Meet Brianne Nemiroff of It's Bree and Ben
My husband and I got married in 2017 and decided to forgo a traditional honeymoon for a long-term trip across Canada and the U.S. After a few months on the road, we soon realized that it wasn’t just a lengthy trip, but a new lifestyle choice and business in the making.
We started our trip in April 2017 by driving up from Los Angeles to Vancouver, British Columbia. From there, we visited 13 Canadian cities and drove as far east as Halifax. We re-entered the States in Maine and visited eight more U.S. cities before returning home to Los Angeles. In 2018, we took off once again to visit more states in the Southwest and Midwest.
After two years of exploring North America, we launched It’s Bree and Ben in July 2019 to guide people towards kinder choices in travel, dining, and shopping. We hope to encourage a lifestyle that does that exploit people, places, or animals.
We have 60-plus guides in the making from all of our travels and cannot wait to share them with our audience.
My biggest struggle while traveling was dealing with the constant change of surroundings. Every week or two, I had to relearn where to find a grocery store, nearby vegan restaurants, and create new itineraries for us. It was a lot of work but worth it in the end, of course.
It’s Bree and Ben is an ethical travel blog that encourages others not to exploit people, places, or animals. We teach our readers to think about their choices while traveling, from how they interact with nature on hikes and taking photos at popular Instagram spots to the places they eat and shop and how to travel on a plant-based diet.
We are most proud of the fact that we’ve covered so much ground. We visited seven Canadian provinces and 38 states over the last few years and have covered the vegan scene in all of them.
What sets us apart is that we have covered so much ground and have tasted every kind of vegan food you can think of eating. You won’t find sub-par recommendations on our site and we will always be honest about what we find.
I already feel we are successful as we have friends, family, and people we’ve encountered on our travels telling us that we’ve inspired them to try veganism and travel more. To hear we’re really making a positive impact on people we love, admire, and respect is why we do what we do.
In terms of markers, once we start getting invited to cover the vegan scene outside of North America, we will know that our website is reaching far and wide.