How to travel as a vegan easily-The advise I wish I had

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Being a vegan can be one of the most challenging lifestyle to live especially when you have to do things like traveling and going out especially with non-vegan friends or colleague.

Being a vegan can be one of the most challenging lifestyle to live especially when you have to do things like traveling

I know I have had this problem throughout my vegan journey for the last 10 years. So to help others who might be facing this problem so I decided write how to travel as a vegan easily tips for you.

Since the vegan diet is becoming one of the most popular diets it is worthwhile knowing this for your future trips.

These tips will not only help you travel easily and find vegan food and places but also it will also help you save well while doing this.

Remember since a vegan diet helps you lose weight it does not make any sense if you eat unhealthy vegan food so I will talk about for to keep your body slim and healthy while you travel.

Vegan and meeting your weight goals.


As you may already know that a vegan diet is one of the best diets for losing weight and also it helps you stay healthy.

What I mean by healthy is that the vegan diet can actually help you reverse many chronic disorders in your body such as reversing clogged heart arteries.

I know this because it happened to me years ago and this is why I stick to this diet as a lifestyle. You can check my story of how the vegan diet unclogged my heart arteries.

Anyways if your goal is to lose weight as a vegan you are already in the right direction. So how can you do this while you are traveling.

Being a vegan can be one of the most challenging lifestyle to live especially when you have to do things like traveling

As you know that it can be super hard to stay on your weight goals when you are traveling ( and that goes with any diet).

The key for you to stay on your weight goals on a vegan diet is to focus on the right vegan diet not the wrong one.

What do I mean by this?

Well if you have been following my post you will know that the vegan diet is divided to many parts for example there is the Junk vegan diet, Raw till 4 diet etc.

To see all of these you can read the article called vegan diet for beginners.

Now let us look at what other aspects to help you travel well as a vegan.

Related: 4 Vegan types that exist

Know what type of travels you will take

Knowing how to travel as a vegan involves knowing which type of traveling you have to do.

This is important because it will help you know the locations you should stick to more,

For example if you travel abroad every time it would be good to know what countries welcome vegans well.

Knowing these places can help you not getting disappointed before your trips.

You can check out my article which has countries which are vegan friendly which you can check out.

The ultimate way to find vegan places all around the world is

Know how to not spend a lot as a vegan.

This section I will give you tips which will help you not spend a lot as a vegan so you maximize your lifestyle.

So when you travel you will want to also have these tips with you:Being a vegan can be one of the most challenging lifestyle to live especially when you have to do things like traveling

  • Make your small meal
  • Have your own snack
  • Have a fruit or two

I will break each of these for you so that you below.

  • Make your small meal

Making a small meal is a must to have in a small bag as this will help you be able to have something just in case you go to a place you are not familiar with or a party where they didn’t cater for you as a vegan.

A small meal can be something a small as a lettuce with tofu.

  • Have your own snack

A snack is something which goes along with your meals and it can be a protein bar or nuts which will help you gain protein which will help you build muscles.

Remember you need to have muscles which will get rid of weight of fat. Remember as a vegan you have to get as much protein as possible.

Related: How to lose weight without losing muscles.

  • Have a fruit or two

As a vegan this is no negotiable because you should be eating a fruit every time. I mean you are a plant based eater remember?

So putting this in your lunch box or bag can go a long way.

Know where to get the right vegan food brands

The other aspect to keep in mind is that you should know where to get the right vegan food or even products.Being a vegan can be one of the most challenging lifestyle to live especially when you have to do things like traveling

There are many places online however it is wise to look for reputable brands as they know how to cater for vegans.

Some of these brands include:

  1. Tofutky
  2. Lightlife
  3. Traders Joe
  4. Frys
  5. Simple balanced.

This is not in any particular order, you can choose which ever agrees with you and your body.

You can also buy clothing items such a vegan shoes and the like which are not costly but good quality. These included the following:

Final thoughts

Traveling a vegan is great but can also be very challenging as you may not know what ways will make you travel well, save money and lose weight.

I have been a vegan for 10 years of my life and this journey been very hard when it came traveling places.

Not only have I cheated in being a vegan because I couldn’t get food I wanted due to the lack of information.

However if you have the four aspects which you can incorporate on your travels to help you not cheat.

The four tips are as follows:

  • Know what types of travel.
  • Know where to get the right vegan brands
  • Know how to not spend as a vegan
  • Vegan and meeting your weight loss goals.

The greatest resource for vegan travelers around the world is going on HappyCow which has vegan places for you all around the world.

I hope you enjoyed this article and I hope it was beneficial. If you have any questions or comments to add you can leave them below.

Reader Comments

  1. Shanna

    I am vegan”ish”, but I keep it as much as possible, so I can definitely appreciate this. I also forgot about I didn’t realize that I could use them anywhere. Going to save them in my phone! I also love traveling with “dang” bars – vegan and perfect for a keto diet. If you haven’t tried them try the Lemon flavor 🙂 Thanks for the added info!

    • Thabo Khoza

      Hey Shanna

      Yeas is a great tool to have as a vegan while you are on the road and in any place around the world.
      I have never heard of dang bars but I will look for them. Thank you.

  2. Tom

    Hey Thabo,

    My girlfriend is a vegan and she travels quite a bit with her job.

    I have shared this article with her as I think it will benefit her well. Especially when she is on the road with her job.

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,


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