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Paris Travel Tips: Advanced Online Tickets

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Paris is crawling with tourists. Especially in the summer.
During peak times Paris can become very busy. It is one of the most visited cities in the world and visiting any of Paris's major tourist attractions can involve waiting in ticket lines. Luckily there is a solution. If you only have a limited time to visit, you need to plan ahead. There are a number of different tourist attractions you can visit that allows you to purchase tickets online and cut down on your wait time. Is it really necessary? Isn't it more fun to be spontaneous? It depends on how lucky you are with lines.
We don't like to plan ahead and sometimes it doesn't work out.
As usual, we didn't do a lot of planning before we went on our holiday. We had a rough idea about some of the stuff we wanted to see but we mostly planned to just wing it when we got there. This is not for everyone. We had a great time visiting Paris since our enjoyment didn't depend on seeing all the biggest tourist sights …

Vegan Guide to Paris, France

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Paris is the capital of France and is its most populated city. It's called the City of Lights and known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. France is not known for being a vegan friendly place to visit but Paris is the exception to the rule. There is a surprising number of vegan places to eat in Paris. The city is probably best known for the Eiffel Tower, art museums such as the Louvre and for and the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. What an amazing city to visit!

Vegan Travel Interview with Alternative Travelers

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Sam and Veren, a couple from NYC that explores the world on a low budget and in an alternative and sustainable way. We prefer to slow travel and do so through creative cost-saving methods like housesitting, which helps us make meaningful connections everywhere we go. We started Alternative Travelers to show that neither traveling nor eating vegan has to be expensive or difficult and that life can have as many options as you have imagination.



IG: Instagram.com/Alternativetravelers

Website: https://alternativetravelers.com/


You may remember us meeting up with Sam and Veren on our trip to Madrid back in January 2017. We were lucky enough to get to hang out with them in Madrid and go for a meal. We only had a short time in Madrid but they helped us make the most of it thanks to their insider knowledge of Madrid and the vegan scene there. They have quite a unique approach to travel and luckily we got a chance to interview them so hopefully we can learn a thing or two about their travel st…

Travel Tips: Self Catering Vegan Holiday

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Here we have another post on travel tips. We want to help you have a great trip and save money too. That is why we keep making these posts so that you can benefit from our experience and avoid some potential headaches that could ruin your fun.

One of the great options when it comes to finding food on holiday is self catering. Self catering is an easy way to save money, eat healthy and eat well in places with limited vegan options. You don't have to self cater all of your meals but having the ability to self cater lets you pick and choose when it's right to go out for food.

Here are our tips for self catering.

1. Find accommodation with a kitchen. The more kitchen amenities you have at your disposal at your chosen accommodation the easier it is to self cater. You can often find airbnbs, guest houses, suites and hostels that have access to a kitchen, a fridge, a microwave, a hot plate, or maybe just a kettle. It is possible to self cater in a hotel room without any of these amenit…

Vegan Travel Interview with Vegan Vs Travel

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Laura Cody has been travelling the world full-time for the past four years. She loves martial arts, Budapest and tahini. Check her out at Vegan vs Travel.


IG: Instagram.com/veganvstravel

Website: http://www.veganvstravel.com




You may remember Laura from when we did our mini Vegan Travel Interviews when we asked seven other vegan travel bloggers the following questions:

Why are you travelling? Why did you become vegan? and Where in the world did you discover your best meal/vegan find? Today, Laura is back on our blog answering more questions about her vegan travel lifestyle. We are excited to have the opportunity to interview her again and get her perspective on vegan travel. She's fun, she has a lot of personality and she travels to tons of interesting destinations. Here's our conversation with Laura:

Which came first travel or veganism? How did one affect the other?

Travel came first and made me vegan - seeing dogs at the butchers in Vietnam made me finally make the connection…

5 Ways to Have 'Budget Friendly' Fun on a Cruise Ship

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Cruises are an easy way to see a bunch of different places without the hassle that comes along with flights and land transportation. One thing to keep in mind about cruises is that you do spend a significant time on the ship while you are travelling to your next port. Luckily, there is a bunch of different options on how to keep yourself entertained. If you have never cruised before here is some ideas about the stuff you can do in between your time in ports. Highlight all the free activities in the daily activities guideKaraokeDance LessonsMusic LessonsTriviaArts & CraftsShows and ArtistsCatch up on reading and movie watchingLibrary/Book ExchangeWatch movies in the theatre onboard or enjoy them laying in bed in your stateroom.Get fitGymRunning TrackPoolBasketball courtIf you are a huge drinker, invest in the booze packageIf you plan on having a couple drinks a day, it's better value with the drinks package.Note: On some ships, they require everyone in the same cabin to purchas…

Simple Taco Salad

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Simple Taco Salad
We are all for easy recipes so this one is very simple. It's a taco salad.
Ingredients: 
Head of Lettuce Tortilla Chips Canned Kidney Beans Onions Corn Peppers (Red, Yellow, Orange or Green) Guacamole Salsa Vegan Sour Cream  Garlic Paprika Oregano Oil (Optional) 1 Zucchini (courgette)
Directions:
Wash and chop lettuce.  For bean mixture: In a pan fry up chopped onion, canned kidney beans, zucchini, red pepper, diced garlic with a little oil. You can always skip the oil and just use a bit of water. Add paprika, oregano. Cook until veggies are soft and the mixture is dry if you added water while cooking. 
In a bowl place tortilla chips on the bottom then, cover with salad. Put the bean mixture on top of the salad.
Top with corn, salsa, guacamole, and vegan sour cream.
Done. That is a taco salad!

Vegan Travel Interview with Plant Powered PhD

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Plant Powered PhD is a computer science student that is vegan for the animals. When he's not staring at a computer screen or struggling with social media addiction, he likes to travel and he's been to quite a few interesting places.

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Today on our blog, we have a fun interview with our friend Lucas. He's a PhD student and world traveller that has been to many cool places and is looking forward to lots more vegan travel adventures. Today we get to know Lucas a little better as he is answering questions about his vegan travel lifestyle. Without further ado here is our vegan travel interview with PlantPoweredPHD.

Why are you Vegan?

I’m vegan for the animals!



Why are you travelling?

I enjoy visiting new places but mainly I enjoy seeing different types of architecture and unusual climates that are quite different from the UK.



Where in the world is the most vegan-friendly place you have travelled to?

Berlin and Tel Aviv are the top two vegan friendl…

How to Create a Self Guided City Tour

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There are a number of ways to explore a city. Sometimes you might want to take a tour of the city when you first arrive to see all of the big landmarks and famous sights. City tours can be quite expensive, some bus tours can cost upwards of $50 a person! We have come up with some tips to help save you money while you are exploring a big city.


Research. Research the city you are headed to and write out all the places you wish to see.Get a Map. Mark all the places on the map (Note. Tour bus maps are an easy route to go for this)Gauge the size of the city. Can you walk, or do you need to take public transport? Take some time to research the public transport system. Where does it go? How often does it run? How much does it cost?Tour in a Circle. Once everything is mapped out try to navigate in a circle so you do not have to backtrack. We also map out a few places to eat along the way so there is something nearby when we get hungry OR you bring a packed lunch to save money.Wear the Right Ge…

Vegan Guide to Reykjavik, Iceland

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Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and is Iceland's most populated city. If you're planning a trip to Iceland you are more than likely going to end up in Reykjavik at some point. Keflavik International Airport and the Blue Lagoon Iceland Geothermal Spa are both about a 40-minute drive away from Reykjavik. Luckily there are now a few places to find vegan food in Reykjavik.

Why You Should Go: Iceland is a great place to visit for the scenery, geothermal pools and hot springs, and now there are some vegan food options. People like to visit Iceland to see nature, see the northern lights in the winter, and visit the Blue Lagoon Iceland Geothermal Spa.



Getting to Reykjavik: You can fly to Keflavík International Airport and get a bus, taxi or rental car to Reykjavik. You can also take a cruise ship to Iceland as there are cruises that travel to Iceland starting in the UK or Germany. There might be some other starting points as well.



How vegan-friendly is it? We found that Reykjavik…

Golden Circle Direct Tour

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We finally made it to Iceland on our cruise ship. This is the longest cruise we've ever been on and it felt like we'd been on the boat for quite a long time. You can book excursions directly through the cruise ship but we found that the tour we wanted to go on was half the price if you booked it directly with a local tour company. There are a few different companies to choose from.
First, we got off the ship and tried to find the pickup point where our tour bus was meant to meet us. We had to wait for a while but a van picked us up outside this Iceland merch store. It took us to a bus depot where we caught our tour bus for the Iceland Golden Circle Direct Tour. The tour would take us to see a big geyser called Geysir, a massive waterfall called Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park. These are some of the most popular attractions to see in Iceland. Seeing as how we didn't feel like going through the trouble of renting a car, a bus tour was the best way to go about seeing …