About Us

Hello! It’s nice that you have found this little blog. I’m Nandita – creator, writer and photographer of Veganhaven. Welcome!

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Origins:

I finally decided to start a travel blog in February 2020(yikes), after a fair share of travels around Europe as a student. I moved to Finland from India in 2015 for studies and graduated with a Master’s degree in Science. We plan to travel more in future, combining it with my passion for writing and photography. Travel keeps me going, it’s the excitement of planning, exploring and experiencing new things. All this with a conscious mind, respecting nature and the earth. I love animals and birds, so expect a lot of related photos along with genuine content. Veganhaven is about travel and experiences through our perspective.

Veganhaven because this blog is free of experiences that involve exploitation of animals and everyone can read the content with peace of mind.

I’m mostly going to remain behind the camera. I usually travel alone or with my partner J. ”We”, ”Us”, ”Our” on this blog refers to me and those who I travel with. My first ‘job’ was a freelance writer and photographer for a Delhi based lifestyle website back in college. Besides travel, writing and editing photos, I spend my free time with music, books, playing tennis and also practise air yoga at home. I also love symphonic metal and enjoy going to concerts of my favourite bands.

How we travel:

I would say we do independent budget travel most of the time, but have moved past the stage of staying in 10 people mixed dorms (although experiencing such in Camden Town in London or a backpacker’s hostel in Tallinn wasn’t too bad). I’ve lived in big cities all my life and like to avoid crowded places. We thus tend to travel off-season and stay in a private room or apartment. I’m also interested in exploring the less explored places. By independent, it means that I do the planning for trips and do not use travel agents or package tours. We decide where to travel, what to see and do based on our own preferences and interests. Good food is a big part of our journey, so we will not hesitate to share delicious food pics and useful information on vegan dining on the blog.

If you’re wondering why ‘vegan’? – Read this.

Air Travel: We aren’t full-time travellers and usually spend summers – the best time – in and around Finland. We don’t plan on flying abroad more than twice a year. So far our international travels have mainly been around Europe. Taking time, distance and money into account, sometimes the only practical option is to take a flight. We book economy and give priority to direct flights, plan trips that give us at least a week’s stay in a country or region. I love flying itself. After the stress of planning your trip, waiting for the day to arrive and going through airports – it’s peaceful up in the air, above the world, realizing you are finally on your way.

My ultimate dream: to live sustainably in a cosy but modern tree house, with rescued animals around – preferably somewhere warm and with a beach nearby 😉 Till then, enjoy the blog!

Content and Photographs

All the content on this website is genuine and written by me and I tell the original stories from our travel experiences. All the photographs are taken and edited by me – I don’t over edit photos to be something it wasn’t. Please do not copy text without permission or share photographs without credits. Photographs are subject to copyright. If you are interested, a lot of my photography work can be found on Picfair and Alamy, where you can purchase them for use:

This website is ad-free and there won’t be any irrelevant advertisements shown on this blog. No annoying pop-ups. This blog is not sponsored by anyone and even if a post may be, it does not affect the content of the blog. We will only endorse trusted brands which we have experience of personally. Some posts may contain affiliate links, where mentioned. But this blog is not about deals and selling stuff. It’s a place to unwind and enjoy.

That’s why we rely on your direct support! Read, like, share posts that you like! It would also be awesome if you Buy Me a Coffee to show your support! 🙂

At Veganhaven, we recognize that there are good people out there, doing good things. There are beautiful places and things that nature and the planet have to offer us. And we’re about finding those places.

Do you own a vegan brand, business, hotel or restaurant? Would you like to collaborate with us? Get in touch with us via the Contact form! Looking forward to collaborating – let’s do greater things together!