Oh the joys of being vegan while traveling to a country where you don’t speak the language. Do you have a trip coming up? Let us help guide you in the right direction for all things vegan-travel related. From menstrual cups to tooth-powder, we cover it all.
2019 is the year that we all start acknowledging the environmental impact of single-use cutlery, bottles and straws, especially while travelling.
Bringing a pair of reusable bamboo cutlery, straw and a BPA-Free Stainless Steel Water Bottle will not only help save the environment but it will also save you money!
Day Trip Bag
Let’s face it, you need a sturdy bag for the never-ending day trips you’ll be taking. Treat yourself to a beautiful vegan day bag by corker or this soft vegan leather crossbody bag.
Vegan Leather Passport Holder
There’s absolutely nothing worse than losing your passport during a trip (yup, even worse than travelers diarrhea). Having to prove your identity to government officials who may or may not speak your language can feel like a nightmare.
Luckily, there are precautions you can take. Making photocopies of your passport and making sure your passport is well-protected is crucial.
By investing in a sturdy passport holder, you take at least some of the stress away.
Vegan Travel Tips
With the rise of smartphones came the rise of incredibly useful smartphone apps. From vegan airbnb’s to an all vegan credit card (say whaaat), we’ve covered it all in a previous blog post: 7 Apps All Vegan Travelers Should Be Using.
It’s always a gamble whether or not you’ll be able to find vegan options when traveling.
Consequently, it’s smart to be prepared with some filling snacks for your day trip out into the countryside.
Cliff bars, nakd bars, vegan protein bars, oatmeal packets, almond butter packets, etc.
Always be cautious when packing fresh fruits and veggies because most countries don’t allow the import of fruits and veggies and you’ll likely have to discard your produce before taking off.
Periods and travel aren’t the best mix. Although, diva cups should make it a little less stressful. If you aren’t sure what a diva cup is, they’re basically a little silicone cup you fold up and put up there in place of a tampon or pad.
The best part is they can last up to 10 years. You’ll never have to worry about running out of pads or tampons again. Through my own experience, Diva Cups can be a saving-grace while traveling. They give you the peace of mind when that time of the month rolls around. A 10 minute boil per cycle and you’re good to go.
Vegan Probiotics & Multivitamins
Travel may be good for our souls but it isn’t always good for our digestive systems. Giving your gut a boost of healthy bacteria may be exactly what you need to ward spending half of your trip on the toilet off. Be sure to pick up your Vegan Probiotic before you head out.
Cruelty Free Toiletries
Toothpaste, lotions and deodorants, oh my! For most, this is a no-brainer. For others, purchasing a vegan toiletries kit can be a life-saver. Luckily, there are many companies who specialize in vegan toiletries. Check one out here.
Tooth powder is a wonderful alternative to gel toothpaste. It’s especially useful for those traveling carry-on only as it saves space in your liquids bag.
The Herbs and Bees haven’t always made their tooth powder vegan but after being informed of the cruelty involved with “Propolis” (an ingredient in their tooth powder), they made a complete 180 and removed the ingredient from its products. Learn more about their journey here.
What’s left is a wonderful tooth powder that won’t take up any room in your liquids bag.
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