Our second day in Portland started off with some vegan pastries, fruit, and strong coffee, courtesy of our B&B. We hung out in the large living room, planning our day.
We decided to go to the Pearl District, located in northwest Portland and across the Willamette River—another artsy area, full of shops and restaurants. I had already decided where we were going …
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Portland, Oregon, Day One
Before heading to Portland with my husband, David, for our summer vacation, I did a considerable amount of research to find as many vegan and vegan-friendly establishments as I could. Stumptown Vegans was an extremely helpful site for planning our vegan outings. It has extensive lists of Portland’s vegan and vegan-friendly eateries, so don’t leave home …
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PETA award-winning animal defender and HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell recently posted a terrific article CNN.com about her travels in Europe. Turns out there’s fantastic vegan food to be had from Prague to Vienna! Check out the article here .
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Many of us consider our animal companions to be part of the family, so it’s no wonder we sometimes want to take our furry family members with us when we travel. USA Today recently published a list of top animal-friendly hotel chains . Check it out, and be sure to read PETA’s information on traveling safely with animal companions .
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Vegans who are worried that the land of fromage and foie gras won’t provide them with a warm welcome should fret no more. All-vegan French inns such as the Auberge Bouyssour give the compassionate traveler the chance to enjoy the splendor of the French countryside and world-famous French cuisine.
The inn, a charming family-run establishment nestled in green hills …
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Would you board a flight if you knew that under your feet in the cargo hold , there would be terrified monkeys on their way to a laboratory , where they would be tortured and killed? Few people would. Perhaps that’s why almost every major passenger airline in the world now refuses to accept blood money for shipping primates to …
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The summer travel season is in full swing. Leaving your animal companion safe and comfortable at home while you travel doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t) mean checking your loved one into a kennel, cattery, or veterinarian’s office, where animals often become stressed, frightened, ill, or even hurt or lost. Ideally, “safe at home” means finding the right …
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