I wish we could grow pineapples in Canada so I could eat fresh pineapple all day every day. I recently went on a trip with Tahiti Tourism to the amazing French Polynesian Island. While I was there I had fresh pineapple that tasted like nothing I've ever had before. So to bring a little piece of Tahiti to Canada I created this grilled pineapple salsa.
When you live in a country where it is winter 8 months out of the year and then snows in the middle of July, going on a trip to somewhere warm and tropical is such a treat. I recently got invited by Tahiti Tourism to go on a cultural and culinary adventure and to say it was amazing is a huge understatement. Below is a quick travel guide with friends in mind as well as a taro root salad recipe inspired by a beautiful Tahitian woman spreading the plant-based philosophy.
The Big Apple, the city that never sleeps and apparently the vegan mecca for food! New York baby! I love New York. I find it so vibrant, full of culture, things to do, vegan places to eat, and the chaos, and bright lights make it so exciting. I feel so safe in New York, it's easy to travel around, and the list of benefits of this city seriously goes on and on.
I'm so excited to share with you my latest plant-based vacation with Andrew to Whistler and Vancouver recently!

I just want to say that it has been a long time coming for Canadians to get an airline that doesn't charge you an arm and a leg to fly within our own country. People always question us Canadians about why we don't travel within Canada more than we do, and it's because the flights across Canada can sometimes be the same cost as flying to another continent completely. That's why I'm so excited that Canada finally has a true ultra-cost airline - Swoop, making travel within our country, and beyond, more accessible to people.

I recently read an article over on Lee From America that inspired me to write something on a travellers worst nightmare - jet lag! I've experienced multiple times before, when hopping across different time zones, it's to be expected. However, what are some things you can do to help make it more tolerable? So when you arrive in a new and exciting destination you aren't stuck in bed? Lets talk about it... First off, what is jet lag exactly? Jet lag is a physiological condition that is caused by a disturbance in the body's circadian rhythm, which essentially is your internal clock that tells you when to be awake and when to be asleep. Usually jet lag occurs in people who have traveled across one or more time zones but can also affect people who do shift work or have an abnormal sleep pattern.
On my recent trip to London, England, I took a little side trip to Barcelona, Spain to visit my sister. I absolutely love Spain. The culture is so vibrant, the food is amazing and who can resist the beautiful Spanish language? While I was in Barca I ate at some fantastic vegan friendly restaurants like Flax and Kale (30 second walk from the below hotel), Brunch and Cake By The Sea, and The Green Spot. I also stayed at the incredible Yurbann Passage which was a gorgeous hotel with an incredible view (check out my photos) and it's where I had the best breakfast of the whole trip. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcegu2RBGOF/?taken-by=yurbban[/embed]
One of my favourite things to do is jet off from my cozy home in Calgary, Alberta to head out and explore a different destination. Whether it's somewhere I've never been before or a familiar place I'm returning back to, travel is definitely something I get jazzed about. Recently I headed to London, England to visit my boyfriend Andrew's family. For those that didn't know, London is where he is from and where his family lives. About 8.7 million people live in London and it is famously known to be one of the most expensive places to travel. Given the high price tag that comes along with traveling to this beautiful city, it can be hard to find hotels and restaurants that cater to plant-based eaters. So I set out on a mission to find just that so I can come back and share with you all the great places I found, stayed and ate at to make your trip planning to London easier. The best part? All of these places are really affordable and close to a tube station!

Hey guys, a young woman is embarking on a journey and she needs our help! Here is her really amazing story!

Hello, my name is Sydney!!

I am a regular 17 year old girl who has a driving passion to help those in need. I am in my final year of high school and am looking to use this trip as a life changing experience that will hopefully further inspire me to conquer my goal of becoming a nurse. I believe every person is entitled to a good quality of life and I fully plan on helping as many individuals as I can while in Kenya. I have been saving for 3 years for this volunteer trip  to help communities in need.