Recently I went on a much-needed vacation with my son. Normally we go on a week-long road trip to a national park, but this year I could only get a few days off work. We’re also running out of national parks that are within a reasonable driving distance.
So this year we went to the Wallowas in eastern Oregon and the Painted Hills.
Traveling to areas you’ve never been to before can tricky as a vegan. A lot of places, especially small towns aren’t very vegan-friendly. However, with a little planning, you can successfully travel anywhere.
Here are some tips for your next road trip:
Scout out the area before you go if you’re planning on going out to eat. Do a Google search for restaurants in the area or use the Happy Cow app.
If none of the restaurants list vegan options on their menu email or call them to see if they can make you something that isn’t listed.
Check to see if there is a local vegan Facebook group to ask for recommendations.
If there isn’t much vegan choice on menus when you’re traveling look at the starters and sides & see if you can put together a meal that way. – Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes
Bring Your Own Food
Small snacks that don’t require refrigeration, like nuts and Skout bars, are a great choice to bring on your trip.
Or make your snacks!
Bring plenty of easy-to-pack, filling vegan snacks to prevent desperate hangriness when you’re looking for a place to get your next meal while on the road. – Kari from Beautiful Ingredient
If you’re bringing a cooler you can pack things hummus and veggie sticks, or pasta salads.
Backpacking meals are a great option if you’ll have access to hot water.