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The World Vegan Travel Podcast
42 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
S 3 Ep 2 | Best DC Neighborhoods for Vegan Travelers | Tim Wright and Donna Zeigfinger
Click here for full show notes with links and images.In today’s episode, we’ll be talking to two guests! Firstly, we are talking with Tim from Attucks Adams who specializes in giving tours of Washington. Donna Zeigfinger is a vegan travel agent who is from this part of the world and she is also from the Washington DC area and they will be talking to us all about Washington DC.So this is a really fun episode for pretty much everyone! For those of you who have visited DC before, chances are you have spent your time there at some incredible museums and sightseeing around the memorials and the iconic government buildings. There is honestly so much of this incredible stuff but there are some really interesting neighborhoods in DC. They have people living their lives and just like so many big cities DC is rich in culture, diversity, history, and character. Tim and Donna are going to be sharing four neighborhoods in DC that have all that culture, diversity, and history in abundance. They will be sharing their favorite spots for entertainment, favorite lodgings, and of course where to go to get the best vegan food in each neighborhood. Even if you have never visited DC before and intend to go to all the main sights, consider basing yourself in one of these neighborhoods so you can soak up more of what makes DC the fascinating city that it is. Consider this your guidebook for your next visit to DC.Make sure you listen in, star these locations in Google Maps so you know where to head when you are next there and, share this with someone who is traveling to Washington DC to get all the recommendations from these vegan travel professionals who are long time DC residents.Learn more about what we talk aboutU StreetBlack BroadwayThe Howard TheatreBen’s Chilli BowlThe Line DC Hotel (in Adams Morgan)DowntownEaton HotelFruitativeHip City VegSticky FingersH Street North EastUnion StationFare WellThe Fancy RadishSticky RicePow PowBelmont-Paul Women’s Equality Museum (walkable from this area - on Capitol Hill)DC StreetcarGeorgetown
52 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
S3 Ep 1 | Ethical Wildlife Photography | Jennifer Hadley
27 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
S2 Ep 16 | Vegvisits.com | Nick and Linsey Minella
On today’s episode, we’ll be talking to Nick & Linsey Minnella from Vegvisits.com. Nick and Linsey are a married couple who were until 2016, young professionals working in Wall Street. They decided to quit their job and travel across the US staying at AirBnBs. They decided that while traveling and staying in AirBnBs was kinda cool, wouldn’t it be better if people you stay with could be vegan and likewise, if you wanted to be a host, you could know that your customers staying in your house are vegan. That idea became reality in 2017 with the release of Vegvisits. An Airbnb equivalent for vegans.Vegvisits is a website where you can find some incredibly unique accommodation there.I had a look through the website and found a couple of places that you should check out.One I loved was a lovely stone off-grid cottage deep in the French countryside surrounded by woodland and wildflowers and then there was the homestay with a local vegetarian family in Arusha in Tanzania (right next to where you start climbing Kilimanjaro), a stunning all-vegan mountain lodge in the mountains of Austria and finally some lovely rooms over a yoga studio and macrobiotic restaurant in Hoi An, Vietnam.I really hope you will check out Vegvisits. When you book with Vegvisits, you are having an experience similar to AirBnB, but you are supporting a vegan business and your money will be going to vegans who won’t be spending much of their income on animal products.
58 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
S2 Ep15 | Developing More Empathy Through Long Term Travel | Lucas Spiegel
Click for the shownotesLucas is the author of a new book called Weight of Empathy. This travel memoir will tell you what happens when you leave everything and everyone you know behind, take a one-way flight across the ocean and continue by food, train, bus, rickshaw motorbike, and ferry until you've circled around Earth? That's what Lucas decided to find out in early 2016.What started as an ambitious plan to travel the world for twenty-two months became a transformative exploration of our relationship with animals, food, and each other. The story of this journey makes for an impassioned and personal plea for a kinder more just merciful world.A long trip like this is a dream for so many of us and his style of travel is really very attractive indeed. In this podcast, we talked about how such a trip was possible and traveling on budget-friendly, as well as the highlights from his adventure!I'm a vegan travel addict and I can't get enough of this book. It would make the perfect gift for my vegan friends who love to experience new cultures.Make sure you check it out at www.weightofempathy.com
15 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
S2 Ep 14 | 17 Travel Apps You Don't Know About | Brighde Reed
We've got something new to share with you today. Instead of an interview, we have some travel tips to share!Do you want some help from your phone to get you organized for your trip or learn about a new destination? Do you need an app for your next vacation that will help you with directions, translate phrases, help you enjoy your time by exploring more and with greater ease, and even help plan your itinerary? If so, then this episode is for you. Here are 17 lesser-known travel apps that are perfect for anyone who wants to explore the world and of course we will have some vegan-specific ones as well.You can find a list of links to all the apps and some screenshots in the show notes. They're all free-ish. You might have to cough up some cash if you want the whole app, but at least they won't charge your card for anything without asking first! There are a lot of apps, so let's get to it!
41 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
S2 Ep 13 | Travel that Helps (and Hinders) our Mental Health | Clare Mann
48 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
S2 Ep 12 | Vegan Travel Highlights of Tokyo and Yokohama | Lauren Lasko
In today’s episode, we’ll be talking to Lauren Lasko. Together with her husband Ryuji, she founded For Animals Japan, an organization that brings vegans together through street outreaches that hopefully inspire others to go vegan. She also happens to be the Happy Cow ambassador for Yokohama as well. Lauren has lived in Japan for many years now and we touch on how that came to pass in our interview together. Lauren will be talking about why Japan is a fun place to visit and her recommendations for the Tokyo and Yokohama area. While we know that you will be interested in Japanese vegan food, we will also talk about some interesting destinations that you will want to add to your Japan wishlist.
79 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
S2 Ep 11 | How to Become Digital Nomad | Sam Anthony
In today’s episode, we’ll be talking to Sam who along with her partner Veren are the couple behind the blog Alternative Travelers and also more recently the Alternative Travelers podcast. They have been one of the big vegan travel bloggers who have created some of the best vegan travel city guides out there especially in Spain, a place they spent a lot of time. I actually interviewed Sam and Veren way back in Season 1 episode 5 which I will link in the show notes. They also have a book on a guide to get set up as a housesitter as well in case you decide that this approach might be something you want to really dig your teeth into. I’ll link that in the show notes too of course.So, our topic of discussion today was recorded just as the pandemic was getting a bit crazy and the topic is being a digital nomad. Digital nomadism in 2021 and beyondBefore the pandemic, digital nomadism was starting to get really popular amongst certain people. I honestly think that the pandemic has probably changed a lot of this in ways.Let’s talk about this…Nomads forced ‘home’ during the pandemic:At the start of the pandemic, many countries including Canada started asking their citizens to come home. Many people living and traveling overseas were faced with a difficult decision to come home. While they might have felt safe where they were, they didn’t know what would happen after their visas expired and whether there would be flights to take them home. The result for many people who did decide to stay was that not only could they not go home, but that their travel insurance became no longer valid. While that crazy time has passed, there is plenty we can learn from this terrible situation as we plan for future travels whether it is having the right insurance as well as always having some funds to use as a backup in these crazy situations.Everyone now knows we ‘can’ work from home:An interesting thing that has come out of the pandemic is the fact that employers and employees have realized that we can actually work from home. While there seems to be a lot of feelings and opinions on how effective and productive it is, I wonder if employers are going to be MUCH more open to employees wanting to work remotely. Could this mean that we might have a surge in people wanting to travel and work at the same time when travel does get back to normal? I don’t know, but I wonder if it might be a new era in terms of what our workplace looks like.Increases in long-term visas:Something that has been somewhat of a travel trend in recent years and we have seen this in the common months is an increase in nations deciding to encourage visitors to stay for longer visas. Many of these destinations are hoping the remote work visas will generate income to help make up for lost tourism revenue due to the pandemic. Why not invite people who will stay for longer periods of time which makes it worthwhile for the traveler to stay. It is worth noting that these kinds of visas were becoming increasingly introduced, the pandemic has accelerated this, and now countries like Barbados, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Georgia, and many more now available, and many other countries are considering similar types of visas.An article I was reading (which I will link in the show notes) talks about these countries that are launching these visa programs further but I want to read this part to you. The Expert Vagabond blog tells us that this relatively new phenomenon of countries launching digital nomad visas to attract remote workers was predicted over 20-years ago by Japanese technologist Tsugio Makimoto who wrote that remote working would force nations “to compete for citizens”, and that digital nomad-ism would prompt “declines in materialism and nationalism”. His prophecy is coming true, and I fully expect to see many mor
48 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
S2 Ep 10 | Thoughts about Wildlife Tourism | Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Click here to see the show notes.In today’s episode, we’ll be talking to Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I am sure most regular listeners know about my relationship with CPG. We’ve known each other for more than 10 years and she is actually a partner of ours. We have run about 6 different trips together where we take members of her audience to some incredible destinations including ones that involve visiting animals. Vegans are of course very concerned about animal exploitation generally and also specifically, inadvertently participating and paying for animals to be exploited. If you have ever wondered about this topic, then you will want to have Colleen’s perspective for sure!Learn more about what we talk aboutColleen’s thoughts about wildlife tourismColleen Patrick-Goudreau on Wildlife Tourism in RwandaPoached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)Other World Vegan Travel content connected with this episode7 Reasons to go to Rwanda as a vegan (VH&T)Confessions of a Vegan Tour OperatorS2 Ep 4 | Beginner Guide to Botswana Safaris | Andrew Flatt, Desert, and Delta Safaris
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