Vegan on distant roads
This summer, actually in late May (2015), if all goes according to plan, I'll be heading out from Washington DC on my motorcycle, headed across the US to Utah, then up through Canada and into Alaska, up to Fairbanks, back down to Anchorage and then North again for a 500 mile gravel road ride on the Dempster Highway as far as Inuvik. Then I head back down through Canada directly to DC in time for July 4th fireworks.
The question is, how will this vegan fare?
I've been vegan/vegetarian since 1977 so I'm not new to the challenges of eating vegan. I've managed to survive Africa, most of Europe, even Argentina, Spain and France - three of the least vegan countries on Earth. But how will I manage on these desolate stretches of road in the Yukon, Alaska and the Northwest Territories?
Well, should the trip happen (90% chance for now) I'll use this thread to let you all know how easy, or difficult, it is to eat vegan in places like Eagle Plains, Tok, Whitehorse, Fort McPherson and multiple other places most have never heard of.
Obviously, if any of you have tips, know of great vegan restaurants, grocery stores and the like, let me know and I'll visit them and report back. I'm always open to stopping by a vegan household and breaking bread with you as well. In a few days I'll post my planned itinerary and how to follow my journey.
Yes, of course, I can carry food with me, but those of you who ride know full well that I cannot take 6 weeks of food on a motorcycle, plus, it's fun to eat out!