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  • mcraelene

    5 Helpful Travel Tips for the Wandering Vegetarian by the Corliss Group Tour Packages Tips

    3 years agoReply
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    Food + Mouth = Survival. Simple math...you'd think.

    But the task of feeding yourself can seem like Mission: Impossible once you step off the continent. Language, culture and availability make finding animal-free nosh a massive ordeal that can swallow up a whole afternoon of your hard-earned vacation/travel time. And when your blood sugar starts to dip, after a long bus ride or a day traipsing around some ruins, the difficulty and frustration involved in finding vegetarian food can wreck your day.

    Maintaining an alternative food lifestyle while traveling in countries that do not understand or recognize vegetarianism as the moral/ethical/healthful imperative that it is to you, will always be a challenge. But there are ways to make it easier.

    After globe-trotting across every continent, 30+ countries, I've developed a few strategies to help keep my lean, mean, vegetarian machine meat-free on the hoof.

    Research

    Going to Egypt? Friggin' Google "vegetarian Egyptian food!" Of course you could probably eat pizza and french fries for every meal and have a (very dull) vegetarian holiday but the whole point is to sample the local flavour. A little research will go a long way and you won't miss culinary gems like kosheri (Egypt's delicious, and vegetarian, ode to carbohydrates).

    Pack your own seasoning

    The sad truth is that to stay veggie in certain countries and regions you may end up eating some boring, bland and tasteless food. On a three month trip to South America my diet mostly consisted of boiled rice, over-fried eggs and a dusting of limp vegetables. Do yourself a favour and make sure you have some salt and pepper stashed in your bag, hot sauce or spices can also help relieve the ennui of repetition.

    Self-cater

    Hunting for a decent place to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner every single day is stressful. Is the kitchen clean? Is there anything on the menu I can order? Take the guesswork and anxiety out of eating by hitting a local market. A decent veggie picnic can be cobbled together in this way, and usually for a lot cheaper than eating at a restaurant. Make sure to pack a Swiss Army knife for slicing fruit and veg, and (most importantly) opening bottles of wine.

    Bring an arsenal of vitamins

    To keep your veggie faith burning bright while traveling, you'll most likely be eating a limited and repetitive diet (cheese sandwiches again? Yay). As a result it's possible you could become deficient in some vitamins and nutrients that you'd get from your normal, varied, vegetarian diet. Taking a multivitamin and an iron supplement while you travel can fill in the nutritional gaps, and also help you avoid the fatigue that is associated with some vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Because really, being tired when you're on vacation is a drag.

    Accept

    OK, I'm a veggie, you're a veggie, but most of the world gets down with meat products. Food is history, it's culture. In short it embodies many of the reasons we travel in the first place. And for that reason I propose that once in a while it's OK to stray from the vegetarian path. It's OK to nibble blood sausage fresh from a market stall in rural France, slurp authentic pho in Vietnam or taste Argentina's famous beef. It's more than just food, it's identity.

    It's also a good idea to keep some snacks on you at all times, in case you get stranded in a locale where the food options are limited. Keeping yourself fed and healthy while you're traveling is more important than it is at home. Thieves and scammers are always on the lookout for people who are vulnerable. And when your blood sugar is in the toilet, your decision making is not at its best. You think the bad guys don't notice but it's their job to notice, and they'll take advantage of your food deprived, shadow-of-a-self and con you.

    So, when gearing up for your next international adventure (or your first one) get planning, get packing and get real, because the richness that travel adds to your life and to your soul is well worth a little fish sauce entering your temple.

    Happy (healthy) travels.

    Article Source:
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  • mcraelene

    The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: Senaste bedrägerier

    4 years agoReply
    lonelyplanet.com/europe/travel-tips-and-..

    The latest travel scams – and how to avoid them

    Har du någonsin kommit på ett hotell för att upptäcka att "havsutsikt" rummet du föll head over heels för online egentligen inte existerar? Eller undersöka en restaurang bill bara för att finna den innehåller poster som du aldrig beställt?

    Det är lätt att bli paranoid när du reser och stäng alla du möter i en misstänkt. Men lite vetskap kan hålla dig steget före scammers. Här är en genomgång av vanliga fallgropar längs med tips på hur du kan undvika dem.

    Extra poster på räkningen

    efter kvardröjande över en måltid, det är lätt att glömma bort att kontrollera att din faktura överensstämmer med vad du har beställt - något sneda anläggningar räknar på. Ett annat knep är upping menyalternativ" priser på notan: se till att de enskilda poster matchar de priser som anges på menyn väljer du från (inte en trerättersmiddag kan kosta version de kan du senare). Kontrollera också extra poster har inte lagts till (att mineralvatten på flaska på bordet som du inte gjort eller öppna, till exempel).

    Bo inte på en fiktiv lägenhet

    kort vistelse apartments är ett fantastiskt sätt att spara pengar och leva som en lokal. Men om du bokar via en seriös byrå, din lägenhet kanske egentligen inte finns (eller upphämtning på flygplatsen du utlovade).

    Bedragare ofta sammanställa falska annonser lägenhet vid för-bra-att-vara-sant priser från foton och beskrivningar på legitima webbplatser. Sök online för att se om lägenheten är registrerade med en godkänd lägenhet att hyra företag och, om så är fallet, kontakta dem för att kontrollera tillgängligheten. Du kan också verifiera lägenheter" giltighet genom att begära en kopia av ett hjälpmedel bill i ägarens namn (och se till att den inte har ändrats).

    Framför allt under inga omständigheter skicka betalning till en untraceable konto via en överföring av pengar.

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    http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-corlis..
    http://community.ebay.com/t5/The-Corliss..
  • mcraelene

    The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: Oppdagelsen av Amerika

    4 years agoReply
    Source:
    corlissgroup.com/voyage.html?tid=00235

    Discovery of the Americas

    Det første segmentet gir deg mulighet for cruising Panama-kanalen og mange nye porter med samtaler underveis. På denne spennende segment vil du ha mulighet for å fly til Galapagos øyene, som er hjemmet til den fantastiske fugler, skilpadder og Sea Life finner du bare i dette området av verden.

    Planlegge luksus reiser i dag på corlissgroup.com/contact.html
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