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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...


V. From Salt Lake to St. George (via escalante)

V. From Salt Lake to St. George (via escalante)

If you ask 20 people in Salt Lake City or St. George how to get from one city to the other, the vast majority of them will look at you with a confused look and then tell you to just take I-15 like every sign tells you. After all, that is the most obvious route to take, what other option is there?  Well, if you want to check out Escalante Mercantile & Natural Grocery and drive past some of Utah's craziest landscapes on the way, there's the route we took. Starting in Salt Lake City, we did the obvious thing and took I-15...


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...


II - Northern Arizona

II - Northern Arizona

Following up our Retailer Tour prequel set in Southern Arizona, we've finally begun the proper tour and set off to the North - Prescott and Sedona specifically. It feels great knowing that our next six months will be spent visiting amazing health food stores, natural lifestyle boutiques, and co-ops, all while camping at amazing places in-between. We sped through Prescott to make sure we could grab a camp spot in Sedona (they fill up quick on weekends, especially the free ones), but not before checking out Cosmetics Without Synthetics, the new physical manifestation of longstanding online natural body product boutique 'allnaturalcosmetics.com'. They've got a small...