How To: Vegan and Travelling

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,
Asja
xx

Follow me to: Montreal

As I’m currently sitting in at the Keflavik International Airport for my layover from Montreal back home to Amsterdam, I’m going through my Montreal photos and wishing I was still there. Thus, I’m sharing those with you as well as a vlog I shot whilst there. Hope you enjoy and I’ll be back soon!

Stay stylish and ambitious,
Asja
xx

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How To: Solo Travelling

Have you ever not being able to do something purely because you had no-one to accompany you on such an endeavour?

I know I have.

However, I luckily dropped this horrible habit of constantly relying on others. Relying on them to share my goals. My ideas. My plans.

That’s how I became a solo traveller and it is the best thing to has happened to me.
If you’re wondering why you should do it- then maybe this article isn’t for you. But if you’re still with me, I want you think about all those missed travel opportunities you’ve had purely because none of your friends or family members wanted that kind of a holiday. It is entirely normal that people’s ideas of a good time with vary tremendously. The only problem here is that if you don’t decide to step out on your own, you will wake up 70 and wishing you did all those things while you still could. Or at least that’s what I want to avoid.
The reason I so highly praise solo travelling is because it has taught me more than I ever could’ve imagined. It made me rediscover myself, my own comfort levels (which i constantly try to push), people I wish to be surrounded with, and so much more. I have become more confident because of it- more confident in myself. It has made me realize that there is nothing I cannot do or achieve on my own, and that others, who I may or may not invite to my life journey, are merely inspiring companions, instead of being someone I would let my life depend on. Moreover, i realised I only started picking people to accompany me on my travel journeys, as well as life, who truly deserve to be there. Once you see you are fine on your own, you won’t let just anyone in. And that’s a good thing.

I truly hope this will inspire you to travel on your own. I promise you will grow up so much whilst doing so, and most importantly- become the person you really strive to be. You will become unstoppable in every area of your life.

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So, these are my DOs and DONTs if you decide to embark on this journey:

DOs:

bring entertainment

have a safe hotel booked

write about your experiences- it will help you reflect later on

buy additional data- travelling on your own also means getting lost more, and google maps will be your best friend haha

DONTs:

plan- the purpose of this is to be spontaneous

follow one of those touristy tours- you are here to do what you really want to do (if it’s go to a museum- great; but also, don’t feel bad if you want to pick cliff jumping or skydiving over a museum)

Until next time!
Stay stylish and ambitious,

Asja
xx

What I Eat In A Day | Vegan

Hey guys, I’m back with a What I Eat In A Day post!

I filmed a little video for you, just to give you an overview as to what my typical day as a vegan looks like! I hope you love it and send me requests for what you want me to do next!

Until next time!
Stay stylish and ambitious,
Asja
xx

Dreaming of Paris

Hello babies,

It’s a lazy Saturday night and we’re currently laying in Ana’s bed, dreaming of vacations past and missing how fresh our faces looked pre-exam season. It’s hard to not idealize Paris– the city of lights, love, art, and good (vegan!) food. Now that classes have started again, we want nothing more than to be back exploring Saint Germain or strolling along the Seine. That’s why we’ve decided to share some of our favourite moments from Paris with you, as well as the best little vegan place we found tucked away in the 7th arrondissement.

Paris in Autumn was absolutely stunning, and of course we saw the backdrop of flaming leaves as the perfect location for a photoshoot. The Jardin des Tuileries, nestled between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, is a beautiful haven from the busy city. It was pouring rain for a lot of the day, which only added to the soft fall vibe (if you forget about the struggle to all fit under Ana’s umbrella).

Of course, a trip to Paris would be incomplete for any fashion lover without a trip to 31 Rue Cambon, the location of the original Chanel shop. The surrounding streets are as glamorous as the brand, and you can’t help feeling just as fancy from walking among Paris’s most fashion forward.

Travelling vegan with a group is never easy– but luckily, in this case, it was two against two, so finding a restaurant went relatively okay. (Especially because we both like to get our way… and we weren’t up for another overpriced salad ordered sans chevre.) After a little research, we found the cutest place tucked out of the way in the lovely Saint Germain neighbourhood. 13-A Baker’s Dozen immediately wowed us with its warm, homey atmosphere, international staff, and delicious menu. After iced berry tea, turmeric lattes, and quinoa porridge, we were ready to keep exploring the streets.

We’re excited for many more adventures like this one and have already started planning a Croatia and an Iceland trip which we’ll keep you updated on. Feel free to send us requests of posts you want us to do, as well as things to try.
Until next time,
Stay stylish and ambitious!
Asja & Ana