Food & Drink

Top 10 Tips for Vegan Travel

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I've traveled abroad ever since I finished high school, but I've only been a vegan for about half a year now. Yet, I realised that traveling with a dietary requirement is quite different from traveling with an omni diet. It is harder at times, but certainly not impossible - sometimes even surprisingly easy and delicious! From the incredible vegan fare I f[...]

10 Vegetarian dishes from around the world you NEED to try!

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It always surprises me that people think being a vegetarian would make travel harder. Truth is, it's something I rarely think about. I've traveled to around 60 countries in the world and have always found vegetarian food. True, sometimes there may only be one option (Mongolia I'm looking at you!), but in most other places there's a magnitude of foods to try [...]

Traveling sustainably: A Green trip to Hamburg

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We all know it: traveling is a wonderful thing. Period. But it is often also full of contradictions and dilemmas. To me, some of the biggest of these are to justify all the pollution and problems it can cause. To put it bluntly, I wonder often if we have to harm our planet in order to discover its beauty. I don’t know; one sounds antithetical to the other, d[...]

Vegan in Paris: A City Guide

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I went vegan a few months ago for numerous reasons and people often ask me whether it's hard. My standard answer usually includes something like, 'it's easy when you cook yourself', or 'you've got to change the way you think', or 'there are so many amazing vegan restaurants in my home town Glasgow'. But there is one aspect of my life, when I admit, it gets t[...]

Five food blogs to spark your culinary wanderlust

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©Tabea Mathern Sometimes you don’t need to travel far to experience another culture; some journeys await you right in your kitchen, just a few meters away from your desk. So even if you are not a crazy chef or just cook every now and then, it’s worth going out there (into your kitchen) to experiment with new dishes and flavors. You can easily bring a bit [...]

10 Healthy Hostel Meals to Feast on

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Ah the life of a backpacker, eh? On the road, every day's a new adventure, flitting between hostels, living out of a suitcase... dealing with hostel kitchens. Sharing a kitchen with countless others can prove a bit problematic, what with juggling stoves, racing to grab the pans and dancing around each other during food prep... but it shouldn't stop you from [...]

Food en route - how to snack pack

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Getting to know my destination's food culture is one of my favourite things about travelling. Food and the way it is eaten teaches you so much about the place you are visiting and the people that are inheriting it. I find it truly inspiring to learn about our differences, as well as our (maybe unexpected) similarities through food. I don’t need an “inter[...]

How A Food Tour can be the Key to Understanding a Culture

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For some people food is a mere means to fill their bellies in order to keep going on with their busy sightseeing schedules. Or maybe they have a list of recommended budget/vegan/gourmet restaurants to work within which all you do is order, eat and pay. But if I have changed anything about my way of travel in the recent years, it's my attitude towards food. Y[...]

A Craft Beer Crawl in East Vancouver

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Vancouver was not only recently ranked the third most liveable city in the world by the Economist, it is also a craft beer lover's paradise. Vancouver’s craft brew scene has exploded in the past few years. In an area that used to be littered with used needles, frequented by prostitutes and unsafe to walk through alone, the stretch east to west between Main S[...]

A Foodie Guide to York, England

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York may be a city best known for its crumbling walls and exquisite Minster but those who know it a little better know it for its food too. For a city of its size, it’s punching well above its weight for choice of independent restaurants, cafes and bars. York is a must stop on your UK itinerary, whether you are into chocolate, sweeties, English ales or Yo[...]