Today’s Top Five-Ways to Enjoy Raw Foods

Avocado & Mango Salad with Sesame Seed

Since embarking on my cross-country roadtrip, I have been super fortunate and joyous staying with so many wonderful hosts. Couchsurfing.org has been a fantastic tool for travel. Most recently I have been staying with a great friend and welcoming family near Chicago, IL. After having a wonderful evening with my gracious hosts and enjoying an incredibly delicious high raw potluck, I thought I’d share a few tips on ways to enjoy raw foods.

  • Five Tips for Ways to Enjoy Raw Foods

1. Have a Potluck-A great way to spend time with others is around a delicious love-filled meal. Having a raw food themed potluck with family, friends, and new acquaintances is a great way for people to open up to new ideas and swap ideas about well-being. If a raw foods potluck sounds too drastic, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, or Vegan Potlucks are other great meet-up ideas. Continue reading

What excuse do you have not to travel?

...yes this picture is real (I took it). Good Yoga happened on that day


Before embarking on a trip across the world, most people have two common excuses:

  • I don’t have enough money.
  • Isn’t that place dangerous?

I can’t ensure a plentiful bank account after a trip to Capetown, South Africa during World Cup Celebrations, but I can guarantee that you’d be able to spend an extended vacation of over a month in Nai Harn, Thailand while spending less than you would in a week in South Beach, Miami. During January and February of this past year, I was able to explore the temples,  national parks, night life, and …yes beaches of various parts of Thailand while breaking down both assumptions of needing reserves of dollars to survive (total trip cost, including air fare ($860 Round Trip from JFK) was less than $2000 for just under 6 weeks) and encountering life threatening situations (other than some incredibly spicy Pad Thai Noodle Dishes-be weary of asking for “Extra Spicy”).
To help explain the insights I gained during my jaunt around Thailand, and possibly help encourage would be vagabonds, I have come up with five lessons to keep in mind while contemplating temporary (or permanent) overseas relocation:

  1. The internet is everywhere-Internet cafes are exploding in popularity world wide.  I recommend not spending excess time with your email or facebook, but rest assured, you can stay in touch if you choose to. Internet speed is fast enough to maintain comfortable Skype conversations at usually under $1 an hour. The internet is also a wonderful resource to book hostels or hotels. Affordable accommodations can also be found through talking with other travelers who rave about a certain hidden gem. Most nights in Thailand were spent in Guest Houses that cost less than $5 a night. Continue reading