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  • 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
  • 24

For Animals, the Skies Are Anything but Friendly

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Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re already making vacation plans and a list of what to pack. Wherever our travels take us, if we’re getting there by air, one “item” that never belongs on our list is our animal companions.

An analysis by a San Francisco–area TV station found that 302 animals died , …

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  • Nov
  • 25

Eating Vegan at 30,000 Feet

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The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, especially when you add traveling to the mix. The last thing that you want to be thinking about is where your next meal is going to come from. While flying, you may not be able to control who’s snoring in the next seat, but you can guarantee 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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  • Jun
  • 20

More Vegan-Friendly Retirement Destinations

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In a previous post I mentioned an ABC News article that ranked the 10 best states for retirees. The rankings were based largely on economic factors—cost of living and tax rate—as well as crime reports and climate. While these are all important factors, many Prime members also want to retire—or vacation—in a vegan-friendly region. Fortunately, ABC News’ top five states for retirees—Tennessee, …

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  • May
  • 29

Vegan-Friendly Retirement Spots

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When I moved to Sarasota, Florida, about four years ago, I figured that I was getting a jump on retirement. In addition to being warm and sunny, the area offers a variety of vegan-friendly restaurants and plenty of fun and relaxing activities for people of all ages.

Although Sarasota is practically paradise and therefore a popular retirement …

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