant. It represents a new culinary wave that can be felt all over Southern California, that reliable ripple-generator of so many national trends: the omnivore’s restaurant that courts vegans and vegetarians (particularly the glamorous and powerful ones who are a crucial engine of the dining economy here) by preparing meatless dishes that surpass the droopy steamed-vegetable platters of yore.

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HGS Menu September 2012

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