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Hack my Paleo holiday!

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Created July 01, 2011 at 6:50 AM

I'm going to America in August for the Ancestral Health Symposium. I'm going to be there for 2.5 weeks in California and Texas, but quite keen to travel to other places too.

America seems to be the best place to be Paleo. Most of the experts and all of the best resources and supplies seem to be there.

So tell me, how can I make my stay as paleo-inspiring, paleo-educational & paleo-informative as possible? On my list so far: Barefoot Ted class in Seatle, Coconut Flakes (never seen them in Australia), Turkey (only seen at Christmas here), buying Vibrams for less than the $199 they cost here & walking around WholeFoods in amazement at the wonderful variety and how much cheaper it is than Australian groceries.

Are there paleo meet-ups/ groups/ seminars/ experiences/ experts/ products that I should incorporate in my stay?

957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on August 07, 2011
at 08:01 AM

you can get the coconut flakes at Dr Earth in Newtown! I get them there and also order from iHerb occasionally.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 02, 2011
at 08:17 AM

Really? We dont even have streets here in Australia. We just have turkey & coconut flakeless dirt tracks. I saw a car once, but only in a movie, at the Smiths, who live up the street. They have a television you know. Not a colour one though. We dont get them here in Australia. We are about 50 years behind you guys. Oh the life you Americans must live. I would be having coconut flaked turkey breast for every meal. – peter 0 secs ago

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 02, 2011
at 08:16 AM

Really? We dont even have streets here in Australia. We just have turkey & coconut flakeless dirt tracks. I saw a car once, but only in a movie, at the Smiths, who live up the street. They have a television you know. Not a colour one though. We dont get them here in Australia. We are about 50 yeahs behind you guys. Oh the life you Americans must live. I would be having coconut flaked turkey breast for every meal.

A6c95023cfdb9df4f5f9d8122f273f48

(20)

on July 02, 2011
at 08:04 AM

Oh yeah, turkey is also available from the supermarket. Not my choice location to purchase meat but I have a mother who likes to buy turkey mince and drumsticks from supermarket as they are often cheap.

A6c95023cfdb9df4f5f9d8122f273f48

(20)

on July 02, 2011
at 08:02 AM

I am definitely surprised that you would have problems finding coconut flakes or turkey in Sydney. If you can't find coconut flakes in store then they would still be purchasable online. Also, while not condoning these as the best option, both Australia two major supermarket chains have been increasing their organic/health food range in recent years, including the supply of coconut flakes. I've also noticed coconut flakes in the dried fruit and nut section. While I can't guarantee that these are organic they are still available.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 02, 2011
at 04:12 AM

What about http://www.samthebutcher.com.au/

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 01, 2011
at 10:38 PM

Wow. I thought that Sydney would have a great selection. Im in Adelaide and I am sure that Woolies stock organic coconut flakes in the Macro health foods isle. We can also get turkey at the markets in the city. Do you have a farmers market near you?

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:57 PM

I'd meet up for that!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:42 PM

The Grand Canyon (Big Ditch) is a must see, the only problem with it is that it looks the same no matter where you are. So, the trick is to hike down into it and look up. That's not a view you get too often.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:40 PM

RIGHT!!!!! - Joshua Tree is near Palm Springs - you can go shopping after, or at least play golf.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:40 PM

The Grand Canyon is always worth a look.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:08 PM

And don't miss Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Redwood, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks while you are in California. Also Point Reyes National Seashore.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:57 PM

You can come and visit us in San Francisco. Maybe it would be an excuse for some of us San Francisco Area people from the list to get together. You should drive up the coast after the conference is over.

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on July 01, 2011
at 09:21 AM

I am for real. I live in Sydney, which you'd have expected to have a good range. I've found a few coconut products, but none of the health food shops near me stock coconut flakes like these http://www.edwardandsons.com/ldo_shop_coconut.itml As for turkey - I've asked in every butcher I've seen. A couple have been able to order me in frozen (not organic) turkey, but nowhere has unprocessed proper turkey it as part of its regular range. If you've had more success I'd love to hear where from!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:59 PM

You can come and visit us in San Francisco. Maybe it would be an excuse for some of us San Francisco Area people from the list to get together. You should drive up the coast after the conference is over. How could you possibly come all this way and not come to San Francisco?

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:57 PM

I'd meet up for that!

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:54 PM

I don't know about meet-ups and I've never been in a Whole Foods (not because I won't but because I've never lived near one - yet). I think you should visit some of our National Parks and go hiking or backpacking. If you're going to be in Seattle go to Mt. Rainier, Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park. If you're frisky take the Victoria Clipper on over the B.C and hike the park there. Don't spend your entire trip shopping in big cities. There is nothing unique to be had there - in my opinion.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:40 PM

The Grand Canyon is always worth a look.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:08 PM

And don't miss Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Redwood, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks while you are in California. Also Point Reyes National Seashore.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:42 PM

The Grand Canyon (Big Ditch) is a must see, the only problem with it is that it looks the same no matter where you are. So, the trick is to hike down into it and look up. That's not a view you get too often.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:57 PM

You can come and visit us in San Francisco. Maybe it would be an excuse for some of us San Francisco Area people from the list to get together. You should drive up the coast after the conference is over.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 01, 2011
at 03:40 PM

RIGHT!!!!! - Joshua Tree is near Palm Springs - you can go shopping after, or at least play golf.

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:56 AM

Are you for real? Which part of Australia do you live in that you dont get coconut flakes and turkey?

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on July 01, 2011
at 09:21 AM

I am for real. I live in Sydney, which you'd have expected to have a good range. I've found a few coconut products, but none of the health food shops near me stock coconut flakes like these http://www.edwardandsons.com/ldo_shop_coconut.itml As for turkey - I've asked in every butcher I've seen. A couple have been able to order me in frozen (not organic) turkey, but nowhere has unprocessed proper turkey it as part of its regular range. If you've had more success I'd love to hear where from!

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 01, 2011
at 10:38 PM

Wow. I thought that Sydney would have a great selection. Im in Adelaide and I am sure that Woolies stock organic coconut flakes in the Macro health foods isle. We can also get turkey at the markets in the city. Do you have a farmers market near you?

A6c95023cfdb9df4f5f9d8122f273f48

(20)

on July 02, 2011
at 08:02 AM

I am definitely surprised that you would have problems finding coconut flakes or turkey in Sydney. If you can't find coconut flakes in store then they would still be purchasable online. Also, while not condoning these as the best option, both Australia two major supermarket chains have been increasing their organic/health food range in recent years, including the supply of coconut flakes. I've also noticed coconut flakes in the dried fruit and nut section. While I can't guarantee that these are organic they are still available.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 02, 2011
at 04:12 AM

What about http://www.samthebutcher.com.au/

A6c95023cfdb9df4f5f9d8122f273f48

(20)

on July 02, 2011
at 08:04 AM

Oh yeah, turkey is also available from the supermarket. Not my choice location to purchase meat but I have a mother who likes to buy turkey mince and drumsticks from supermarket as they are often cheap.

957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on August 07, 2011
at 08:01 AM

you can get the coconut flakes at Dr Earth in Newtown! I get them there and also order from iHerb occasionally.

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1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on July 01, 2011
at 04:13 PM

Okay. So, your California tour: (how long will you be here?)

Start in Los Angeles for the symposium. If you have kids, might wanna hit Disneyland. If you have an inner child, might want to hit it anyway. Head North up highway 5 then east to Yosemite. My grandparents traveled the world and insisted this was the most spectacular, amazingly beautiful place. I've been there, and even being out of shape and pre-paleo, was bummed I didn't have time to hike or climb. Make time to hike.

If you have extra time, go to Monterey to see the aquarium and Big Sur (can anyone say one of the most beautiful beaches in the world?)

Then head East to Santa Cruz. You can wear your new vibrams (also buy them) there, and people won't even notice let alone look at you like a freak. Wear them to their wide variety of health-food stores, most of which are local, but also include Whole Foods. Partake in the splendid views. Enjoy being a greasy hippie and fitting in.

Drive North about 2 hours, passing my house in San Jose, and go see San Francisco. There's a super-fancy restaurant that serves offal there. Some of us can even join you for dinner.

This can all be done in about 3 days, but you'd enjoy it more in 4. Also in about a tank and a half of gas, which, depending what you're driving, will cost you about $80-90 USD. Plus the price of Rental car and lodging. I'd guess about $100 for the car, and budget about $120/night lodging. I'd be happy to help you plan cheap hotels and such.

Fly in LAX, Fly out SFO, and you'll be good to go!

I've never been to Texas. Good luck with that.

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70838c85120c3d107b460cccfe7fba90

(148)

on July 01, 2011
at 02:32 PM

Whole foods is a must.

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D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

(5801)

on July 01, 2011
at 11:30 AM

Wait till you see our streets here - they're paved in gold.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 02, 2011
at 08:16 AM

Really? We dont even have streets here in Australia. We just have turkey & coconut flakeless dirt tracks. I saw a car once, but only in a movie, at the Smiths, who live up the street. They have a television you know. Not a colour one though. We dont get them here in Australia. We are about 50 yeahs behind you guys. Oh the life you Americans must live. I would be having coconut flaked turkey breast for every meal.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on July 02, 2011
at 08:17 AM

Really? We dont even have streets here in Australia. We just have turkey & coconut flakeless dirt tracks. I saw a car once, but only in a movie, at the Smiths, who live up the street. They have a television you know. Not a colour one though. We dont get them here in Australia. We are about 50 years behind you guys. Oh the life you Americans must live. I would be having coconut flaked turkey breast for every meal. – peter 0 secs ago

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