Vegan Travel Tips

  • Alys posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 2 months ago

    hey guys! my first travelling as a vegan, i was wondering if i can pack basic stuff to survive (has its going to be expensive to buy all these in iceland) like: nutritionnal yeast, nuts, etc? Are these items allowed in the luggages? Flying from Canada to Iceland, thanks:)

    • Hey! You can definitely pack all solid foods to Iceland, and even salad dressings and hummus and stuff if it’s under 100ml. That’s generally what I do when I have longer flights or want something with me that will be hard to get. The thing to note is that if your returning flight connects through the US, then you can’t bring in any fruits…[Read more]

    • Check out our video and blog about how many amazing vegan finds there are in Iceland, you won’t be as stranded as you think (if you’ll be in Reykjavik)! You’ll be fine packing nutritional yeast and nuts, though! How long are you planning on staying?

      • Alys replied 2 months ago

        thanks. ill check it out! only staying 7 days…i guess my next trips will get longer and longer, i feel it hehe:)

    • Jenn replied 2 months ago

      It is possible to buy vegan food in iceland, but like the rest of the food, it can be expensive. I bought a bunch of fake meats, tofu, etc in London (my last stop before iceland) and stuffed them in my already full carry-on, and checked it. I was very glad I did. If you’re staying in Reykjavik, there are lots of vegan options though (the noodle…[Read more]

      • Alys replied 2 months ago

        wow the google translate is a genius idea thanks:D

        • Another great thing is the Vegan Passport. It has every language and a little script of what vegans can and can’t eat and you can look for those words in the “can’t eat” section on the back of ingredient labels!

  • Jenn posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    If your flight has wifi, you can usually either check the airline website or app to find out your arrival gate or connection information without buying an access code! Great tool if you end up being delayed or have a tight connection.

  • Jenn posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 5 months ago

    I was recently reminded that you should not be afraid to complain! Especially to airlines. If there was something wrong with your flight, let the airline know. They’ll usually give you a $25 or $50 coupon for a future flight, although sometimes it can be more. So let them know if there was an inconvenience or something went wrong… like if…[Read more]

    • Alan replied 5 months ago

      Great tip Jenn! Speaking up has worked similarly for me a few times as well. 🙂

  • Marissa Kai Miluk posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 5 months ago

    Recently got a Tep wireless for emergency situations where we have no wifi to connect to! It’s a cool little device that creates a wifi hotspot for your devices from a 3G connection so you can have internet anywhere you go. Shae and I have been sharing it since it connects to up to 5 devices. It’s already come in handy when lost in Sri Lanka…[Read more]

  • Jenn posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Cell phone coverage: I’ve recently switched over to Google fi… going to give that a try for a while and see if it works. $20 basic plan, with another $10 per GB of data… in 135 countries!

    What does everyone else usually do for connecting while traveling? I used to rely on free wifi, but I found myself stressing out over not being able to…[Read more]

    • I know this will sound crazy…..but we have never travelled with a phone.
      We have been travelling for almost 5 years now and have never used a phone once.

      I really think we need to get one LOL

      • I admit sometimes it’s nice to not have the constant pressure to be connected, but I find it necessary when travelling alone (which is 95% of the time) mostly for “just in case”…

    • I started my current trek using ForbesFone .. their SIM card works in more than 120 countries, I think. It worked great but is expensive and I was burning through the data. So I then started purchasing the country specific SIMS over the last few weeks and find I like that better (using wifi whenever possible) and then having the Forbes ones as a backup. 🙂

    • It’s been working great on this trip! It takes a while to connect once you’re in a new country, and the service can be a bit spotty if you’re between cities, but it eliminates the need to get a new sim and try to figure out the best deal for each country you visit 🙂

    • Cool, that’s really good to keep in mind!! I use a Three prepaid sim, from the UK. You can load it with any plan (I tend to go with one with unlimited data), and use it is like 30 different countries, all the big ones. The plan I’m on now costs 15 pounds per month for unlimited data in any country on their feel at home list, although I believe a…[Read more]

  • Jenn posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 6 months ago

    You can get free wifi on flights with gogo internet if you have a t-mobile number handy. And it doesn’t even need to be your number!! Just enter it on the log in screen and you’re good to go :). It will get you an hour of free internet and free messaging all flight long :). Only good for North America I think…. (currently using my friend’s number 🙂 )

  • Shaedyn Mann posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 6 months ago

    I need a little help from my SE Asia experts!
    My family is planning to join me in Thailand for Christmas and we are trying to figure out where in Thailand would best suit my family.

    Background- my mom is NOT a traveler, and my whole family has practically never left the country.. It is a big deal for my mom to be flying abroad regardless, so I…[Read more]

    • I can see this you know…?

    • Alan replied 6 months ago

      I think Phuket & Koh Samui would both be ideal locations. They are a bit touristy, but they also have beautiful beaches, are laid back, have amazing food, some cool temples, and you can still find some decent accommodations deals there.

      • Alan replied 6 months ago

        as a side tip, when we went to those islands I called and / or emailed the hotels directly that we wanted to stay in, and I was always able to find a hotel that was willing to negotiate for a much reduced rate.

    • @libby Ko Samui??

  • Kristin Lajeunesse posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 6 months ago

    PRO TIP for New Zealand travel —-> I was lamenting my minimal budget for gallivanting around New Zealand when a local filled me in on a little secret about the rental cars here. *Apparently* most vacationers will rent a car from Auckland and drive it down south, and often down into the South Island (to visit popular destinations like Queenstown…[Read more]

    • Jenn replied 6 months ago

      They have a similar thing in Australia… they’ll give you a free flight up to Cairns/the Gold Coast if you rent a van on ththe way back.

  • Marissa Kai Miluk posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 6 months, 1 week ago

    Has anyone here ever been to Vietnam? We are looking into visas and I believe we are eligible for Visa on arrival but not sure if we still have to fill out any sort of application beforehand

    • Hey @lifestylewithme
      As an American citizen you can apply for a VOA online through a tour agent. You will then get the paperwork sent to you and you will show it to the Vietnamese passport control when arriving.

      This is the best post online for everything you may need.…[Read more]

  • Jenn posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 6 months, 1 week ago

    If you’re looking for an app that makes it handy to share your adventures, I’d suggest Track My Tour. It’s free and you can add “waypoints” on a map, either text or photos (they might have added videos?) and then send the link of the map to anyone you want to share it with. I found that an easy way to keep my family in the loop while I…[Read more]

  • Marissa Kai Miluk posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Toilet Travel Tip!

    If you have to “go” while you’re out and about exploring and cannot find a free or clean public restroom, find the nearest hotel.
    Walk in like you own the place, B-line it down a hallway or somewhere away from the receptionist, and eventually you will find yourself a toilet.
    This has saved me and Shae many times and it’s…[Read more]

  • Kristin Lajeunesse posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 7 months ago

    AMSTERDAM “free stuff” TIP: With the lovely encouragement of my fellow sponsored travelers, I emailed the tourism board of Amsterdam about a week before arriving to see if I could get any complimentary things while here, in exchange for posting about my time in the city. They offered me an “iAmsterdam City Card” which it turn out gets you free…[Read more]

  • Jenn posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 7 months, 1 week ago

    Travel tip: put a business card or name/phone number/email on the INSIDE of your suitcase/carry-on. That way if you every lose it, you have a much better chance of it being returned! (Of course I learned this tip after United lost my bag…)

  • Shaedyn Mann posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 7 months, 1 week ago

    We just got a super helpful tip from a hostel mate who has been in Venice for a bit!
    One way they get the tourists is by having cover charges at cafes/restaurants. It can be from €1 to 4 or 5, just for sitting and eating/drinking at their place.
    This is what they do instead of tips, but you won’t know what it is until the bill comes out costing m…[Read more]

    • Casey Neistat is in Venice right now too. OMG!! Please kiss him on the face for me, if you run into him!! 🙂 🙂

    • I did hear that you are not supposed to tip over in Europe, apparently they find it offensive. So this is very interesting to see that they do this.

  • Shaedyn Mann posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 7 months, 1 week ago

    Nespresso is a European based company that creates home espresso machines that are easy to use like a Keurig. They have limited storefronts in some major European cities, but if you can find one, pop in for a free delicious espresso- yes. Free.
    Nespresso is some of the best espresso I’ve ever had, and they make you any pod you want. It is…[Read more]

  • Marissa Kai Miluk posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 7 months, 1 week ago

    Did you know that even when you don’t have cell service or internet connection you can still navigate using the google maps app? You can even search for restaurants or other places in your area you want to go to! All you have to do is download an “offline area” when you get to a new location to save those maps to your phone so you can navigate…[Read more]

    • Thanks for sharing that Marissa! Google Maps is such a helpful travel tool, and it is so cool that you don’t need to have a good international data plan on your phone to use it.

    • You can also preload directions on to your phone and still use the voice commands! And do you have google translate?? Another app that works without data (as long at you download the language package first)

    • I’ve been using it too! I star all the locations I want to visit (restaurants, landmarks, etc) and it’s a great way to keep track of them all!

  • Kristin Lajeunesse posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 7 months, 1 week ago

    What\’s one of your BEST memories from your recent travels? Was there something unexpected? Something that stood out a lot?

    • I have had a lot of great moments on this trip… Diving the Great Barrier Reef (first time scuba diving) was amazing and definitely stands out as a bucket list moment…. Plus I met some other solo travellers on the boat (they stuck us all at the same table) and we ended up hanging out over the next few days 🙂

  • Giselle Correia posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    OK, one more. This is a specifically VEGAN Thailand tip.

    The country originally known as Siam, is extremely vegan friendly but they still might creep some fish sauce in that veg fried rice, so just to be very safe, the words for “I eat vegan food” are “Chan gin jay” for females, and “Pom gin jay” for males.

    “Mai ow nam pla” is also VERY…[Read more]

  • Giselle Correia posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    ANOTHER THAILAND TIP!

    If you do decide to take a tuk tuk in BKK for fun and photos, do not go with anyone offering a tuk tuk ride for 100 baht all day BUT first you must go to a jewellery store with them.

    Always remember that you are paying for the ride and the driver shouldn’t be stopping anywhere on the way.

    You may get asked if you want…[Read more]

  • Giselle Correia posted an update in the group Group logo of Vegan Travel TipsTravel Tips 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    THAILAND TIP!

    When hailing a taxi, NEVER get in unless you and the driver have agreed that he (or she) uses the metre.
    Using the metre is far cheaper than Tuk Tuks or a flat rate of any kind.

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