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VII. Mt. Shasta and Central Oregon

VII. Mt. Shasta and Central Oregon

We started out the Retailer Tour going through areas most people probably don't strongly associate with having tons of health food stores, co-ops, and all the stuff we've been seeking out on this trip. Obviously there's plenty of healthy awesomeness in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada to discredit those assumptions, but those states are just better known for other things. At this point in our route however, things change. We're in the Health Belt now: California, Oregon, and Washington. These are the states most notorious for their populations of hippies and hikers, their sprawling wilderness areas (spanned by the Pacific Crest Trail), the 'birth...


VI. The Eastern Sierras and Nevada

VI. The Eastern Sierras and Nevada

Apologies Las Vegas, but we had to get back on schedule after spending too many days in St. George and blew right through town in a single afternoon. We were so glad to see so many independent health food stores and herb shops keeping their game up though. One of them, Stay Healthy, is the oldest independent nutrition shop in all of Las Vegas, and one of the few health food stores in the country to still broadcast a live radio show (hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Burke). They even knew about one of our biggest Arizona retailers Healthy Habit Health Foods and...


III - Moab, Utah

III - Moab, Utah

The Retailer Tour has reached its second state, Utah, leaving behind Simply by Nature's home territory with a comfortable transition from one beautiful desert to another. Nevada is soon to follow, and California soon after that.  We crossed the border into Utah via the 191, which is just East of Mexican Water, AZ (part of the Navajo Nation that straddles the AZ/UT divide), and less than 50 miles from the four corners. We've been to Utah many times before, usually entering it via the 15 or Monument Valley, but figured we should try something new. It might not be the showiest border crossing ever, but...


I - Southern Arizona

I - Southern Arizona

I - Southern Arizona We started our Retailer Tour this week with a short trip down to Southern Arizona. Though the bulk of our journey doesn't start until June, this was a good way to test out our travel setup (basically a Prius packed tight with food, product samples, camera equipment, and our camping supplies) and visit our neighbors to the South.  We camped at Gilbert Ray Campground in Tucson Mountain Park before heading into Tucson proper. Though it isn't technically Saguaro National Park, it shares a lot of the same geography and plant populations, so we were greeted...