Traditional Ukrainian Halloween: Veles Night

Ukrainian Halloween is all about Veles, the pagan god of art, music, poetry, beauty, talent, happiness and love.

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What is National Novel Writing Month?

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope your day will be fun and only the the good kind of scary. Speaking of fear, I have just signed up for my second round of NaNoWriMo to push myself to finish my novel. Since I know many people with writing aspirations, I’d like to share this in hopes of…

Fall Activities at Salisbury Farm: RI 2019

October is one of the best times to be in New England. People all over the country and even from abroad come to see the spectacular foliage. Being new to Rhode Island and still somewhat new to the USA, I have been looking forward to this for a long time. Naturally, all the typical fall…

I Puked on Mt. Everest: Altitude Sickness 101

I went to Tibet two years ago back when I lived in Shanghai, China. Recently it has been coming up in my Facebook memories and looking back, I see that I only posted about the good and happy moments of the trip. Although it was a positive experience that I would be happy to relive…

Why I Didn’t Go to North Korea for $300

Three years ago I was living in Shanghai, China with my husband, Isaac. We are travel junkies and love to visit unique places like Chernobyl, Tibet and we really hope to visit Antarctica once it gets cheaper than $10,000 per person (or when we win the lottery). When looking into potential travel destinations in Asia back in 2016, I began…

Vegan Guide to Block Island, RI: 2018

While the Oyster Bar’s half-shell platters and Winfield’s award-winning clam chowder are Block Island staples, local restaurants also cater to the growing vegan community. Vegan diets that exclude all animal products including meat, fish, dairy and eggs have been on the rise. The main motivations for a vegan lifestyle are health, animal welfare and the environment. Luckily, there are plenty of plant-based options all over the Island! Breakfast: Start the day…

Plastic is Scary: Green Halloween Costumes & Decorations

Single use plastic has found its way into every fiber of modern life (pun intended). Micro plastic can now be found in over 90% of birds, in virtually every fish and even in bacteria that lives in the darkest caves in the depths of the vast ocean. It can be found in our stores, homes,…

Revival Brewing Company: Delicious Craft Beer & More

Yesterday, on October 25th, 2019, Revival Brewing Company celebrated Halloween, their 8th anniversary and crew birthdays all at once. I had originally planned on having a quiet Friday in, but this was one event I just couldn’t miss. I discovered the Revival Tasty Room & Brewery simply because it was one of the closest breweries…

Greener Grocery Shopping with Misfits Market

Ever since moving to America from China, my mission to lead a zero-waste lifestyle has become significantly more difficult. In China, it was my experience that people were less aware of the negative impacts of plastic. Despite this, there seemed to be more opportunities to affordably shop for most necessities in reusable containers. I now live in…