Aloha everyone, and greetings from Hawaii. I’m currently inside having a break day from the sun because I am super burnt and soar. So I thought I’d take this time to write up a little blog post about my travels so far as a vegan, how I’ve managed to stay healthy, and what foods I’ve been buying 🙂
Before you embark on this journey of yours, make sure you buy food ahead of time and pack things that you are allowed to bring into the country. If you don’t know what you’re allowed to bring or not, it’s really quite easy: call ahead. Call your airport, or airline, or look it up on the internet. Find out what you’re allowed to bring, and BRING IT!
It’s good to bring things like peanut butter, quinoa, oats, nutrition bars, protein powders, and fruit that you can! I brought tons of fruit for the plane, and Lara Bars and Vega Bars, which came in handy when I was starving (they didn’t feed us a meal on the 9 hour flight from Chicago to Maui)
In the Airport
As soon as I landed for my layover in Chicago, I looked around for places to get food. I’m sure all airports have at least 1 or 2 options for you. I’m not suggesting that airports will have little vegan restaurants or cafe’s, but I mean you CAN get things to eat at places. Examples: fruit, vegetables, smoothies, oatmeal, etc. I found a Jamba Juice and got oatmeal with banana, and a dairy-free smoothie. Easy.
If you’re staying at an all inclusive, then simply skip over this section. It will be easy for you to get vegan options at an all inclusive because you can just get tons of fruits and veggies. If you are staying on your own, like I am, you’re going to need to do some shopping.
Load up on fruit, veggies, grains, nuts, and whatever else you eat! I even got some vegan treats like ice-cream and Snap Peas
VEGAN ICE CREAM
Again, easy. If you’re me, you can live off of smoothies, banana ice-cream, salads, and oatmeal. Yay for plant based livin.
Day Trips + Meal Prep
Again, easy. Bring a little fold up cooler, and pack a ton of fruit and maybe throw in a Lara Bar. You can take this with you on your day trips, and bring as much as you want. Don’t forget to throw in some ice packs to keep it cool. Also bring some cash with you cause you never know what could be around.
We went to the beach in Kihei and there is a store right across the street from the beach called Hawaiian Moons which had a bunch of all natural and organic foods. They also had a salad bar where I literally added every single topping that they had to my salad. It was a BIT expensive (cause I added so much) but sooo worth it.
Also, the other night we passed by Ono Gelato, and they had a big dairy free vegan section so I was able to get some delicious Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Gelato. mmmmmm
I hope this helps with your traveling, and if you have ANY questions what so ever, don’t hesitate to ask by commenting or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org