Traveling while living a vegan lifestyle can be challenging, but there are some tips and tricks to help make things more manageable.
- Pack snacks: Finding healthy and vegan snacks can be difficult, but not when you are prepared. I recently went on a bus trip with my mom to NYC for the day. I was so glad that I packed snacks to tie me over until we found a restaurant for lunch. I packed an apple, some almonds, seasoned pumpkin seeds, and trail mix. Oh, and water! Staying hydrated while traveling is so important. It’s easy to forget about fluid intake when you are enveloped in your surroundings.
- Do your research ahead of time: If you know where you will be traveling to, you can search for local restaurants that cater to your needs. Find something that is close to where you will be and try something new! Don’t spend your whole trip traveling, find something local to you.
- Vendor Carts: If you are going to a city like New York, you will see dozens of vendors lining the streets. I never thought I would be able to buy from one of those carts again. And then I saw produce carts. Bananas, apples, and just about any other fruit or vegetable is an easy, portable, and delicious snack that you can grab-and-go with.
- This isn’t necessarily food related, but traveling can make you feel sluggish and full. If and when you can, walk to your locations. This will allow you to enjoy the local scenery while enticing you to stay local. You would be surprised how many steps you can get in while choosing things like hiking, walking around parks, and exploring museums to do on your trip.
Traveling can be stressful, but with a little planning, you can have the best of both worlds. You can live a healthy lifestyle and travel at the same time.
Take care of yourself and travel the world.