Category Archives: Travel Destination

Vegan & Gluten-free in Connecticut – It’s Only Natural Restaurant

For Christmas, Nathan and I traveled up north to New Hampshire. On our way there, we were driving through Connecticut and were getting hungry for dinner. I checked out my HappyCow app and discovered that we were not too far away from the ION Restaurant in Cromwell, CT. ION is a vegan restaurant located right off the highway. There was plenty of street metered parking, but it was free after 6pm. I didn’t feel like it was the safest area to be in at night, so…

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Dopey Challenge 2014

Dopey Challenge 2014 Well, Disney World’s Marathon Weekend is coming up this  week, so I thought I would do a look back at my experience from 2014 from running the Dopey Challenge. Four days of running a total of 48.6 miles totally kicked my butt, but I had an awesome experience and am a little sad not to be participating this year. I love seeing everyone’s costume choices and really hope everyone has a great time!! I plan on registering for 2017…need to save my pennies! The Expo…

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Vegan & Gluten-free in Northern Virginia – Loving Hut

Nathan and I went to dinner with our friends. They live near Falls Church, Virginia, so we decided to meet at Loving Hut, a vegan restaurant chain with locations around the country and internationally. The outside of the restaurant doesn’t look like much, as it is attached to a 7-11. Loving Hut is created with a vision that all beings can live in peace, love and harmony with each other and the planet. Loving Hut chain restaurants are newly opening around the world. It is…

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Vegan & Gluten-free in Pittsburgh – Eden Restaurant

Nathan and I were traveling to Ohio for a wedding. Pittsburgh was located about an hour away from our hotel, and in the direction of home, so we decided to stop for Sunday brunch on our way home. Eden Pittsburgh Eden is a healthy restaurant located in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. Eden is an allergy conscious, vegan, raw, and 100% gluten free. They are open for brunch on the weekends, and dinner every day of the week, except for Tuesdays. There was a large menu of items, and…

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Vegan & Gluten-free in West Virginia – Real Juice Bar & Cafe

Nathan and I were traveling 5.5 hours away for a wedding in Ohio. It was getting to be lunch time, and we didn’t eat breakfast, and we were getting hungry. I hopped on my HappyCow App and looked for a place to eat that would be nearby on our route. We were coming up on Morgantown, West Virginia (home of West Virginia University), and I found a natural foods co-op with a gluten-free bakery inside. We decided to stop and see if there was something…

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Vegan & Gluten-free at Smith Mountain Lake

In August, Nathan and I took a trip down to Smith Mountain Lake, which is located between Lynchburg and Roanoke, VA. A friend let us stay in their condo overlooking the lake, and we had a nice, relaxing time enjoying the last bits of summer.  We were a bit worried about what we would do for food, since I couldn’t find any information about eating gluten-free and vegan in that area. Regardless, I am always up for adventure, and surprisingly enough, we found a lot of…

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