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6 MORE Tips to Planning a Great Holiday for Less

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Do you love travelling? Are you short on cash? Don't think you can afford a holiday this year? 

Think again! We have put together 6 MORE tips to help you plan a holiday for less. This post goes alongside our post 6 Tips to Planning a Great Holiday for Less. Now you have 12 great tips to help you get on that holiday you have always wanted.


1. Figure out your maximum $$ amount you wish to spend.

We usually have the dollar amount of $2000 for the both of us, and we try and see how far we can stretch it. We could easily find a holiday for 1 week for a $1000 each, but we like to try and get 2 weeks or more out of that!




2. Don't Get Cancellation Insurance For a Budget Trip

There are definitely some scenarios where you are going to want cancellation insurance. It can feel like a gamble but if you are going on a budget trip with super cheap flights and accommodation then why bother paying for cancellation insurance when most of the time it is quite expensive. In most cases, the cancella…

Vegan Guide to Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin is the capital of Ireland. It's also the most populous city in Ireland. It's known for its lively nightlife, live music venues, Celtic music, Irish Culture, historic buildings and numerous museums including EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.


Vegan Travel Interview with Vegan Nom Noms

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I’m an American vegan expat based in Berlin, Germany since 2011. I’m also a big nomad always traveling around the world parts of the time. I’m queer, friend of all street cats, a bit of an organizational nerd, and a big fan of community-building, especially via my Queer Women* Digital Nomads group.

IG:https://www.instagram.com/unsettleddown/

Website: http://vegannomnoms.net/






Today on our blog, we have a great interview with expat Nicole from Vegan Nom Noms. Vegan Nom Noms is a very informative blog with lots of useful information for vegan travelers. Nicole has tons of vegan recipes, she's been all across the USA, she's been living in Berlin and lucky for us she's sharing all her insider information with us!  Right here, right now, Nicole is answering questions about her vegan travel lifestyle. Without further ado here is our vegan travel interview with Nicole from Vegan Nom Noms.

Why are you Vegan?

It started out as a challenge in 2006. It was my first year of university …

Top Five Places to Visit in Canada

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We went on a cross Canada road trip and it was one of the best experiences of our lives. There are so many places that were a pleasure to visit but we tried to nail down the top five places to share with you. It was hard to choose but these are definitely the top five highlights from our Canadian Road Trip.


#1 The Rocky Mountains.
The scenery in the Rocky Mountains is unbelievable and breathtaking as people often say. Being surrounded by mountains and snow it's hard to know where to look because it all looks amazing. The drive will definitely keep you awake as you're going up and down and around through the mountains with lots of places to stop and take pictures.


#2 Toronto.
Toronto has one of the best vegan scenes in Canada with tons of restaurants to choose from. There is also a number of places to find vegan options in non-vegan restaurants. There is even a store that sells vegan clothes like high-quality belts and shoes that are vegan.



#3 Montreal.
What a great city to visit …

Vegan Guide to Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas is a city in Nevada USA that is world famous for casinos and gambling. Aside from gambling, it's a city known for flashy shows, luxury hotels, entertainment, and of course it has the nickname sin city. It feels strange explaining Las Vegas since it is such a well-known city. Even if you haven't been there before you've probably watched a TV show or movie where they go to Vegas.

Vegan Travel Interview with Vegan Voyagers

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We are Hayden and Aaron Hall, 2 vegans traveling the US in an RV with 5 cats, a dog & a silkie chicken named Brienne of Tarth. In late 2016 we sold everything we owned and set off on an adventure of a lifetime! We plan to visit every state, every National Park, and eat at as many vegan restaurants as we possibly can. There’s no slowing down for us, as once we’ve explored the US, we plan to continue traveling internationally! 



You may remember Hayden and Aaron 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 Which city did you find to be the most vegan-friendly that you have travelled to? and What is your favourite restaurant there?
Today, They are back on our blog answering more questions about their vegan travel lifestyle. We enjoy following their travels living in an RV driving around the USA and get excited about the vegan dishes they find! They have add…

9 Week Itinerary: Canadian Road Trip (Dipping into the USA)

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If you are thinking of going on a cross Canada road trip you might be wondering how you would plan such a long trip or what sort of time frame you need to do a cross Canada trip. We recently did a trip across Canada and it took us 9 weeks. You could easily spend more time in each place so this itinerary would work best as the minimum amount of time you need to do a trip like this and still be able to stop in lots of place across the country.

Local currency Canadian Dollars

Week 1  Vancouver, BC - Edmonton, AB
Fly into Vancouver International airport Rent a car from the airport Drive northeast towards the Rocky MountainsExplore Kamloops and Revelstoke along the wayHead up into the mountains driving through Glacier and Yoho National ParksKeep driving north towards Saskatchewan Crossing in Banff National Park Stop at Rocky Mountain House before making your way to Edmonton, AB
Great Canadian Road Trip: 
Beautiful British Columbia: The Best Place on Earth
First Leg: Vancouver to Merritt BC
Vegan…

Best Places VEGANISED Across CANADA

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If you are planning a visit to Canada, or maybe you're a Canadian looking to do some domestic travel, then these are the places you are going to want to check out. Canada is full of natural beauty and wilderness to enjoy so there are lots of reasons to visit Canada. You're not going to find a vegan donut shop out in the wilderness so this is a city slicker guide on the best places veganised across Canada.

Chances are when you visit Canada you are going to end up in a city even if you're on your way to somewhere more remote. Bigger cities tend to be the best places to visit for vegan food in Canada. For the smaller towns, you can always try your luck at finding some vegan options or hit up the local grocery store. Use the Happy Cow app. If you want to see some fun cities and get some memorable vegan cuisine then check out these places across Canada.

VICTORIA
Vancouver Island is a fun island to visit and a trip there wouldn't be complete without a stay in Victoria. Victori…

How to Live on a Budget and Travel More!

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Our Guide to Living a Frugal Lifestyle:

Neither of us Wanderlust Vegans has a great paying job. Most of the jobs we've had so far don't pay much more than minimum wage. Since we don't make a lot of money we have turned to being frugal in order to make the most of what we have.

Here are some tips to penny-pinch your way towards saving some extra travel money:

Accommodation: To save money we have had roommates, rented a room and lived with our family. These options are a deal breaker for some people since they value their independence but you can save a lot on accommodation if you live with others.

Clothes: Everyone likes having some decent clothes but you can often find the stuff you like on sale or second hand. Looking for items at the thrift store can be a good way to go. You would be surprised what you can find sometimes. We found some Carhartt work pants for $3 at the thrift store and some never worn steel toe boots for $50 on a buy and sell website. You can get gently wo…

Vegan Travel Interviews: Which city did you find to be the most vegan-friendly that you have travelled to?

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There are so many great vegan travel bloggers out there that we wanted to quickly get to know a few more of them better with another mini interview. We enjoy checking out other vegan travel bloggers to see what they're up to. Whether you're a junk food vegan, whole foods vegan gym rat, yearly vacationer or digital nomad it's great that you're sharing your lives with us through your blogs.

What we Would've CHANGED About our 2 Month Road Trip

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Now that we're back from our road trip and had lots of time to reflect on how well it went, we are able to pick apart what we did and what we might have changed. Originally we set out on a three-month road trip. As we went it turned into a 2-month road trip as we were starting to get a little exhausted. It's is hard to decide what we would have changed because we did enjoy the budget way we travelled and also the spontaneity of driving without having concrete plans. We are very happy with the outcome of our trip but these are the things we would have changed that would have possibly made things go a bit smoother.

SUV SET UP:
We wanted to buy a van and set it up like a mini camper. We ended up getting our GMC for free, so we can't really complain. We set up two single half-inflated air mattresses in the back every night. It was a very annoying setup, as we had no space to store our stuff. We would have to move it to the front seat every evening and then move it all back in t…

Vegan Guide to Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis is a big city in Minnesota right next to St Paul. The two are referred to as the Twin Cities. Minneapolis is known for a few musical artists such as Prince, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü and others. It has also recently hosted the Superbowl. It's a city with lots of different things happening and has a number of places that will interest vegans.


How NOT to look Suspicious at a border-crossing

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Can you believe that these two would look suspicious at the border into the USA?! We didn't think we did but turns out we looked like hippies living in our SUV ready to settle into the USA, or smuggle in drugs. One of the two. He even shaved his face in the Walmart parking lot the night before! You've got to look your best for the border guards.

Here are the mistakes we made while entering the USA
We were living in our SUV which looks abnormal.We were unemployed which calls into question how we support ourselves on such a long road trip.Our permanent address was the parents so why don't we have our own place?We had no real concrete plans for our USA trip other than visiting people and saving time as the drive west through USA is faster than Canada.We looked like we have been on the road for a couple months, all tan and stuff. This probably didn't help us to not look like suspicious characters. Anyway, what happened to us? We got held up and they performed a secondary se…

Vegan Travel Interview with The Nomadic Vegan

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Wendy Werneth is an intrepid world traveler, vegan foodie and animal lover. She is the author of the book Veggie Planet and the creator of the award-winning vegan travel blog The Nomadic Vegan, where she uncovers vegan treasures across the globe so that you can be vegan anywhere and spread compassion everywhere.




You may remember Wendy 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, Wendy 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 as she is quite the expert and role model for all those aspiring vegan world travellers out there. She is a vegan travel trailblazer and has gone to many different countries all over the world eating all kinds of vegan food on the…