Hi, I'm Wendy. It's nice to meet you!
I'm an intrepid traveler, vegan foodie and polyglot. Here at The Nomadic Vegan, I combine my passions for travel, veganism and language to show you just how fun and fulfilling vegan travel can be.
As an avid traveller who's visited more than 100 countries, my first thought when considering going vegan was that it was going to ruin travel.
Initially, I envisioned this blog as a kind of survival guide, where I would show people how to keep from starving as they roamed the earth in desperate search of elusive vegan food.
Oh, how wrong I was! Not only has being vegan not ruined travel, it has actually made it about a hundred times better. I now want to go back and revisit all the places I travelled to before I was vegan, because I'm so bummed that I missed out on all the delicious vegan food there!
Like everyone else, I've had to throw most of my 2020 travel plans out the window. I will instead be exploring locally in Portugal, my home base, until the situation improves.
My husband Nick and I did manage to have one big adventure in autumn 2020, when we walked more than 600 kilometers on the Camino de Santiago from Lisbon, Portugal to Santiago, Spain. We are hoping to walk an even longer version of the Camino in the spring of 2021.
In the summer and autumn of 2021, I will be leading small-group vegan tours in the following locations. I'd love for you to join me! Click on the links below to learn more about each tour.
Where I've Been
117 Countries and So Far!
Where I\\\'ve Been
Other Places You Can Find Me
English in 10 Minutes Podcast
Want to listen to some of my travel stories? Then subscribe to the podcast that I host with my husband Nick. It's called English in 10 Minutes, and it features real, unscripted conversations between the two of us.
Since we both really love travel, we usually end up talking about one of the places we've visited. The podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners of English, but even native English speakers enjoy listening in on our conversations.
While we are not currently recording new episodes, we have a back catalog of 125 episodes for your listening pleasure!
Spirit of the Camino Podcast and Blog
Nick and I walked our first Camino de Santiago in 2017, and we were instantly hooked. Since then, we have walked a different version of this medieval pilgrimage route each year.
And now, we've created Spirit of the Camino to share this very special experience with you!
In the first season of the Spirit of the Camino podcast, we talk all about the Portuguese Camino, which we walked in 2020. And we also share fascinating historical and cultural insights about the route on the Spirit of the Camino blog.
And if you'd like your own travels to be more enriching, compassionate and delicious, the perfect way to start is by downloading your free copy of my ebook, "9 Steps for Easy Vegan Travel".