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Restaurant Highlight: Fancy Radish, Washington D.C.

The capital of the United States just got a whole lot fancier. This March, a new plant-based restaurant was opened on H street in Washington, DC by the name of Fancy Radish. The owners, Kate and Rich, also own and operate Vedge in Philadelphia, an incredibly successful plant-based restaurant that is reshaping the public’s view of what vegan food looks and tastes like. I was filming with Chocolate Covered Katie…

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Restaurant Highlight: The Laguna Lodge, Lake Atitlan

While traveling through Guatemala I kept hearing people talk about the magic of Lake Atitlan. They said that it was a mystical lake with towns scattered around the shoreline, each offering a significantly different scene to behold. I started looking into making the long trek out there (six hours on buses from Antigua) and came across The Laguna Lodge. The Laguna Lodge was founded back in the 80’s by owners…

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Restaurant Highlight: Vaikuntha In Salta

While backpacking through South America, I wound up (aka got stuck) in northern Argentina for a few weeks, waiting for the snow to melt so that I could catch a bus into Bolivia. Argentina is known to be one of the meat capitals of the planet, but I was shown that change is quickly coming. Vaikuntha, a beautiful vegan restaurant in the Argentinian town of Salta is proof of that.…

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Restaurant Highlight: Floripa, Barcelona

Barcelona is, in a word, gorgeous. This diverse city offers everything from alta-montaña views to skinny Spanish-style streets. But most importantly, they’ve got a fast-growing vegan scene and some restaurants in town that are seriously pushing beyond the boundaries of vegan coolness. While filming for the documentary series, I was working with two different vegan organizations in Barcelona. I also met up with a friend I’d made while backpacking through…

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Restaurant Highlight: H2O Juice Bar And Vegan Cafe, Fuerteventura

The Canary Islands are a hot spot for European travelers during the winter, and for good reason. A quick flight from mainland Europe and you’ll go from cold and grey to sunny and smiling in just a few hours. I found myself on the island of Fuerteventura for a few weeks this winter, taking a short vacation from my long vacation on Tenerife. After an easy island hopper flight, I…

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Restaurant Highlight: Past & Future (Canary Islands)

If you’re looking to hit the waves in a beautiful island location, then look no further than the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands of Spain. A light breeze is present year round, keeping it cool in the summer and action-packed in the winter, with a barrage of kite surfers flooding the beaches every morning to show off their impressive acrobatic skills. However, watching (or partaking in) all of…

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Restaurant Highlight: Bar Bombon, Philadelphia

Ah, Philadelphia. How I miss you. Philly is one of those cities that you’ll never expect to be a fan of, and then you show up and realize that you’re at least a little bit in love with the place. There are wide-open lanes for bicycles, stunning parks, and a modern artistry scene that will shock you. Philly is a plethora of old meeting new. Oh, and there’s a handful…

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Cheesin’ Out In Cali – The Pizza Truck Story

The amount of vegan options that I found while traveling through Colombia always amazed me. Now, don’t expect to find more than a few vegan restaurants per city, but even the fact that there are that many was really impressive to me. While in Cali, I was traveling with a few friends and we wanted to go out for pizza. Knowing that veganized pizza is often a hit, I whipped…

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Checking Out The Rising Vegan Scene In Lima

Lima, Peru is gorgeous. Situated right by the ocean, you can find yourself in the bustling city center one minute and walking along sky high sea cliffs the next, observing hundreds of paragliders soaring above as they fly by, often a little bit too close for comfort. However, what I didn’t expect to find in downtown Lima was a hip vegan restaurant serving up some of the best food that…

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VekoLogisch in Amsterdam

While it might just sound like a funny word, “squatting” is a fascinating sub-culture of The Netherlands since the 80’s. In the past, vacant buildings could legally be inhabited by basically anyone that felt like claiming them as their own. This movement was started by young people in Holland, unable to find or afford other housing options. They’d basically just walk into an abandoned building and set up shop. And…

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