Next week is the biggest organic trade show of the year – Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA – and I came to California early to visit a friend and to check out the newest organic restaurants in San Francicso. (Stay tuned to my blog over the next few days, as I have some great ones that I am going to be sharing with you!)
For food on my flight, one product that I brought with me was Muesli Fusion’s Athlete Fuel.
I first discovered Muesli Fusion’s Athlete Fuel at Natural Products Expo East 2012 in Baltimore several months ago when I stopped by the company’s booth.
Right away, I was impressed with the product because it was hearty and filling. The product satisfied my hunger cravings, left me feeling very satiated, and was packed with plenty of Omega-3s from the nuts and seeds. Read more »
I got an email the other day from a woman who will soon be traveling to Germany and she was quite concerned about not being able to eat organic while on the road.
Prior to my recent trip to Costa Rica, my friends were in shock that I would even consider going abroad because it would mean being away from my local organic markets. They had no idea how I would survive. They must have believed that I would melt.
Given these two occurrences, I wanted to share my strategies for traveling and give you my thoughts on how to deal with this issue.
First off, it is important to do as much research and planning in advance. Find out the following: Read more »
On the last few days of my trip to Costa Rica, I was in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
Populated by many European and American ex-pats, Puerto Viejo is a really cool surfing town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
As someone who is always looking for organic food, it was no exception when I was in Puerto Viejo. I was told that the farmers market each Saturday sells organic food, so I stopped by to take a look around. Read more »
The reason for my trip to Costa Rica was to come learn about a place called EARTH University.
EARTH University in Costa Rica is a 4-year accredited school where students come from all over the world to learn about sustainability and entrepreneurship. The goal is to have these students take these skills and knowledge back to their home countries after graduation in order to positively impact their communities.
What is important to know about EARTH University is that almost all of the students come from Latin America and Africa, 71% of the students come from rural impoverished areas, and 60% of the students receive full scholarships. Read more »
Invited by Whole Foods, I left Miami on Sunday and landed in Costa Rica for a week’s stay. It is a lush, beautiful country, and I’ve been having a fantastic time here so far. More on that to come soon.
In the meantime, here is what I had for lunch yesterday.
Today I leave for a 10-day trip to Miami and then to Costa Rica, where I will be reporting on an amazing non-profit in that country. (Stay tuned for posts and videos.)
When I told many of my friends that I would be traveling out of the country, the question “What are you going to eat?” was the first thing that immediately popped out of their mouths.
They know how committed to organic I am, and they were perplexed about how I would survive without my local organic markets and restaurants.
Below is my travel schedule, what my eating plans are, and what my concerns are.
FLYING TO MIAMI
Not a big deal at all. It is only a three hour flight, and I’ll make sure that I’ll bring organic fruit and crackers. I also bought a bag of Sol Simple’s organic sun dried bananas that I am going to take with me.
Now that we are in the midst of summer, many people are going away for weekends or for an extended period of time.
For me and many other individuals, a vacation does not mean a vacation from organic.
I have been working with several clients on this very issue and thought that I would share my tips and strategies for eating organic while traveling.
1) Bring your own food If you are traveling by air, car, bus or train, always take food to eat. This could be nuts, fruit, salad, energy bars. Anything. You never want to be stranded and hungry when the only option available is fast food or junk food. Read more »