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It can be challenging being a vegan and traveling so I always do research on HappyCow and yelp well before I even create a packing list. (I’m a well organized vegan!) ¬†Our last trip to the Big Island was no different. I found great vegan food options at Island Naturals Health Food stores where they had prepackaged sweet and savories as well as large vegan friendly salad bars, the farmer’s markets are filled with avocados, papayas and mangoes (I can pretty much live on this tropical trio). And I also indulged in one fancy meal at The Fairmont Orchid Hotel where I’m pretty sure every restaurant on the hotel property is vegan friendly. Aloha!

 
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This guy taught us how to catch an octopus. eep.

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We spent a week here on Hawaii last month and it was magical. I was overwhelmed with peace as I did yoga while Eliot played in the water, trees overhead, birds singing and monarch butterflies playing above my head. Seriously. I couldn’t make up all this beauty in my head if I tried.

It’s against the law to touch the sea turtles and I can’t even tell you how many people I saw touch them! Pet them! Feed them! Stop it! They are beautiful wild animals and our oils on our human hands can hurt their shells and feeding them, do I really need to explain this? Let’s move on. But the photo below was a sea turtle pursuing Eliot’s little colorful intertube hoping for a snack, I think!

So grateful! More Hawaiian memories to come! XOXOXOXO
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