Save the planet - Stay in a plant based hotel!

Staying in a vegetarian or vegan hotel is not only kind to the animals and to your health - It's also one of the best ways to spend your vacation if you want to minimize your environmental impact. According to the WHO, a person eating a vegan diet reduces his or her carbon emissions by 1000 kilos each year, while a vegetarian reduces the footprint by 800 kilos.

This means that by staying one week in any of the vegan hotels found on our website, you are reducing your carbon footprint by approximately 19 kilos compared to if you would have stayed in a regular hotel. That's not too bad!

What does 19 kilos of carbon dioxide emissions look like? Let's imagine that you are driving a Toyota Prius Hybrid, then you would be able to drive it for 211 km to use up your savings, and all this by eating delicious plant based foods for only a week. 

In addition to this, many of the hotels on our site also use additional Eco friendly approaches, such as serving organic food, using environmentally friendly cleaning products or generating electricity from the sun.

Save the planet, let your next vacation be plant based!

 

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). 

Top 5 vegetarian and vegan hotels in September 2013


During the month of September, the following hotels managed to grab a spot on the top five most viewed hotels on VegTrip. Congratulations!

Click the links to check them out on our website or browse for some of the other 340 or so hotels all around the planet.

First place: The Stanford Inn, Mendocino, United States

Nestled on a Mendocino Coast hillside, Stanford Inn, a Mendocino Resort, sits atop a meadow overlooking Mendocino Bay. Embodying the best of the rugged Mendocino Coast, this Mendocino Resort is a haven ... an exquisite opportunity to reconnect with nature.

 

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: Samui Spa Resort, Samui, Thailand 

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.

 

Fourth place: Temple Lodge club, London, United Kingdom 

Temple Lodge - a Georgian Listed Building in Hammersmith - is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Broadway, yet is just a few minutes walk from its main underground and bus station.

 

Fifth place: Centrul Lifestyle Herghelia, Targu Mures, Romania 

In the midst of a splendid natural setting of rolling hills beautiful forests and singing birds, you will find a friendly and warm family atmosphere.

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:

Intensive course of natural cuisine and vegan pastries to be held in Florence on April 14 and May 12

Intensive course of natural cuisine and vegan pastries to be held in Florence on April 14 with the theme "spring kitchen" and on May 12 with the theme the "picnic."

The course takes place all day long from 10.00 to 17.00. The teachers are qualified professionals in the field of nutrition and natural food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio B&B Villa Medicea Lappeggi offers an all inclusive package:

- Accommodation for one night for 1 or 2 people in the suite
- Organic / vegan breakfast in your room or in the garden
- Natural and vegan cooking course
- Parking
- Cleaning natural kit
- Hot drinks in room
- Booking museums
- Taxes

The price for one person is € 180. For two persons 250.

 

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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