The World Vegan Travel Podcast

Brighde Reed

The World Vegan Travel Podcast is all about showing you how to do vegan travel and help you get out and explore whether you stay close to home, or go further afield.We do different types of episodes. We share our vegan travel experiences and the experiences of others to inspire you to get out into this beautiful world and we conduct interviews with people doing amazing things to promote vegan travel as well as individuals and organisations that are protecting human and nonhuman animals in a destination you could be visiting. read less
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Vegan Delights in Turin: Tips for a Plant-Powered Vacation from a Turin  Vegan Local | Monica Simoni
May 20 2024
Vegan Delights in Turin: Tips for a Plant-Powered Vacation from a Turin Vegan Local | Monica Simoni
Send us a Text Message.Click here for the show notesJoining me today is our special guest, Monica Simoni, a passionate local resident of Turin and the owner of a delightful vegan bed and breakfast in Turin Italy.Together, Monica and I are diving deep into what makes Turin such a fantastic destination for vegan travelers. Monica shares her personal story of transitioning to veganism and her mission to create inclusive spaces for fellow vegans during their travels. From her cozy B&B, offering stunning views of the mountains and the city, to her mouthwatering 100% vegan breakfast options, Monica's dedication to sustainable and compassionate travel shines through.We'll explore Turin's rich history as Italy's first capital and its fascinating ties to the automotive industry, all while savoring the city's culinary delights, including its famous hazelnuts, wine, and chocolate. Monica will also unveil some of Turin's architectural wonders, from its historic arcades to ornate signage, adding to the city's unique charm.We discuss the best times to visit Turin and Monica's insider tips for experiencing the city's vibrant food scene and renowned aperitivo culture. Plus, don't miss Monica's carefully crafted two-day itinerary, filled with must-see landmarks and delicious vegan dining spots.Whether you're a seasoned vegan traveler or simply curious about exploring Turin's vegan-friendly offerings, this episode is your ultimate guide to experiencing the city's cultural heritage and culinary delights in a sustainable and delicious way. So sit back, relax, and let's embark on an unforgettable vegan adventure to Turin together!Check out our website | Check out all the podcast show notes | Follow us on Instagram
Rancho Vegano: A Gateway to Tucson's Natural Wonders | Colin Eosom
May 6 2024
Rancho Vegano: A Gateway to Tucson's Natural Wonders | Colin Eosom
Send us a Text Message.Click here for the show notes:Discover the enchanting world of Rancho Vegano, a vegan bed and breakfast oasis in the heart of Tucson, Arizona, led by the visionary Colin and his husband. Dive into their journey of transforming a former ranch house into a haven for eco-conscious travelers seeking a fully plant-based experience. In this interview, Colin shares the passion behind Rancho Vegano's sustainable hospitality, from their delicious plant-based breakfasts to their use of eco-friendly materials.Learn about the challenges they faced, from renovating a garage into a guest suite to navigating supply chain issues and adapting to the impacts of COVID-19. Colin also shines a light on Tucson's vibrant vegan scene, showcasing the city's array of vegan-friendly restaurants and flourishing plant-based community.Join us as we explore Rancho Vegano and Colin's inspiring commitment to vegan hospitality, sustainable living, and mindful consumption in travel.In this episode, we discuss:Colin will offer insights into Rancho Vegano's unique offerings.Dedicated to providing plant-based breakfast options.Use of sustainable fabrics and environmentally friendly products.Creating a tranquil and environmentally conscious retreat.Renovation journey, including transforming a double garage into a guest suite.Challenges faced: navigating supply chain issues and adapting to COVID-19 impacts.Highlighting Tucson's vibrant vegan scene.The growing number of vegan-friendly restaurants.Flourishing plant-based community.The ideal destination for sunny and adventure-filled getaways.Exploring Colin's commitment to vegan hospitality, sustainable living, and promoting mindful and ethical consumption in travel.Check out our website | Check out all the podcast show notes | Follow us on Instagram
ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Pause on Weekly Podcast: Navigating Construction Chaos!
Dec 4 2023
ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Pause on Weekly Podcast: Navigating Construction Chaos!
Send us a Text Message.Hello, everyone! This is Brighde, your host from The World Vegan Travel Podcast, and I've got some news to share.Over the last 18 months, I've been bringing you weekly episodes, exploring the world of vegan travel together. In my recent episodes, I shared the amazing experiences from our group tour to Thailand and you will have noticed that they were not interview podcasts. That’s because I've encountered a challenge. Upon returning home, I found myself surrounded by the not-so-soothing sounds of construction near my house—a bridge being built, complete with noisy piling work. Unfortunately, this isn't an ideal environment for recording our usual interview-style podcasts.I reached out to the construction company, and they informed me that this symphony of construction sounds will continue until the end of January 24. Despite having several interviews lined up before our Alsace trip in the first week of December, I've had to reschedule them until after the construction concludes. Additionally, Seb and I are gearing up for travel from February to April, heading to Australia to see family and Japan running our trip. Typically, I'd have a bank of podcasts ready for you during my absence, but this time, due to the construction noise as soon as I got back, I have none.Balancing interviews across different time zones is challenging and I usually keep all day Friday open for podcast recording so as to accommodate those different time zones, and I've spent the last two weeks since returning from Thailand trying to figure out a cost-effective solution. I researched a coworking space but I would need my own office which was not cost effective at all and it’s hard with equipment lugging that there, booking spots and then having to reschedule or cancel last minute should my guest not be able to attend for some reason. Seb and I brainstormed ideas like creating compilation episodes or rebroadcasting some classics. While these could work for a couple of weeks, these ideas are not sustainable for several months. So, unfortunately, I haven't found a way to continue with weekly podcasts for now.I'm genuinely disappointed because I know consistency is key in podcasting, and I've enjoyed the momentum we've built together.So, what am I going to do?I plan to relaunch the podcast for weekly episodes around April or May 2024, once the construction chaos has settled, and I've accumulated a stash of interviews ready to go. In the meantime, I might drop a few one-off episodes sharing some exciting travel experiences Seb and I have either personal travel, or with our groups or research for our tours—think Prague, Alsace in December, Japan, and Queensland, Australia.Remember to set a reminder to check for new weekly episodes in May, make sure you're notified when a new episode is launched on your podcast catcher and make sure you're on our mailing list for updates on the podcast's return. Your support means the world to me, and I can't wait to be back in your earbuds, sharing more vegan travel goodness sometime in the second quarter of 2024.Until then, safe and happy travels, my wonderful listeners! Thanks for understanding, and I'll catch you on the flip side.Check out our website | Check out all the podcast show notes | Follow us on Instagram
Solo Adventures: Navigating New Territories as a Black Female Vegan Traveler | Vangile Makwakwa  Ep141
Nov 27 2023
Solo Adventures: Navigating New Territories as a Black Female Vegan Traveler | Vangile Makwakwa Ep141
Send us a Text Message.Click Here for the Show NotesIn this episode of The World Vegan Travel Podcast. we're joined by the remarkable Vangile Makwakwa. Vangile is a passionate Black female vegan traveler who has journeyed through uncharted territories and carries a deep understanding of ancestral money trauma. As a solo explorer, she'll share her captivating experiences, from her travels to South Africa, Mexico, and beyond, to the challenges and joys of being a black woman on the road. Vangile's insights and wisdom are sure to inspire and enlighten our listeners.In this episode, you'll discover the world through the eyes of Vangile, a seasoned black female vegan traveler. Gain profound insights into addressing ancestral money trauma and how it affects one's relationship with finances. Explore her personal journey of overcoming financial ancestral trauma and shifting her mindset. Delve into the challenges and joys of being a black solo traveler, and learn valuable strategies for a safe and enriching travel experience. Vangile's tales of her adventures in South Africa, Mexico, and other countries will ignite your wanderlust and provide you with practical tips for exploring diverse cultures. You'll also find inspiration in her stories of spontaneous decisions and the kindness of strangers met along the way. Don't miss this captivating episode with a truly extraordinary traveler.Check out our website | Check out all the podcast show notes | Follow us on Instagram
Cape Town Vegan Escapes: Your Ultimate 3-Day Guide | Matt Newman | Ep 137
Oct 30 2023
Cape Town Vegan Escapes: Your Ultimate 3-Day Guide | Matt Newman | Ep 137
Send us a Text Message.Click Here for the ShownotesIn today's episode, we're diving into the enchanting city of Cape Town, a place known for its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and a plethora of diverse experiences.Our special guest for this episode is Matt Newman, a long-time resident of Cape Town who brings a unique perspective on what this incredible city has to offer. Originally from the UK and with dreams of Hollywood, Matt's story takes an unexpected twist that leads him to Cape Town, where he falls in love with the city and decides to make it his home.Matt delves into the heart of Cape Town and reveals its hidden gems. He shares a captivating three-day itinerary, taking us on a journey from iconic landmarks to the picturesque countryside.But Cape Town isn't just about stunning landscapes; it's also a haven for vegan food lovers. Matt discusses some of the most delectable vegan dining options in the city, offering a tantalizing array of choices for travelers with dietary preferences.While Cape Town, like many cities, grapples with safety concerns, Matt Newman offers invaluable advice, drawing from his own experiences, to help visitors navigate the city safely. His insights provide reassurance to potential travelers. So, if you're ready to embark on a journey to a city that boasts natural beauty, wine country, and an array of vegan-friendly delights, Cape Town awaits. Stay tuned as we uncover the wonders of this vibrant and diverse destination!Check out our website | Check out all the podcast show notes | Follow us on Instagram
Destination Spotlight: The Awe-Inspiring Wonders of Central Puglia, Italy | Amber McLean | Ep 134
Oct 9 2023
Destination Spotlight: The Awe-Inspiring Wonders of Central Puglia, Italy | Amber McLean | Ep 134
Send us a Text Message.Click Here for the Show notesAllow me to introduce our esteemed guest, Amber McLean:Amber wears multiple hats as the founder and creative force behind the vegan lifestyle blog 'Her Healthy Passport'. Beyond this, she dons the roles of a journalist and a seasoned professional editor for prominent health publications.Amber's expertise is a fusion of health, travel, and the vegan way of life. Having been nurtured as a vegetarian from an early age, she took the leap to embrace veganism 14 years ago, a choice that has shaped her journey ever since. Armed with a master's degree in journalism from New York University, she is not only well-versed in the art of the written word but also holds the mantle of a certified yoga instructor. Among her accomplishments stands a nutrition cookbook titled 'The Green Pregnancy Diet,' focused on the nutritional needs of expectant mothers following a vegetarian path.Her roots trace back to the scenic landscapes of Hawaii and Northern California, and though her journey led her to the bustling vicinity of NYC, her spirit retains the wanderlust for exploring the Earth's splendors. Whether it's the rhythmic keystrokes at her desk, culinary endeavors in her kitchen, or the serene embrace of a yoga studio, Amber's pursuits mirror her passion for life. When she's not immersed in these endeavors, you'll likely find her traversing the globe, savoring the plant-based delights that various corners of the world have to offer.In this episode, we explored the captivating realm of Puglia, a gem in Italy's southeast. Our focus: central Puglia, home to UNESCO Heritage Sites, natural wonders, and quaint hillside towns.Amber's expedition spanned seven days, a family vacation brimming with awe and inspiration. They wandered serene coastlines and olive orchards. Amber introduced vibrant vegan-friendly options, revealing Puglia's unique culinary scene.Practical insights flowed as Amber shared tips on vacation villa rentals, transportation, and well-researched guidance for a smooth travel experience. Her firsthand encounters offered an authentic glimpse into this hidden Italian treasure.Check out our website | Check out all the podcast show notes | Follow us on Instagram
Conquering Kilimanjaro: A Vegan Adventure of a Lifetime | Daniel Kyara | BONUS EPISODE
Oct 5 2023
Conquering Kilimanjaro: A Vegan Adventure of a Lifetime | Daniel Kyara | BONUS EPISODE
Send us a Text Message.Click Here for the Show NotesWelcome to a special bonus episode of The World Vegan Travel Podcast, your passport to exploring the world through a vegan lens. I'm Brighde, co-founder of World Vegan Travel Tours, and today, we have something extra exciting in store for you.Our mission has always been to inspire and guide you on your journey to exploring the world as a vegan. In our regular episodes, we've shared personal vegan travel experiences, highlighted incredible journeys from fellow travelers, and delved into enlightening conversations with individuals and organizations deeply committed to spreading veganism and advocating for the rights of all beings in travel destinations around the globe.But today, we're bringing you a little something extra – a bonus episode! Today, we have a fantastic treat in store for you as we embark on a journey to Tanzania, the land of breathtaking landscapes and incredible adventures. I'm your host, Brighde, and this episode is all about inspiring you to join us in August next year for a truly unforgettable experience.But before we dive into the interview, let me introduce our remarkable guest. Joining us today is none other than Daniel Kyara, the owner of Sisi Trekking, our trusted partner in Tanzania for our upcoming vegan group tour to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. Today's episode is not just about sharing stories and insights; it's about inviting you to be part of something extraordinary. Our vegan tour to Kilimanjaro in August 2025 is a journey of a lifetime, and we want you to come along. So, as we chat with Daniel, we hope to ignite that spark of adventure in your hearts and inspire you to join us in August next year.In this episode, Daniel Kyara, owner of Sisi Trekking and our partner for the Kilimanjaro vegan group tour, shares insights and advice. We discuss the various climbing routes, physical preparation, essential gear, and acclimatization strategies. Daniel also highlights the best time to climb and addresses common challenges.We touch on cultural and environmental considerations, safety measures, permits, and responsible travel. The role of guides and porters is emphasized. We conclude with Daniel sharing memorable summit moments, inspiring you to join our vegan Kilimanjaro expedition.Get ready to be inspired, informed, and excited about our upcoming vegan group tour to Mount Kilimanjaro. Let's jump right in!Check out our website | Check out all the podcast show notes | Follow us on Instagram
Unlocking Lisbon: A Vegan Traveler's Guide to the City of Seven Hills | Tara Fisher Munoz | Ep 133
Oct 2 2023
Unlocking Lisbon: A Vegan Traveler's Guide to the City of Seven Hills | Tara Fisher Munoz | Ep 133
Send us a Text Message.Click Here for the Show notesToday, we have a wonderful guest, Tara, with us. Tara is the creative mind behind a fantastic vegan family travel blog called Vegan Family Adventures. Originally from Oregon, she now calls Portugal home, having moved there in July 2021.Tara's journey is a testament to her adventurous spirit. After completing her degree in Psychology and Spanish at the University of Oregon, she pursued an intensive ESL teaching program in Mexico before teaching ESL in Guadalajara. She later backpacked through Central America with friends and settled in Santiago, Chile, where she met Fernando. They eventually moved to Oregon, spent 17 years in Austin, Texas, and in 2021, decided to make Portugal their new home.Now, Tara's blog is a valuable resource filled with travel advice, itineraries, and, of course, delectable vegan food recommendations. Today, she'll be sharing her experiences in Portugal, her new home.. We'll delve into their firsthand experiences, and insights, that are going to be invaluable to you if you decide to plan a trip to LisbonDiscover the intricacies of relocating your family to Lisbon, Portugal, and gain valuable insights into practical aspects like visas, education, healthcare, and the pursuit of Portuguese citizenship. We'll then navigate the charming streets of Lisbon, known as the City of Seven Hills, exploring its iconic trams, breathtaking viewpoints, and cultural gems. We uncover the city's unique activities, day trips, and hidden delights. Plus, find out why Lisbon's vegan food scene is thriving and why it's the perfect destination for plant-based travelers. From delicious veganized Portuguese dishes to global cuisines and sustainable shopping, Lisbon has it all. We'll also touch on essential considerations for travelers and potential expats, making this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in discovering Lisbon for a vacation or starting a new life in this vibrant European city.Check out our website | Check out all the podcast show notes | Follow us on Instagram
Sri Lanka Unveiled: Vegan Travel, Yoga, and Transformation | Alexander Keil | Ep 131
Sep 18 2023
Sri Lanka Unveiled: Vegan Travel, Yoga, and Transformation | Alexander Keil | Ep 131
Send us a Text Message.Click Here For The ShownotesToday, we're excited to introduce our guest, Alexander Keil. He's a versatile individual with a range of talents. Alexander is a Breathwork, Meditation, and Yoga Teacher, helping people find balance and calm. He also works as a Retreat Facilitator and Coach, guiding personal growth journeys. In the digital world, he's a Web Designer & IT Freelancer, and he's got a knack for Google & Facebook Ads too. On top of all that, he's a vegan & Gluten-Free Chef, creating delicious and healthy dishes. Alexander takes us on a captivating journey to the enchanting land of Sri Lanka. We'll dive into the unique allure of this destination and explore the enriching experiences it offers as the backdrop for his vegan yoga retreats. From delving into Sri Lanka's vibrant culture to discussing transportation options, we'll uncover what makes this place special. Alexander will share the inspiring story of how his retreats came to fruition, offering insights into the motivation behind their creation. Join us as we step into a day in the life at his retreats, gaining a glimpse of the rejuvenating activities and practices that shape the experience. And of course, we'll touch on the vegan-friendliness of Sri Lanka, delving into the culinary delights that await vegan travelers.Check out our website | Check out all the podcast show notes | Follow us on Instagram