Veggin’ Out at the Beach

If you haven’t checked the newest resource for veggie loving travelers, what are you waiting for? Here’s a glimpse of the latest from Veggin’ Out and About and Full DISHclosure: Elite Eats at Caliza in Alys Beach. If it’s true that we eat first with our eyes, it hardly would matter what food is served at Caliza. This architecturally award-winning pool and al fresco restaurant in Alys Beach, Florida, is all about limestone, lanterns, glitz and glamor.... Read More

Coco’s Thai (Vegan) Curry

Until now, I’ve never attempted a Thai curry sauce from scratch. Just opening a coconut is an intimidating prospect. But when allowed to help out in a tropical kitchen among the pros at Finca Exotica, Costa Rica, who could say no? So, after a lesson with a machete and  several coconuts, and an orientation to select peppers and spices from the organic garden, I was put in charge of blending. How much harm could I do with a blender, right? The ingredient list was lengthy.... Read More

Two Ingredient Cocktails

Just in time for beach weekends, Rachel Sanders offers this summary of the simplest adult refreshments anyone could ask for. It’s all about the garnishes, so if you can slice a lime or a cucumber, you’re golden. Enjoy with toes in sand. You don’t need a Ph.D. or even a cocktail shaker to mix up these drinks — just a glass, ice, liquor, a mixer, and maybe a lime. There isn’t really a recipe for most of them; you can be as liberal as you like with the booze-to-mixer... Read More

Costa Rican Fresa Fresca

With 24 hours to entertain an adventure hungry 13-year-old in Costa Rica, I pointed us north of San Jose to the sulpherous clouds of Poas crater where a 6.5 earthquake rocked the scales just two years ago. On the agenda: a zip through a cloud forest canopy (complete with an unexpected tarantula sighting and a lightening bolt finish), a cozy stay at the pastoral Poas Volcano Lodge, and high expectations for volcanic crater viewing (breathtaking in a very literal way). Not planned:... Read More

Believe Nothing

 “Believe nothing.
No matter 
where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with you own reason and your own common sense."

               - Buddha

“The same molecules
that make up the food
we consume become
the molecules of our
minds and bodies.
So, unless you grow
your own food, you
should choose a
farmer as carefully as
 you choose your 
doctor or pastor.”

  _ Tim Willey, Farmer
             Madera CA
 “If man made it… don’t eat





        - Jack LaLanne

  “If we are
 always arriving and
 departing, it is also
 true that we are 
 eternally anchored. 
 One's destination is 
 never a place but 
 rather a new way of 
 looking at things."

           - Henry Miller
  “The rest of the
 world lives to eat…
 I eat to live.”
- Socrates
“Teachers open the door, 

you must enter by 


         - Chinese proverb

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