Experts Share Their Challenges to Becoming Vegan

As vegan lifestyles become more mainstream, it’s easier now than ever before to adopt a plant-based diet. At the grocery store, you’ll find many vegan alternatives to popular dairy and meat products, such as mac and cheese, pizza, and chicken. Big companies like Ben & Jerry’s are investing money and energy into making sure everyone […]

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Let’s Get Physical: Fitness & Mindfulness on the Ship

Vegan WNBF Pro Bodybuilder Derek Tresize believes that “Holistic Holiday at Sea’s emphasis on fitness really sets it apart from other cruise and getaway programs out there.”   He’s not alone in that train of thought. In addition to enjoying delicious vegan cuisine and world-class presentations, guests on the annual Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise […]

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Earn CME/CE Credits Aboard Holistic Holiday at Sea

Guests aboard Holistic Holiday at Sea’s 14th annual cruise, March 11–18, will spend the week dining on plant-based cuisine, mingling with fellow voyagers at poolside socials, taking excursions at several ports of call, and participating in cooking, fitness, and mindfulness classes. They’ll also have ample opportunities to learn from experts. Dozens of presentations and panels […]

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Compassion is at the Heart of Farm Sanctuary: Q&A with HHAS Presenter Gene Baur

The nation’s leading nonprofit farm animal protection organization, Farm Sanctuary, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. It was launched in spring 1986 by activists who investigated the treatment of animals at farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses and found conditions to be horrific and inhumane. One of these activists was Gene Baur. Gene, who is the co-founder […]

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Merry Macrobiotics: Healthy Eating for the (Holistic) Holidays

No matter the holiday you’re celebrating this month, you’re sure to be running around from party to party (or possibly hosting your own!) where your vegan or macrobiotic diet may be put to the test. Sugar, white flour and dairy products like eggs and milk seem to dominate the holiday party ingredient list for most, […]

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Happy Macrobiotic Halloween!

Happy Halloween: Sweet Vegan Treats for the Holiday Any holiday can be a challenging one when you’re trying to avoid meat or dairy products. Halloween proves to be particularly challenging for those of us adhering to a whole foods, plant-based or a macrobiotic diet. Before you take the little ones (or yourself) Trick or Treating […]

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Vegan Love Boat Article Featured in Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine

If you’ve been on our cruise before, you know that the Holistic Holiday at Sea voyage brings thousands of like-minded people together in a comfy but contained space. So what do you get when you combine singles from all over the world with a vegan travel experience designed for folks who live a whole foods […]

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The Rise of the Vegan Athlete

With their toned muscles and determined stares, athletes have long been the picture of health and success. Vigilant in their training and nutrition, athletes’ dedication to fueling their active lifestyles has made headlines (for better or for worse) for decades. Lately, we’ve seen a steady rise in athletes who adhere to a plant-based diet. Below […]

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Vegan Travel: Tips & Destinations

According to Google Trends, interest in veganism is on the rise, which proves the search for “veganism” online has more than doubled in the past six years. Despite the increased popularity of veganism, navigating through small towns or traveling (we’re talking to you, airports!) can prove to be challenging for those of us who live […]

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Celebrate a PlantPure Nation This 4th of July

It has been exciting to see the progress of Nelson Campbell’s film PlantPure Nation, which profiles the multitude of benefits from adhering to a plant-based diet, since it premiered on our 2015 cruise in March. If you attended our holistic, vegan cruise this year, you know the documentary was met with enormous support from our […]

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Join Holistic Holiday at Sea President Sandy Pukel: “Live Vegan Vibrantly”

President of Holistic Holiday at Sea Sandy Pukel, along with over 20 of the world’s most renowned plant-based experts, will be included in the “Live Vegan Vibrantly” online series starting May 27th. This free online event will feature interviews with doctors, chefs, athletes, best-selling authors and others who are leading the plant-based, vegan lifestyle movement, several of whom […]

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Vegan Classic Carrot Cake with Lemon Glaze

Today, we’re happy to share one of the most popular recipes from the cruise pastry chefs. Gather these necessary ingredients and follow the steps below, and voila! You’ll have a moist and flavorful whole grain vegan carrot cake that is sure to please your family and friends. Yield: 6 to 8 servings Carrot Cake 3 cups […]

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Help Kickstart a PlantPure Movement

Every year Holistic Holiday at Sea supports non-profits and campaigns that help to spread the word about the benefits of plant based nutrition and the vegan and macrobiotic lifestyles. On the 2015 cruise, we were excited to have the first screening of the upcoming documentary film, PlantPure Nation. This film, like others before it, provides […]

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Roasted Middle Eastern Eggplant Skewers Recipe – Holistic Holiday at Home

Since we concluded our 2015 Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise, we’ve received lots of great feedback about the quality of the meals prepared on board the MSC Divina, especially the Eggplant Kebabs! We are excited to share the recipe from the culinary team so that you can experience holistic meals like those offered on the ship at […]

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Featured Presenter: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

For fifteen years, using her unique blend of passion, humor, and common sense, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has empowered and inspired people to live as healthfully and compassionately as possible. Colleen is an exhilarating speaker, powerful writer, talented chef, and persuasive advocate whose success can be measured by the thousands of people whose lives have been changed by her compassionate […]

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