How to Travel the World and Stay Plant-Based

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Do you want to explore the world with a plant-based diet? Imagine yourself in a bustling city in France or rich Italy where you will get the luxury to have delicious plant-based cuisine. Whether you’re a devoted vegan, a committed vegetarian, or simply someone who appreciates the incredible variety and nourishment that plants provide, this guide is designed to equip you with the tools, tips, and insider knowledge you need to navigate the world while keeping your plant-based diet active.

Let me give you a thorough understanding and we will go through the secrets of researching and planning, how to ensure you have a delectable array of plant-based options at your fingertips and whatnot. But it doesn’t stop there. I will dive down into the art of effective communication and customization, and push your knowledge to articulate your dietary preferences to locals and chefs alike.

In my past blogs, I have shared a lot of tips, tricks and whatever I can give you so I will do the same with this as well, I will help you to make you stay flexible, understanding that not every destination may boast a plethora of plant-based options, and how to adapt and make the best choices available to you.

Bon voyage!

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Plant-based lifestyle

Before we jump to the points let me tell you something. The plant-based lifestyle has experienced a remarkable rise in popularity in recent years. More and more individuals are embracing this way of living for various reasons. The benefits of a plant-based diet extend beyond personal health, encompassing environmental sustainability and animal welfare. Studies have shown that plant-based diets, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, can contribute to lower risks of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and certain types of cancer. Additionally, plant-based eating patterns often require fewer resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating environmental impact. Furthermore, plant-based options promote compassionate choices by reducing animal exploitation and supporting ethical food systems. Read More

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Maintaining a plant-based diet

If it seems easy to maintain a plant-based diet you are probably in the wrong direction. You have to face challenges and adjust to the environment, but why will you worry when you have alivewithad Travel Blog?

Guys, I believe exploring the world and experiencing diverse cultures doesn’t mean compromising on your plant-based diet. It presents an opportunity to discover new flavours, connect with local traditions, and demonstrate that plant-based eating can be accessible and enjoyable in any corner of the globe.

I am writing this blog post, so you will be able to learn practical tips, resources, and strategies to make your journey smoother while staying plant-based.

Pre Trip Preparations

Research the plant-based options

Wherever you are going, you have to make sure that they have a culture of staying plant-based, if not then make sure you can arrange that after all its availability! But it’s not that easy to do as you don’t have any lead or you might not have any local connections. That’s why I have some ideas for you, Let’s go

  • Use Online resources
    • Whenever you are going to a new place, you need solid research on that place. But it’s not that easy to do that as online and offline experiences are totally different. Still, nowadays you can find some plant-based grocery stores or local hotels where you can survive. Try websites like
    • HappyCow
    • VegGuide
    • Vanilla Bean
    • Yelp
    • Local vegan or vegetarian directories of the countries
    • Last but not least Google Maps and Social Media
  • Explore local Cuisine
    • It can only be understood after you reach that place, but in that case, you might be facing language barriers and sometimes unable to find the perfect food still, the positive side is it can be easily modified according to your needs. You can book hostels or hotels with self-cooking features.

Pack essential plant-based items

When you have the option to solve your problem by yourself, why don’t you make it possible? Bring tools like Portable Blender, reusable water bottles, travel utensil sets, instant oatmeal, and plant-based protein powders. Well let me go deep down into this

  • Bring snacks like nuts, seeds
    • Bring such snacks which can be used here and there like nuts and seeds and dried foods so you will never run out of food and never ever feel hungry!
  • Carry Travel-friendly utensils
    • Staying hydrated is important, so carry durable and recyclable water bottles. Look for collapsible or foldable bottles. Refill it when you need it.
    • I always prefer to waste less so use reusable travel utensils and a set, mind it should be lightweight and eco-friendly.
  • Consider packet-based foods
    • Try to use packed base food like oatmeal, Nut Butter, and Protein Powders, and use small-size condiments.

Transportation

Eating at Airports

  • Research
    • Research your dining option or pre-pack your food whichever suits you! As in international travel, you have to travel for 5+ hours so you have to make your way!
  • Dining
    • Make a special request for vegan foods. Sometimes they will give you two options which will be beneficial for you!

Plant-based options during transportation

  • Prepare snacks
    • Pack a variety of plant-based snacks like trail mix, energy bars, veggie chips, or dried fruits to keep you fueled during the trip.
    • Make your own sandwiches using whole-grain bread, plant-based spreads like hummus or nut butter, and fillings like sliced veggies, avocado, or plant-based deli slices.
    • Consider packing pre-cut fruits and vegetables, such as carrot sticks, cucumber slices, or apple slices, for refreshing and healthy snacking options.
  • Explore local markets
    • When making stops or layovers during your journey, look for local markets or grocery stores nearby. They often have a selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, and plant-based snacks that you can purchase.
    • Visit food vendors or street stalls that offer plant-based options. Look for items like grilled corn on the cob, roasted nuts, fresh fruit smoothies, or local snacks from plant-based ingredients.
    • Check if the transportation station or terminal you’re passing through has any food outlets or cafes that offer vegan or vegetarian choices. Many establishments now cater to different dietary preferences.
    • Ask locals or transportation staff for recommendations on nearby places to find plant-based food options. They can often provide insights into hidden gems or local eateries that offer suitable choices.
    • Don’t hesitate to try local fruits or vegetables you may encounter. It can be fun to experience new flavours and support local agriculture.

While you make your way choose the perfect Backpack

When selecting a travel backpack, it’s essential to take into account certain key features that will enhance your overall experience…

Dining Out and Local Cuisine

Communicating

  • Learn
    • Familiarize yourself with phrases such as “I am vegan/vegetarian” or “Does this dish contain meat, dairy, or eggs?” This will help you communicate your dietary needs effectively.
    • Use translation apps or pocket-sized language guides to assist you in learning and pronouncing these phrases correctly.
  • preferences
    • When entering a restaurant, inform the staff that you follow a plant-based diet. You can say, “I don’t eat meat, dairy, or eggs. Do you have any plant-based options available?”
    • Explain your dietary requirements politely and clearly, ensuring the staff understands your restrictions. Feel free to ask questions about specific ingredients or preparation methods.

Choosing plant-based meals at restaurants:

  • Ask for vegan
    • Inquire if the restaurant has a dedicated vegan or vegetarian menu. Many establishments now offer specific plant-based choices to cater to diverse dietary preferences.
    • If there isn’t a dedicated menu, ask the staff for recommendations or if certain dishes can be made without animal products.
  • Modify
    • Look for dishes on the menu that can be easily modified to be plant-based. For example, ask if they can replace meat or dairy with plant-based alternatives like tofu, tempeh, or vegan cheese.
    • Request the removal of non-plant-based ingredients, such as meat, dairy, or eggs, from certain dishes. For instance, you can ask for a pasta dish without cheese or a salad without meat.
  • Local Specialities
    • Embrace the opportunity to try local plant-based dishes that are traditional to the region you’re visiting. Ask locals for recommendations or research beforehand to identify local specialities that align with your dietary preferences.
    • Be open to exploring new flavours and ingredients commonly used in the local cuisine. This allows you to experience the culture and cuisine while adhering to your plant-based lifestyle.
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Wrapping Up

I find it kinda boring to write this blog, I have never felt the same. Not because of the topic but because I can’t make it useful, as I am not finding many details and I need to write the same again and again, Still, I tried my best to deliver the best and will keep updating this. Let me give you a recap

Recap the key points discussed in the guide

  • Pre-trip preparation, including researching plant-based options at your destination and packing essential travel items.
  • Navigating transportation modes by preparing snacks and exploring local markets for plant-based food.
  • Communicating dietary needs effectively and choosing plant-based meals at restaurants.
  • Embracing local plant-based specialities and trying new flavours.
  • Staying mindful, flexible, and adaptable throughout your plant-based travel journey.

By following these guidelines, you can confidently embark on a plant-based travel journey, knowing that you can maintain your dietary preferences while exploring new destinations. So I guess staying plant-based will not be your excuse anymore. So it’s time to break the barriers and make your way, explore the world, Solo Travellers if you have anything in your bag to share with me, let me know in the comments.

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