When I was contacted a few weeks ago by Caitlin from The Vegan Word about her new book, The Essential Vegan Travel Guide: 2016 Version, I was incredibly excited about how potentially life-changing this book could be! I don’t know about you, but when I travel, I exclusively make my own food (or survive on cans of baked beans). I have had waaay too many experiences at restaurants where vegan food isn’t served and the staff aren’t knowledgable about what (if anything) on the menu is vegan-friendly. Or, when a supposedly-vegan dish is served, but covered in shaved parmesan :|
The Essential Vegan Travel Guide is packed with travel tips for vegans to ensure you won’t starve while travelling, and you won’t have to resort to eating animal products either ;) and the best thing is, Caitlin’s methods can be applied to ANY travel destination! I’m really looking forward to travelling now, just so I can explore the world while eating delicious & authentic vegan food (that I haven’t cooked myself!) – after all, is it really a holiday if you still have to cook? (Although Caitlin’s book does provide some easy & innovative meals that you can prepare while travelling without access to proper cooking utensils!)
I asked Caitlin a few interview questions about her travel experiences and The Essential Vegan Travel Guide – I hope you enjoy learning more Caitlin as much as I did. Be sure to check out The Essential Vegan Travel Guide before you travel again – there are many tips that will help your next trip be as stress-free as possible!
Tell us a bit about your inspiration for the Essential Vegan Travel Guide.
When I first went vegan in 2008, there were few resources I knew of for travelling vegans. I fumbled along and found my own way, and these days there are lots of travel guides to individual cities and vegan travel bloggers – but I noticed that there still wasn’t a general guide on how to travel as a vegan.
So I decided to create the guidebook that I wish I’d had when I first began travelling as a vegan, to help others make sure they never end up in a situation where they’re picking bits of pepperoni off a pizza, or making do with a drab side salad.
You’ve traveled to 29 countries, wow! What inspired you to travel to so many places?
Which country is your favourite for it’s vegan food?
Do you have any travel plans for 2016?
What’s your biggest tip for vegans who are planning to travel abroad?
You can purchase The Essential Vegan Travel Guide in the following formats:
The Essential Vegan Travel Guide is inexpensive (about the price of a takeout pizza), but when you consider how stress-free this book will make your next holiday; it is priceless!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of The Essential Vegan Travel Guide but all views and opinions are my own.