Vegan dining in Escondido, California

Escondido has a treasure in its Vegan Soup Bar downtown. Right on Grand Avenue, there is both indoor and outdoor seating for this casual-dining spot. The menu has an amazing selection of all-vegan items, from soups and salads to sandwiches and paninis. We tried one of the specials, a Vietnamese noodle dish that was excellent. …

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Penguins & Patagonia Adventure: Exploring Península Valdés

The day after our rainy arrival on Península Valdés, the skies still held remnants of the rain of the day before, which only made the views more spectacular as we explored the 16 kilometers of coastline at Rincón Chico. Estancia Rincón Chico is a privately owned parcel of about 100 square kilometers (a UNESCO World …

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Penguins & Patagonia Adventure: Author talks at Rincón Chico

On the afternoon we arrived at the gorgeous Estancia Rincón Chico on Península Valdés, it was pouring rain, windy, and cold. So, we decided to have our author talks and book signing that afternoon, with the timing just perfect for cocktail hour. It was beyond wonderful to talk about My Last Continent with readers who were seeing …

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Penguins & Patagonia Adventure: Next stop, Puerto Madryn

After a couple of sunny days in Buenos Aires, the next stop on our Penguins & Patagonia Adventure was the much cooler, windswept oceanside city of Puerto Madryn in Patagonia. The amazing two days we spent here were arranged by Carol Mackie de Passera of Causana Viajes (indeed all the Argentinian details of the trip were arranged by …

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