Vegan Travel Destinations I Want to Visit This Year

Vegan Travel Destinations I Want to Visit This Year

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The top vegan travel destinations I want to visit this year and why! Read more vegan travel tips and tricks at LucyLucraft.com #sustainabletravel #vegantravel

 

This post was supposed to go live on WEDNESDAY, but I’ve had such a bonkers week I scheduled it for the wrong day. DOH.

That’s not a great introduction to what I wanna chat about today tbh, but hey ho. Since transitioning back to being vegan last year, I’ve been asked a lot about vegan travel. Because, as a travel obsessive (and journalist) it’s pretty high on the ‘topics I think about most often’ list. 

It’s a funny concept isn’t it though? The thought I wouldn’t be able to travel anywhere because of what I eat. But having travelled all over the world I know there are certain places where I’ve eaten a meal and couldn’t tell you what on earth it contained. 

Y’all know I’m not too strict, and if someone offers me a cuppa with cows milk I really don’t stress. But I also wouldn’t want to be accidentally chowing down on a baby cow while twiddling noodles round my fork either. 

I guess what I’m trying to say is this: I have to think a little bit more deeply about where I want to travel to next.

Although I’m not really one for ‘bucket lists’ and I certainly don’t keep one (too morbid) I have started planning out my travels a lot more, because baby and because work is a LOT busier than it used to be. 

Even so, I like to keep a bit of wiggle room in any list, so I’m hoping this expands to include a few more destinations by the end of the year. We’ll see 🙂 

So, in no particular order, please find the vegan travel destinations I’m desperate to visit this year! 

India 

To be honest, even though I ate meat when I was in India, it’s one of the EASIEST destinations for vegan travel due to the sheer volume of delicious vegetarian food on offer.

In fact, it’s not even a ‘thing’ to worry aout finding specific veggie or vegan restaurants because you can essentially divide Indian cuisine into two types: North Indian and South. While the north is a little more meat heavy (except for cows which are sacred in Hindu culture), while the south is way more vegetarian.

I’m SO keen for a beach break, so I’m thinking of heading down to Palolem, a hippy paradise in Goa, home to yummy curry, cheap beer (Goan tax on beer is the lowest of all Indian states!)and SUN.

My hotel pick? Sea Shades Palolem Resort

Canada

I’ve been SO keen to visit Newfoundland. I don’t know exactly why, but I am just desperate to take a trip over the pond to magical Atlantic Canada…….because Newfoundland dogs, and because OMG poutine and hello, yes please it’s only a five-hour flight!

When I go I’m pretty excited to get cosy at the beachfront located, super cute White on Wood

Berlin

I can’t speak French.  (I know., I know….so I let the funky music do the talking, talking……?) But I CAN speak Deutsch. Sprechen sie Deutsch? Ja? 

Then you probably long to sing Auf Wiedersehn and “Wie komme ich am besten zum bahnhof bitte?” too then. 

Apologies for this aggressive, slightly braggy detour into my beautiful German. All this is to say I’m excited to take a trip to Berlin this year! 

But I’d always imagined Germany to be the worst kind of place for vegans. All that sausage, y’all! Apparently, though, it’s a total haven for us herbivores! Huzzah!

I’ve heard so many great things about design hotels in Berlin I only have one choice, the
Hotel Zoo Berlin

France

From somewhere vegan-friendly to the country that eats the most butter in the WORLD. 

Yep, France. I’m a Francophile guys so I can’t go a year without visiting my favourite country, and this year I’m off the Provence for a wedding (I love it when my friends get married in nice places!) and I can’t wait to see how I fare.

Paris was pretty easy, to be honest because, well, it’s a city but there’s also a burgeoning vegan scene and I’m excited to while away some lazy Provence days at the beautiful Provence Hotel.

Tell me, tell me! What’s your travel bucket list! 

L x

 

Please note this post was sponsored by my good friends at Expedia, who I love and use to book trips. As always, all views are my own. See my full disclaimer here.

8 Comments

  1. 1st February 2018 / 7:17 am

    I too love these destinations, they all are enriched with the basic needs of a traveller like places to visit and dishes to eat. Thanks for sharing this post.

  2. 5th February 2018 / 12:35 pm

    I love reading your blog, I follow closely all the tips, Thanks for sharing these tips, so that we can have the best tour. Glad to read this post and really very useful it is. I wrote home one of the tips for my next trip.
    Thanks
    Kesari.in

  3. 7th February 2018 / 8:00 am

    Hi Lucy, as a vegan living in the South Of France (not Provence though!) I can tell you it’s getting easier to find vegan food than it was, but it’s still very hard eating out! The cities have more choices but in rural areas they think I’m mental. Usually salad, chips or soup is all that’s on offer. I try to find somewhere Moroccan, Asian or Middle Eastern as they have way more vegan options. Having said that, cooking is super easy as we have access to great veg, pulses, olive oil etc and all supermarkets sell plant milks and tofu etc
    My tip for a great vegan travel destination is Porto. I’ve been twice now and the food is amazing!
    I quite fancy the sound of Berlin, thanks for that!

    • 27th February 2018 / 9:29 am

      I love Porto too! I really want to try Lisbon this year though. I agree that my best bet is often Middle-Eastern food (which is fine, as I LOVE it!) but sometimes it gets a little dull trying to find nice places to eat.

      L x

  4. 8th February 2018 / 11:00 pm

    Hey Lucy,
    Exciting you’re heading to Provence! Going by the link above, it looks as though you’re staying in Aix? If so, you’re in luck! Aix is an awesome destination for vegans. I’m there a few times a week and never struggle to find amazing food. Have fun!
    Nadine

    • 27th February 2018 / 9:27 am

      I am indeed!!! That’s good to hear, as people keep laughing at me when I say I’m vegan and going to France!

      L x

  5. r
    19th May 2018 / 3:24 am

    Thank you for your posts on Vegan restaurants in London and areas to stay. The lists are extremely helpful. A few places that surprised me with amazing vegan food are Copenhagen (Souls restaurant), Siem Reap Cambodia (Moringa Bar and Vibe cafe), Cuzco (Greenpoint Vegan Cafe) and Turkey (amazing salads, muhammara, hummus, pomegranate juice etc). I’d love to get to Morocco and Portugal soon.
    Best- Rachel

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