Topic: Travel

Remember when Scott & I visited Lake Tahoe in September? (See A Vegan Taste of Tahoe part 1 and part 2)

We fell in love. Well, we knew we would. We went up there for a birthday "getaway" and to check out the area --- see if it was somewhere we wanted to live for the winter.

Los Angeles has a lot to offer but it isn't exactly the place you want to live when your world revolves around snowboarding ...

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After my post, "How to Travel on a Plant-Based Diet (What to Pack, Snacks & More!)" Sue emailed asking, "Have you done anything on best choices at chain restaurants? Sometimes when traveling (especially during the holidays), there isn't time to find anything but a chain close to the highway. Suggestions would help a lot!"

[Editorial Note: Someone left a comment on Facebook that there is an app called VeganXpress that helps you find vegan fare in chain restaurants. I have not tried this app myself but thought I would mention it.]

** The items listed are vegan, not necessarily healthy or plant-based.Though there are some healthy options. For tips on how to eat healthy on the road, see the additional links at the bottom plus this post, How to Eat Out Healthfully.

Subway— Italian White Bread, Hearty Italian White Bread, Light Wheat English Muffin, Roasted Garlic Bread, and Sourdough Bread. Apple Slices, All veggies, of course; mustard (yellow & deli brown), sweet onion sauce, vinegar. Note: The Honey Oat and Wheat Breads contain honey, but no other animal products.

Dairy Queen— Side Salad; Cherry Starkiss; Stars & Stripes Starkiss, Arctic Rushes (Blue Raspberry, Cherry, Grape, Lemon Lime, Strawberry Kiwi); Fat-Free Italian Dressing

Arby’s — Apple & Cherry Turnover; Arby’s sauce; Garden & Side Salad (no croutons); Raspberry Vinaigrette; Red Wine Vinaigrette

Burger King— house salad with vinegar

Jason’s Deli — Organic Vegetarian Vegetable Soup; Fresh Fruit Cup (no dip); Steamed Veggies; Mediterranean Wrap; Guacamole; Fresh-made Salsa; Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips; Baked Lays; Bagged Chips; Pozole Verde Soup; Fire Roasted Tortilla Soup ...

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When I was in Charleston speaking at my alma mater, CofC, I checked out some of the local vegan food during my downtime. (Charleston has come a long way in the last few years — lots of vegan options!)

The Black Bean Company has several vegan options on their menu — at least half a dozen different (healthy!) vegan burritos, plus many more options that can be made vegan. This is the Green Spring Street Burrito. Bonus: Our server recognized me because ...

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It's no secret that I travel constantly. I often joke that my suitcase is "home" because I'm gone so often with work (I do hope to travel less in 2013!). I think I spent a total of 4 days out of the last 30 days in my own apartment...

Anyway, for tips on finding food in airports or navigating eating out while traveling, see these previous posts: Staying Plant-Based While Traveling and How to Eat Out Healthfully.

This ...

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I have a lot of love and pride for my undergraduate school, College of Charleston (like any good alum!), but I am especially proud that this year they're doing a theme around Eating Animals

Since Eating Animals is a required read for students, CofC has been hosting "vegan" events all year (i.e., showings of movies like Vegucated, a lecture by Jonathan Safran Foer, etc. etc.). Since I'm an alum, and a vegan cookbook author (!), CofC invited me ...

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