Vegan Travel

Living as Digital Nomads in Lisbon: All Your Questions Answered

Portugal has without a doubt been one of the hottest travel destinations in the world this year. The country is praised for its beautiful beaches, great all year round weather, and impressive history. After searching around for where to spend the summer, we decided to check out the Portuguese capital and ended up living as digital nomads in Lisbon for two months. We got there in early July and left in early September and got to experience the city during its peak season.

If you’re considering living in Lisbon, we have some tips to help get you started. Our in-depth guide offers practical advice about accommodation and what areas are best to live in as well as information about expenses, transportation, coworking spaces, and more.

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The Complete Guide on How to Rent a House in Ubud

The more time we’ve spent traveling throughout the years the more we’ve found ourselves longing for a place to stay for an extended period of time. Slow, long term traveling offers the incredible opportunity to live in different regions around the world and create a base. This allows you to truly get to know a place in a way that you wouldn’t if you were only there for a few days or a week. 

We first visited Ubud, Bali in the beginning of 2016 and instantly fell in love with it. This was definitely a place we could see ourselves living in. The serenity, the rice field views, and the abundance of vegan food – it was perfect for us. 

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Christiania: A Separate Society within Copenhagen

Freetown Christiania is a social and political experiment located in the area of Christianshavn in central Copenhagen. It’s an area where free thinkers, hippies, and people with alternative interests like yoga, meditation, etc. are always welcome

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Superfood Spices: DIY Amla and Turmeric Capsules

We all know the importance of staying healthy especially while traveling. This especially true in places where it can be difficult to control your diet and where you are constantly subjected to all types of foreign bacteria, different sleeping patterns, drastic changes in temperature, etc. To ensure we are boosting our immune systems on a daily basis we load up on superfood spices.

Spices are powerhouses of nutrition. They are packed full of antioxidants, offer major nutritional benefits without calories, and are easy to pack which means that they are perfect to take with you on your travels. Two of the healthiest spices that we try to consume every day and that we always pack when we go traveling are amla powder and turmeric.

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My Top Three Favorite Essential Oils

I decided to give essential oils a try earlier last year after hearing so many great things about them and I have not been disappointed. I am new to the world of essential oils and even though I am still trying out different kinds and learning how to use them, I have already fallen in love with lavender, peppermint, and clary sage. Here’s why:

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What is a Vegan?

A vegan is someone who has taken an ethical choice to live a life that in no way exploits other living beings for food, clothing, cosmetics, or similar purposes. To do so a vegan not only excludes all animal products from his or her diet, including all meat (fish and chicken included!), dairy, eggs and honey but also avoids using any form of leather, suede, wool and silk. Vegans also do not use products that have been tested on or in any way contain ingredients from animals. A vegan also refuses to contribute or participate in activities where animals are used to entertain humans such as circuses, zoos, horse racing, etc.

The term veganism was first mentioned by Donald Watson, Secretary of the Leicester Vegetarian Society and the founder of the Vegan Soceity, in 1944 as a way to better describe the life of strict vegetarians. It then took another 30+ years (until 1979) before the term got an official definition by the Memorandum and Articles of Association describing veganism as:

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How to Travel Sustainably

et’s face it. The Earth is in shambles and we are the ones to blame for it. Our love for plastic, consumption of animal products, and addiction to fossil fuels is literally killing the planet. Our oceans and waterways are contaminated, our forests are shrinking, pollution is at an all time high, animals are dying and the health of humanity is at risk, yet very little is done to fix it.

How can live and travel sustainably? First, let’s try and understand what some of the biggest problems are.

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Why We Cold Brew Hibiscus Tea Around the World

Cold brew hibiscus tea has quickly become one of my favorite go-to beverages. It’s fresh, it’s tart, and it’s deep red color is enough to entice anyone. Loose leaf hibiscus or hibiscus tea bags (whichever you prefer) are easy to pack so it is perfect to bring with you when you’re traveling. As an avid fan of Dr. Gregor, I was thoroughly intrigued to find out that hibiscus tea beat out green tea and every other drink in terms of antioxidant power. That’s right, out of 282 beverages studied, hibiscus tea came out as the healthiest beverage of all! I was impressed. Even beating out green tea?! Though, I wasn’t about to ditch my beloved jasmine pearl tea, I wanted to find a way to incorporate hibiscus tea on a daily basis for all of its amazing health benefits so I started to cold brew it. Hibiscus tea can be also be prepared as a hot tea but I prefer the crisp smooth taste of cold brewing it which is especially refreshing on a hot day.

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