Hi, welcome to Samsara Vegan Travels!
My name is Stefan van de Wetering, and I am addicted to traveling and veganism. My first real journey was to the USA where I worked in a summer camp, this was back in 1994. Since that moment I traveled more and more. I finished my University Degree in The Netherlands and found a job, but that never held me back in exploring the globe as much as I could. Multiple times I have quit steady jobs to venture out into the unknown, to explore different countries and cultures and to experience the ultimate freedom.
Personal Experience with Vegan Travel
Why not turn my love for travel into something bigger?
As a vegan, I know from personal experience that traveling the globe and being vegan can be quite a challenge.
Although Veganism is definitely on the rise and there are a growing number of vegan eateries in most countries in the world, there are still a lot of misunderstandings about Veganism, especially when it comes to food.
My mission is to educate as many people as possible all over the world about not exploiting animals and people and living a compassionate life by doing the least harm possible. A great way to start that conversation, is through food and asking non-vegans to cook vegan food for you. Being kind is the bottom line for me.
During my travels over the years, I have explored and will continue to explore nice places to eat vegan food, and luckily other people are doing the same and are sharing those experiences. I want to take all my travelers to these restaurants so they don't have to search for them. I know how much time that can take, and how stressful that can be. Especially if you are hungry!
On the tours I have put together, I want to take as many people to all my favorite countries, to enjoy the culture & people, the animals, nature and, last but not least, the vegan delicacies. On top of that I want to give my travelers an opportunity to visit animal sanctuaries or rescue centers where everything evolves around the animals and not the visitors, and help out. I want to give them the experience of a relaxing, exiting and meaningful holiday.
The goal of Samsara Vegan Travels is to organize travels where everyone will have a great time!