Thoughts of a Wanderlust Vegan

I am thrilled with the amount of people we have visiting our blog daily. It makes me happy to share our journey in life. I thought I would take the time to introduce ourselves a little better.

We have been vegan for five years, and we could not be happier about our decision to better ourselves, the planet and the animals. It is truly the best decision we have ever made, it's one of those things in our lives that just makes sense. We love searching for new food/restaurants and we travel to experience what the world has to offer us vegans. When we research a new place to visit, we always search for vegan restaurants, festivals and events and it makes traveling all the more interesting; I am sure you have noticed that by now. We've hit up the Bristol Vegfest, Leeds Vegan festival, met vegan friends from facebook and went to animal sanctuaries.We love spending our time in the vegan world.
Aside from being vegan we have adopted the minimalist lifestyle. We moved to England with one suitcase each to live with for two years. We rent a fully furnished flat with two flat mates to minimize our spending on household expenses. The four of us all have better ideas for spending our money than just paying bills. We do have stuff back in Canada, which we will have to sort through again once we return. We did however get rid of a ton of stuff before we left. When we return to Canada we will have a better understanding of what we actually need to keep. The idea of moving back to Canada at the end of our two years here, helps minimize spending on stuff we just do not need. Instead we spend our money and energy on trips!

Along with minimalism we are a very frugal couple. We only spend money when necessary and are always searching for the greatest bargain. I have been told that deals search me out, but in actual fact, I think I am just that awesome at finding an amazing deal.

For example, We take the trains on off peak times. It is the worst time of day to want to travel but the prices are unbelievable. When we went to Portmouth the train at a decent time was £77 each. We decided to take the 6am train which ended up being £14. Yes, it was terrible waking up at 4am to get ready to catch a bus downtown, but we would rather use the difference of £126 on other trips. We have also recently discovered airbnb, which you can stay in someones house at a 1/3 of a price of a hotel!

I am so happy to be at the point in my life that I want to share it with others. I hope to inspire others to live the life they have always dreamed of. Anything is possible, and is achievable if you put your mind to it. Three years ago I could not leave the house by myself, today I live half way across the world living an amazing life.

If you enjoyed this post, you may like "Why Minimalism Improved Our Lives" Thank you for reading.

Comments

  1. I'm not Vegan myself but I have nothing but respect for those who choose this lifestyle. It's such a wonderful commitment to themselves and the world around us all. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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    1. It was the best decision we have ever made.

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  2. I love the post. I was vegan earlier but now i have shifted to US and here i am having some meat though i am not a meat person.

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    1. Would you consider trying the vegan lifestyle again? Veganism is becoming more and more easy as it is becoming more mainstream.

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  3. This such an interesting & inspiring post. I appreciate your dedication to the vegan lifestyle.

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  4. I'm glad you found a lifestyle that works for you! I personally could never be a vegan, but I know many people who are!

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    1. It was the best decision we have ever made!

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  5. Lovely way to share more about yourself! I agree with the off-peak travel times haha - those price differences are awesome!

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  6. My husband's brother and his wife have done almost exact same thing, except they are back in Canada now, and they don't have a blog. They lived in Britain for many years, and they are vegetarians - so similar to you!

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  7. I tried out being a vegan for a while and I found a lot of positive impacts on my body.

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    1. Living a vegan lifestyle is amazing for positive impacts.

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  8. I am not a vegan and have mixed feelings about the lifestyle. I understand the ideology behind it and have utmost respect for it - but I often question the health part of it. I have many friends who have developed lots of health issues after being vegan for years - a few have changed to following a vegetarian diet and they are doing a lot better. Doctors here in Germany actually are finding that it has a negative effect on the health in the long run as the body is just not getting everything it needs.

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    1. I used to have a lot of health problems growing up. After I went vegan I went to the doctors for blood tests, then again 5 years later. He told me I am the healthiest he has ever seen me. He even recommended I yell at the patients in the waiting room to go vegan. He is not allowed to advise people to change their eating habits.

      It sounds to me that your friends do not understand how to eat a balanced diet. We recommend reading Dr. Gregors book 'How not to die'. We have been vegan for 7 years now and are doing marvellously.

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