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Oregon Rode Trip – Leg II: Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway

  This post is written in partnership with Travel Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, and Eugene Cascades Coast. To read about our entire journey check out our blog posts leg-by-leg: Portland to Champoeg,  McKenzie Pass, and Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeways I awoke several times throughout the night to the sound of the rain beating on our tent from above. I …

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A Detailed Guide to Salento, Colombia

Known for its coffee, proximity to the Valle de Cocora (Cocora Valley) and Los Nevados National natural park, and the giant wax palm trees, Salento, Colombia is a popular tourist destination. It’s filled with excursions that will please any traveler, from more laid back activities like playing tejo (a game where you throw metal pucks …

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Pacari Chocolate Tour in the Santa Rita Community + Photo Essay

I am a chocolate snob. Anything under 60% is just not chocolatey enough and between 70% and 85% is ideal. And don’t even thinking about tainting chocolate with milk. That’s just repulsive. Throughout much of South America, I’ve had a bit of a tough time finding high quality, vegan chocolate. After over a year on …

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Vegan Guide to La Paz, Bolivia

I’m not generally a fan of sprawling cities with lots of traffic and diesel-spewing cars. La Paz, however, with it’s mesmerizing mountainside construction and flourishing vegan scene, quickly won me over. I had heard that La Paz offered several vegan restaurant options, but I never expected to discover one of the most vegan-friendly cities of our …

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