VegTrip now available in French

We are happy to let you know that VegTrip is now available in French! With about 25 different vegetarian and vegan accommodations around the country which often provides organic cuisine, makes it a good destination to explore.

Go check it out on fr.vegtrip.com

New feature: Recently updated hotels

To better highlight new or updated hotels, and to also give a better incentive for hotels that regularly updates their listings we've decided to introduce a new feature on the main page. Now when arriving on VegTrip, you will be greeted by a list of recently updated hotels to the left of the map, as displayed in the screen shot below.

Vegetarian travelers are looking south this winter

It's easy to see from the statistics of November that winter is really starting to get a grip over the northern hemisphere, with exotic locations such as Thailand and Indonesia making it's way up to the most browsed hotels on VegTrip. Currently more than half of the most viewed hotels on VegTrip are located in Thailand

First Place: Samui Spa Resort, Samui, Thailand

This is the second time that the Samui Spa Resort makes it to our top five list. The beachfront Samui Beach overlooks the Gulf of Thailand on Lamai Beach. This location is where The Spa Resorts originated as Thailand's first destination-health spa nearly 20 years ago.

 

Second Place: Centrul de Sanatate PODIS, Podis, Romania

A Health Center that brings together the therapeutic possibilities of a resort with modern health-care facilities capable of improving or reversing health problems. 

 

Third Place: Relais Rose, Esselbach-Kredenbach, Germany

A new-comer on VegTrip and also on this list, the petite Relais Rose offers its guests luxurious comfort with a Mediterranean atmosphere.

 

Fourth Place: Five Elements, Bali, Indonesia

The beautiful Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa is a healing centre founded upon Balinese tradition.

 

Fifth Place: Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Tabanan, Indonesia

The second Indonesian hotel to make the list, Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is a haven for nature lovers & for those who just need to escape from the madness of a busy life. Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is located at 700m on the slopes of Mount Batukaru in central Bali.

Vegetarian vacation in Poland?

With the addition of three new vegetarian accommodations in Poland, VegTrip now covers almost the entire Europe. We're very happy to be able to offer some choices to Polish travelers and it's our hope that more and more vegetarian options will start appearing in this large and beautiful country. 

There's already quite a few restaurant choices for vegetarians, but just in case, here are three useful phrases that could save the day!

  • I am vegetarian - jestem vegetarianinem
  • I do not eat eggs - nie jem jajek
  • I do not eat dairy - nie jem nabialu

http://www.happycow.net/europe/poland

Check out the newly added and vegetarian/vegan Polish hotels here:

Willa Slawa

Willa Slawa is a guesthouse in Szczawnica—a spa town in the Pieniny Mountain Range in the South of Poland.

 

The Linden House

Discover an usual place right by a quiet lake and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Mazury landscape, far from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist destinations. 

 

Emma Hostel

Emma Hostel is located in a four-storey tenement house of historical value, in Warsaw 25 Wilcza street, within a walking distance from ‘Centrum’ tube station (10-minute walk) and Central Railway Station (15-minute walk). 

Nearby Veggie-places courtesy of VegGuide.org

With the latest update, VegTrip now displays nearby veggie places for each restaurant. Click on any hotel on the site and if there are any vegetarian or vegan businesses within 10 kilometers we will display them for you. Finding places to eat while on vacation has never been easier!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This functionality is powered by VegGuide.org, a community-maintained, world-wide guide to vegetarian and vegan restaurants and shopping containing more than 17,000 entries. VegGuide.Org is a project of Compassionate Action for Animals, a Twin Cities, Minnesota animal rights organization, in partnership with Compassion Over KillingFarm SanctuaryMercy for AnimalsThe Humane League, and Vegan Outreach.

Luxurious vegetarian paradise in Mumbai, India

There is no doubt that India is one of the top destinations for vegetarians. With nearly 30% of the population being strict vegetarian and a big part of the others having varying degrees of meat restrictions vegetarian meals usually makes up more than half of the menu in most restaurants. With so many different dietary requirements, many restaurants are also accustomed to modifications, which is good news for all vegans.

One of the latest additions to VegTrip, The Trident Bandra Kurla is a luxurious five star hotel in Mumbai. Featuring three different restaurants (Indian, Italian and mixed) all having large vegetarian selections and being extremely flexible with special dietary requirements (vegan, gluten...) this hotel guarantees a warm welcome to India.

Check it out: http://www.vegtrip.com/Hotel.aspx?HotelId=302

 

 

Planning a vacation to Greece? How about staying at a certified organic and vegetarian hotel?

Until recently VegTrip has not had any hotels listed on the Greek market. Very unfortunate as this is such a beautiful country and a major tourist destination in Europe.
 
Meet Mani Sonnenlink. Certified in 2012 as the first organic hotel in Greece, this hotel lies embedded in a beautiful, natural garden, located on a hillside and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It is a place of relaxation and regeneration, inspiring body, mind and soul. It is also the first vegetarian hotel in Greece to be added to VegTrip!
 
Here are some pictures to enjoy.

 

 

Hotels in more than 50 countries now on VegTrip

Since the launch in the beginning of 2013 VegTrip has been growing steadily with many new features and hotels added to the website.

Today, less than three months from the start, VegTrip contains a wealth of vegetarian & vegan hotels and B&Bs from more than 50 countries all over the world! 

Check out some of the latest additions to the site:

Top 10 Vegan Travel Resources

Here we have collected our ten favorite travel resources for vegan vacations. This is a mix of sites that aids both with planning and preparation of trips as well as services that can be used while travelling. Let us know if you think something should be added.

Vegan and Vegetarian accomodations

VegTrip - Over 270 vegan and vegetarian hotels, B&B and guest houses all over the world, complete with detailed descriptions for each listing. 

Couchsurfing.org - Join vegan groups and connect with like-minded people around the world. 

Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants

Happy Cow - The biggest directory for vegan and vegetarian restaurants. A must have for any travelling vegan. There is also an accompanying mobile app to easily find restaurants on the move.

Veggiefocus.com - Whether you’re looking for vegan, vegetarian, and veg-friendly places nearby, or are planning your next trip - VeggieFocus is the place to get inspired.

VegGuide.com - Community-maintained, world-wide guide to vegetarian and vegan restaurants and shopping. Also has a special section for airport options.

 

Vegan and Vegetarian travel guides and other general resources

VegNews Travel - Vegan and vegetarian travel articles 

Circle Our Earth - Advice and inspiration for vegans who love to travel

VegVoyages - Vegan and Vegetarian adventure tours in Asia 

Vegan Backpacker - The vegan backpacker has a comprehensive list of vegan travel advice

The Vegetarian Resource Group - Lots of various information for both vegetarians and vegans

Vegan Vacation in Rome, Italy

We visited Rome in late February for a welcoming spring break away from the winter storms and to see what the Italian capital had to offer in terms of vegan food, accommodations and shopping (and Roman ruins).

The Colosseum

HappyCow already suggested that there is a fair number of vegetarian restaurants many of which also offer vegan options. We unfortunately did not have time to try all of them but will have to save some for our next visit.

On our first night we decided to start with an Ayurvedic restaurant called Bibliothe, it was close by had vegan options and most importantly, was open on Mondays which seems to be a day many vegetarian restaurant owners considers their day off. We found out that the name of the restaurant comes from the fact that it is housed in an old library and they actually offer books both to borrow and to buy. All this promised a very cozy setting.

We went for their 25 euro menu, which was completely vegan and, in case you are hungry, is highly recommended.

 

The next day we went to a fantastic restaurant that quickly became our favorite, Ops! Cucina Mediterranea

Ops! Cucina Mediterranea

This restaurant is open both for lunch and dinner and is listed as being 80% vegan on HappyCow. However, each time we went there all the food was vegan. The restaurant features a large vegan buffet with an impressive selection of different dishes – you put as much as you want on your plate and pay for the weight. They also offers various freshly pressed juices – a welcome energy boost after walking the streets of Rome! We ended up coming back here several times.

 

 

We also went to a few non-vegan restaurants and found that generally it was easy to find vegan options on the menus. Highly recommended is the Pizza Marinara which in its original form is always vegan.

 

There are several purely vegetarian or vegan hotels available in Italy and at least two that we know of in Rome, for example The Beehive Hotel which we’re planning to visit next time.

 

The Beehive Hotel in Rome, Italy

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