Judy Antell, Vegetarian TravelingMom

Judy Antell, Vegetarian TravelingMom

Judy Antell is the Free in 50 States editor of TravelingMom. Judy lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and three daughters. The vegetarian family loves to visit the farmer’s market for local, organic produce. They have bicycled in Europe, skied downhill and cross country across the US, and hit the beaches all over the Caribbean. They visit cities and small towns around the country, always seeking vegetarian food – and chocolate. Read her blog, http://wheelsandeats.blogspot.com


Best Spots for Vegetarians at Pike Place Market, Seattle

Whether you are on your first or 50th visit to Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, there is always something new to eat. Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell thought she knew where to eat at Pike Place Market. Then she learned even more at the Early Access VIP Tour with Savor Seattle. On every trip to Seattle, I stop by Pike Place Market. You can go here for a sit down meal, or to pick up some flowers. You can also scout out free samples and get quite full on an eclectic mix of cuisines. But to learn more about...

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1 Day Itinerary in New York – How to See the Best of the City in Less Than 24 Hours

From an upscale food court for breakfast to the 9/11 Memorial, a walk along the High Line, the view from the Empire State Building…. to dinner in Soho. Can you do it all in one day? Yes! If you follow this 1 day itinerary from lifelong New Yorker Judy Antell, Vegetarian TravelingMom. But no lollygagging in bed if you’re going to see the best of NYC in one day! 1 Day Itinerary for New York City Breakfast at Hudson Eats Walk on the High Line Empire State Building Lunch at Meatball Shop Bryant Park Soho for Dinner and a Show...

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Confessions of a Chihuly Groupie: Glass Art Fan

Chihuly groupies are spun from hot glass, hunting down the latest Dale Chihuly glass art installations and traveling the world to see these exhibits. Read how Vegetarian TravelingMom found herself seeking out more and more Chihuly glass. My obsession started small. First, it was a display the Desert Botanical Garden, in Phoenix. Then I saw more Chihuly glass art at the Dallas Arboretum, in Texas. Soon, I was a junkie, looking for my next fix. The Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center in Seattle. Then I finally hit the jackpot and went...

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7 Free Fun Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington

Ever wondered about the other half of Sea/Tac? After flying into Seattle a dozen times, Vegetarian TravelingMom finally went southwest where she found a wealth of free fun things to do in Tacoma, Washington. Best of all, these free fun things in Tacoma are all family friendly. Free Fun in Tacoma, Washington Most SeaTac tourists are Seattle, or cruise ship bound, but it would be a shame to miss all that Tacoma has to offer. This gritty city, which enjoys (or endures) the same climate as Seattle, has a charm all its own. It’s also a little more low-key...

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How to Return to College: Football in Ann Arbor, Michigan

When your kids tour colleges, you can have an easy family vacation. Vegetarian TravelingMom found out that even with two college graduates and one daughter halfway through college, she could still have a fun time in a college town, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. And if you are a football fan, college football is practically a religion. We thought we were done touring colleges. Two of our daughters have graduated, and the youngest is in her junior year. But our middle child decided to apply to law school and we decided to take a family trip to the midwest. While...

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Quirky Fun in Nashville: 21C Museum Hotel, Nashville

From GooGoo Clusters to Piggly Wiggly, Tennessee offers much to giggle about. Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell found that same sensibility at the newest 21c Museum Hotel, in Nashville. The hotel provides rubber ducks in all rooms, and scatters giant plastic penguins around the hotel. The hip boutique hotel is also family friendly. Nashville, Tennessee has all the components of a city designed for a family getaway. There is a large zoo, plenty of free activities and a booming food scene. Nashville also has a new boutique hotel, the  21c Museum Hotel. This is the latest iteration of the hip family friendly chain...

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Exploring Nashville with the Luxury Infiniti Q50

Nashville and the new Infiniti Q50 are designed for each other. Vegetarian TravelingMom explored “Music City” while listening to tunes on the premium Bose audio system. Leather seats, superb safety technology and refinements inside and out made the drive enjoyable, for Music City travel or further afield. Music City Travel in the Infiniti Q50 Nashville is well known for its live music scene, and most visitors to the city spend time at several music venues when they hit the town. I was in Nashville to check out the new Infiniti Q50, which was perfectly in tune with the music...

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Free in Tennessee: 7 Free Fun Activities in Nashville

Nashville, also known as Music City, is gaining a reputation as a foodie destination. Vegetarian TravelingMom found she saved her money to spend on food by taking advantage of the many free things to do in Nashville. If you love live music, head to Nashville, Tennessee. Music City is known for its music venues, and for its burgeoning food scene. [And that includes vegetarian options.] What may be lesser known is that the city is also great for bargain hunters. Here are 7 free things to do in Nashville. Tennessee State Museum The subterranean Tennessee State Museum has interactive...

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Lexus NX 300: Ideal for Family Adventure in NYC and Beyond

Is the Lexus NX 300 the best SUV for family adventure? Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell spent a week driving in NYC and was impressed with the luxury crossover’s sweet spot: big enough for a family for five, but small enough the maneuver through city streets. In New York City, every inch matters. Sub Zero refrigerators come in slightly smaller versions to fit into apartment elevators and through brownstone doors. Bikes fold up. A longer car can’t be parked as easily on the street, or requires an extra large parking spot in a garage, with an extra monthly charge. So the...

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A Quick Chicago Trip: Hotel Allegro Review

Want to make the most of limited time in Chicago? If you have a quick Chicago trip, Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell suggests a stay at the convenient and amenity -loaded Kimpton Hotel Allegro. From free bikes and evening wine hours to an El stop a block away, this hotel in the Loop has it all. On a recent trip to Chicago, Illinois, my husband and I hit the ground running. We arrived on a Saturday morning, took a quick trip into the loop on the El and checked into the Kimpton Hotel Allegro. We had lunch reservations at a vegetarian...

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