If you've been experiencing the benefits of eating more
raw foods, or even committing to a raw food diet, you
have probably asked yourself the question: "What
should I do when traveling?"
Have you ever wondered if it would be complicated to
eat a raw food diet when traveling in new cities, new
countries and new cultures where you're not sure what
you'll find or if people will even understand what you
Or maybe you're not sure how easy it would be to eat
a raw food diet on a camping trip, or while going on a
scuba-diving expedition, or even on an organized trip
If that's the case for you, be relieved. I'm providing
you with my own personal checklist of things to do when
you're traveling in the raw.
The Raw Travel Checklist
Maintain a positive attitude: you will
be able to find what you need. You can eat a raw food
diet and travel if you want - just expect the best
and remain positive!
If you're flying, contact your travel
agent in advance and reserve a "fruit plate"
for your meal.
Bring with you several 32-ounce jugs
of fruit smoothie. For more information on the best
"travel drink", click
Pack extra dried goods such as dried
figs or nuts, "just in case". Bring enough
for the length of your trip.
Consider the possibility of committing
to being 100% raw on your trip, just for the sake
of feeling better and having an even better time.
Spend a few minutes doing some Google
searches on vegetarian restaurants, raw food restaurants,
health food stores, farmers' markets and other resources
in the place you will be visiting.
Drop by an Internet forum for raw foodists
such as Raw
Health Mastermind and ask people for recommendations
on your travel situation.
If you're doing an organized tour or
trip, advise the organizers in advance that you're
on a special diet and inform them of your needs.
If space allows, bring your own blender
or consider purchasing a travel blender such as the
"Tribest Personal Blender" (available online).
Learn to say the phrases "I am
a vegetarian," "I would like just fruit,"
"I would like a plain salad" and "Where's
the market?" as well as "Please" and
"Thank you" if people speak a foreign language
where you're going.
Pack a thin plastic cutting board, 2
knives, 2 spoons, 2 forks, as well as a board or plastic
container large enough to contain a salad.
Pack a few plastic bags to hold peels
and trash for your initial travel by plane, car or
Be aware that traveling TO the United
States is trickier because they don't allow fresh
fruits and vegetables into the country. Get around
that by bringing fruit smoothies or a prepared fruit
Remember to keep up your exercise during
the trip as well! Do 10 or 15 minutes of bodyweight
exercises in your room, and if you're staying at a
hotel, find out if they have an exercise room.
Smile a lot.
Remember to have fun no matter what.
So now that you're armed with this checklist, there's
nothing that can stop you from having a great trip AND
Make sure you print out this checklist and have it available
for your next trip! Click
here to download your PDF copy now.
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