Shanghai's TOP 5 Art Attractions, by Joel
TOP 10 Travel Hacks, by Amy
We have a lot of respect for creative life hacks, which totally revolutionized our tic tac dispensing skills, and lately we've been discovering our own travel-specific hacks. Whether we're trying to keep down costs, pack as light as possible, eat vegan on the go, or accumulate necessary supplies, Joel and I have developed strategic solutions to solve daily travel struggles. So give these a try on your next adventure, and please share with us your own!
TOP 5 Affordable Vegan Restaurants: Tokyo
Our table at Asahi; photo by Amy.
Truth be told, I wasn't expecting to find so much vegan food in octopus-loving Japan. While it's a shame we haven't discovered any vegetarian sushi restaurants, there's no shortage of alternative options, and seeking them out has proven to be both a challenge and a blessing. With growling stomaches, we've gotten lost cross-referencing HappyCow, GoogleMaps, and the ever-calibrating iPhone compass, sometimes circling the same block a dozen times. Much to our chagrin, finally finding the right restaurant didn't mean it was open. More than once we had to resort to eating the Veggie Delite at Subway, and one time even Subway was closed, leaving us with no choice but Lotteria french fries. On the other hand, seeking out these disparate eateries has forced us to enter neighborhoods we never would have thought to visit. While wandering down darkened side-streets in search of a hot meal, Joel and I stumbled upon open markets, graffiti, musicians, break-dancers, tiny temples, and a plethora of other unexpected treasures, which only enriched our vegan experience.
Such variety at Komaki Syokudo; photo by Joel.
First meal in Tokyo; photo by Amy.