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Miriam Porter

Journalist

Miriam Porter is an award-winning Canadian journalist writing about family travel, social justice issues, and veganism. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Toronto Star, Travel + Leisure, Today’s Parent, Eater, Metro News, Mental Floss, SheKnows, Dreamscapes, Farmers’ Almanac, Yahoo, and many more. She can be found at www.miriamporter.ca. She has lived in New York City and Los Angeles and currently resides in Toronto with her son and many rescued furry friends. She speaks up for those that have no voice.
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Our Adventures in Peoria, Arizona's Hidden Gem

Peoria is tucked away between Phoenix and Lake Pleasant and surrounded by rugged cactus and the Sonoran desert's breathtaking mountains. But despite being secluded there is plenty to do when traveling with kids. It was Noah's first time in the desert so of course we took endless smiling selfies with every unsuspecting cactus we encountered.
03/23/2017 05:43 EDT
Miriam Porter

4 Quick And Easy Vegan Dinners

lust because I am vegan doesn't mean I like cooking. I want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. In fact, if I was super rich I would hire a vegan chef to cook all the meals I make for myself and my son Noah, age 10. Therefore my dinners require very little ingredients and not a lot of preparation or cook time.
06/27/2016 05:23 EDT
Miriam Porter

The Magic Is Real And It's Spectacular

Disney World's Magic Kingdom is so much more than attractions, rides, entertainment, activities, shopping, and food, -- it's about believing in the power of dreams and "taking the dream with you wherever you may go."
12/14/2015 01:50 EST
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Love-Based Activism

A pink snout touches my hand gently. I peek in the truck to see the pig's face and she's crying. "I love you and I am sorry," I whisper through tears. "It's going to be OK." But we both know it's not....
09/29/2015 04:59 EDT
Miriam Porter

St. Lucia Is a Paradise For Families

If you are a parent that ever had a babysitter or nanny help with your children you understand how this person can become family. When my son Noah was almost two I met a kind young woman named Kirshel...
08/04/2015 02:38 EDT
Miriam Porter

St. Lucia Is a Paradise For Families

If you are a parent that ever had a babysitter or nanny help with your children you understand how this person can become family. When my son Noah was almost two I met a kind young woman named Kirshel...
08/04/2015 02:38 EDT
Miriam Porter

6 Ways to Raise a Child Who Doesn't Eat Animals

My son Noah and I live a vegan lifestyle. That's different from following a vegan diet -- although both are great! In fact, whatever you do that helps the environment, animals, humans or the earth is pretty awesome. For us, veganism extends past the plant-based food on our plate.
06/23/2015 06:06 EDT
Miriam Porter

Our Four-Day Adventure in Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau Bahamas is one of those destinations you want to return to again and again. It's my third time visiting the island and the second time going with my son Noah, age nine. I carefully plan our itinerary to maximize our four-night stay -- one adventure per day! It's the perfect destination for an extended long weekend.
05/25/2015 07:43 EDT