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How to Travel as a Vegan: 7 Tips for a Delicious Journey

Finding vegan-friendly options while traveling can be a daunting task, but it shouldn't stop us from exploring new places and cultures. Whether you've been a vegan for years or are just starting, traveling as a vegan doesn't have to be difficult. In this post, we compiled a list of seven tips that will make your journey as a vegan traveler easier and more enjoyable. So, sit back, relax, and let's dive into the world of vegan travel!



Do Your Research


Before embarking on your journey, it's essential to do your research. Look up vegan options in the cities you'll be visiting, like vegan-friendly restaurants or cafes. You can also check social media platforms like Instagram, where fellow vegans often showcase their meals or recommend vegan options. This way, you can be sure that you'll have plenty of vegan options to choose from and won't have to settle for bland salads or fries.


Bring Snacks and Your Own Food


If you're not sure about vegan options in a particular area, bring snacks or prepare meals before leaving. You can pack fruits, veggies, nuts, granola bars, or any other snacks that you love. Do be mindful, though, if you're traveling internationally as you usually can't bring fresh fruits and vegetables into another country. Also, consider bringing a small portable blender to make smoothies and juices as long as you have access to electricity. With this, you'll have something to eat when you're hungry, won't have to search for vegan options, and save money on eating out.


Find a Local Market By sourcing ingredients from local farmers and producers, you can get fresh, healthy, and delicious vegan food wherever you go. Having access to a local market also allows you to explore regional flavors and traditional dishes in a way that is both mindful and enjoyable. Plus, many of these markets are more affordable than buying pre-packaged and processed foods. So go ahead, hit up the local market—your taste buds will thank you!


Stay in Vegan-Friendly Accommodations


Staying in vegan-friendly accommodations is a great way to enjoy your trip as a vegan. Look for hotels or hostels that offer vegan breakfast or have a kitchenette where you can prepare your meals. Also, check the hotel's staff level of awareness of veganism and if they're willing to accommodate your dietary needs. Being a vegan means being conscious about the things you put in your body, and a vegan-friendly accommodation helps you achieve that.


Learn the Local Language


Learning the local language or some key phrases can help you communicate your dietary needs better. Knowing how to say "I am a vegan, I don't eat meat, dairy, eggs or honey" in the local language can make a difference in understanding what you can and cannot eat. It also shows locals that you respect and appreciate their culture, and they'll be more willing to help you find vegan options.


Be Open-Minded


Traveling as a vegan may not be as comfortable, but it has its rewards. You get to learn about new places and cultures, try new foods, and make new friends. Being open-minded about the vegan options or lack thereof in a particular area allows you to embrace or learn a new way of eating. Always stay positive, and remember why you chose to be a vegan.


Work With A Professional


Working with a travel agent who specializes in vegan travel can be incredibly beneficial to making sure you have the best possible experience. At Luxwell Travels, we help you identify vegan-friendly destinations, connect you with local vegan eateries, and recommend activities that meet your dietary and lifestyle needs. We can provide invaluable insight, helpful advice, and insider knowledge that can make your trip even more enjoyable. We will also take care of all the details—from arranging flights and accommodations to scheduling itineraries—so you don't have to worry about a thing. Put the power of an experienced agent in your corner and watch your vacation become something truly special!



Traveling as a vegan can seem overwhelming, but with a little bit of planning and research, you can make it an enjoyable and delicious experience. Don't hesitate to bring your own food, stay in vegan-friendly accommodations or learn the local language. Being a vegan traveler means being resourceful, flexible, and open-minded. So set your travel goals, pack your bags, and make unforgettable experiences as you explore the world as a vegan. Bon voyage!


XO,

Christine

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