Acton, MA – Vegan tour operator Veg Jaunts and Journeys is pleased to offer guided tours for vegans, and those who would like to learn more about veganism, beginning August 2016. The brand new venture will arrange tours for groups of up to 12 travelers to vegan-friendly destinations and vegan festivals in North America and Europe. “Jaunts” will be short trips, anywhere from one to four nights, usually taking advantage of a vegan festival with some sightseeing, and “Journeys” will comprise longer trips of one or two weeks to noteworthy destinations. Trips will always begin at the first accommodation booked, so a traveler living anywhere can join a tour.
On Journeys, one highlight will be connecting with local vegans, either through cooking classes, dinners with local hosts or vegan social meetings. When possible, visits to animal sanctuaries will be arranged. The reasonably-priced tours will include accommodations, all attractions and activities, local transportation, and a few meals.
“Although I’ve traveled extensively alone, I prefer the congeniality of small groups. But I never had the wish to join a mainstream group tour that included the exploitation of animals for amusement, or non-vegan meals. So I decided to start my own tours for like-minded travelers,” said Kim Giovacco, the company’s founder. “It’s also more economical to travel in a small group, sharing such costs as transportation to places off the tourist trail.”
Upcoming tours include New York City, VeganMania in Chicago and Festival végane de Montréal, as well as Barcelona at the end of December. Tours for 2017 include New York, New Mexico, Austin, Berlin, Toronto, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Added Giovacco, “My list of places to visit and revisit never gets smaller. I have enough ideas for at least the next decade, and we’re so fortunate there are now so many great new vegan restaurants and even hotels to support!”
Veg Jaunts and Journeys is a specialty tour operator helping vegans explore the world compassionately, ethically, and environmentally-responsibly. For more information please visit www.vegjauntsandjourneys.com.