Category Archives: Americas

5 Best Beach Cities For Cycling In The Us

23rd August 2018

It’s no secret that the United States is home to some of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. These beach cities are the bikers’ haven for catching non-stop fun as they provide the perfect atmosphere for hiking. That’s mainly because beach cities tend to practice a slower way of life and offer a pleasant weather as the cool wind provides a thrill that is second to none. So it’s no wonder that millions of vacationers ditch the daily grind and travel to the beaches for the ultimate experience. If you count yourself among the millions who like to hike at the beach, then it’s high time you checked out these popular beach cities in the US.

My Guide to the Best Vegan Burgers NYC has to offer

27th March 2018

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Vegan. Burgers. NYC. Enough said.

Time in New York is never enough to content me with all of the amazing food it has to offer. I was there on a cheeky mission to eat my way through all the Vegan Burgers NYC has on its plate and, although I reckon I did a semi-decent job following these New York tips (and I have the belly flab to prove it), I still couldn’t sample everything. You can now find the much Impossible Burgers in several locations in NYC, but I did give that a miss. Too much meatiness for me. Here’s what I managed to stuff my face with while I was there doing some freelance work (check out MultipleStreams.org for some tips on that!), however.

VEGAN MONTREAL – THE BEST VEGAN RESTAURANTS MONTREAL HAS TO OFFER!

24th March 2018

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I took advantage of being back in my old neck of the wood to check out what was happening on the vegan and vegetarian food scene in Montreal. I was super excited to see that most of my old fave vegan restaurants in Montreal were still alive and well, and even more excited to discover that there were quite a few newcomers, making Montreal one of the most vegan-friendly cities I’ve lived in – not far behind my beloved Berlin. Being vegan in Montreal seems to be the hip thing to do right now and I am really not complaining! So without further ado, here is what I think is the best of Vegan Montreal!

14 Countries in 4 minutes: My epic 2015

2nd January 2016

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In 2015, I meditated in silence for 10 days with Buddhist monks high on a mountain in Thailand, became a yoga instructor deep in the jungle of India, watched the sun rise over holy temples in Burma, cycled from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok and from Istanbul to Milan, slept under the stars about a hundred times, visited fourteen different countries and met so many amazing people in the process. 2015 was also a year of great loss and I am ready to start anew.

Wherever you are, may this next year be full of adventures, health, surprises and happiness!

One Year Later

1st January 2015

On top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, New York City

One year ago today, on January 1st 2014 at 8am, we locked the door of our flat in Montreal for the last time, leaving behind an empty shell of what was our life of the previous seven years, and dropped the key through the mail slot. As it resonated loudly in the dark empty box, I felt an excitingly familiar feeling in my stomach: we were homeless, the unknown awaited us. It was amazing to ring in the New Year in such a drastic, life changing, exciting way, and the feeling hasn’t left me since.

Kawah Ijen volcano complex in Java, Indonesia

Très long Voyage!

26th January 2014

Richard and I took off on January 1st for a round the world trip that should last for a year, maybe more. Jobless, homeless, worry less. Happy and free! Where to? Thailand? Ireland? Iceland? New Zealand? Costa Rica? (Where is Costa Rica?) Who knows? The possibilities!

First stop anyway: New York. Oddly enough it was our first ever time in NYC. Obviously it was amazing, for all the usual reasons, but mostly for how vegan friendly the city is! OMG. Gimme all the donuts and the cronuts and the pastries. ALL. OF. IT.

A quick vegas escape

12th October 2013

We were lucky to be invited to spend a long weekend in Las Vegas at the New York, New York last weekend. I had been to Vegas for just a few hours in 2005 on my way to California, so I was so happy to be able to return for a few days to be able to experience it properly.

Well.

Vegas.

It’s crazy.

We hardly slept. At all. And seeing Cirque du Soleil’s “O” from the 3rd row in the middle of the night whilst jet lagged is possibly the closest I will ever feel what it’s like to be on LSD.

MIAMI

21st May 2012

Well, that’s it, my second year of university is finished! Only 1 left before I’m a free girl! Yé!

In fact it’s been over for nearly a month now, but I haven’t really been able to take time for myself just yet it seems, with a few contracts here and there, contests to enter and bursary applications to complete. We did have a week long holiday in Miami though, and now that we are back, I have a full list of things I wish to accomplish in the course of the summer.

Foggy Montreal

1st April 2012

2 weeks ago we had crazy hot weather here in Montreal that was preceded by a day of very dense fog, which caused all sorts of traffic and flight problems. It was kind of eerie walking around town and I took advantage of the situation to bust out the old Mamiya 7. I’m kinda falling back in love with film photography.

Park Jean Drapeau Beach in Montreal

3rd July 2011

Richard and I were celebrating our 6th anniversary together this weekend (HAPPY BIRTHDAY COUPLE! I LOVE US!) and so yesterday we rode our bike to the Jean-Drapeau beach here in Montreal to chill out on what has been so far the hottest day of the summer (I overheard someone saying that it was 33 degrees!).  We then headed to Brit & Chips on McGill for some fantastically greasy fried halloumi cheese and chips washed down with some beer.  Perfect day!

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Kazu

19th April 2011

Time flying off-schooling relaxing with Richard and expecting nice weather to kick in (seriously, it was -2° when I woke up this morning, wtf, spring?) is what my life has been made of for a week. 

We finally managed to get a seat at Kazu, this fairly new izakaya that is just a block from where we live, on Ste-Catherine in Montreal. It did not disapoint!

Surf Vacay in Rincon, Puerto Rico

12th September 2010

Wow good thing I said I would be back with Puerto Rico photos tomorrow last Monday! The week went by very quickly with the beginning of class and me running all over the place to get everything sorted (schedule, tuition, reading materials, pencils, blah). It has also been a week of not doing much else post half-marathon. I did go on a 5k run on Wednesday afternoon and that was all. Already trying to catch up on school assignments and readings.

Hawaii

11th August 2010

My boyfriend Richard and I had a vacation in Hawaii for two weeks last April/March. We spent the first 3 days in Waikiki, then flew to Maui for a week, then came back to Waikiki for 4 days. Apart from having our car broken into and all of our stuff stolen on the way to the airport in Maui, it was fantastic. Good weather, good food, good surf. Most of the photos I took while there were on a point-and-shoot that also got stolen, along with a video of a sea turtle we shot while snorkeling 🙁