About Us

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

I finally decided to start a travel blog, 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 Atmospheric Science. I 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. I’m mostly going to remain behind the camera. I usually travel alone or with my partner J. 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 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 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 especially when travelling. We thus tend to travel off-season, stay in a private room or apartment. I’m also interested in exploring the less explored places. By independent travel, it means that I do all the research and planning for trips and do not use any travel agents or package tours. We decide where to travel, what to see and do based on our own preferences and interests. This might lead to some unique travel experiences. I will also share useful information on dining on the blog.

Air Travel: We aren’t full-time travellers at the moment 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 and realizing you are finally on your way.

If you wonder why ‘vegan’? – Read this.

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

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

Content and Photographs

All the content on this website is genuine and written by me. I tell the original stories from our travel experiences and try to keep it as realistic as possible – I do not edit photos to be something it wasn’t. It looks like vegan blogs are mostly about the food – because veganism is associated primarily with food. Veganhaven is more about places of the world, travel and experiences through our perspective. That said, food is a big part of life and travel so we will not hesitate to share delicious food pics from time to time. All the photographs, unless otherwise mentioned, are taken by us. Please do not copy or share without permission.

This website is ad-free and we will not show any irrelevant advertisements on this blog. This blog is not sponsored by anyone and even if a post may be, it does not affect the content of this blog. We will only endorse trusted brands which we have experience of personally. 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.

Are you a vegan brand, business, accommodation or restaurant? Would you like to collaborate with us? Contact us via the Contact form or directly via email at NanditaR@protonmail.com. Looking forward to collaborating – let’s do greater things together!
If you wish to use any photo on this website, they are on sale! Photos are priced between 15 -25€ (PayPal accepted) and you can receive original or edited versions. Please contact us!