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Paleo Destinations

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I wanna go on holiday! The problem is, my diet is strict, and I hate slacking. So, please tell me every destination you know that has easy access to grass-fed beef and organic vegetables! While I don't mind going on holiday in a city, I'd rather be in nature.

Maybe we could make a collaborative map?


I'm from Belgium, and here, Leuven is a great city if you're paleo : there's an organic supermarket and an awesome grassfed butcher.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on April 26, 2013
at 09:15 PM

I second that, nothing better than sitting on the beach next to a fire eating oysters, crab, or shrimp cooked in sea water. Coastal British Columbia is pretty awesome for that too.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on April 26, 2013
at 09:11 PM

Ah, good to know.

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on April 26, 2013
at 04:01 PM

Not sure why this was tagged as spam, but it isn't. Alex has been here for years.

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on April 26, 2013
at 02:28 PM

I think pesticides are pretty cheap- I live in a very poor country, but nobody skimps on the chemicals/pesticides.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on January 27, 2012
at 03:44 PM

Awesome! I absolutely wanna go to Colorado! Thanks!

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on January 27, 2012
at 03:06 PM

You must not have been in a large major city? You could certainly find those items in Paris for example, but you may have to seek out specific shops.

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on January 27, 2012
at 02:12 PM

That's where I would go...

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on January 27, 2012
at 11:10 AM

Seeing retreats that don't brag about their "meat free" menu makes me want to cry with joy. Most retreats I've gone on I've had sneak jerky to keep from keeling over from hunger, and eating jerky alone outside in the middle of the night because I was too hungry to sleep when there are bears and cougers randomly wandering through the camp is pretty exciting in a not fun way.

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on January 27, 2012
at 08:12 AM

Julien, that's great! I could make an iPhone app of such a thing too. It's definitely something I wanna work on, since I wanna travel, but my diet kinda keeps me at home.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on January 27, 2012
at 08:08 AM

Not really no. For example, I went to France last year, couldn't find anything organic, no coconut oil, not even nitrite-free beef.

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on January 27, 2012
at 05:17 AM

BTW, I forgot to explicitly say that any comment on the site would be very welcome! Help me make it as useful as possible for the community!

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on January 27, 2012
at 05:08 AM

Hi Senneth, Valeb and Bruno, I have the same problem and took advantage of a recent leave to build such a platform. You can have a look at http://healthylivingtribes.com/ It's a collaborative directory of local Paleo resources, worldwide, and it needs the input from the community! The integration with Google Maps is pretty solid, so you can add and see resources on maps, etc. Also, if you share a resource or review one before end of January, you enter a draw to win Nora Gedgaudas' book ;-) It's a side project for me, but the maintenance doesn't cost anything, so it's up for the long-term.

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on January 26, 2012
at 09:59 PM

movnat.....this stuff is so cool.

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on January 26, 2012
at 08:33 PM

I second Senneth's idea. I travel often, and probably will for the rest of my life. So a map like that would be helpful, or at least a source of information with such things.

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on January 26, 2012
at 08:30 PM

Bruno -That could be your contribution to Paleo -starting and promoting a website or interactive map for paleo friendly travel and food. (Or even a thread just for that on paleohacks like "paleo in your city?"). I could pick out a few places in my city that are safe to eat at. I bet everyone could. I don't travel so there is no motivation for me doing this myself. But I would love to help out people that came to my city.

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on January 26, 2012
at 07:38 PM

In general, I prefer picnics in well planted city/state/national parks (if weather permits) with grilled meat/vegetables and fresh fruit. If I can't be outdoors, it's probably not a vacation.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on January 26, 2012
at 08:22 PM

New Zealand is the first thing that comes to mind for me when I think of pastured meat.

I don't know for sure on the grassfed meat thing, but as far as organic produce goes, Cuba has become world renowned for it by necessity because of the trade embargo.

Hit any country that can't afford pesticides or animal feed and you're probably good (although other environmental toxins could be an issue in cash strapped countries because of things like smelting down electronics for recycling).

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

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on April 26, 2013
at 02:28 PM

I think pesticides are pretty cheap- I live in a very poor country, but nobody skimps on the chemicals/pesticides.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on April 26, 2013
at 09:11 PM

Ah, good to know.

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on January 26, 2012
at 07:41 PM

If you got the cash (and the plane ticket), there's MovNat's workshop in Thailand -- paleo food and physical fitness: http://movnat.com/train-with-us/thailand-7-day-workshops-overview/

Outside magazine has an 8 page review if you want more info: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/strength-and-power-training/The-Workout-that-Time-Forgot.html

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on January 26, 2012
at 09:59 PM

movnat.....this stuff is so cool.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on January 27, 2012
at 11:10 AM

Seeing retreats that don't brag about their "meat free" menu makes me want to cry with joy. Most retreats I've gone on I've had sneak jerky to keep from keeling over from hunger, and eating jerky alone outside in the middle of the night because I was too hungry to sleep when there are bears and cougers randomly wandering through the camp is pretty exciting in a not fun way.

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on January 27, 2012
at 02:04 PM

Boulder, Colorado! Grass-fed beef. Hiking. Rafting. Skiing. Fishing and camping.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on January 27, 2012
at 03:44 PM

Awesome! I absolutely wanna go to Colorado! Thanks!

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on January 27, 2012
at 03:31 AM

Argentina!

They love their beef and have amazing wines.

If you want to do outdoor adventures, there are many options going South of Buenos Aires. I spent some time hiking and hanging out in Puerto Madryn and touring the Valdes Peninsula and really had a great time. (This was after Tango school and hanging out with some polo players riding some really nice ponies. Believe me there is LOTS to do in all parts of Argentina.)

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on January 27, 2012
at 02:12 PM

That's where I would go...

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E075ba9f0b45a81579cd3a6768ee680f

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on January 27, 2012
at 05:15 AM

Being based in Sydney, I'm very partial to Bali. On the North-East coast, you can eat only wild fish caught the morning, and fresh veggies, pretty much anywhere.

Inside the island, you have organic farmstays such as this one http://healthylivingtribes.com/paleo-primal-resource/organic-farm-bali at a very affordable price (but I don't know where you're traveling from!).

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on March 03, 2013
at 09:37 PM

Head for the WA coast. Buy a seafood and shellfish license, rent a cabin with a stove, wait for low tide, and dig in.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on April 26, 2013
at 09:15 PM

I second that, nothing better than sitting on the beach next to a fire eating oysters, crab, or shrimp cooked in sea water. Coastal British Columbia is pretty awesome for that too.

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on January 27, 2012
at 04:18 AM

How about a fat-bike-rafting trip to the Alaskan arctic?

http://evolvify.com/epic-modern-hunter-gatherer-adventure/

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on April 17, 2013
at 12:55 PM

Hi for one of the best destinations it would have to be Portugal http://www.fitnessandhealthholidays.com/blog check this out!

if you like it pleaselike me on https://www.facebook.com/ReEvolvehealthandfitness

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on April 26, 2013
at 04:01 PM

Not sure why this was tagged as spam, but it isn't. Alex has been here for years.

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on January 27, 2012
at 01:26 AM

I'd really like to go to Tuvalu, an island in the Pacific and looks like paradise itself. It's mostly seafood there.

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2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

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on January 26, 2012
at 08:34 PM

Uhh... pretty much any major city in the US, Canada, Australia, and Western Europe? If you're willing to find a store with those food items and then prepare the food yourself, you can go pretty much anywhere.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

(1026)

on January 27, 2012
at 08:08 AM

Not really no. For example, I went to France last year, couldn't find anything organic, no coconut oil, not even nitrite-free beef.

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

(1614)

on January 27, 2012
at 03:06 PM

You must not have been in a large major city? You could certainly find those items in Paris for example, but you may have to seek out specific shops.

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415669d5f0104147aa8ecbdc7b678fce

on April 26, 2013
at 10:53 AM

ALEX just trying to help my fellow Paleo community. i am Not trying to sell insurance or even PASTA. Sorry if it offended you!

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on April 05, 2013
at 11:42 AM

Have you checked out www.fitnessandhealthholidays.com? They specialise in Paleo holidays as well as being certified Movnat trainers. I personally fancy Portugal! Just passing on some info :)

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on March 03, 2013
at 08:58 PM

on the rocks, Ardeche, in France:

http://lagorcerocks.com/

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