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Traveling with any kind of specific dietary habits can be tough, but vegan/pescetarian travel can be extremely difficult.

In the last 5 years, I've been travelling a lot for my job. It can take me anywhere, not just, say, in the continental US. For the past 10 years, I've been trying to switch over to a vegetarian/vegan diet. As of now, I'm mostly a pescetarian. 90-95% of my food intake is vegetarian.

What tips and tricks could I use to try to shift over to vegetarianism?

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  • I think it would be too broad and too general and opinion-based as well, even if you specified a location. – Zanna May 4 '17 at 18:15
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    @Riker I am a consultant I travel to multiple places sometimes at little to no notice since I work in the Information Security Industry. I am looking for broad opinions, thoughts and people similar jobs that travel over 50% of the year. How do you eat healthy? How do you prevent your self from eating junk on the road. I know everyone is different but like to get info on what works and maybe implement it for myself and see if those tips/tricks will work for myself or maybe others who have the similar career track. – Alex May 4 '17 at 18:27
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    Recent thread on r/vegan that may have some insight: reddit.com/r/vegan/comments/69u5tq/… – Alex Hall May 8 '17 at 21:55
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I travel quite a bit and for me using apps like Happy Cow ,which locates veg*n restaurants near you, has been very useful. You can try using this kind of apps to look for something that is both healthy and suits your tastes.

Personally I don't focus much in the healthy eating aspect when I travel. I prefer enjoying the local food and discovering new dishes and products because I can always eat healthier food when I am back home and I can cook for myself. Nevertheless I always try to exercise a few times per week no matter where I am. Diet is very important but it is not the only relevant factor when it comes to being healthy.

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I'm vegan and travel the world a lot. Some of my advice:

  • I always bring a bunch of protein bars with me
  • I find out the word and definition of 'vegan' in the language(s) where I'm travelling
  • I go to Subway, Whole Foods, or similar chains when I'm not sure (assuming they exist)
  • I buy a lot of fresh fruits / veggies that can be eaten raw (and I try to find AirBNB or something where I can cook)
  • I don't ask too many questions if I'm desperate and things aren't looking good (my personal philosophy is, 100% vegan is only slightly better than 99% vegan)
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I've written a small handbook called "Tiny Guide for the Vegan traveler. Survival manual for travelers and workers who don’t have a place to cook"

You can download it from Google Drive here

Good luck!

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Maybe you can keep a small supply of whole grain snacks with you, like roasted grams, peanuts. You can also keep some dry fruits with you. These will supplement your "junk" diet on the road.

In restaurants/eateries try ordering stuff which is easy to make, like vegetable sandwiches. They will be less likely to be stale/unhealthy.

Also visit local shops​ and scout for healthy ready to eats.

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