The Stranger Side of Travel

Hello from Saskatchewan, readers! We’re posting on Friday instead of Thursday in the Northern Hemisphere due to a fantastic storm yesterday and a terrible internet connection. This will be a short one just to share our latest blog post over at Dave’s Travel Corner The Stranger Side of Travel. If you know me, South Nomad, well, […]

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Brown Butter

“They look like little alien brains” My comment about these delicious, plump little parcels when I made them with purple yams instead of sweet potato. My poor friend Alex was equal parts shocked and disgusted when I showed him a photo. “I can’t un-see that,” he said. Sometimes the tastiest things do look a little […]

Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park California

There’s an Australian short story about dinosaurs lurking in the Canberra hills. I remember it vividly from my childhood, and I think it was in a collection of stories called Dreamtime. A pre-teen boy suffers from insomnia. He roams the streets of his Canberran suburb at night, and discovers that the grassy hills surrounding Canberra […]

Peggy Sue’s 50s Diner California

Peggy Sue’s 50s Diner is not haute cuisine. It doesn’t come close to fine dining. Let’s get that straight from the outset. It’s closer to what you’d find the Winchester brothers eating in, with Dean stuffing his face full of cheeseburgers. Except in Supernatural, Elvis would probably leap off the wall and try to eat […]

Natural Bridges Vallecito California

One day I’ll write a post about the places you never need to visit in America. There’s far too many “10 places you need to visit” listicles already, but no one ever looks at the unpleasant side of travel. No one warns you about the places you don’t want to visit. Delhi will be pretty high on […]

What Do Vegans Eat For Dessert?

What do vegans eat for dessert? This is a question I get asked a lot. There’s a common misconception that vegans can’t eat dessert because they don’t eat dairy or eggs. At times, I even feel like there’s a misconception that we don’t eat at all. I’m frequently asked “But what do you EAT?” with mild […]

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

How do I love you quinoa? Let me count the ways… Quinoa is a fantastic food for a veggie or a vegan. Or even a “normal” person! Every time someone says “But where do you get your protein from?” when you mention that you don’t eat animals, you invariably list things like spinach, kale, broccoli (yes, aside […]

Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas

  We saw a heart-warming display of  human kindness and empathy in Palo Duro Canyon in Texas. With over 30 miles of hiking, biking, and horse tracks to choose from, on this occasion we hiked the Lighthouse Trail. It’s a two hour, one way, moderate hike. The website comes with the ominous warning for this hike: […]