To my Globe Trotters:
I’ve been vegan for nearly a year and one of my main concerns when initially deciding to go vegan was whether I can still do it while I’m travelling. Since, I have done my fair share of travelling, thus have decided to share my tips and tricks with you.
What I’ve found to be the most influential factor here is whether I’m travelling with someone who’s vegan (or at least vegetarian), or if the entire group is a group of aggressive meat eaters. If you’re travelling entirely by yourself, you’ll surely have less of a problem.
As I’ve recently travelled with a group of non-vegans/ non-vegetarians, I’ve felt compelled to write about this. This is surely what will happen:
-they won’t be impressed by the new vegan restaurant that has instagrammable aesthetics and decorative dishes
-they will be more fussy about where you’re gonna eat than you ever will be
In this case, I’d suggest you do what you would’ve done either way (or at least I would’ve):
-Pack a bag of almonds (and make it a big one; these are your best friend during travelling- you never know if the airport will have good vegan options- take it from someone who’s almost missed flights due to seeking kale salads and spinach juices)
-Do your research in advance (this is something i’m terrible at, but have found to be extremely helpful; especially so when you’re travelling in groups- as you’re likely to be the only one with the list of restaurants, the chances are you’ll get your way)
-Don’t be a fussy eater… as long as the restaurant has something vegan (or can be made vegan)-settle!
Let me know if you have any more tips on the matter, as I can always use some help from a fellow vegan traveller.
Until next time!
Stay stylish and ambitious,