• Counting down to summer holiday with my family. Planning to eat ALL the vegan food I’ve been missing. πŸ˜‰

  • I recently got back from Kenya. Looking forward to sharing new posts with you shortly. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Chantal, I’ve long wanted to visit Kenya, so I am really looking forward to reading your new posts.

  • A few reminders if you plan to travel to Muslim-majority countries or communities in the coming month.

    Tips for Traveling During Ramadan

  • Hi, Everyone!
    Sorry for being so MIA as of late. We were in the US visiting family for a few months and we just recently moved to Oman. Slowly, we’re getting settled into our new home and rhythm. Looking forward to reconnecting with you all! πŸ™‚

    • Where in the US did you visit, Chantal? Any good vegan food finds during your trip? πŸ™‚

    • It was really nice to see your post Chantal. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your move to Oman.

    • Yay!! It’s so good to see a new post from you, Chantal! I hope your move has gone as smoothly as moves can go, and look forward to reconnecting also πŸ™‚

  • Chantal posted an update in the group Introductions 4 years, 8 months ago

    Greetings, everyone!
    I’m Chantal and I’m from NYC. I was first introduced to the word “vegan” by my college dorm neighbor as a freshman. After she shared PETA literature with me, I tried a meatless meal but felt unsated, so determined I couldn’t be vegan. Thankfully, the social justice community around me gave me many reasons to reconsider my…[Read more]

    • Thank you for sharing more about you and your nomadic vegan family, Chantal! I’m really glad you’re part of the VeganTravel community, and I can’t wait to see more of what you’ll share throughout your travels. Any locations picked out for your upcoming move abroad again?

    • It gives me so much hope for the future to see kids being raised vegan. Keep doing what you’re doing!!

      I read some of your posts on your websites, you have a really captivating voice, it really made me feel like I was there with you.

      I know the Middle East has a lot to offer vegan-wise, but how have you found North Africa? I’ve only been to…[Read more]

      • Thanks so much, Michelle! πŸ™‚

        I lived in Algeria and Morocco and ate a lot of lentils and couscous and bread when eating out. Not great for gluten-free diners. :/

        Here are some of my tips for vegan dining in the Middle East and North…[Read more]

        • Hi, I will view your website, Chantal. It is very promising to hear that the middle east has an abundance of vegan places. Well, I’m not surprised, with the delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, it’s no doubt that vegan food would be quite yummy.

    • I might need some of your tips! My company is trying to entice me to move to Dubai… Also very interested

      • Ooh…Dubai has great vegan options due to the large expat community. It’s not my favorite city but you’ll eat well there.

    • I am so happy that you are a member and active blogger on the site. My father was from North Africa, so I have especially enjoyed the blogs you wrote about your time there.

      • Thank you, Alan! I really appreciate your acknowledgement. πŸ™‚
        Which country, if you don’t mind my asking?

        • I’m happy to talk about my father. He was from Morocco and grew up in the Medina in Rabat. His mother tongue was Arabic, and loved spending time with our extended Moroccan family with whom he frequently switched languages between Arabic, French, and English. He immigrated to New York in his mid-twenties, where he met my mom.

          • I had a great experience living in Rabat two years ago. Have you been, @alan? Thanks for sharing!

            • I’m glad to hear that you had such a good experience in Rabat. Yes, I’ve been to Rabat 3 times. My parents took us to Morocco in 1959 – I had my first birthday onboard the ship we took there. I spent a couple of months visiting family & touring around Morocco on my own back in 1982. And my father, kids, and I spent a few weeks visiting family and…[Read more]

    • WOW, Chantal that’s a beautiful and inspiring story…..it is so wonderful to read about people like you who have made the connection and spreading the word to others…..

  • Greetings, Everyone! I’m a travel writer and unschooling mom of two from New York City. Our vegan family has been living and traveling abroad for the last eight years and I look forward to sharing some of our experiences and learning from you all as well. Be safe out there, travelers!