Marcella

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    Marcella reacted to CrunchyLutheranMommy in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    The Whole 9 Cruise Line!

    Seriously!  That would be AMAZING.  A 30 day cruise (hey we're dreaming right?).  All food served in the restaurants on the cruise liner are, naturally, W30 compliant with such a creative menu that no one would ever get bored.  There would be workshops available for every one of the nine factors, with theory to help us understand exactly why each one is important and practical tips to start creating good habits.  Not to mention, what better place for exercise, relaxation and FUN than a cruise ship!  Massage therapists, jacuzzi tubs, games, basketball courts, a running deck, fitness room, live entertainment... the possibilities are endless.

    Each guest on the cruise would get to pick one of the nine factors that they want to focus on during their stay.  Depending on that, they get bonus treats.  For example, if you decided that you wanted to focus on nutrition, perhaps you would get to pick three or four of your favorite meals and have one of Whole 9 Cruise's master chefs teach you step by step how to make each recipe so you have some ammunition when you get home!  Or if you chose relaxation you would get a few free vouchers to the massage therapist and some personal lessons in relaxation technique.  Or if you chose fun and play you would get a free excursion for every two workshops you attend on the topic!
    The destination would have to be the Mediterranean Sea, because it's my dream right now and that's where I would go if I could!  Every port would have the typical touristy and adventuresome excursion options, but there would also be Whole30 tour guides available to walk you through local restaurants and food stands to show you how to enjoy all the best W30 compliant options in the native city. 
     
    Everyone would get their very own complimentary copy of "It Starts with Food" and we would all take time during the 30 day trip to read (or reread) it, perhaps with a daily reading guide and Q&A time every week.  If I had the time and the resources and also lived in a reality where this existed I would totally do it!

    (And FYI if this ever actually comes into existence I know I will, of course, be given a complimentary cruise for being so brilliant  )
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    Marcella reacted to cafelover in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    I would go back to my beloved Portugal. I would stay in Lisbon and take some days to relax and get in some sights (the castles, the monasteries) and then take some days for relaxation on the beach. I would also attend meditation and yoga classes. There's a bigger Buddhist population than you'd think and they've influenced the spiritual scene of Lisbon, so you can find a lot of spiritual retreats. My biggest focus would be on healing my body and re-energizing my spirit. Ok, and I'd do some shopping because the clothes there are fantastic.
     
    As far as food goes, a lot of the meat is grass fed, they've got delicious rabbit and duck dishes, fresha and local vegetables are plentiful- you've never seen so many ways to make cabbage, green beans, or kale. The soups are to die for!  But the best part is the seafood. Codfish, sardines the size of your forearm, carapau, monk fish...I could go on and on. And most of it you can get grilled, but even if it is fried, they use olive oil for practically everything- none of this soybean oil crap.
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    Marcella reacted to Fenderbender in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Kayak camping the inside passage of Alaska..... I did it for an entire month a few years back and it was the bomb.... I'd love to float the entire Koyokuk-copper river basin from above the arctic circle ( wrangle st Elias range) next time....
    Set traps for fresh crabs.... Caught fresh steelheads and salmon walleye.... Foraged for tons of berries and plenty of native greens and foliage, ramps, thisels, etc..... Traded for game, seal oil and other food stuffs in small villages
    Talk about fat adaptation... There isn't a processed carb in a 1000 miles ( unless you pack it in)
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    Marcella reacted to Patronick328 in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    I would head back to Kenya and go back to the camp my wife and I stayed at when we went to the Massai Mara, and then also the Kigio Resort which is a green resort (I use the term resort loosely, but everything is ok when you have bushbucks and warthogs walking in front of your grass hut).
    Early morning and late night game drives with some of the best grass fed beef I've ever had in my life in between. Fresh bacon, fresh eggs, delicoius soups for each meal. The food I had in Kenya may be some of the best I've ever had in my entire life, and that was the biggest question mark I had before we went.
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    Marcella reacted to Megan Claydon in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Melissa- that sounds amazing! Where do you Dallas go when you normally go south of the border?
    The only thing I would add on to Melissa's is some beach volleyball and tequila + lime
    My ideal vacation would be somewhere in the Mediterranean with my husband. One of the greek islands...
    We would rent a a small house, white exterior with a blue roof and an ocean view. Or maybe do more of a B&B style. No alarm clocks! We go to bed and rise with the sun. No cars either! Everywhere we go is by foot, biking, boat, or ATV. Our days would be spent boating, fishing, shopping the local markets, yoga, and hiking. We would would eat lamb, wine, eggplant, olives and figs. We would make friends with locals and learn traditional recipes using local ingredients. On weekends we would travel to other islands or countries to visit.
    Oh and I would acquire the ability to tan like a greek goddess! It's a dream ok!
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    Marcella reacted to Adagio in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    1. I'd stay at a eco-friendly ranch, in a lovely log house on a pristine lake, somewhere in the high Rockies in the fall with the aspens in full bloom and the peaks dusted with snow. The house would have numerous windows with gorgeous views. The ranch would have lots of land to roam, and trails just begging me to hike and view wildlife to my heart's content. It would also have a huge garden and some fruit trees.
    2. I'd have a personal chef who would come in daily to prepare my meals. My meals would consist mostly of organic Whole30 food grown and raised on the ranch. The food wouldn't be fussy or fancy, but simple and delicious.
    3. I'd have fun/exercise riding horses, hiking, exploring, and swimming. At night, I'd look at the stars through a telescope. I'd read and write every day, too. I'd probably have a massage therapist in every day. The fresh air, sunshine, beautiful surroundings, and local healthy food would feed my body and soul, and I would be peaceful and content. (And I'd never want to leave!)
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    Marcella reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    I would go to Costa Rica (we've been trying to plan a trip there for ages). We'd rent a house on the beach, close enough to town that we could hit the market for fresh produce and fish. Our house would have an awesome kitchen, where we'd cook all of our own food... but we'd also have daily cleaning service, so we never had to clean up after ourselves.
    Fresh fish and seafood, mango salsa (we'd go during mango season, of course), fruit smoothies (because when you're on vacation, it's okay to go a little crazy), and tons and tons of fresh salads, because when I'm south of the border, I'm always craving greens.
    There would also be this little place in town that served pulled pork, chicken, and beef, and they could make us lettuce tacos with fresh salsa and mole sauce any time we asked. Yum.
    I'd focus a ton of fun and play, and surf, paddleboard, and do yoga. There would also be awesome mountain biking trails nearby in the hills (hey, it's MY vacation), and we'd take our bikes up there a few times, too.
    And we'd find an awesome, giant boat to take us fishing and snorkeling, and we'd eat fish we caught right off the boat, sushi-style. I forgot about that part.
    Heaven.
    Someday.