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.
- 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
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).