• Michelle posted an update 3 months ago

    Just booked my and @alan ‘s trip to Paris for his birthday! Thanks for the inspiration @jenns !
    My dad started traveling in his 20’s, after having saved up and selling his car to make it over to Europe and the Middle East. He spent over a year traveling around, and kept Paris as a base, as we have family there. Paris has always been a favorite.…[Read more]

    • Alan replied 3 months ago

      Thanks sweetie. <3 <3 <3 I hope someday soon to feel as carefree as I did back then. And btw: I'm taking a red-eye flight out of Tokyo at 12:20 am that day, so this is going to be my longest birthday ever! 🙂

    • So excited for you both!!

    • Have fun!!!!

  • Michelle posted an update in the group Group logo of Community IntroductionsIntroductions 9 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hello! My name is Michelle, and I am one of the co-founders of VeganTravel, and I am so excited to see our idea for a community to unite traveling vegans take off in the form of this site. I also study in university in Finland, and will graduate to be a subject teacher in English, Philosophy, and, hopefully (once I learn enough of it), Spanish. I…[Read more]

  • Michelle posted an update 10 months ago

    I just got my newest travel pack, and I’m so excited by it. This pack is 30L, and will be my smallest pack yet, having previously traveled with a 32L and 34L. I still managed to fit 8 books in the 32L by the end of my trip, so I did not need all that extra space, and this way I can travel lighter. This is a Pacsafe pack, and it has so many…[Read more]

    • I love learning about other folks’ preferred travel gear, and have been thinking of what I can do to make lugging things around more sustainable (and safer!). Happy to have another option to consider 🙂

    • My shoulder bag is a pacsafe… I love all the little clips they have on it to keep your zippers closed!! Blues the raid pocket!

      • Wow, that last sentence was supposed to be “plus the rfid pocket”… Clearly posting before coffee didn’t work too well, lol.

        • Haha I thought Blues the raid was some cool new thing that i didn’t know about :p I also bought a new purse for really light daytrips, that’s got an RFID pocket too, they’re so nice to have.

    • Come to the dark side… kinnnnnndle!! Regardless, I’m still impressed!!

  • Michelle posted an update 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Note to self: When slurping spicy ramen in Japan, make sure to get it all in your mouth instead of in your eye. Ouch!!

  • Michelle posted an update 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Just booked a one way flight to Mumbai (!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Any recommendations on what to do in India? Also on my itinerary: Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Japan. This is my first trip around Asia on my own so I need all of the recommendations please!

  • Michelle posted an update 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Arrived in Israel and was greeted with this giant zucchini!! Apparently if you let them grow instead of picking them immediately when they’re ready, they will be this huge in just a couple of days.

  • Michelle posted an update 1 year ago

    The life of a world traveler/dual citizen! It just shows that you always need to reserve extra time in case of questioning!
    I went to the extra check that passengers to the US have to go through, and completely confused the security attendant.

    Them: Where are you going?
    Me: Kahului.
    Them: Do you live there?
    Me: No, I live in Finland.
    Them: How…[Read more]

    • What a pain!

    • Jaclyn replied 1 year ago

      Extra time is key!

    • OMG that’s so annoying!

    • Ughh this trip is going to be a blast to explain “You’re doing what?? For how long? What is a vegan?” Hahaah I mean I guess thats no different than the questions I get all the time here 😀

      • That’s true, I bet you have to deal with those questions all the time already! Although now you’ll have the added bonus of getting to explain it to customs officers :p

    • Yep, I know what that’s like……I was questioned in Israel a few years ago and almost missed my flight to Egypt…..Honestly, security is a little ridiculous sometimes….. I do understand the caution, although it is a little overboard at times…..

  • Michelle posted an update 1 year ago

    Next stop: Hawaii!
    Look out for a post on the vegan options at Helsinki Airport coming out soon 🙂

    • Jaclyn replied 1 year ago

      Safe and happy travels!

      • Thank you!! I’m just glad I brought enough to do with me. I just realised this morning that it’s a 28 hour trip!

    • Audrey replied 1 year ago

      Hawaii is so beautiful. Have fun!

      • Thanks!! I love Hawaii so much, it’s one of my favourite places in the world. Which island have you been to?

        • Audrey replied 1 year ago

          I have only been to the Big Island. That was a long time ago. I would like to go back again. I would like to visit Oahu or Kaui.

          • Oahu was a bit overrated in my opinion, but I’ve only been once and it was a long time ago. I wholeheartedly recommend Kauai or Maui though!!

    • Have a safe trip!

  • Michelle posted an update 1 year ago

    Anyone know of any good places to eat at Amsterdam airport? 4 more hours on my layover and I\’m hungry!!

  • Michelle posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    All of these updates for PDX are making me both really want to travel more, and really really hungry!

  • Michelle posted an update 1 year, 4 months ago

    It is so hard to find good vegan food in Iceland!! All we are finding are either raw-ish or omni places with just one vegan option. Does anyone have any tips for eating in Iceland?