Day 5 It was with a very heavy heart that we left Florence – I think both Mr Green V and I totally fell in love with the place, and we were really sad to leave our suite at Velona’s Jungle. But we will be back, so watch this space! We arrived mid-afternoon in Milan, and our hotel, the Starhotels E.c.ho was just opposite the train station, nice and easy! We stayed in a junior suite which had its very own balcony that overlooked some of the city’s skyscrapers and the station. Milan’s central train station is a stunning building, so… View Post

Day 3 It was time to leave Rome, and whilst we could have done with an extra day there, Florence was calling! I have always wanted to go to Florence, and learning how vegan-friendly it was made it even more important for me to visit it. We grabbed a light lunch from Roma Termini station before getting on the train. Happily there was a ‘vegano’ sandwich at Chef Express (a chain cafe across Italy, which also sells vegan croissants, but sadly today they had sold out!). The lady who served me was so lovely and gave me a free drink… View Post

If you’ve been following me on Instagram and Instagram Stories, you’ll have seen I’ve been in Italy for the past week. Well, Italy is well and truly my spirit animal, and I’m now back in Belgium, feeling a little sorry for myself and also feeling a little run down after being on the go, non-stop for the past couple of weeks. I’ve always adored Italy, since my first visit when I was 7, right through to teen travels there, and then of course my adult explorations in recent years. I suspect it’s that delightful Mediterranean charm that attracts me, the… View Post

I know where paradise is, but don’t worry, I’m not going to keep it to myself! As part of my research for my vegan guide to Mallorca, Mr Green V and I headed to the beautiful Balearic island on a mission to find the best places to recommend to you, my lovely readers. The good news – Mallorca is full of picturesque locations, the bad news – we had to leave and return to Belgium and normal life at the end of our trip. We stayed in the village of Valldemossa, set into the Tramuntana mountains about 20km outside Palma… View Post

I’m excited to continue my Petits Délices series after a little break, and what better way to reintroduce it than with my recent trip to Berlin! In case you didn’t know, Berlin is one hell of a cool city. It’s seriously über cool, and I absolutely love it. I’m currently writing a series of vegan travel guides and as part of my research I’m heading to some of the most fantastic cities in Europe to discover their vegan scenes and what they have to offer on the eco and sustainability front – all, of course, with a touch of luxury… View Post

The other weekend Mr Green V and I finally checked out MOK Speciality Coffee Roastery and Bar. It’s been on my radar for a while, as I heard on the vegan street that there was some tasty veg-friendly food to be had. It’s located near the canal, past Saint Catherine, on Rue Dansaert. It’s not really an area I’ve visited much, apart from indulging in a cocktail or two at Barbeton – which incidentally has tapas nights every Wednesday and Friday, and lots of it is vegan! The area in itself is certainly experiencing some TLC, and whilst there are… View Post

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; picturesque, magical and a place that will capture your heart within minutes of setting foot there. It’s bohemian, alternative and wonderful! The people are some of the friendliest and polite you’ll find anywhere, and, as if it couldn’t get any better, Prague is incredibly vegan-friendly too! Where to eat  There are lots of totally vegan eateries in Prague, loads of vegetarian places that will naturally cater for vegans, and you’ll also find the odd vegan option on ‘normal’ menus and sandwich shops! It really does make life much easier… View Post

  I am so excited to tell you about the most wonderful two days Mr Green V and I spent at The Grange at Hencote Estate, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. I was kindly invited to visit before heading back to Brussels, so it was the perfect time to enjoy some post-Christmas and pre-travelling relaxation. Hencote Estate is tucked away in 65 acres of beautiful countryside just outside of Shrewsbury; close enough to civilisation if you need it, yet far away enough to feel disconnected from the world, in the best way possible. I have to confess, this was my first proper… View Post

Berlin – a cosmopolitan city synonymous with cool, understated style and street art. And of course, lest we forget its 20th Century history. You might be forgiven for thinking the German capital would have limited options for vegans, but with 10% of the German population being vegetarian or vegan, the demand for good quality and easily available products is high – and you won’t be disappointed!   Where to eat    Katjes Cafe Grün-Ohr  (above) Is a bright and colourful vegetarian/vegan cafe. There are plenty of vegan cakes and gelatine-free sweeties that you can take away and nibble on for… View Post

Paris; the City of Light, the city of romance, and surprisingly, an extremely vegan-friendly location. Yes, now finally we vegans can travel to France and enjoy the deliciousness that the French cuisine has to offer, sans cruelty of course! This beautiful city’s attitude to veganism will make you fall even more in love with it (if that is indeed possible) but you might head home a few pounds heavier!   Where to eat Typically, French-style food is pretty meaty and cheesy, although they do like to use seasonal, wholesome ingredients as matter of course, which is great for those who… View Post