Day 56: Healthy Traveling
Juice Feasting and Travel, Raw on the Road, Airport Food Reviews, Backpacking and Raw Food
Welcome to Day 56!
Traveling with the knowledge and application of nutrient dense foods and proper care for personal hygiene goes a long, long way to making for a better trip. We diligently plan, and often travel at great expense to places we may not see again for some time, or ever. Sick or low-energy days on travel are inconvenient, and, with better foods and practices, are far less likely.
Something we would like to note about our experience traveling all over the U.S. eating raw is that a Vitamix is nearly indispensable. Being able to make juices or green smoothies, soups, and sorbets in it makes travel so much more enjoyable.
Traveling in the Raw
You can travel successfully on raw food, EVEN JUICE FEASTING, but it does take some planning and knowledge. The information in this file has been gathered by much work, thought, and experience in the vegan/raw food community, making traveling and eating raw food much more possible.
Read through the attached file, “Traveling in the Raw” for some great food and hygiene practices for Live Food Travel from the expert, Gabriel Cousens, M.D. You will also find an interesting practice, Airplane Yoga!
Airport Food Reviews
Compiled by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, what you will find is a review of the food at 14 busiest airports in the U.S. They report that 12% more airports are offering healthy items at their restaurants (as of 2013). See what they have to say about your regular or future airports for travel.
Radiation Exposure at the Airport
This file has been created due to a question from a student of ours who was doing a lot of traveling for business AND JUICE FEASTING simultaneously. It has been updated to reflect the radiation exposure from TSA backscatter machines, which have now been deemed unsafe.
By the way, it is amazing how many juice bars there are out there now. When you travel, check ahead online for their locations. . . So the question was whether or not the X-Ray machines at the airports are damaging our juices, Vitamineral Green, etc. Check out the download!
Ultralightweight Backpacking and Nutrient-Dense Foods
This file is the product of over 2500 miles of ultralightweight backpacking myself. I (David) have compared backpacking methods both in equipment and food for years, and am certain that I have come up with the ultimate combination of nutrition and gear, presented for your benefit here!
Travel better than ever before!
Herbs for Traveling by Brigitte Mars
Media, Films, & Documentaries
[Film] The Way
“The Way” is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son , killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago,. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him. From the unexpected and, oftentimes, amusing experiences along “The Way,” Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again. Through his unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.”
[Documentary DVD] 2000 Miles to Maine: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
Inspired by Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods, director Douglas Morse and producer Heide Estes traveled to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. They wanted to capture the stories of those who had planned for months, left families, left jobs and set aside half a year for the trek to Maine – From Jack, who got stuck with an angry dog, to Malice and Kentucky, the Cheech and Chong of the A.T., to Matt and Angie, who planned to get married on the trail when they reached Pennsylvania. On the first day out, Estes and Morse met Chad, an easy going guy in excellent shape who found himself tempted to walk off the trail after just a few days. Hikers like Chad become our eyes and ears on the journey to Maine’s Mount Katahdin, more than 2000 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia. 2000 Miles to Maine is perfect for trail enthusiasts and those planning thru hikes, as well as the armchair set who want to get a fascinating glimpse of trail life and culture. A mother lode of information on trip planning, gear selection and the day to day realities of life on the trail.