I grew up in the Southwest corner of Michigan, about a 45 minute drive south of Kalamazoo. It’s one of Michigan’s best cities (although I may be slightly biased 🙂 ). Why you ask? Kalamazoo’s farmer’s market is out of this world, it has been consistently ranked in various publications and articles, including Clean Eating Magazine’s Top 50 Farmer’s Markets in America. It’s downtown constantly has festivals running throughout the entire summer (Ribfest or Food Truck
One of the perks of moving away from my little, beloved, corner of Southwest Michigan is that Im so much closer to one of my absolute favorite cities: Traverse City! What used to be a 4 hour drive has now turned into an hour an a half for me. This past week I was able to spend 4 entire days in TC on two separate trips. Two days with Gavin just for a fun, get-a-way weekend, and two days with my momma for a kombucha making class put on by my favorite (and local!) kombucha company, Cultured Ferments Co.
Okay, so when we first got to Ft. Lauderdale we struggled, HARD. We couldn’t find good health conscious places to eat right away, the first few places weren’t terrible, but I was really missing out on getting in any good nutrition. This was partially because Gavin was in a conference for work and I didn’t have my own car. For the first day or so I mostly relied on our grocery trip to Whole Foods where I got a few things I could have to throw together in the room.
Ohh Chicago, you have my heart. My absolute favorite place to travel to for good food, it’s so easy to keep it clean and full of nutrition at the same time! I grew up just a little over 2 hours from Chi-Town, so it was a place we traveled to often, for either long weekends or even just for a quick day trip. Gav and I traveled to the city a few weeks ago for my first visit to Northwestern, so we made sure to visit all our faves! And of course, in the spirit of the big game against UofM this weekend, I had to rock my MSU hoodie, GO GREEN!
Gavin and I are on vacation in Ft. Lauderdale this week! Well, I’m on vacation, Gavin is here for work. Perks on having a guy who travels all the time for his job…I get to go with and get lots of vacations and stay in luxurious hotels all FO FREE. Anyways…I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to talk a little making health conscious decisions while traveling. First stop, where it all all goes downhill: the airport.