Welcome to the November edition of Tips & Trips, a roundup of vegan travel tips and blog posts by vegans who have recently traveled and documented their food finds. If you have some tips or want to submit a link, please contact us.
Vegan Travel Tips
- VegNews assures us things are looking up for vegans flying during the holiday season. More and more vegan options are popping up in airports, and more airlines are offering vegan and vegetarian meals.
- The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) just released the results of a study that found 82% of major US airport restaurants now offer at least one low-fat, high-fiber, cholesterol-free vegetarian entrée, up from 79% last year.
- If you’re nervous about keeping up your healthy vegan lifestyle while traveling for the holidays, check out these 10 tips from the Healthy Voyager.
- Sherri from Vegan Nosh has some advice on what vegan food items you can get through airport security.
- If you’re traveling by car, rather than plane, check these road trip snack ideas from Sarah at The Ordinary Vegetarian blog.
- Heather from Healthy Vegan Recipes delivers more great vegan travel advice this month, bringing us tips for cooking on the road without oil. She’s also started a discussion about whether or not vegans who choose healthy meals are missing out.
- This month I was introduced to The Veggie Bus, an online resource put together by a bunch of “hardcore vegetarians who are traveling the world (well Asia to start with) seeking the finest (and cheapest) veggie cuisine from China, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.”
- Do you have vegan travel tips to share? Submit your best tips for a chance to win a Kiss My Face gift pack from the Tomorrow Austin blog. You can enter until January 11, 2011!
Vegan Travel Bloggers – International
- Think being vegan in Japan is impossible? It can be done! Polly from Veggywood shows us many interesting vegan options in her post about vegan food in Tokyo.
- November was the Vegan Month of Food aka Vegan MoFo. Hundreds of vegans signed up to post five days a week for the entire month. In the bunch, there were several who wrote about their recent vegan travels, including Vegan in Brighton, who reported on Vienna, London and Edinburgh.
- Aoife from Adventures in Veg also visited Edinburgh, where she found lots of vegan food, and beautiful views.
- Vegansuras inspires wanderlust with the story of a nine day vegan eating adventure through Vienna, Krakow, and Budapest.
- Paris Vegan Day, held on November 28, brought many vegans to town and set them off to explore local options. Joshua Katcher, The Discerning Brute, has been quick to post about the airline food, Paris restaurants, and shopping.
- Earlier this year, we visited London and dined at Saf and Vitao, among many other places. It was a treat to read a hegan perspective on these restaurants by Matt, the boyfriend of Amber from the Almost Vegan Blog.
- Girl Ventures is a blog by two girls from the US, Maggie and Deborah, who are on a year long round the world trip visiting South America, Africa, India and Southeast Asia. Maggie is a vegan and while she doesn’t write a lot about food, she did share a recipe for one of her favourite vegan meals found in South Africa, it’s called Bunny Chow. Don’t worry, no bunnies are involved.
- Raw foodie Frederic Patenaude has been spending time in Chiang Mai, Thailand and has learned how to navigate the local market. He showcases the raw and vegan offerings in this video.
- Associated Content published an article about the growing vegan scene in Tokyo, Japan and their annual Vegan Festival.
- If you’re curious about the vegan scene in Australia, check out this post about vegan eats in Melbourne by the Wandering Vegans.
- Yahoo Travel reports on the growing number of vegetarian eateries that have been quietly mushrooming in Singapore over the past two years.
- Interested in traveling to East Africa? Maria the Vegan World Trekker offers some insight on what vegans can expect to find.
Vegan Travel Bloggers – US & Canada
- It seems like every month there’s at least one vegan blogger writing about their trip to Portland, Oregon. This month, I enjoyed reading about the vegan mecca at The Vegan Project, Radioactive Vegan, and Yo Soy!.
- Speaking of Portland, have you registered for the Vida Vegan Conference yet? If not, you should because it’s shaping up to be the vegan event of the year. I’m registered! See you there!?
- Melisser, The Urban Housewife, traveled all over the US this month promoting her new book, The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life. She posted almost daily updates about the vegan fare she enjoyed in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, just to name a few cities.
- During the Vegan MoFo, MeShell from Prairie Vegan took us on a virtual trip through New York, Toronto, New Orleans, Orlando, Warsaw (Poland), Montreal and Victoria.
- Let’s See What Happens… is a new blog written by Natalia, a vegan from Toronto who is often traveling on within Canada on businesses and posting about the vegan food she finds.
- Everyone has their own approach to vegan travel, CL Williams shares the story of a vegan road trip from Chicago to California.
- Amber from Almost Vegan visited Dallas, Texas and enjoyed delicious raw meals from Cafe Bliss and more.
- Sonia from Four Legs Good shares food finds from her quick trips to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
- Amanda from The Hungry Vegan Traveler does a 1400 mile south by southeast road trip.
- If you’re planning a trip to Denver, check out this roundup up of vegan-friendly joints by Vegan Vanguard.
- This month, Amey from Vegan Eats & Treats spotlighted vegan cuisine options from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and many more exotic places.
- What do you think vegans in Syria eat? Tiffany from Bread without Butter took some traditional Syrian recipes and made them vegan.
- Chris from Vegalicious has a recipe for cream horns. They’re filled with pumpkin and chestnut instead of soy cream but still remind us of the awesome cream horns we had in Prague at Country Life.