And Away We Go!


In less than a week, the husband (lovely guest blogger Steven Smith) and I will be embarking on a five-night, six-day cross-country road trip to Los Angeles, our sunny new home. A few words that describe my state of mind right now:
tired
happy
stressed
excited
sad
more stressed
bewildered 
(good one, I know)
hungry
itchy 
(for adventure!)

ready.

I am so ready folks. More ready than I ever thought I would be.  See, when the seed of change is planted early enough and given some time to grow, it can be the most amazing joy to behold. Last year's idea to make the move from the East to West Coast - after eight years in The Big Apple - has been something I have never felt more ready to do than now, and it's because I've given myself plenty of time to open my heart to change. What a beautiful thing!

My sis's vegan b-day cupcake.
It doesn't hurt that Steve has mapped out our destinations so cleverly - each place is close by to a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, as well as a handful of veg-friendly restaurants! Not to mention that all of our hotels are pet-friendly. We'll be rocking the areas of Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Lincoln, NE, and Salt Lake City, UT before heading over the Golden Gate Bridge to our new abode, and I'll be documenting the whole trip and sharing it with you lovelies soon!

While I won't be able to blog twice a week about our travels until we settle in, here's a preview of what's in store:

Interviews with Melanie Joy of 
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows and Nathan Runkle of Mercy For Animals!

An extensive and fun road trip blog!

The results from our "Best of NYC" Vegan Survey!

Recipes by yours truly! (Finally!!!) 

And much more!


We'll be returning soon with all of these goodies for your reading and viewing pleasure, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on our adventures. And of course, have a relaxing, compassionate, and delicious end to your August - and summer!




The moment of change is the only poem.
- Adrienne Rich

Comments

I'm beyond excited for the both of you!!! Woohoo!!!
Carla said…
I hope you enjoy Chicago! I'm from IL and live about 30 mins from the city. Can't wait to read about your road trip!
Mel said…
Long time reader with a cool veggie tip. When your in Cleveland, head down to Akron (a 30 minute ride) to The Vegiterranean. It's owned by Chrissie Hynde of The Pretender's fame. It's really good food!
peasandlove said…
Wow, that's sounds like quite the adventure! Hope you guys have a fab time! Can't wait to hear more from you when you're finally settled in! :D
JL Goes Vegan said…
Safe travels! Can't wait to read about your road adventures!
Lindsay said…
Mel - thank you so much for the suggestion! We'll definitely try to check that awesome place out. And thanks for all of the well wishes everybody!!
Molly G said…
SADDDDDDD! I will miss you very very very much. I promise to make my first ever trip out to LA to visit you both as long as you promise to drive me around to all the great vegan restaurants that you will have discovered there. I also promise to have a couch with your name on it anytime you need/want to come back to NYC to visit. Even if you aren't here specifically to visit me. I need my Lindsay (and Steve) time! Do not forget me and be in touch!!
amyO said…
As a Clevelander and weekly reader of your blog (which I so enjoy), I highly recommend you schedule a stop at Melt - The BEST place to eat in Cleveland!! There's two locations now, one on the west side and one on the east so no matter where you're staying you'll be near by. Owner Matt Fish is a vegan and a genius at creating amazing sandwiches!! Good Luck on your journey! My husband and I have recently decided we're going to move to SF and are giving ourselves 1-3 years to embrace the idea of change (and sell our house, eek). This post really inspired me!! Thanks! Happy trails!!
KMB said…
I've been a blogger from afar for a while... aka secret reader and never commented before! As an actor in NYC I wish I had reached out to you before I realized you were leaving the coast! We probably would be friends! Anyway, I'll be looking forward to reading your cross country adventures. I am leaving for a fall tour soon, a bunch of one nighters and will be blogging about my adventures/struggles with vegan eating on the road! Best Wishes!
Liz said…
Have a wonderful trip Lindsay! Moving can definitely be super stressful (just did it last week!) but your move sounds like it will also be so much fun. Have a great time!
Lindsay -- So happy for you about your exciting adventure. I know moving can be stressful. I will be sending good vibes your way! Can't wait to hear how it all went!
Lindsay said…
Thanks everybody! We are in Chicago right now and doing so well! Miss you guys and gals, and expect a jam-packed post soon! :)