A Tale of Two Salads – Disneyland with Mallory

We’re heading across the country and taking a look at Mallory’s trip to Disneyland. Mallory can be found on twitter @MalloryPotosky. Thanks for submitting this Mallory! 

This review reflects an experience from July 2017.

Some vegans bristle at the misconception that we eat only salad. I, myself, have slipped into such a response on a few occasions. But strangely, on my recent trip to Disneyland, there was nothing I wanted more.

Disneyland map meets vegan food

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Detour: Tokyo Disney Resort

This review reflects our experience from February 2016.

Sometimes we like to take trips that aren’t to Disney World in Florida. Recently we had the opportunity to take a quick trip to Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan! We were really excited about this opportunity and wanted to share our experience with our readers.

Tokyo Disney Resort is located just outside of Tokyo, Japan and features two parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Tokyo Disneyland opened in 1983 and is a pretty close resemblance to Disneyland in California. DisneySea opened in 2001 and features a beautiful waterfront and many more thrill rides than Disneyland. Tokyo Disneyland has a few token attractions that are completely unique to this park. Monsters, Inc. Ride and Go Seek! and Pooh’s Hunny Hunt are only found here.

Hilton Tokyo Bay

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Road Trip: Ethos Vegan Kitchen

This review reflects our experience from January 2016.

Ethos Vegan Kitchen is a casual restaurant located in Winter Park, Florida that recently celebrated its 8th anniversary. The 25-minute drive down I-4 is well worth it for the delicious, award-winning, reasonably priced food that they offer. The 100% vegan menu includes home-style fare for brunch (Saturday and Sunday mornings), lunch, and dinner with desserts and a selection of vegan wine and beer. The restaurant is a traditional table-service establishment. If you visited Ethos in the past at their original location, you will enjoy no longer having to order at the counter and wait for your food to be brought to you. The space is large and comfortable, with a bar, lounge area, tables and booths.

Ethos Vegan Kitchen
Ethos Vegan Kitchen
Ethos Menu
Ethos Menu

We have visited Ethos well over a dozen times during the past 7 years, and the menu selections and food quality continue to improve with each visit. On our last trip, we were able to enjoy both lunch and their recently expanded brunch menu.  Continue reading

Aloha from Aulani

This review reflects our experience in November of 2012.

Aloha kakahiaka and good morning! Today we’re taking a detour across the country (and the ocean) to Aulani in Hawaii. In November 2012 I (Melissa) went with my family to enjoy a few days in paradise with board shorts Mickey and friends. Aulani sits roughly 20 minutes west of the Honolulu airport on the “dry side” of the island. It is tucked away with a private beach and is neighbored with 2 other resorts. The resort is huge, two large towers with rooms, multiple places to eat and drink and a whole separate adult only area. From Aulani you can do several excursions to see the island from land or sea.

Aulani from the ground
Aulani from the ground

Aulani was a beautiful resort, there was plant life everywhere and lots of hidden Menehune’s. Menehune’s are from ancient South Pacific folklore that are tiny elf-like creatures who become frozen statues during the day and become mischievous during the night. There are tons of them throughout the property which gives you even more to look at while you’re there, as well as plenty of hidden Mickey’s. There is a private beach for Aulani guests, a large pool, lazy river and two infinity hot tubs, perfect for watching the sunset. You can even swim in an aquarium with fish, I would rather snorkel out in the open water but I’m sure others would like the feeling of safety this brings. Continue reading