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Episode 304: Vegan Travel with Plant-Based Traveler Dana Roberts and Nomadic Vegan Wendy Werneth

By Jasmin and Mariann — November 07, 2015
Jasmin & Mariann's spread in Skin & Ink magazine.

Jasmin & Mariann’s spread in Skin & Ink magazine.

Welcome to the 304th episode of Our Hen House, featuring the Plant Based Traveler Dana Roberts and the Nomadic Vegan Wendy Werneth.

On today’s episode, we recount all the thrilling details of Jasmin’s birthday, complete with a trip to the inimitable Vedge, and a new tattoo to commemorate a year of memoir-writing and an ever-unwavering love of birds (who knew?). We also squawk about the exciting tattoo-and-animal-rights spread that the Hens were featured in for Skin & Ink magazine — be on the lookout for a copy on your newsstand!

Dana Roberts, the Plant Based Traveler

Dana Roberts, the Plant Based Traveler

Our two interviews today will tell you just about everything you need to know about vegan travel, and who better to do it than Plant Based Traveler Dana Roberts and the Nomadic Vegan Wendy Werneth. After listening to these gals, you’ll be rarin’ to pack your bags and fly away to wherever your little vegan heart desires!

Wendy Werneth, the Nomadic Vegan

Wendy Werneth, the Nomadic Vegan

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights. There’s lots of “Rising Anxieties” today, too, so hold onto your tofu!

Today’s episode is sponsored by the upcoming cruelty-free fashion show and conference being put on by the Anti-Fur Society! You are invited to join a Cruelty-Free Fashion Show & Animal Rights Conference on November 21, at Landmark on the Park, 160 Central Park West, New York, NY — right in the heart of Manhattan! Keynote speakers include fashion designer John Bartlett, Jane Velez-Mitchell of, actress and activist Robbyne Kaamil, as well as a host of speakers including our good friend Donny Moss of Their Turn. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The exhibit hall opens at Noon, and includes booths from the Anti-Fur Society, Brave Gentle Man by Joshua Katcher, vegan ballet slippers by Cynthia King dance, Vaute Couture, and many more vendors from the U.S. and abroad. The reception includes an all-vegan menu and a cash bar, as well as keynote speakers and a performance by the Swan Lake Youth Ballet. The Fashion Show, directed by fashion designer John Bartlett, is the capstone for this wonderful event. You won’t want to miss it! For more information, and to register, visit This exciting event is promoted by the Anti-Fur Society and it presents special opportunities for ethical fashion traders, designers, models and beauticians to showcase their products to show the public that beauty and elegance do not need to hurt sentient beings. Remember, more information and registration is available online at


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