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    Vegan At Home But Vegetarian While Traveling

    Vegan At Home But Vegetarian While Traveling

    I have a friend who is a die-hard vegan, but after taking a job that requires her to travel about 2 weeks out of the month—she realized that she must be vegetarian while traveling, or she ends up malnourished, irritable, tired, and sick. Unless you are traveling to a major metropolis with tons of vegan options or a country where meat is not expected with every meal—it may be healthier to be vegan at home but vegetarian while traveling. Why? Because you can’t survive on iceberg lettuce, carrot sticks, and dinner rolls.

    You Need More Than Veggies

    Most restaurants will have salads with meat-free proteins such as mushrooms, avocado, and tofu. However, you will need more than veggies while you travel. This is of greater importance if your meals are provided during your business trip where vegan alternatives are unlikely. Even if there are vegan restaurants nearby the group you are traveling with may not want to go.

    Bring Your Protein With

    So that you don’t find yourself unreasonably famished, bring your protein with you. This includes vegan protein bars and nuts, both of which are easy to travel with. Bring in zip-top baggies or travel-sized containers so that you always have a source of protein nearby.

    Identify Your Alternative Proteins Before You Arrive

    Eggs, cheese, and seafood are likely to be your easiest protein alternatives while you travel. If you don’t travel often, introduce both to your diet a week or so before you travel. Don’t forget to check which protein-rich vegan grains are common locally.

    To support your usual diet, try to rent accommodations with a kitchen. However, don’t forget that trying the local cuisine is one of the joys of traveling.

  • Give Glamping A Try
    outdoors travel

    Would You Give Glamping A Try?

    While you may enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature, or a few hours spent outdoors hiking—you may not be up for the roughing it that comes with camping. To enjoy…

  • Hotel Room Coffee Pot Cuisine
    food travel

    Hotel Room Cuisine—Just Add Water

    I spend a lot of time in hotels, many of which don’t have a fridge or microwave. While enjoying the local cuisine is one of my favorite parts about traveling, sometimes…

  • When Travel Plans Go Awry

    What To Do When Your Travel Plans Go Awry

    Many families have to save all year for their annual vacation, or save for several years for a dream vacation—so every second of that week or two away counts. Those who…

  • Why A Boutique Hotel

    What The Heck Is A Boutique Hotel?

    You have probably heard the term, but if you have yet to experience a boutique hotel—you might not be sure exactly what it is. However, that is part of the fun,…

  • Where To Next

    Where To Next?

    Not sure where to go for your next vacation? Your options are endless, but you want to make sure to select a spot that you won’t soon forget. Below are a…

  • Travel Like A Local

    How To Travel Like A Local

    One of the great things about traveling to a foreign country is getting to immerse yourself in the local culture. However, many tourists never make it outside of the tourist attractions.…

  • Have Fun As A Local Tourist

    Spend The Day As A Local Tourist

    I am lucky enough to travel quite frequently. When I tell people where I have lived over the years, they always respond with the places in my local area they have…