Topic: Travel

Last week Happy Herbivore HQ went to San Francisco for a corporate retreat. (BIG thanks to all the Herbies who suggested POIs!)

Funny thing, when we arrived, I'd planned for us to eat at our hotel. (Having browsed their menu online, I was seduced by a "vegan ratatouille")

Love is indeed blind because I missed the part where it said "LUNCH menu" and that they were not open for dinner.

Fortunately, a quick search on Yelp led us to ...

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Two weeks ago I went back to my old stomping ground... BOSTON to speak at the New England VegFest.

It was a BLAST! The Herbies came out and took the house down!

Hello my herbivores!!!!

There were soo many Herbies (I don't think the festival was ready for our love!) That I had to divide my hour talk into two demos :-D

AND my favorite part: I got to meet you and take pics! and sign books!

Funny note ...

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I visited friends and family in DC/Baltimore before shipping up to Boston for NE VegFest (check back for that post next week!)

Since we were staying with family we didn't do a ton of eating out on this trip but here are some notable dishes.

Busboys and Poets

We ordered the vegan nachos for the table and everyone loved it (even I tried a bite! They make great guac!)

The vegan calzone was also a hit with Scott ...

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I'm always getting questions from Herbies about how to stay plant-based/vegan while traveling (there's a HUGE section on travel in the Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living), especially cruises.

What can I eat? Do I need to make special requests ahead of time? Is it even possible?

The simple answer: YES!

Last October, Scott and I went on a 2 week cruise around Asia, and found plenty of plant-based and vegan options on board.

But when I ...

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Scott and I went on our first cruise together back in 2007. I was vegan (though not necessarily plant-based, and not yet oil-free) and Scott was vegetarian at the time.

I emailed the cruise company (Costa) ahead of time about our dietary requirements, and they assured me they would accommodate us. To their credit, Costa offered three set dinner menus each night, one always being fully vegetarian. Unfortunately, the vegetarian option was always cheesy, and when the kitchen is cooking ...

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