Top 10 Highlights of Vida Vegan Con 2013

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Vida Vegan Con (VVC) is a conference, geared toward vegan bloggers, but you don’t have to be vegan or a blogger to attend. Rightfully named “the vegan love fest” (love fest as in spreading the love, not an orgy) after the first one in 2011, which we sadly missed. This year’s conference was held from May 24-26 in Portland, OR. Where Do I Even Begin? I could go on... Read More

We too went to Portland!

We found Portlandia!

It seems everybody has been busy writing about Vida Vegan for the past couple of weeks. At this point, there’s very little left unsaid about the convention itself, I think, so I’m mostly going to just talk about our trip to Portland (there will be a Gastronomy Trip follow-up soon and possibly a separate restaurant review or two. Stay tuned). So, Portland. Here’s... Read More

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Cracker Jack is such a ham, errr, goat

After a long but fun day at DC VegFest, we woke up the next morning excited for our next adventure. Becca had brought her school mascot (Talon) along for the trip and we went down to the National Mall to take a few pictures (he travels like the little gnome on tv!) Afterwards, we had lunch at Sticky Fingers and then hit the road for our next stop—Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary. Only... Read More

Pro Life? Then you should be vegan! – Summerfest 2011

Chef Chad Sarno prepping some raw godness

James, Chris, Lydia, and Mauro at Vegetarian Summerfest 2011 Believe it or not, this was our first year going to NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest and it left quite a lasting impression on all of us. Read Chris and Mauro’s perspectives on their posts. What’s Vegetarian Summerfest all about you ask? It’s a lot more than I thought it would be and I went there with high... Read More

A quick comment on Summerfest 2011

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Chris and Lydia already wrote nice posts about our trip to this year’s Summerfest (their posts are here and here) so there’s not a lot more for me to say, but I still wanted to talk a little bit about my own impressions. I’m a skeptic by nature, and one thing that really impressed me, as Chris pointed out in her post, is that those people know their stuff. Whenever... Read More

Brains, eggs, and love–Summerfest 2011

James, Chris, Lydia, and Mauro at Vegetarian Summerfest 2011

What do several hundred vegetarians and vegans do for fun every summer? They travel to Johnstown, PA for Vegetarian Summerfest! The conference is sponsored by the North American Vegetarian Society and takes place each July, bringing medical professionals, motivational speakers, and activists of all kinds together for what I heard was going to be a “Love Fest”—and it was! There... Read More

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