Princes’ Islands, Istanbul 3/13

Today, my friend Chris and I took the ferry from the Europe side of Istanbul (Karaköy) to the Asian Side (Kadikoy). I saw people on the upper deck with me feeding the seagulls simit (a Turkish sesame seed bagel type snack) and it was hilarious and happy-making (though I can’t vouch for the health ofContinue reading “Princes’ Islands, Istanbul 3/13”

Vegan Eats + Drinks on Hvar Island, Croatia

I’m not a picky travel eater. As a lifelong vegetarian and vegan for most of my 20’s and 30’s, I’m also a natural carbatarian. Give me pasta, pizza, french fries or a white wine spritzer and I’ll be just fine anywhere in the world. Croatia in general has been a pleasant and tasty surprise inContinue reading “Vegan Eats + Drinks on Hvar Island, Croatia”

Traveling to Croatia During Covid-19

Taking an international flight during a global pandemic might seem intimidating or unsafe, but it actually felt quite normalizing to travel again during these strange times, and felt perfectly safe. That first moment of lift-off from Portland felt magical. For my fellow travel-lovers, you know. Trying to describe the feeling: You know how when you’reContinue reading “Traveling to Croatia During Covid-19”

Vegan Travel: Budapest

From goulash to stew to stroganoff, traditional Hungarian fare is typically meat and dairy-centric, but vegan travelers visiting Budapest will find a surprising number of satisfying and affordable meals. Budapest, often called the Paris of the East, is a city rich in culture, history and nightlife. The majestic Danube River splits the city into twoContinue reading “Vegan Travel: Budapest”