Blog Entries Tagged as Robin Tierney

  • Apr
  • 11

Blue Ridge Mountains: Wine With Peaks

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The wineries in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are a great treat after a day of driving and hiking while enjoying deep-woods scenery and high-elevation breezes. Wines with character? Peaks of Otter Winery has plenty of choices … and characters that provide extra incentive to stop in for a free wine tasting.

The Johnson family harvests apples, berries, …

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  • Mar
  • 26

Prime Saving Tips!

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If you are like me, dear Prime readers, then you know that sometimes doing the right thing for animals can increase your expenses a bit because many companies still market vegan items as a “niche” products. There’s no reason why living compassionately can’t be affordable, and that’s why I want to share a few cost-cutting tips that …

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  • Oct
  • 11

Taking in Denver’s Artscape

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Blessed with clean air and a Rocky Mountain backdrop, Denver attracts skiers, hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners—and vegan diners. No wonder its citizens are among America’s thinnest. And it’s no wonder that nature—and its preservation—infuse this Colorado city’s art.

Denver Arts Week runs from November 1 to 9, but there’s amazing art on display there every day, anytime, indoors and …

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  • Aug
  • 23

Madison: Fresh, Local Vegan Food by the Lakes

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Vegan meals, sweets, beer, and wine—Madison may be the capital of the dairy state, but it makes a super getaway for vegans. Just hold the cheese.

Nestled on an isthmus between two beautiful lakes, this Wisconsin city raises the bar for music in all kinds of genres as well as for urban and rural activities and cuisine …

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  • Feb
  • 18

New Tastes in Miami’s South Beach

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New Tastes in Miami's South Beach

When I took my first road trip in 1989, Miami Beach, Florida, had not yet been anointed a global hotspot and Lincoln Road was years from its current fame as a glitzy pedestrian mall anchoring the north side of South Beach .

But here you could find inspired cooking at little places such as the Wet Paint Cafe on …

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  • Dec
  • 5

Pocket Paradise North of Miami

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Pocket Paradise North of Miami

Bicycling north of Miami’s beaches, I found a bit of paradise in an unlikely place. With a row of modern white skyscrapers girding its shoreline, Sunny Isles Beach offers an array of amusements, along with a welcoming attitude toward vegans and vacationers who travel with companion animals.

The compact barrier island just north of Miami is a good place to …

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  • Nov
  • 2

Sensations at Lexington’s Public Square

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Cheapside Park, the public square of Lexington, Kentucky , is certainly a good place to sense the collective character of the city’s residents, and it also makes visitors feel immensely welcome.

The park is jam-packed for the Saturday farmers’ markets , Thursday Night Live concerts , and occasional events such as the Bluegrass Pride decorated rain-barrel exhibition. The park abuts the historic county courthouse, a gem of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture.

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