About me

Who am I?
Hiiiiiiii! My name is Rachel and I love to travel and seek out great vegetarian and vegan food around the world. Food is an important part of travelling, I believe it is a great way to learn about a country and it’s culture, as well as having the opportunity to hang out with the locals.

What is ‘living the veggie life’?
I have visited 47 countries so far from Iceland to Indonesia, and I have eaten some really great veggie dishes and had some epic travelling adventures. I hope to share my past, present and future experiences with you and give you advice on where to have the best vegetarian and vegan cuisine along with awesome destinations to visit. Food, cooking and travelling make me very, very happy.

Hiking along the Croatian coast

Why am I vegan?
I am a vegan because after being vegetarian for 9 years, I decided after doing Veganuary in 2018, moving to a fully plant based diet is a natural path for me. I love all animals and would never want one to come to any harm by me or for me. Intensive farming in the UK and around the world is cruel and unnecessary and I don’t want to support that industry. I also care deeply for my health and for the sustainability of the environment and I think being vegan helps both.

Why are there some blog posts containing dairy?
Prior to turning vegan in January 2018, I was vegetarian so I did write blogs that might contain cheese and eggs. I now actively avoid all meat, dairy and any products derived from animals. I have left the old blog posts up for vegetarians who will hopefully find them useful.
Where am I now?
I am currently living in my campervan, Big Blue, in the French Alps with my amazing travel and life partner, Pete aka Bae.

Contact me!
Follow me on instagram for recipe ideas and travel photos: livingthe.veggielife. You can contact me at livingtheveggielife@gmail.com too.