6 Essential Vegan Kitchen Tools You Must Have in 2018

Being the fact that we love food more than anything else in life, the kitchen has become our favorite room in any house we rent. Naturally, this means we’ve become quite picky about the tools we use. Not to mention, Adam has been passionate about cooking since he was a kid and one of his favorite hobbies is cooking up some amazing vegan food in the kitchen.

Read on to find out which vegan kitchen tools are our favorite, the ones we travel the world with, and the kitchen gadgets we can’t wait to get our hands on.

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Time for a Fika: An Introduction to Swedish Coffee Culture

The Swedish food culture might not be the most interesting or exciting in the world, especially not for vegans since it tends to be very meat heavy. And besides the exception of Swedish meatballs which can be easily veganized these days and even enjoyed at IKEA in a vegan version, there aren’t many dishes from Sweden that are celebrated outside of the country’s borders.

However, there is a part of the Swedish coffee culture that’s both unique and undervalued in the rest of the world, and I’m here to tell you everything you need to know about it.

I am, of course, talking about the Swedish fika, or the art of making coffee and sweets a part of your everyday life. It might sound strange but it’s an integral part of the Swedish culture and something most Swedes take part in on the regular. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to eat sweets and drink coffee every day?

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The Best Yoga Studio in Ubud, Bali in 2018

Although there are tons of yoga schools in Bali, Ubud is renowned worldwide for being a yogi mecca. We ourselves are far from yogis and even though we’ve both done yoga occasionally, we’ve never gotten into it on a regular basis. However, last time we returned to Ubud we decided it was time to start taking it seriously. And let’s be honest, what better place to develop a yoga routine than in Ubud?

There are numerous yoga studios in Ubud to choose from and the selection is varied. Each yoga studio offers something different and it shouldn’t be difficult for you to find a studio that fits your needs and preferences. We tried several yoga classes in Ubud with mixed experiences. In the end, we enjoyed Intuitive Flow, a yoga studio in Penestanan, the most so that is where we did most of our classes. Here are our 4 reasons why we think Intuitive Flow is the best studio for doing yoga in Ubud.

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Best Digital Nomad Cities for Vegans in 2018

Living full time around the world means finding great bases that fit our needs. For us to consider a city or location a good destination for vegan digital nomads it has to live up to certain expectations. First off it has to offer affordable living conditions. It could potentially be a centrally located apartment with good amenities and a comfortable living area that can function as an office or a private house or villa with a pool, garden, and preferably a view. High-speed internet is an absolute must for us since we work online and spend most of the day connected.

Second, the destination needs to offer great vegan food both in terms of restaurants and also at grocery stores or markets. As you might already know, food is one of the most important aspects of our everyday life and few things make us as happy as eating. In recent years, we have been really spoiled when it comes to vegan restaurants around the world and our expectations are getting higher and higher.

Naturally, the places on our list are as much foodie destinations as they are optimal working spots while still being affordable. The following five destinations are what we consider the best destinations for vegan digital nomads in 2018.

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Our Favorite Vegan Cruelty Free Skin Care Products in 2018

Living a vegan lifestyle is about more than what you eat, it also extends to your lifestyle and means using cruelty free products in your every day life. It just so happens to be an added bonus that these vegan skin care products aren’t full of chemicals and other toxic ingredients. Don’t forget that your skin is your largest organ and absorbs whatever you put on it which is why you don’t want to use harmful ingredients.

In our search of the best vegan skin care products, we have tried dozens of brands over the years. In order to help you find the best products to use at home and on the road when you travel, we have put together a list of our absolute favorite vegan skin care products. These are quality products that have surpassed our expectations, and most importantly are never tested on animals.

This cruelty free products list includes our favorite companies, some that we’ve been using for years and some that we’ve only discovered recently. All of the brands in our list are cruelty free and offer vegan skin care products. 

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The Easiest Way To Extend Your 30 Day Visa on Arrival in Bali

Ever thought about retiring on a tropical island, if only for a few months? We sure have! It’s no secret that we love Bali and especially Ubud where we have rented a villa and lived for severals months at a time. Hence, the reason why we try to stay as long as we can! But did you know that living in Bali for an extended period of time is fairly easy if you plan in advance? The only real issue, which is easily arranged, is getting the right visa for Bali. We have gone through the process several times and we’ll cover the entire process of how to extend your 30-day visa on arrival in Bali.

We’ll walk you through what we think is the easiest way of extending your visa in Bali but also explain how to extend it on your own as well as highlight the different visas that are available.

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The Ins and Outs of Digital Nomad Life in Budapest

Budapest has quickly become one of the biggest digital nomad hubs. In fact, Budapest is one of the most popular destinations for anyone traveling in Europe at the moment, and for good reason. With a combination of fascinating history and a culture where East meets West, the Hungarian capital is boasting with charm and opportunities, but also recent struggles and a backwards political system. So what is it like to actually live in Budapest?

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Why We Stopped Backpacking and Changed the Way We Slow Travel

Long-term travel changes you. The moment you realize that long-term slow travel is possible your life will change and it will never be the same again. Living without a permanent address for years on end has a profound impact on the way you look at the world. Suddenly, you belong to destinations scattered around the world and not just a single location back home.

Buying a one-way ticket to Asia without a plan on returning gives you the ultimate sense of freedom. You get to a destination where you can do exactly what you want. And when you get bored of doing that you can move on to the next place. No destination is ever too far away and home is wherever you are that day.

But what if the freedom gets too repetitive? What if the endless wandering starts to feel like a routine? Can that even happen?

It happened to us. But it didn’t stop us from traveling, it just pushed us to do things differently.

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