VTP 05 - Hitchhiking: a conversation from the archives

Originally recorded in 2013 for Critical Transit, here is a wide-ranging conversation that started with me interviewing Ian about his experiences getting free rides in cars with strangers. Hitchhiking is still a popular (and cheap) form of transit for hikers and others; I've even done it a few times with a bike. We also talk about finding vegan food in tough situations and muse about transit and bikes (we're also joined by Minku of the Vegan Pedicab).

Do you use hitchhiking to get around? Let us know and we'll share your experience.

VTP 04 - Salt Lake City - adventures in vegan food

On vacation in Salt Lake City, Utah, I share what I ate during a four-day trip: 2 days in SLC, 1 day in Park City, 1 day in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and about 24 hours total in transit. This trip was atypical for me, since I normally don't do weekend trips while having an income source, so I splurged a little bit at vegan hot spots like Vertical Diner and City Cakes, but also cooked some basic food in the hostel. But most important is staying well-fed on the journey so I brought some snacks along for the bus ride.

What do you eat on the road? Let us know via the contact form.

VTP 03 - Minimalism: How to Start Downsizing

If you want to travel efficiently, it helps to have only the things you need. Minimalist living means can mean something different to everyone, but I offer my perspective on some ways to approach the sometimes scary task of reducing the amount of stuff you have to carry around (or pay to store). That means a lighter bike and more money for vegan pancakes!

Do you have too much stuff? How do you deal with it? Write in via the contact form and we'll talk about it on the show. Let me know what topics we should cover or who I should talk to in future episodes.

VTP 02 - Finding Vegan-Friendly Work

I'm back with an episode exploring some options for finding a job you can tolerate. As a vegan it can be difficult or impossible to work in non-vegan establishments (i.e. most places) but vegan businesses are limited. I also share my experience and how I am living a semi-nomadic lifestyle by finding work I can do in different places for short periods of time. I hope this show has some helpful advice, and this topic will certainly be revisited in the future.

This blog and podcast is dedicated to traveling as a vegan, with interviews and tips from experienced travelers on how to eat healthy and inexpensively in the US and all over the world. Whether you're a long-time traveler, thinking about a big trip, or just an occasional road-tripper or business traveler, you'll find information and advice. The show should also be helpful to new and aspiring vegans, when it comes to finding food in rural areas, traveling with non-vegans and how to handle awkward situations of all kinds.

About me: I am a traveling vegan living a semi-nomadic lifestyle where I travel to new places every few months and work seasonal jobs to support myself. I am a long-time committed vegan and keep a very healthy plant-based, even on the road, often on as little as $10 a day. So far I have lived in or visited dozens of US cities, bicycled through Ontario (and several US states), and spent 6 months in Scotland. I travel primarily by bike and public transit, even in places where "you need a car here". Here are a few photos from my recent bike tour of Maine and Vermont; as you can see the quality of food options varies from gas station convenience store to supermarket.

The Vegan Travel Podcast - Episode 01

Welcome! This blog and podcast is dedicated to traveling as a vegan, with interviews and tips from experienced travelers on how to eat healthy and inexpensively in the US and all over the world. Whether you're a long-time traveler, thinking about a big trip, or just an occasional road-tripper or business traveler, you'll find information and advice. The show should also be helpful to new and aspiring vegans, when it comes to finding food in rural areas, traveling with non-vegans and how to handle awkward situations of all kinds.

Episode 1 explores the challenges and opportunities for eating on the road while traveling solo, by cooking your own food, even without access to a kitchen. I have some experience in this area. Sometimes a little planning is required but it's not hard and depends on how risk-averse you are. Much more to come on this topic in future episodes.

About me: I am a traveling vegan living a semi-nomadic lifestyle where I travel to new places every few months and work seasonal jobs to support myself. I am a long-time committed vegan and keep a very healthy plant-based, even on the road, often on as little as $10 a day. So far I have lived in or visited dozens of US cities, bicycled through Ontario (and several US states), and spent 6 months in Scotland. I travel primarily by bike and public transit, even in places where "you need a car here". Here are a few photos from my recent bike tour of Maine and Vermont; as you can see the quality of food options varies from gas station convenience store to supermarket.

About you: Get in touch with your ideas, tips, share things you find online, or just to connect. Send email to feedback-at-vegantravelpodcast-com, use the contact form or follow me on Twitter or Facebook.