Showing posts from November, 2017

How to Have a Successful Night Camping at Walmart

We found that camping can be pretty expensive and when you go on a two-month road trip the cost of campsites can really add up quick. Luckily we came across Wal-Mart camping which helped to keep our costs down significantly. We didn't know much about camping at Wal-Mart before but now that we've done it a few times we have some tips to share. These will help you have the best Wal-Mart camping experience possible.

Ask Customer Service if you are Allowed to Spend the Night: Some cities have bylaws against overnight guests. In the case of Saute Ste Marie, we were advised that we could possibly receive a ticket for $10. Bylaws may vary though so make sure you aren't facing a massive fine. Chances are that you aren't

Privacy Curtains: Unless you are sleeping in a camper or a van with no windows then you might want to make some curtains for privacy. We wanted to avoid people peeking into the SUV while we were sleeping or checking out our set up. We also wanted to remain as inc…

Wanderlust Vegans Kitchen: Easy Soup Recipe!

Welcome to the Wanderlust Vegans Kitchen! We will be providing you with simple, easy recipes for healthy meals on your travels.

As part of our zero waste challenge, we had to think of a recipe to make using the bulk food and produce we were able to buy at the grocery store that didn't come in packaging. We did have a few items in the fridge (soy sauce and hot sauce) that come in a package but you could flavour the soup with other spices and salt if you wish. We looked at what we bought and came up with the idea of making split pea soup. Sounds good right?

Today we will be making Split Pea soup:


1 Cup split peas (soak for at least 2 hours)
1/2 a green pepper
3 broccoli florets
1 small onion
1/2 a carrot
1/2 a zucchini
1 tomato
soy sauce
hot sauce
black pepper
simmer for 40 minutes or until split peas are soft.


Soak the split peas for at least 2 hours. You can even soak them overnight in the fridge.

Fry up the veggies with the spices.

Add the split peas and …

Canada's 150th Birthday in Charlottetown, PEI

Travel Diary
We didn't have a plan for where to be on Canada Day when we originally set off on our cross Canada road trip. As it worked out we found ourselves in Charlottetown PEI which happens to be a historically significant place for Canada's 150th birthday. Canada's 150th birthday is celebrating 150 years since Confederation. Charlottetown is where the whole Confederation deal was hammered out.
Anyway, Charlottetown had some celebrations going on including music and other Canada Day type celebrations. It's a pretty small city so even though it was busy for Canada Day it wasn't out of control crowded. 
It's easy to walk everywhere in the downtown area. PEI is not a big place and it was only a 30-minute drive to Charlottetown from our campsite. That is part of why we opted to stay there rather than a hostel or hotel in the city. Lots of parking was free in Charlottetown too but the trick was finding a space. We, of course, walked around the harbour area where…

Vegan Guide to Vancouver BC, Canada

Vancouver is the biggest city in British Columbia Canada. It's a city known for being on the west coast and surrounded by mountains.  There is a good number of vegan places to eat in Vancouver. The city is probably best known for Stanley Park, for hosting the 2010 Olympic games, and for being used as a filming location for a lot of hollywood movies.

Kouchibouguac and Kellys Beach

Travel Diary:
New Brunswick is a special place with lots of crazily named places like Kouchibouguac. We think it is pronounced Koo-Chee-Boo-Gwak. We still don't know for certain how to pronounce it but what a great place name and name for a national park. We were drawn in by the name and by the promise of an amazing beach. We made a quick stop at the visitor's centre to get an idea of what sort of camping was available in the park. They had a few different campgrounds to choose from. We went for one that was fairly close to the beach we'd been hearing about.
The bug situation was not amazing there. We were swatting mosquitoes like crazy but managed to have a good time anyway. We got our camp set up and cooked dinner. This is what our typical camp set up looks like when we are sleeping in the tent. The tent was useful for when the bugs were bad or when it got really hot, otherwise, we usually sleep in the SUV.

We had some sort of spicy rice and beans meal that we made with …