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Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden

The ultimate 5 star experience is what you would expect, right? Admittedly, I had super high expectation of this hotel stay, and I have been wanting to experience this place since I first moved to Germany. Why? Mostly – because of its’ history. I will be writing a separate post talking exclusively about the historic […]

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plant-based dinner ideas, recipes

Volognese sauce

You will keep turning to this Volognese sauce all the time ! The sauce is very easy to make, vegan, gluten-free and extremely delicious! I am sure you figured out that the sauce is a vegan twist to the traditional Italian Bolognese sauce. Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food Hippocrates […]

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Meet me at Burg Reichenstein

Burg Reichenstein is a quick hop (2 hours) along the beautiful Rhein from Köln. The castle offers many great vistas, cozy yet modern rooms to stay overnight, as well as a lovely restaurant using only local seasonal ingredients, and it’s within a protected UNESCO site. Their menu caters to many of the different dietary restrictions […]

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Heal yourself

Have you ever sat down and tried TO REALLY analyse yourself, your health, your eating habits and your routines? It’s not easy but extremely worthwhile, and a healing process. That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living […]

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plant-based dinner ideas, recipes

Making taco shells

What is it about Mexican food? There is something about the summer season and Mexican food that brings so much joy. Making tacos is such a fun activity and you can experiment with a wide range of vegan and gluten-free ingredients. When it comes to homemade soft taco shells, I have a SUPER easy and […]

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3 ways to ease into the summer

Coming out of long winter/spring can be exhausting and full of shedding lots of clothing layers, getting over colds and getting to know your fun summery self again! Spring is often called the renewal season, which basically means, out with the old and in with the new. Here are 3 ways to help you ease […]

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Isla Española – the secret island!

Save the best for last! Isla Española and Bahia Gardner de Española are truly untouched wonders that are not as well known, hence the secret. Why? Due to the distance, most travel companies will not offer this island as part of their package. In order to see these gems there are two main requirements: spend […]

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Why Punta Pitt, San Cristóbal should be on your radar…

Punta Pitt located on the eastern end of San Cristóbal island, is simply magical! Experiencing BLUE footed boobies’ mating rituals and being right next to this left all of us speechless. Walk to the top of the volcanic hill for expansive views of the sparsely vegetated area. A variety of seabirds nest here, including blue-footed […]

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Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz)

Santa Cruz island meets white sand beaches and the ocean full of white tip reef sharks. Oh, and did I mention lots of cute local shops in Puerto Ayora specializing in organic cotton t-shirts and selling strong roasted coffee beans. Also, restaurants serving fresh caught fish of the day and many authentic Ecuadorian dishes. Does […]

vegan strawberry 'cheese'cake
desserts, recipes

raw GF vegan strawberry ‘cheese’ cake

This raw vegan GF strawberry cheese cake is a conversation starter! I found this recipe, because in my local organic market I stumbled across some sweet & ripe strawberries from Spain. They were calling out to me and I couldn’t resist. Since it’s a long weekend, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to […]