Current Location: Guatemala

vegan on foot

I’m Lucy. A left-handed, running, hiking, traveling 29 year old vegan traveller. I’ve been vegan for 10 years, and vegetarian for 13 years with no end in sight. I spent a year in South America in 2012/3 backpacking through all the Spanish speaking countries. I recently finished a trip backpacking through Central America, Eastern Europe, New Zealand, SE Asia, and Nepal (2018-2019). I want to show that it is possible to do long term or short term backpacking vegan. Please message me if you have questions or want advice.

Patagonia – 2012

Fun Facts

    • Speak Japanese fairly well. Studied abroad in Tokyo for 8 months
    • Speak Spanish way better than Japanese. Conversationally fluent in Spanish. Can hold my own in Japanese.
  • Lived as a monk for a month in Japan
  • Spent the night in a Venezuelan hospital after a serious bus crash that made the front page of the local paper
  • Ran a marathon in Chile
  • Got PADI certified on the Great Barrier reef
  • Went on a Venezuelan safari
  • Served as a translator/ mountain guide in Bolivian mountainside for several months

Countries – Current Count – 46

  • pre-2009: Spain, Mexico, Aruba, Canada
  • 2009: England, France, Spain, Morocco, Monaco, Italy (backpacking in Italy)
  • 2010:Venezuela (3 months)
  • 2011: Japan (study abroad), Vietnam (backpacking in both)
  • 2012-2013: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina (backpacking)
  • 2016: Puerto Rico
  • 2017: Australia
  • 2018: Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Transdniestria, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo,  Serbia, US, Canada.
  • 2019: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, New Zealand, Nepal

Total Country Count: 46

Total Continent Count: 6

Bolivian Salt Flats – 2013

Backpacking Hikes as a Vegan

  • Patagonia W – 5 Days in Chilean Patagonia
  • Oregon: Strawberry Mtns (Eastern Oregon), Deschutes NF (3 days in Cascades)
  • Teton Crest Trail – 4 days in Grand Teton National Park
  • Yosemite – JMT Segment 1
  • Annapurna Base Camp – Nepal
  • Everest Base Camp – NEpal
  • New Zealand: Routeburn, Cascades, Kepler, Dart Valley Off Trail, Cook Glacier, Travers-Sabine, Taranaki Around the Mtn, Tongariro Northern Circuit + Rupahoe Round the Mtn). 

Mekong Delta, Vietnam – 2011