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7 Lucky Las Vegas Budget Travel Tips

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We are all about budget travelling here at Wanderlust Vegans. We have limits to what we can afford to spend on a trip so we like to make the most out of what we do have and spend our money where it counts. A visit to the fabulous "Lost Wages" is no different. You want to save money where you can so you can splurge in other places.

Here are 7 lucky tips to help you keep your trip to Las Vegas on budget:

1. myVegas App. This is an online slot machine game that is owned by MGM casinos. You may have heard of this, it's one of those slot machine games you can play on your phone or through Facebook on the computer. As you play the game you build up points which you can redeem for real stuff like 2for1s for Las Vegas shows and attractions. It can take quite a long time but if you like playing the game then it is worth it to build up some points before a trip to Vegas. We got a free ride on the New York, New York roller coaster from playing this game.

2. Buy Deuce Bus passes. Sur…

30 Days of Love Challenge

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For our second challenge, we have pulled "Write down one thing you love about yourself and/or significant other every day". We thought that this was EXTREMELY fitting for February as it is the love month. Why not love ourselves and each other a little more this month. :) 
Rules:

1. Focus your thoughts on yourself and/or significant other during the month.
2. Each day take 5 minutes to write down one thing you love about yourself and/or significant other.
3. Be thankful and grateful for all that you do for yourself and significant other.

The challenge for us:

We decided that we would focus on each other because it seems easier to write what you love about someone else than it is to write about yourself.

We cut up 60 little slips of paper (30 each), we got a sandwich bag each to put our slips in. We kept what we wrote each day a surprise. We sign the day on the calendar to remind ourselves to write something down.

The halfway point in this challenge was Valentine's day, we…

Easy Meal Ideas: Vegan Full English Breakfast

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Continuing on with the vegan breakfast ideas, we have a full English breakfast!

If you find yourself with a little bit more time on your hands and are tired of having Oatmeal and Smoothies,  and want a nice breakfast for Sunday morning. The vegan Full English Breakfast is a pretty classic breakfast that we found in vegan and veg-friendly restaurants all over the UK. Before going vegan we'd never really thought about eating baked beans, tomatoes or mushrooms with breakfast but we really like it now.

There really isn't that many places to order a vegan full English in Canada so why not make it at home, right?
Here you go.

 Recipe:

Ingredients:

Tofu Scramble
Tomatoes
1 Can Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce (Be careful not to accidentally buy Pork and Beans)
Mushrooms
Potatoes (Hashbrowns)
Vegan Sausages
Vegetable Oil
Salt and Pepper
Bread
Vegan Butter

Preparation:

Start the hashbrowns first as they will take the longest to cook. For the hashbrowns, we either make them shredded or as hom…

Travel Tips: 5 Steps to Make Vegan Travel Easy

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The more we travel, the easier it becomes to travel as vegans. A lot of it comes down to not being shy about asking for vegan food and also planning ahead. The more you do something the more you learn how to do it better.

These are 5 things that make vegan travel easy:


Happy Cow App. The first step to making vegan travel easy is to use an app or vegan guide such as Happy Cow. The Happy Cow app is very useful for finding vegan food in all the destinations you go to. You can search for vegan, vegetarian, veg-friendly and stores in the area around you. There is a free version of the app and a paid version. The paid version has more functions such as letting you save. There are other apps and guides to choose from if you aren't into Happy Cow such as Vegan Norway app if you are visiting Norway or Czech & Slovak Vegan Guide app. Also, you can find websites with vegan guides like Vegans, Baby for Las Vegas.
Vegan Passport. The second step to making vegan travel easy is to use the Vega…

30 Day Walking Challenge

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For our first challenge of the year, we did "Take at Least a 30-Minute Walk Everyday"

Rules:
1. Aim for longer than 30 minutes.
2. Walk at a reasonable pace.
3. Drink a glass of water after every walk.
4. No Technology, the point of being outside is to enjoy outside.

We are happy that we pulled a walking challenge for our first challenge.

Day One: It was a great day for a walk. The sun was shining, everyone was out walking their dogs and we just felt great about the new year. We ended up going on a 48-minute walk and we were excited to walk the next day.

Day Two: We downloaded an app to track our walks (I know we said no technology, but for the app we start the walk and place it in our pocket. We do not touch it again until we get home.) and we were feeling good until we opened the front door and realized it was pouring rain outside. It was also very windy. Luckily we have one umbrella and were able to fit both of us under it. We knew that we would end up walking in the rai…

Easy Meal Ideas: Breakfast Smoothie

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We started off this series with our go-to Oatmeal recipe. For some people, oatmeal doesn't have a home in their lifestyle. So for today's recipe, we give you another one of our favourite money saving breakfast smoothies. Maybe smoothies have a better chance at making it into your life? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don't miss it!


Here is our simple and easy breakfast smoothie recipe:

2 bananas
1/2 cup frozen berries
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
1 cup plant-based milk (we prefer soy) add more as required
a handful of spinach (optional)

If you are adding a handful of spinach put it in first. Next put the bananas and frozen berries in the blender. Then add the plant-based milk. Then add the ground flax seeds. This is our preferred order to avoid ground flax stuck to the sides and to make sure the spinach is well mixed.

Once the ingredients are all in it's time to blend until the smoothie is smooth. ;) All done. This is enough for 2 people to have a tall …

10 Reasons to LOVE The United Kingdom

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We've travelled to the UK 3 different times and we're likely to go back in the future. We really like it there. If you've never been there before it may come as a surprise that people in the UK seem to do nothing but complain about the UK. Sure, every place has its problems, but here are a few of the reasons why we like visiting the UK.

1. They have a YMS visa so you can do a working holiday.
         We took advantage of the 2-year working holiday and got to experience what it is like to live and work in the United Kingdom. We were able to meet the locals, pay our bills and still have time to check out other parts of Europe. We have written a couple other articles on the YMS visa and moving abroad so check 'em out! Working on a Youth Mobility Scheme Visa and 5 Things To Know When Moving Abroad


2. They have lots of castles and historic buildings. 
          We love the historic buildings in the UK such as castles, cathedrals and pubs. We think it's cool that you can…

VEGAN DELIGHTS in the WEST MIDLANDS

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Previously we wrote a post called VEGAN DELIGHTS OF BIRMINGHAM. We spent 2 years living there and got to know a lot of places to get vegan food. Birmingham is part of the West Midlands and there was a number of places we went to that didn't fit into a Birmingham post so we added them here. This shows that it isn't just London with all the vegan options. There are tons of places to eat in the West Midlands too.
Here are some picks categorized by vegan friendliness. :)
100% Vegan:

Be The Change: This all-vegan cafe in Worcester has lots of vegan comfort food. We've been there a few times and we'd recommend the dirty wedges and the desserts. We would recommend their sharing pizzas pictures below but we didn't see them listed on their menu online so they may or may not be available.


As One Vegan Lifestyle and Greens Vegan Catering: This is a good place for some inexpensive and vegan fast food in Stourport. They have Fry's vegan burgers, Fry's hotdogs, they have m…

Our Most Viewed Posts of All Time. 2018 Wrap Up.

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Well, it has been quite the year. We shared with you our Best Vegan Food, our Best Memoriesand now we share our Most Viewed YouTube Videos and Blog Posts! We put together a post on all our most successful blog posts, travel diaries and Youtube video of all time. We have put out quite a few posts on this blog and some of our most successful posts are a bit of a surprise to us. Why these over the others? Whatever the reason, these posts have way more views than any of our others so this is probably our best work right here. We hope you enjoy these as much as we liked writing them.

Here are our most viewed blog posts and videos for 2018:

5 Helpful Guides and Tips:

1. This is our most popular blog post of all time. We think it has so many views because people are looking for help in planning their own road trips around Scotland. The Northcoast 500 road trip in Scotland is very popular as a bucket list trip. Here have a look at our post on Scotland: 9 Day Itinerary for Road Tripping Around …

Best Memories of Twenty Eighteen

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The end of the year is often a busy time between working, visiting family, the Christmas season, shopping, cooking, and did I mention working? There is a lot going on and so when new years finally comes around it can be a bit difficult to remember all the other great stuff that happened throughout the year.

At the end of the year, we like to look back at our best memories and remind ourselves about all the positive experiences we have had and what we have to be grateful for.

Here's our story for 2018:

January: We learned that Las Vegas is surprisingly vegan-friendly thanks to blogger Vegans, Baby and we booked a last minute trip there to try out some of the vegan options in Sin City. We even made a handy vegan guide to Las Vegas!

February: We got a lot of blogging done and spent some time with family. We had a great meal at Sukkho Thai. We also starting planning for our summer holidays.

March: We got to try the much talked about Beyond Meat burger that reached Canada, at Coach and Ho…

New Years Resolution!

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Happy New Year!

As we love ourselves a good 30-day challenge, for our New Years Resolution will be to do a 30-day challenge every month for the whole year! At the end of each challenge, we will bring the idea behind them forward into the next month. By the end of December, we should have 12 new healthy habits in our lives.

We put them into a hat and are drawing at random each month. Our plan is to write a blog/video post about each challenge at the end to keep ourselves motivated to complete it. We have a mixture of easy challenges and hard challenges in hopes to keep us going.

Join along with us!

Here are the challenges we have come up with to do:

40 minute Yoga with Down Dog App No Added Sugars Write down one thing you love about yourself and/or significant other every day(February)Take at least a 30-minute walk(January)Learn another LanguageMeditateDrink 8 glasses of waterTry a new recipe each day - Plan ahead for mealsPlank/PushUP and SquatWrite a Novel (Complete 50,000 words)No C…

Best Vegan Food of 2018

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Do you remember our post 'Best Vegan Food of 2017'? Do you remember how hungry it made you?! How you bought that one-way ticket to Europe to indulge in the delicious looking food we found? ... Do you have money saved up? Get your wallet ready, you just might buy a plane ticket to get your hands on some of this delicious food this year!

*Warning, do not view this blog post on an empty stomach!*

Now that you have all been warned, prepare yourself for some amazing looking food that we found on our travels in 2018.

Here we will sort our favourite food of the year by country.

 USA:
For Veganuary this year, Las Vegas had a huge Veganuary event on put on by "Vegans, Baby" were many restaurants had specials on vegan food. We decided to jump on a plane and join in on the fun. Our favourite place we had the pleasure of eating at was Flippin' Good Burgers. They had the most amazing 'Chi'kin burger that we have ever had! We will definitely go back to Las Vegas and ge…