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The first-EVER vegan tours to the south of France!

People often ask me how to find plant-based cuisine while traveling around the world, and I often remind them that fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, beans, lentils, herbs, and spices are kind of universal. They’re not just for vegans. 

I also assure them that cities (more than rural areas) always have international restaurants at which you can find delicious animal-free meals. 

However, one region that can be particularly difficult to enjoy  culinarily without feeling deprived is the south of France. While Paris (as most cities) is more progressive than the rest of the country when it comes to vegan restaurants, shops, and attitudes, the south of France … less so. Although you won’t starve (your best bet is to rent a house with a kitchen so you can prepare your own meals), your food choices will be very limited when eating out. The above said plant foods are tainted by dairy-based cheeses, animal-derived cream, fish sauces and pastes, and animal fat, particularly fat from ducks.

Marseille is the seafood capital of Provence (hence, bouillabaisse), lamb and beef are the most popular meats from land animals,  foie gras is common everywhere, and duck fat is the preferred cooking fat—ruining even the favorite default of every desperate vegan: french fries.

That’s where CPG Vegan Trips / World Vegan Travel comes in. We have JUST RELEASED to the public our Summer 2020 trips: to the enchanting Dordogne region and to the charming Provence region.

Aside from the 4- and 5-star accommodations, incredible excursions, outdoor adventures we will be enjoying, our travelers will also get to partake in the local cuisine—animal-product-free. Of course where are a few local dishes that are already plant-based by default, such as ratatouille and pistou, but we go above and beyond to feature vegan versions of the dishes that make this region famous, such as:

  •  bouillabaisse
  • tapenade
  • salade nicoise
  • tarte au citron
  • ‘faux’ gras
  • various cheeses
  • and so much more!

Partnered with my good friends and travel aficionados World Vegan Travel, I am so thrilled to offer these two exciting trips—the first-EVER vegan tours to these regions. You can sign up for each separately or sign up for both and get a discount. 

All of the details are on the websites below, where you can also see and sign up for our last vegan trip for 2020: to beautiful Botswana and Cape Town (only a few spots left)!

Dordogne, France (June 2020)
Provence, France (July 2020)
Botswana & Cape Town (December 2020)

These trips sell out very quickly, so don’t delay! By securing your spot TODAY, you have ONE YEAR to prepare for these 2020 trips! Visit WorldVeganTravel.com to learn more, ask questions, and secure your spot! 

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PREVIOUS AND ONGOING CPG VEGAN TRIPS:

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Our vegan trips are all about ANIMAL PROTECTION, DELICIOUS REGIONAL PLANT-BASED  CUISINE, LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, JOY, and SO MUCH LAUGHTER. We’re all about spoiling you! You can get a sense of the awesomeness of our 5-star trips watching this video from our Thailand trip.

5-Star Vegan Travel (Join Me!)

Partnered with my good friends and travel aficionados World Vegan Travel, our vegan trips now span several continents! With the trips we’ve added for 2019 and 2020, you can now join us in Africa, Europe, and Asia! 

Alsace, France (December 2019)
Dordogne, France (June 2020)
Provence, France (July 2020)
Botswana & Cape Town (December 2020)

We sold out of our 2019 trips to Rwanda within a week, so don’t delay! By securing your spot TODAY, you have ONE YEAR to prepare for these 2020 trips! Visit WorldVeganTravel.com to learn more, ask questions, and put your deposit down for one of our trips! 

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Our vegan trips are all about ANIMAL PROTECTION, DELICIOUS REGIONAL PLANT-BASED  CUISINE, LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, JOY, and SO MUCH LAUGHTER. We’re all about spoiling you! You can get a sense of the awesomeness of our 5-star trips watching this video from our Thailand trip.

DON’T MISS OUT THIS TIME! BOOK TODAY!

Why Are You Vegan?

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t look at this thing called vegan and say, “now that’s a club I want to join!”

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I Could Never Give Up Cheese!

When people say “I don’t eat a lot of meat, so I could really live without it, but I could never live without cheese,” here’s what I say in response. (I also say take The 30-Day Vegan Challenge to receive the tools and resources you need to make a change sustainably, joyfully, healthfully, and deliciously.)

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Why Are Vegans So Fussy (and Weak)?

Another question FOX News’ Tucker Carlson asked Gene Baur during their interview that a number of people asked what my 1-minute response would be went like this:

“I don’t like the way factory farms treat animals, so I’m kinda sympathetic to what you’re saying. And then I meet people who are vegan, and #1, there’s a super high level of fussiness, which I find a major turn-off, and #2, they all look pretty easy to push over, so you can’t tell me that it’s that good for you if they all look like they fall over in the wind, right?⠀
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You asked for it, so here is my response. ⠀
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FOX News Asks About Veganism. I Answer.

In his recent interview with my friend and colleague Gene Baur (of Farm Sanctuary), FOX News host and self-described animal-lover Tucker Carlson said he has views about what we ought to be eating, but he doesn’t force them onto anybody else. “It seems to be taking a large step to think you have the right to be telling other people to what to eat,” said Tucker. “Why are you doing that?” Many of you asked what I would have said. Here’s my response.

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Vegan Travel // More Trips in 2019!

I have a super, duper, whopper of an announcement, so hang onto your seats! The demand for CPG Vegan Trips is so high that we had to find a way for more people to take advantage the AMAZING experiences we create! 

If you want in on the abundance, compassion, and joy that is CPG Vegan Trips, take a look at the short video, then get over to CPG Trips to sign yourself up for the following: 

*Vietnam April 2019
*Thailand October 2019
*Alsace December 2019

We’re currently sold out of Rwanda 2019, but by adding these three above (two of which are curated, one of which includes ME!), we’re giving more people the opportunity to travel CPG Vegan-style!

CPG Vegan Trips are all about ANIMAL PROTECTION, VEGAN FOOD, LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE, JOY, and SO MUCH LAUGHTER. We’re all about spoiling you!  You can get a sense of the awesomeness of our 5-star trips watching this video from our Thailand trip, and we’re about to share a video from our recent Vietnam trip! 

DON’T MISS OUT THIS TIME! BOOK TODAY!

Best Vegan Travel: 10 Reasons Why

David and I are sharing our travels, and we’re so thrilled you’re joining us! Traveling with purpose is what CPG Vegan Trips are all about:⠀

*ANIMAL PROTECTION⠀
*ABUNDANCE⠀
*STELLAR VEGAN FOOD⠀
*COMPASSION⠀
*LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE⠀
*FRIENDSHIPS⠀
*SPOILING YOURSELF⠀
*and JOY. Lots of Joy⠀

We’re currently offering THREE trips in 2018 and 2019:⠀

*Rescued Moon Bears in Northern Vietnam
*Magical Christmas in Alsace France
*Magnificent Gorillas and Chimps in Rwanda

*Watch David and I talk about what makes these trips so special, then visit CPGTrips.com and SECURE YOUR SPOT!! ⠀

A Magical Fairytale Vegan Holiday!

I LOVE TO TRAVEL. I love being vegan. I love Christmas, especially in Europe! I love romance and forests and twinkling lights. I love spending time with compassionate, kind, fun peeps. Now, imagine combining ALL of that in a little ball of MAGIC: A FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS TRIP IN FRANCE AND GERMANY!

Quaint villages, historic medieval towns, magical Christmas markets, romantic castles, beautiful vineyards, and every food non-vegans eat that we do better (because you know: animals): croissants, fondue, onion soups, seitan bourguignon, pain au chocolats, pâtés, and black forest cakes! This is France and Germany, after all! I know it’s insane.

We have THREE CPG VEGAN TRIPS currently running. You know how you tell me what you want — and I do it? Well, here you go: you asked me to replicate the trips I’ve talked about on my podcast, so here it is. Let’s spend NOËL together this year!

You can view the very special itinerary at alsace.cpgtrips.com (including our Christmas feast, cooking classes, wine tastings, and more)! BUT HERE’S THE CATCH: FOR THIS TRIP TO BE A GO, WE NEED YOU TO SECURE YOUR SPOT BY MARCH 10th! (And that’s just two days after my BIRTHDAY, and that would be the best gift ever!)

If you want to experience the joy and abundance of living a compassionate life CPG-style, then secure your spot today! Get clicking, or it ain’t gonna happen! (And now, stop asking me to do stuff, okay? Cause I take it really seriously!)

Vegan Trip to Rwanda!

A DREAM TRIP TO SEE THE GORILLAS
Joyful Vegan Rwanda

Many of you know my love of all animals, including wildlife in my backyard and all around the world. Many of you know that I count Dian Fossey as one of my heroes. Many of you know how amazing it was to travel to Rwanda to see the culmination of her life’s work: thriving families of mountain gorillas protected from poaching because of the continued work of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. (You can listen to my Food for Thought podcast all about our trip.)

Many of you may have heard by now that Portia DiRossi gave Ellen DeGeneres the gift of an education center in her name in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda. We’ve been to their current center, and this new one will be an amazing gift for the future of the gorillas.

What many of you may NOT know is that we’re going back to RWANDA — and taking you with me. Because of high demand for another Joyful Vegan Trip to Rwanda, we’ve made it happen.

It’s a 10-day, 5-star, out-of-this world incredible trip to see the mountain gorillas in the north and the chimpanzees in the south (not to mention golden monkeys and many other non-human primates). Frankly, this itinerary BLOWS AWAY our original trip, and I CANNOT wait to return. I fell in love with this country pretty immediately, and if you want to join me…you need to secure your spot NOW.

As you’ll see when you look at the amazing itinerary, the trip is 1.5 years away, which allows for time to save. To do everything we’re doing is not inexpensive, but by going (aside from having invaluable experiences), we’re supporting the conservation of these animals.

We have slots for about 20 people, and several have already been secured. Don’t miss out. Join me for a trip that will change you and help change the world for animals.

GET YOUR FREE JOYFUL VEGAN GUIDE

Includes delicious plant-based recipes and a meal plan!




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