This December, Lonely Planet Food is sharing an inspiring and practical guide to vegan-friendly travel, from vegan cooking classes in India to wildlife watching tours in New Zealand, with the publication of The Vegan Travel Handbook.
The book is packed with insight and advice on vegan-friendly destinations, tours, and experiences, including tips on where to go when, how to confidently order food, and staying healthy on the road.
Auckland Vegan Festival features in the book's list of the top ten vegan festivals around the world.
"Consider this book your primer for how to practise what you already do in your home town, on the global go," says the books' introduction.
"And just as your career or favourite colour hasn’t been dictated by your diet of choice, don’t limit your potential travel destinations by their per capita offerings of what you prefer to scoop on to your plate when back in the comfort of your own home. You can be vegan anywhere, and a growing number of people worldwide certainly are. It’s just a matter of a little extra preparation and a flexible attitude. A sense of humour helps, too."
In The Vegan Travel Handbook, Lonely Planet asks, "Are you an adrenaline junkie who happens to prefer tofu? A history buff with a thing for nuts? A beach bum who adores tempeh? A culture vulture taking a holiday from animal products?
"Choose a place that interests you first, and figure out what you’ll eat there later. Of course, if you’re a gourmand whose number one hobby is eating, there are plenty of destinations for you to choose from as well. Their locations might surprise you."
Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities
- Berlin, Germany
- London, UK
- New York City, USA
- Tel Aviv, Israel
- Portland, Oregon, USA
- Los Angeles, California, USA
- Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
- Warsaw, Poland
- Toronto, Canada
- Melbourne, Australia
Top 10 Vegan Festivals
- Veganes Sommerfest, Berlin, Germany
- Vegandale, USA & Canada
- Veggieworld, Europe
- VegFest, London & Brighton, UK
- Vegan Street Fair, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Vegan Gourmet Festival, Nagoya, Kyoto & Tokyo, Japan
- Vegan Camp-Out, UK
- Hong Kong Veg Fest
- Vegan Fashion Week. Los Angeles, California, USA
- Auckland Vegan Food Festival, New Zealand
Also available in Lonely Planet's Handbook series: The Cruise Handbook; The Solo Travel Handbook; and The Honeymoon Handbook.