Vegetarian & vegan travel resources

Posted by Mike on 27/10/15 in Articles, Life After Retirement, Travel

As the days get shorter and the weather becomes colder and wetter, many of us start planning our next holiday. For veggies and vegans, a big issue to consider when choosing where to go is whether your destination will cater well for your diet. Ending up in a hotel or town with few veggie and vegan options can easily make your holiday less enjoyable – especially if you are there for a long break. Fortunately there are some great resources that can help point you in the right direction. Here are a few of our favourites…

This comprehensive website is an ideal starting point. It provides information on vegan and vegetarian guesthouses and accommodation, vegetarian travel guides and travel planners, and also the top-rated cities for eating vegetarian cuisine. http://www.happycow.net/travel.html
If the UK is your destination then look no further than this top-rated website. It is a clear and helpful guide to UK accommodation and great places to eat. The site also highlights special offers, organised holidays and courses. http://www.vegetarianvisitor.co.uk
Eat Out Vegan Wales Like it says on the tin, this site is a handy round-up of information on places where vegans can eat out in Wales. http://www.eatoutveganwales.org/
Visit Scotland The Visit Scotland website is a good starting point for the whole of Scotland. It has some typically Scottish recipes, as well as information about locally-grown produce and useful links. Vegetarian and vegan dining - Scotland | VisitScotland
Vegan/Cruelty-Free Guide to Edinburgh For good places to eat in Scotland’s capital see this website. Vegan Guide to Edinburgh - peta.org.uk‎ And this useful guide not only suggests cruelty-free food options, but also places to stay and shop in Edinburgh. The Cruelty Free Guide to Edinburgh - crueltyfree.org.uk
The Scotsman This Scotsman article provides handy information about restaurants throughout Scotland, festivals, shops, markets, and pick your own farms. Why Scotland is a great place for a vegetarian to live ...
If you’re thinking of travelling overseas then Veggie Hotels features vegetarian and vegan hotels, B&Bs and guest houses in more than 60 countries. http://www.veggie-hotels.com/1-1-Home.html
Last but not least, if nothing can replace the look and feel of a printed guide book then you should contact Vegetarian Guides Ltd. They publish Vegetarian London, Vegetarian Britain, Vegetarian France, and are working on Vegetarian Europe. The company also produces the absolutely essential passport-sized travelling companion for vegans. This publication features pages saying what vegans do and don’t eat in 74 languages – meaning that it covers over 95% of the world’s population. http://www.vegetarianguides.co.uk
Which resources have helped you on your veggie travels? Please contact us or tell us in the comments section, below.

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