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Joyful Vegan Trips

JOYFUL VEGAN TRIPS are specifically curated for my audience to ensure high-quality, high-touch premium trips. The focus of these all-inclusive adventures is on regional plant-based cuisine, cruelty-free activities, and unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Expect mouth-watering meals, animal-focused activities and sanctuary visits, dedicated time with me, and a compassionate group of like-minded individuals.

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Here is a glance at the Joyful Vegan Trips you can currently book. Click on Details and Booking for detailed itineraries and booking links.

Vegan Christmas in Alsace with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Vegan Christmas in Alsace with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Magical Christmas in Alsace, France (2023)

December 10 to December 17, 2023

The heart of this trip is the magic of the Christmas markets in the most adorable villages you’ve ever seen. We tuck into our own medieval villa for the length of the trip and explore everything this region has to offer: castles, wine, cobblestone-lined villages, fairy lights, and Alsatian fare — all plant-based! Come hungry! We also venture into the Black Forest to visit a wolf and bear sanctuary and give belly rubs to pigs at a farm animal sanctuary.

Destination Tuscany: Villages, Vistas, and Vineyards (2024)

June 08 to June 14, 2024

(EARLY BIRD PRICE!) This is quintessential Tuscany! We stay in our very own vegan villa, where we dine on the most exquisite plant-based cuisine, walk among our own olive trees and grapevines, and stroll to historic San Gimignano (which boasts the best gelato IN THE WORLD)! This is a trip for foodies and seekers of wonder! Medieval hill-towns, spectacular vistas, vibrant cities, and an animal sanctuary visit!

Northern Italy: Mountains, Lakes, and Canals (2024)

June 16 to June 24, 2024

 (EARLY BIRD PRICE!) Mountains (hiking in the Italian Alps!), lakes (boating on Lake Garda), and canals (Gondolas in the one and only Venice). A trip for all the senses, you do not want to miss this adventure.

Enchanting Japan: Culinary Treasures and Timeless Traditions

March 31-April 9, 2024

(TWO SPOTS LEFT!) Bustling Tokyo, historic Kyoto, serene countryside, tranquil temples, tea ceremony, bullet trains, sake, world-class cuisine…join me on a memorable journey to the Land Of The Rising Sun!

Rwanda: Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees

November 25 to December 3, 2024

 (EARLY BIRD PRICE!) Rwanda is officially on our itinerary for 2024! This is a life-changing trip that starts in the beautiful capital of Kigali, ventures south to the chimpanzees in the rainforest, then up along gorgeous Lake Kivu to end in the Volcanoes Mountains with our close cousins, the mountain gorillas!

In the Works!

In addition to the 2024 trips above, we’re working on more! Let me know your interest below!

Destination Retreat to Whistler, British Columbia Destination Retreat to Whistler, British Columbia

Joyful Vegan Conference in Whistler, British Columbia

September 2024

I’m considering hosting my 5th Joyful Vegan Conference — this time in Whistler, British Columbia as a “destination retreat,” which would combine the best of our Joyful Vegan Trips and my Joyful Vegan Conferences.

We’re imagining a 6-day retreat of talks, workshops, and cooking demonstrations interspersed between:

  • hiking in the mountains
  • canoeing on an alpine lake
  • riding on the famous Peak-to-Peak gondola (longest-span gondola in the world)
  • a bear viewing tour (yes, bears!)
  • a Whistler food tour
  • a night walk experience through the wondrous Vallea Lumina
  • a campfire cookout
  • free time to enjoy a spa, cultural walking tour, additional hike, or bike ride
Let me know if you’re interested in a 2024 Joyful Vegan Conference in Whistler, British Columbia! I’ll be in touch once I know more. 

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My good friends and travel experts Brighde Reed and Sebastien Ranger of World Vegan Travel are my stellar partners in this endeavor. Their expertise, attention to detail, and travel knowledge all go into creating the most incredible travel experiences.