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Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Trip Host

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Trip Host
author - activist - podcaster - world traveler

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

David & Colleen

A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the author of seven bestselling books.

She is an acclaimed speaker and host of the award-winning podcast, “Food for Thought,” which is in its 15th year. 

Colleen shares her message of compassion and wellness on national and regional TV and radio programs and is a contributor to National Public Radio (KQED). A TEDx speaker, she has appeared on the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX; and her letters, editorials, and recipes have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic Magazine, Epicurious.com, and Oprah.com.

Joyful Vegan Trips are a family affair and include David, Colleen’s beloved husband of 27 years — a fellow joyful vegan and traveler extraordinaire.

PAST JOYFUL VEGAN TRIPS

Past Joyful Vegan Trips

World Vegan Travel has now run several trips with Colleen, under the brand Joyful Vegan Trips.  These trips allow for Colleen’s fans and followers the incredible chance to travel with her to exotic and exciting corners of the world.  

Joyful Vegan Alsace

2019

Colleen’s return to the Christmas markets of Alsace, France, was a resounding success, and introduced a couple of new activities and destinations, with a visit to a local farm sanctuary, dinner on a bus in Paris and a wine tasting lunch at a local Alsatian winery.  

Joyful Vegan Rwanda 2

2019

Part of a back-to-back Rwanda adventure, Colleen and World Vegan Travel took 27 vegan and vegan-curious travelers to meet the mountain gorillas!  Stunning accommodation, delicious vegan food throughout and amazing wildlife everywhere ensured that this trip was a massive success!

Joyful Vegan Rwanda 1

2019

Sold out for more than a year before the travel date, Rwanda did not disappoint, as 26 travelers were wowed by the people and incredible wildlife of this amazing country.  From a safari full of giraffes, hippos and zebras, to the chimpanzees of Nyungwe Forest, and the bucket-list highlight of seeing Gorillas up close, Rwanda is an absolute gem!

Joyful Vegan Alsace

2018

Colleen’s first group tour to France took 20+ travelers to the Christmas market capital of Strasbourg.  With visits to several cute villages, veganized french food and desserts, a bear & wolf sanctuary in Germany’s Black Forest and Switzerland’s Basel, this trip was a winner!

Joyful Vegan Vietnam

2018

Colleen took an intimate group of travelers from Hanoi to Hoi An, in the middle of the country.  Highlights included a private tour of a moon bear sanctuary, tracking Red-shanked Douc Langurs (monkeys), sailing on our own boat in famous Halong bay and food, food, oh glorious plant-based food! 

Joyful Vegan Thailand

2017

This is the trip that started it all!   Our first adventure with Colleen was such a success, and the feedback from all 20 of our fellow travelers convinced us to go full time with the creation of World Vegan Travel!