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The World Vegan Travel Podcast is all about showing you how to do vegan travel and help you get out and explore whether you stay close to home, or go further afield.We do different types of episodes. We share our vegan travel experiences and the experiences of others to inspire you to get out into this beautiful world and we conduct interviews with people doing amazing things to promote vegan travel as well as individuals and organisations that are protecting human and nonhuman animals in a destination you could be visiting.

The World Vegan Travel Podcast Brighde Reed

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

The World Vegan Travel Podcast is all about showing you how to do vegan travel and help you get out and explore whether you stay close to home, or go further afield.We do different types of episodes. We share our vegan travel experiences and the experiences of others to inspire you to get out into this beautiful world and we conduct interviews with people doing amazing things to promote vegan travel as well as individuals and organisations that are protecting human and nonhuman animals in a destination you could be visiting.

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Pause on Weekly Podcast: Navigating Construction Chaos!

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Pause on Weekly Podcast: Navigating Construction Chaos!

    Hello, everyone! This is Brighde, your host from The World Vegan Travel Podcast, and I've got some news to share.


    Over the last 18 months, I've been bringing you weekly episodes, exploring the world of vegan travel together. In my recent episodes, I shared the amazing experiences from our group tour to Thailand and you will have noticed that they were not interview podcasts. That’s because I've encountered a challenge. Upon returning home, I found myself surrounded by the not-so-soothing sounds of construction near my house—a bridge being built, complete with noisy piling work. Unfortunately, this isn't an ideal environment for recording our usual interview-style podcasts.
    I reached out to the construction company, and they informed me that this symphony of construction sounds will continue until the end of January 24. Despite having several interviews lined up before our Alsace trip in the first week of December, I've had to reschedule them until after the construction concludes. Additionally, Seb and I are gearing up for travel from February to April, heading to Australia to see family and Japan running our trip. Typically, I'd have a bank of podcasts ready for you during my absence, but this time, due to the construction noise as soon as I got back, I have none.
    Balancing interviews across different time zones is challenging and I usually keep all day Friday open for podcast recording so as to accommodate those different time zones, and I've spent the last two weeks since returning from Thailand trying to figure out a cost-effective solution. I researched a coworking space but I would need my own office which was not cost effective at all and it’s hard with equipment lugging that there, booking spots and then having to reschedule or cancel last minute should my guest not be able to attend for some reason. 
    Seb and I brainstormed ideas like creating compilation episodes or rebroadcasting some classics. While these could work for a couple of weeks, these ideas are not sustainable for several months. 
    So, unfortunately, I haven't found a way to continue with weekly podcasts for now.
    I'm genuinely disappointed because I know consistency is key in podcasting, and I've enjoyed the momentum we've built together.
    So, what am I going to do?
    I plan to relaunch the podcast for weekly episodes around April or May 2024, once the construction chaos has settled, and I've accumulated a stash of interviews ready to go. In the meantime, I might drop a few one-off episodes sharing some exciting travel experiences Seb and I have either personal travel, or with our groups or research for our tours—think Prague, Alsace in December, Japan, and Queensland, Australia.
    Remember to set a reminder to check for new weekly episodes in May, make sure you're notified when a new episode is launched on your podcast catcher and make sure you're on our mailing list for updates on the podcast's return. Your support means the world to me, and I can't wait to be back in your earbuds, sharing more vegan travel goodness sometime in the second quarter of 2024.
    Until then, safe and happy travels, my wonderful listeners! Thanks for understanding, and I'll catch you on the flip side.


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    • 4 min
    Solo Adventures: Navigating New Territories as a Black Female Vegan Traveler | Vangile Makwakwa Ep141

    Solo Adventures: Navigating New Territories as a Black Female Vegan Traveler | Vangile Makwakwa Ep141

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    In this episode of The World Vegan Travel Podcast. we're joined by the remarkable Vangile Makwakwa. Vangile is a passionate Black female vegan traveler who has journeyed through uncharted territories and carries a deep understanding of ancestral money trauma. As a solo explorer, she'll share her captivating experiences, from her travels to South Africa, Mexico, and beyond, to the challenges and joys of being a black woman on the road. Vangile's insights and wisdom are sure to inspire and enlighten our listeners.

    In this episode, you'll discover the world through the eyes of Vangile, a seasoned black female vegan traveler. Gain profound insights into addressing ancestral money trauma and how it affects one's relationship with finances. Explore her personal journey of overcoming financial ancestral trauma and shifting her mindset. Delve into the challenges and joys of being a black solo traveler, and learn valuable strategies for a safe and enriching travel experience. Vangile's tales of her adventures in South Africa, Mexico, and other countries will ignite your wanderlust and provide you with practical tips for exploring diverse cultures. You'll also find inspiration in her stories of spontaneous decisions and the kindness of strangers met along the way. Don't miss this captivating episode with a truly extraordinary traveler.



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    • 55 min
    Part 2: Favorites Unveiled: Vegan Restaurants, Activities, and Unexpected Joys in Thailand | World Vegan Travel - Brighde Reed | Ep 140

    Part 2: Favorites Unveiled: Vegan Restaurants, Activities, and Unexpected Joys in Thailand | World Vegan Travel - Brighde Reed | Ep 140

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    In this episode, we're thrilled to offer an in-depth view of our vegan exploration in Thailand by highlighting our top choices in three distinct categories. First, join us in savoring the vibrant culinary scene as we reveal our two standout vegan restaurants that left an indelible mark on our group.
    Then, immerse yourself in the realm of vegan-centric activities. Uncover the two activities that resonated deeply with our travelers, infusing a unique vegan dimension into our Thai adventure.
    Additionally, we'll share two activities originally non-specifically vegan but adapted to cater to a vegan experience, bringing unexpected joy to our fellow travelers.
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    • 25 min
    Part 1: Thai Gastronomy and Compassion: Our Favorite Vegan Thai dishes, Animal Sanctuaries, and Accommodations in Thailand | World Vegan Travel - Brighde Reed | Ep 139

    Part 1: Thai Gastronomy and Compassion: Our Favorite Vegan Thai dishes, Animal Sanctuaries, and Accommodations in Thailand | World Vegan Travel - Brighde Reed | Ep 139

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    We just wrapped up our second-ever vegan tour in Thailand, and it was truly spectacular! Traveling with an amazing group of 19 individuals, the camaraderie was infectious, leaving a lasting impression. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or new to exploration, stick around as we share our Thailand Favorites over the two episodes, featuring top dishes, animal sanctuaries, accommodations, restaurants, and activities. Get ready for a taste of the adventure that awaits you, whether you join us in 2025 or plan your Thai journey.  
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    • 24 min
    Discovering Vegan Sicily: Your Next Must-Visit Destination | Tonia Brauer | Ep 138

    Discovering Vegan Sicily: Your Next Must-Visit Destination | Tonia Brauer | Ep 138

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    Meet Tonia Brauer, a dedicated vegan influencer with a journey from California's Napa Valley to the scenic landscapes of Sicily, all while upholding a strong commitment to plant-based living.
    In this episode of The World Vegan Travel Podcast, Tonia shares her insights as a long-time resident of Sicily, offering a glimpse into the remarkable encounters and experiences that await those who venture to the sun-soaked shores of the island.
    Delve into the island's rich history, shaped by diverse cultures, and bask in its varied natural beauty, from idyllic beaches to majestic mountains. Tonia also highlights the thriving vegan culinary scene in Sicily, perfect for even the most discerning plant-based palates, which you can explore on her Vegan Tours of Ortigia, an island adjacent to Palermo.
    Join us in discovering the allure of Sicily through the eyes of a passionate vegan advocate and Ortigia vegan tour guide, letting your imagination transport you to this dreamy destination, no matter where you are.
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    • 54 min
    Cape Town Vegan Escapes: Your Ultimate 3-Day Guide | Matt Newman | Ep 137

    Cape Town Vegan Escapes: Your Ultimate 3-Day Guide | Matt Newman | Ep 137

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    In today's episode, we're diving into the enchanting city of Cape Town, a place known for its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and a plethora of diverse experiences.

    Our special guest for this episode is Matt Newman, a long-time resident of Cape Town who brings a unique perspective on what this incredible city has to offer. Originally from the UK and with dreams of Hollywood, Matt's story takes an unexpected twist that leads him to Cape Town, where he falls in love with the city and decides to make it his home.

    Matt delves into the heart of Cape Town and reveals its hidden gems. He shares a captivating three-day itinerary, taking us on a journey from iconic landmarks to the picturesque countryside.

    But Cape Town isn't just about stunning landscapes; it's also a haven for vegan food lovers. Matt discusses some of the most delectable vegan dining options in the city, offering a tantalizing array of choices for travelers with dietary preferences.

    While Cape Town, like many cities, grapples with safety concerns, Matt Newman offers invaluable advice, drawing from his own experiences, to help visitors navigate the city safely. His insights provide reassurance to potential travelers. 

    So, if you're ready to embark on a journey to a city that boasts natural beauty, wine country, and an array of vegan-friendly delights, Cape Town awaits. Stay tuned as we uncover the wonders of this vibrant and diverse destination!



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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Wendy747 ,

Highway Tours

Thanks so much for having Eskinder, owner of Highway Tours, on your podcast. My friends and I ended up using him for a 2 week tour of Ethiopia and we all loved it! He is so personable and really went well beyond our expectations. Ethiopia is a beautiful country with so much to see. The other surprising and great thing about Ethiopia is that it is very vegan friendly. You can order vegan food pretty much anywhere by telling your server you are “fasting”, which means you are not eating any animal products. Everyone understands this and you won’t end up getting any “surprises”. Eskinder also treated us to some vegan dinners in Addis Ababa. They do have fully vegan restaurants in the city. I highly recommend Highway Tours!

Ticket2Anywhere ,

Letting travel be easy for people hoping to travel in a vegan way

Amazing podcast that informs you of places that’s vegan-friendly and it’s not all just about eating vegan- there’s experiences and stories about companies that does safe practices animal sanctuaries, accommodations you can stay, etc. It’s endless amount of information that’s fit for vegans and non-vegans.

lydiaorcas ,

Entertaining and informative

One of my favorite vegan travel shows. Always learn something. Brighde is a great interviewer.

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