Summer is here and many of us find ourselves traveling. Slipping up is really easy on the road as it is so much easier to just go with what is being served locally without asking too many questions. The key is preparation- make sure you’ve done your research before you arrive.
The first thing I do in a new city is hit up the local supermarket and stock up on essentials like fruit, vegetables, bread, nut butter, and plant milk. These standbys can be found almost everywhere and while not exactly pictured in travel blogs, a peanut butter sandwich on the beach can be very satisfying.
I eat ice cream almost everyday when I’m on vacation. I’ve found that if a city doesn’t have a readily available vegan option, most sorbets are a decent option. Most restaurants have a few vegetarian options which can easily become vegan with a few simple requests. Order a vegetarian pizza without cheese or a falafel wrap with hummus instead of yoghurt. Most restaurants will be happy to oblige and make an extra effort for you!
Do you have any vegan travel tips? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you liked my minimalist tips to pack lighter! As promised I’m going to share a “what I brought for a 10 days trip” packing list.
I travelled to Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany in April and the weather wasn’t fantastic. I brought sport clothes as I was training for a half marathon but I would skip that if you don’t plan on working out. I recommend leaving your laptop at home and using your phone/tablet instead unless you’re a blogger like me.
1 pair of black jeans
1 denim jacket
2 long sleeved t-shirts
1 short sleeved t-shirt (for sleeping)
1 set of workout clothes (leggings, sport bra, and t-shirt)
2 dresses (I only ended up using one)
1 pair pantyhose
7 pairs of underwear
2 bras (soft bras takes up less room than push up, etc.)
4 pairs of socks
1 pair of shoes (running shoes that I also used for daily use)
A small backpack for daily use
Reusable drinking bottle
Camera and tripod
Adapters for everything
A small towel
A tote bag
I almost use no toiletries, so this was really easy
Tooth brush and tooth paste
Natural soap bar (I never use shampoo as a zero waste natural soap bar works just as well for me. One bar lasts for around a year and comes with no plastic waste. It’s also firm so you can have it in your hand luggage)
Vitamin pills and other medicine
I did end up buying some second hand clothes in Estonia as they had amazing thrift stores. I purchased one dress, a hat, and a pair of jeans. Luckily my boyfriend (who is an extreme minimalist) had the room for it in his luggage.
Do you have some minimalist travel tips yourself? I’m always open to expand my knowledge and find ways to dive deeper into using less!
I’m sorry for the quietness on the blog. I have recently travelled to Estonia to meet up with my boyfriend. We have been apart for almost 2 moths, so we had a lot of catching up to do. I’m really enjoying Estonia which is an amazing country with warm hearted people, fantastic architectures, and tasty vegan food!
Tonight we are taking the night bus to Vilinius, Lithuania and I’m really exited to see what that city has to offer!
The blog will be back on track soon with a new post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – I promise!
Last summer I visited Krakow for the first time where I discovered the joy Polish food brings to all those who stick a fork into a perogie. Krakow is extremely beautiful and filled with countless restaurants that just ooze Polish hospitality. The hectic, whirl wind tourist vibe you get in places like Prague and Paris is largely absent and on egets the feeling they can navigate the city by foot or its straight forward tram system.
Poland is a joy for budgettravellers like myself. Excellent food, grand historical sites, and beautiful nature are available to those who lack affluence but crave an adventure off the beaten “Eurotrip-stagparty-trustafarian backpacker” route.
The Polish baking tradition is incredible (and I’m from Denmark)!). All around the city you will find small, old-lady operated carts selling a round wheat-bread ring topped with sesame seeds. Very simple but amazingly tasty and a bargain at 2 zloty (.50 € or .60 cents)! By venturing into a few different brick and mortar bakeries I found these traditionally Polish spinach and mushroom pastries called “Paszteciki z pieczarkami” that just happened to be vegan.
However, my favorite Polish food is perogies. They are soft, plump dumplings that traditionally contain cheese, potatoes, or meat but can be stuffed with an endless number of fillings. They are found in many restaurants throughout Krakow; my favorite vegan ones where found at “Pirozki U Vicenta”, a cozy local joint. They where stuffed with a red lentil and spinach mixture that had it’s flavor brought out by the soft, starchy dumpling it was encased in.
Are you a gluten-holic and desire to stuff yourself with perogies like me? Bookyour ticket to Krakow NOW!
Pirozki U Vicenta – address; Bożego Ciała 12, 33-332 Kraków