Vegan food, culture, and elephants are probably the top three reasons Marissa and I had Thailand at the top of our list for this trip. Our trip to Thailand wouldn’t have been complete without spending time with elephants, but if […]
The line moved faster than I expected. I watched the three or so people ahead of me breeze through the Sabiha Gökçen International (SAW) Airport’s “other nationalities” passport checkpoint—in Istanbul, Turkey—without so much a glance, let alone any questions, from […]
Hi everyone, I’m Rory, a 25-year-old French girl who left her “normal” life after studies and work to explore the world with her beard-man. I love analog photography, and even during a trip with no coming home planned, I’m still […]
Flying into a place that looks like Mars, I expected it to be pretty difficult to get around from place to place without the help of aliens. Even on a map, it really only looks like there is one road […]
So…the day AFTER Vegan Beer & Food Fest in Portland, we decided to have a little food crawl. I was joined by @jaclynmiller, @heyshae, @lifestylewithme and our friend @uhhuhyeah as we ate our way through the city. The following is […]
Travel has opened our eyes and hearts to so much. We have learned a lot about the world around us just by allowing ourselves to travel while being mindful. So we wanted to share some of the valuable lessons we […]
Giselle & Cody are passionate vegans and seasoned travelers who have traveled extensively for the past 5-years while sharing their adventures and the stories of animals in need. They traveled to dozens of countries for over 6-months during 2016 and 2017 to [...]
Marissa and Shae are two passionate vegans who are also well known vegan vloggers. Shae is from Portland, and Marissa is from West Virginia, but they met and became the best of friends after learning more about each other from their YouTube [...]
In 2011 Kristin Lajeunesse quit her job and moved into a van in an effort to eat at every single vegan restaurant in the United States. Now, nearly 5 years later she's still traveling full-time, has taken her project abroad, [...]
Ross & Ellie are ethical vegans who met in Glasgow, Scotland while Ellie was a student studying abroad. Ross is from just outside of Glasgow, and Ellie who is from Maryland but was attending Glasgow University for a semester. During 2015 / [...]
Monica Han is a Korean-Canadian pianist, currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Montreal. Her passion and empathy for animals have led her to become vegan four years ago, and she has actively been an advocate for farm [...]
Suzy is a vegan astrophysicist currently living in Gothenburg, Sweden but is originally from Bristol, UK. Suzy has a great passion for travelling that came from her Nan, who loved to travel even in her 90’s. She is happiest exploring [...]
Kayleigh’s first trip abroad took her to west Africa at the age of 19, and with that she was hooked. The travel bug bit hard and gave her an insatiable need to explore the world. Luckily she finished university and [...]
Emily is a vegan activist from Italy with a passion for traveling: she loves organizing her own trips and wants to share her experiences on how to find vegan food at reasonable prices everywhere. When she travels she always looks [...]
A Note on the Enormous Impact Aviation has on Climate
Airplanes burn billions of gallons of fossil fuel each year emitting around 2% of our total global CO2 emissions. And sadly, sustainable alternative fuels for airplanes are still a long way off. These days airlines appear to be banking on convincing potential flyers to purchase “carbon offsets” to help ease our conscience about our travel footprint, but many consider offsets greenwashing intended to falsely reassure the flying public.
Our community is faced with an ethical conundrum when it comes to air travel. On the one hand, travel opens our eyes to so many wonderful experiences and contributes to our overall understanding of our place in this amazing world. On the other, in choosing air travel we may be contributing to climate change and to the current extinction crisis (over 200 species are going extinct every day).
Travel by air is often the only realistic way to travel to another continent. But there are far more eco-friendly ways to travel within our home continent or once you arrive at your initial destination such as trains, coaches, and even electric vehicles as they become more affordable. Some in our community have pledged to completely stop flying, while others choose to fly less and travel more by public transport. Whatever you decide, we hope you will choose to better inform yourself about climate change and make your voices heard.
Our goal at VeganTravel is to provide useful information for our fellow vegan travelers while helping grow compassion by showing the world how easy it is to travel as ethical vegans. Whether you are a seasoned travel blogger or someone new to traveling, we enthusiastically welcome you to share your vegan travel experiences on this site. If you would like to share your travels on VeganTravel.com.
If you are considering going vegan, or just curious about what motivates us vegans, please check out our why go vegan pages.
VeganTravel.com is a place where vegans share their passion for travel and adventure, help grow interest in going vegan, shed light on the issues animals are facing around the globe, and help build a more sustainable and compassionate world.