The global vegan movement is at times controversial and confrontational, but no one can say it’s not successful. More and more people worldwide are either switching to an entirely plant-based diet, or significantly cutting their meat intake. The message is starting to get through: going vegan is good for you, good for animals and good for the environment. It’s also good for business, amply demonstrated by the incredible growth in new meat-free products, better vegan options on the menu in many restaurants and, of course, our own increasing range of vegan vacations. Even Disney
is now rocking a vegan-friendly look.
People usually switch to veganism for one – or a combination – of the following three reasons: they’re concerned about animal welfare; they want to reduce the environmental impact of meat consumption; they believe it will be better for their personal health. All of these go hand in hand with responsible tourism.
The last thing we want to do is come across as preachy, but the benefits of traveling on a vegan lifestyle are obvious. More than giving up flying, driving electric vehicles, and avoiding single use plastics, sticking to (or adopting) a vegan or mostly vegan diet may be the single best thing
you can do to slash your impact on the environment.
And the great thing is, many of our vacations can be adapted to accommodate vegan travelers. Our vegan-specific vacations don’t require you to be a card-carrying member, either. Maybe you’re interested in trying it out for a while, you’re accompanying someone who is
a vegan, or you’re intrigued by the itinerary and feel comfortable living off a plant-based diet for a week or two.
Read on to find out why going vegan – even if it’s only temporarily – makes for a more responsible traveler.