Johnston Canyon Canadian Rockies

Johnston Canyon Canadian Rockies We planned two weeks vacation in Banff during summer this year. We had lofty ideas of hiking, exercising, and swimming (that’s me – North Nomad thought I had moments of insanity swimming in the Merced River in Yosemite and its surrounds). Basically, getting back into being fit and healthy people. The […]

Telus Spark Calgary Alberta

Telus Spark Calgary Alberta Telus Spark is the perfect place to take your little children to… or your big adults! Located next to the Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark is Calgary’s newly constructed Science Centre, built on 18+ acres of reclaimed land. The Centre is highly interactive, with over 100 hands-on exhibits that are suitable for […]

Calgary Zoo Alberta Canada

Walking through Calgary Zoo today, it’s hard to imagine that it was submerged during the floods of June 2013. Located by the beautiful aquamarine Bow River, the river surrounding the zoo rose and covered most of the island. But Calgary is resilient. The town has bounced back since the floods and Calgary Zoo is the […]

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 […]

Urban Herbivore in Toronto

Writing a blog post about Urban Herbivore in Toronto while we’re road tripping through rural America is sheer torture. Looking through photos of their cupcakes is even worse! When I first arrived in Toronto, I found it very difficult to eat. It wasn’t a lack of choice for me. There are plenty of fantastic veggie […]

P&L Burger, Toronto, Canada

  Most people have fears that are very normal and rational: heights, sharks, spiders, snakes, enclosed spaces, large crowds. Everyone can understand how these things can be frightening. Me, on the other hand… not such normal fears. My primary fears are: clowns, monsters living at the bottom of apartment block rubbish chutes, getting caught in […]

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Toronto, Canada

How can you watch animals in captivity when you’re a vegan/vegetarian/animal-lover? This is a question people like to interrogate me with, on occasion. My response is always the same: modern zoos and aquariums have an important role in wildlife conservation and research. Australia’s Western Plains Zoo out at Dubbo is a good example of this. But […]