Paleo Cookbook Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed — but you should still check out these awesome cookbooks!

This weekend, Dave and I sold a vanload of books, board games, DVDs, CDs, and LPs to Half-Price Books. I’m not being cute when I say a “vanload;” I mean that literally. We borrowed our friend’s minivan, took out the seats, and filled the back of the van with boxes of games and stacks of books that fell out the rear hatch like a waterfall when I opened the door. It took the two of us, two store employees, four shopping carts, and two hand trolleys to get everything into the store to be assessed, and we walked out with a wad of cash that will soon be turned into a new couch in Vermont.

Which is a long and unusual way to say that I love books. Food and books, these are my things.

On a related note, I’ve had a stack of truly excellent paleo cookbooks sitting on the corner of my desk for months, patiently waiting for me to offer them up in a giveaway. My routine and good intentions have been completely derailed by purging, packing, and dealing with the contractual gymnastics of selling our house. (I have not lifted a barbell in 6 weeks. This is tragic.)

But there’s a lull in the action right now, so I have a few minutes to tell you about these kickass books and to offer them to you in an Epic Paleo Cookbook Giveaway To Celebrate (And Mourn) My Empty Bookshelves™. It’s important to mention that I own copies of all of these books that I’m taking with me to Vermont — the first-rate writing, tempting photography, and reliable recipes mean that they survived the great book purge and are going into boxes so I can cook with them in my new kitchen in the 05001.


Well Fed and Well Fed 2
Of course I’m taking copies of my own books, but I thought you might like them, too.

Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans by Michelle Tam & Henry Fong (Nom Nom Paleo)
Here’s my previous post about this beautiful book. Favorite recipes include Magic Mushroom Powder (put in on everything!), Devils on Horseback, Slow Cooker Kalua Pig, and Macadamia Nut “Ricotta.” Filled with inspiration and warm, fuzzy feelings.

The Ancestral Table by Russ Crandall (The Domestic Man)
Here’s my previous post about this awesome book. Favorite recipes include Colcannon, Tostones, Swedish Meatballs, and Banana Pistachio Ice Cream. Dave and I already made a deal that we’re making Russ’s pizza to celebrate when we’re settled in our new house. Packed with international recipes and gorgeous photos.

The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook by Joshua Weissman (Slim Palate)
I introduced you to Josh in this post — and in this guest post, he shared his thoughts on teens and nutrition. There are lots of tasty recipes in Josh’s cookbook, but my very favorite is his coconut macaroons. They’re the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve eaten my way through plenty in my lifetime.

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott (Autoimmune Paleo)
Mickey is the mastermind who made sure the AIP adaptations I included in Well Fed 2 were accurate, and her lovely cookbook makes it easy for people who have to eat a little more strictly to still enjoy satisfying, vibrant food. The recipes — like Garlic-Sage Chicken Patties , Cinnamon-Scented Butternut Squash, and Creamy Celeriac and Leek Soup — take advantage of herbs and imagination for delicious results.

The Paleo Foodie Cookcook by Arsy Vartanian (Rubies & Radishes)
I previously reviewed Arsy’s (very good!) slow cooker cookbook; in this one she’s stepped up her game to gourmand status. The food styling and photography are really beautiful, and the recipes span the globe: Chorizo Cauliflower Rice, Pork Chops with Pomegranate-Ginger Sauce, Bangkok Meatballs, and many more.

Win These Books!

This giveaway is now closed — but you should still check out these awesome cookbooks! (Congratulations, Jaclyn!)

One lucky random winner will receive a big ol’ box containing all of these books!

How to enter: Since I’m celebrating a cross-country move, post to comments and tell me where you would like to live, if you could go anywhere.

Deadline: The deadline to enter is 12:01 a.m. CST on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. I’ll choose a random winner from the comments on this blog post and announce the winner on June 25. Good luck!


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  • Danielle says:

    I would split my time between the westside of LA—ocean view required—and my home of Trinidad & Tobago. If you’re lucky enough to live by the water, you’re luck enough

    • Monica says:

      A midwestern girl, currently living in SC. Would like to try out the Northeast (a quaint fishing town) or perhaps the Northwest.

    • Jenn Kim says:

      After living in the Midwest (Chicago) my entire life, I think I might have started living healthier earlier if I lived somewhere like California. Wearing less than a parka 9 months of the year might have been incentive to get fitter sooner!

  • Liz Glomb says:

    If I could live ANYWHERE, it would definitely be somewhere on the west coast like Portland, Oregon. Another place is Utah. Yes, I know, two completely different areas but hey, what can you say? Both are gorgeous and would love to move there if I could.

  • Donia says:

    Best wishes on your move to Vermont! We used to live in Burlington. If I could move anywhere, it would be back to my home state of Minnesota. There is just something about where you grow up…

  • Joan says:

    As I love being near the water – and seafood – I would choose one of the coasts. I love the atmosphere on Vancouver Island, but have always wanted to experience Nfld.

  • Liz Glomb says:

    I would move to either Portland, Oregon or Salt Lake City area of Utah. Both are gorgeous and is more “me” than where I currently am.

  • Erin says:

    If I could go anywhere I think I’d move to Capetown South Africa. They’ve got it all! Mountains, beach, and city.. all within 10 minutes of each other

  • Krystal says:

    I would move to New Zealand in a heartbeat!

  • Melissa says:

    If I could go anywhere, I would live on a sprawling compound in the south of France with all of my extended family. We’d grow our own food, make art, play music, and cook fabulous meals that we’d share outdoors on homemade dining tables that stretch as far as the eye can see to accommodate all of the families.

  • Hannah says:

    I am a mid-west girl. The only place outside the mid-west I have been to that I could see myself living in is Colorado. There are so many other places out of the U.S I would love to see as well!

  • Krystal says:

    I would move to New Zealand in a heartbeat if I could!

  • Keli F says:

    Good luck with your move! I would love to live in Florida.. I need to be closer to the ocean.

  • Sue says:

    I would like to live in San Diego, CA.

  • Daphne says:

    Wales. Or, if we have to limit to the states, Oregon, where I currently live. 🙂

  • Keli F says:

    Good luck with your move! I would live in Florida. I need to be closer to the ocean.

  • eve says:


  • Rhapsody says:

    Thank you for this opportunity, Melissa! If I could move anywhere it would be to Florida or Hawaii… Bring on the warm weather, sandy beaches, palm trees and ocean paradise!

  • Rebecca says:

    I would live anywhere near water where there are 4 seasons… So I guess I’m pretty happy where I am, beautiful British Columbia 🙂

  • Hannah says:

    I’m a mid-west girl and love my 4 seasons!! The only other place I have been to that I could see myself living in is Colorado!

  • Danielle Busse says:

    I’d move to Hawaii in a heartbeat!!

  • Tiffany says:

    This is like setting a kid loose in a candy store! However, I’ve always wanted to live abroad, so I’d probably head to Barcelona for awhile, and then Paris!

  • Katelyn Miller says:

    I would love to live in a tropical place where sunny days and warm breezes were standard (I live in Maine currently!)

  • Andreana says:

    Well, today I’d move to Seattle, or just outside. But, tomorrow it could be somewhere else entirely. There are so many wonderful places in this world!

  • Lindsey says:

    I would live at the ocean…I think Capri, Italy would meet that criteria just fine!

  • eve says:

    Seattle. Love the cool weather and laid-back vibe.

  • Liz Overton says:

    I would love to continue living in Knoxville, Tenn. I enjoy traveling, but my roots are planted deep here and I love this area so much!

  • Laura says:

    I would love to move to Australia. I went as a student ambassador when I was young and it was the most incredible trip. Aside from the largest concentration of things that can kill a person, Australia is a great place to live!

  • Pam says:

    I’d love to move to outside of Santiago, Chile’ I’m a native Spanish speaker and Chile has a really good economy right now.

  • Sharon Brown says:

    I am lucky to live on Cape Cod which is one of the most beautiful places to live. If I were to leave I would go south to the Myrtle Beach area but that would only be if we have another winter like we did in the Northeast this past winter. brrrrr

  • Lindsay says:

    Hawaii for sure 🙂

  • Nina Villanova says:

    If I could live anywhere…. I’d stay right here in Boston, but I’d move to a house high up on a rocky coastline. If it were only temporary, California wine country… beautiful!

  • Rebecca G says:

    If I could summer in WI and winter in GA, that would be amazing!

  • Cindy in Boise says:

    I have recently visited SE Oregon and was very impressed with that area! I’ve always loved and wanted to live in Bend, OR, too. I also see that Oregon is very active with organic food & nonGMO rallys. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Adrienne says:

    If I was going to make a big move, I’d head to NYC. I love it there — the energy, food, things to do. That’d be cross country for me as well. Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway! Great collection.

  • Ester says:

    My dream is to move back home to Boston, a big city with a small town feel 😉

  • Jackie F says:

    DENVER! I love the mountains and think it would be awesome to live in a Paleo friendly community. 🙂

  • Amber says:

    I would happily tag along with you to Vermont! Barring that, I guess I’d settle for a little country estate in 19th century England.

  • Kristy says:

    I would move somewhere warm(I’m in Wisconsin now). I think South Carolina would be a good landing spot, but it has to be seaside.

  • Joy says:

    Tuscany or Le Marche, perhaps.

  • Alexis says:

    I’d split time between Ireland and somewhere beachy and warm!

  • Ester says:

    I would love to move back to Boston, a big city with a small town feel 🙂

  • Sarah says:

    I’d live on Lake Blue Ridge in the north Georgia mountains!

  • Lib says:

    Ireland. Fell in love with that place the second I laid eyes on it from the airplane. My lifelong home of MA isn’t too shabby, either, but I certainly wouldn’t give up the opportunity to live in the Emerald Isle.

  • Amber says:

    I’d happily tag along with you to Vermont! Barring that, I’d settle for a little country estate in 19th century England.

  • Larissa says:

    I’d love to live in Germany, but I’d take it if my husband and I could move back to the Cleveland area to be near our families 🙂

  • Natasha A. says:

    I was born out in BC, and currently live in Ontario. I would love to go back to BC. It is so beautiful and refreshing.
    Also, I just moved a month ago. It is a very cleansing process. Starting fresh.
    Oh, I’m not sure if this is open internationally, if not, disregard this comment.
    Good luck with the move! Remember to try and take time for yourself when things get overwhelming.

  • Tamara says:

    If I could move anywhere hmmm…honestly – I already did this! I moved to Austin from New York City on a whim and without visiting the city. Best thing I’ve done so far! My next move will without a doubt be to Istanbul. Food, people, culture, close to my family. Notice I said food first.

    Good luck moving! Such an adventure!

  • Joan says:

    As I love the “soul” pull of the ocean, I would live on one of the coasts. Though I love Vancouver Island, I think Newfoundland would also be amazing!

  • Kim Giordano says:

    I would either live in the Boston area, or Paris!

  • Karla says:

    If I could live anywhere I would pick a big old farmhouse with a huge wrap-around porch in the middle-of-nowhere-Iowa.

  • Stacia says:

    I live on Oahu, but would love to live on Big Island with a coffee farm.

  • Monica says:

    As a midwestern girl currently residing in SC, I’d like to try out the Northeast (a quaint, fishing town) or perhaps the Northwest.

  • Liza says:

    Lake Como, Italy!!

  • Kayla D says:

    Wow – what a fabulous giveaway!

    We are also in the process of selling our house, unfortunately moving FROM the best place to live: at the beach. Hubby is in the early stages of Lewy Body Dementia, and being in a 2-story house up on stilts – plus potential evacuations when a hurricane hints at a visit – are just not the best thing for him now. But we’re hoping to be just 3-4 miles up the road so we can still visit the beautiful white sands without too much trouble.

  • Lauren says:

    Definitely Colorado or California if in the US! I could also do Austin, TX or Asheville I think.

  • Eve says:

    I would love to live in Portland, Oregon or anywhere in Southwestern France.

  • Lori says:

    For years I’ve wanted to move to New Zealand, for at least a year. My family went when I was a kid and I’ve been a couple of times as an adult, and it’s just such a beautiful, friendly country! South Island, near Queenstown/Arrowtown, is where my father used to have a house, and I’m sad I didn’t go back earlier, when I could still take advantage of the free housing. 🙂

    Enjoy your journey and happy trails!

  • Kristi LaMonica says:

    My husband and I are moving to the Albany, NY area at the end of July and I am happy about that and that is where I would want to move because we will be 2 hours from family instead of 2300 miles away!

  • Sharma says:

    I’m also moving… from Virginia to Charlotte, NC. Charlotte is a great city and I will have an easier time finding real food there and yoga classes. My home in Virginia is very rural so I’m very excited. If I could live anywhere it would be somewhere beautiful and warm like Bora Bora or the Bahamas. I hope that I win these books so that I can get to cooking in my new home! I hope your move goes well!

  • Matthew says:

    I would like to live on a spaceship. I don’t need anything fancy, something like Serenity would work for me.

  • Tina King says:

    What can I say that is going to get me those books I am not good with words Here it is I would love to have those cookbooks I started The Paleo Lifestyle 3 months ago. I have lost 42 pounds and my health has improved more than I have room to tell. I am always looking up recipes on line. I have only 2 Paleo cookbooks, can’t afford more. Please consider me. Paleo has saved my life.

  • Astrid says:

    I would live in Central Europe, and the US Half and Half, so I could travel and connect to my heritage and still all the people in my life.

  • 🙂 If I could live anywhere? I would have to say Granbury, TX. On the lake. Granbury is just close enough to DFW to have all of the luxuries of a big town, far more green than the dessert area where I now live and the lake is large enough to settle my need for water (as a Californian by birth!). Good luck on your move, Melissa! xoxo

  • Jennifer Eck says:

    I would absolutely live in Sitka, Alaska!!! My husband, however, is not amenable to the idea. 🙂

  • JulieVK says:

    Montana (where we live) is nice, but we are planning to move to Hawaii the millisecond the kids head off to college. 🙂

  • Crystal D says:

    After following my Coast Guard hubby around the country for the past fifteen years (seven different states), I honestly just want to settle down back in my home state of North Carolina.

  • Kristy says:

    London in the winter – I know it’s cold but so beautiful at Christmas. North Carolina for the rest of the year – at the beach!

  • Brittany says:

    My husband and I just had this convo! We’d move to CA, somewhere around Lodi, and just become experts on their Zinfandel.

    Miiiiight have to get a place in Burgundy too, just for kicks.

  • Lauren says:

    A big manor in the Garden District in New Orleans. There is something so magical about that place.

  • misty says:

    Right where I’m at, Sonoma County, CA!

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  • Lauren says:

    Central Texas! I love the rolling hills and beautiful water 🙂 We visit there often, but we live where the paychecks are.

  • Sherry says:

    I’m content with living in Texas. I do like to travel within the US with one of my favorite states being Virginia.

  • I would love to live in San Diego!

  • misty says:

    Right where I’m at. Sonoma County, CA!

  • Rich Spencer says:

    Austin, TX

    Oddly enough

  • Liz Rodriguez says:

    Hawaii – Its so clean and pristine. I especially love the way the guard their eco-system.

  • Kristin says:

    I grew up in Massachusetts, and am now settled happily in the midwest (lots of local food!:). The one place I’ve always known I’d be happier living is Burlington, VT! I’m not sure why- I have never even visited. Maybe because they are consistently ranked number one for healthy population? Maybe because of Bernie Sanders? 😉

  • Carrie says:

    Although I love living in Maine (I’m a life long New England girl) I would love to live in Hawaii. I think if there was anywhere in the world where I could learn to chill out and go with the flow, Hawaii would be it.

  • Jessica M says:

    I’d love to live on the east coast. In Maine would be the greatest! And maybe in the winter go further south!i

  • Liza Glick says:

    I live in RI and I love it here, don’t want to go anywhere else!

  • MARIA PELAEZ says:

    I live in Miami and I love living here. But, I’d I had to move, I’d love to live in San Francisco or the Bay area. The variety of wonderful restaurants, cultural events and interest in conservation and nature make it an ideal place for me.

  • Samantha says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love living in Orange County, CA, but if I could go anywhere obligations aside, I would want to live in Florida. I have family in the beautiful city of Sebastian- right on the San Sebastián river and just a short drive from the ocean. Such a gorgeous and lush landscape, I would not only be near loved ones, I think I would have the space to grow my own food!

  • Crystal D says:

    After following my Coast Guard hubby around the country for the past fifteen years (seven different states), I really just want to settle down back in my home state of North Carolina.

  • lindsay says:

    Jackson, WY it’s soo pretty, if only I could afford to live there!

  • Lisa says:

    I’d like to visit many places like Hawaii, Japan, China, Thailand, Middle East…..but I haven’t found anywhere I want to live more than Silicon Valley, USA

  • jewels says:

    I’m currently in Santa Fe and while we have a pretty great farm to table movement happening here, I just went to Portland Oregon for the first time. The climate there that allows the farmers market to be so abundant, the diversity in the food and restaurant choices and the awareness of what is going on with food commercially – Until I can actually make the move there, I could definitely use some new cookbooks. And a fantastic heritage butcher shop did open up here in SF recently. And as a recovering vegetarian I could definitely use some help too!! Oh, and if it’s really anywhere, then Spain or Costa Rica – of course….

  • Sydney says:

    I would love to live anywhere on a lake! Quick access to water would be amazing.

  • Dan Clark says:

    I fell in love with Costa Rica recently. I think I would split time between there Switzerland and Big Sur in California.

  • Dana says:

    I absolutely love where I live now – in a small town east of Seattle. I’ve lived in a few areas of the US and couldn’t be happier. So, I wouldn’t change that. I would continue to travel -yes, but I love calling Washington home!

  • Sharmista says:

    Texas maybe?

  • Kate says:

    Really I would live anywhere near the ocean – but first choices would be Seattle, WA or somewhere on the Oregon coast for sure!

  • Sydney says:

    Anywhere with quick access to a lake!

  • Jaclyn says:

    I would move to Colorado! The fresh air, chance to be near mountains and lakes and be active all year round would make it a pretty sweet destination. Not to mention all the awesome paleo-friendly restaurants and coffee shops I have heard of!!

  • gwendolyn says:

    Somewhere near the water, with low humidity that has socialized healthcare, civil rights for all, a fantastic public transit system, lots of city parks and happy residents ^.^

  • Indigo says:

    I’d probably end up doing a 50/50 thing. Summers in New England (for me) and Winters in San Diego or Phoenix (for hubby). He hates cold and I hate heat.

  • Paul says:

    I love North Carolina — midpoint between the ocean and the mountains.

  • Alexis says:

    Good luck on your move. I’d love to move back to Southern California.

  • Dana says:

    I have lived in a few cities in the US and am happiest where I live now, so I wouldn’t change it. It’s a small town just east of Seattle. Don’t get me wrong – travel is a love and a necessity, but I am living right where I would want to live.

  • Sonja H says:

    I would love to move my Family to San Diego. My husband is from there and we love it, we are a military family, so right now we go where the military sends us.

  • Michelle says:

    I’m pretty happy in Seattle, but Vashon, WA and Bath, England are at the top of my list of places I’d like to live.

  • Jenn says:

    I would love to live in the pacific northwest somewhere. Or maybe Chicago. But really I just love where I am near my family and beautiful country in Utah.

  • Bill says:

    Right where I am – Austin!

  • Erin Curtis says:

    My husband and I would love to live in Scotland…ah…maybe someday… Super green and hilly places are the best!

  • Tracey says:

    I’d love to live on the Amalfi coast in Italy! citrus tree-scented air + amazing seafood dishes = heaven!

  • Julie says:

    I’m an East Coast gal now living in Colorado. I miss the water, so my next move will take me to a coast, but when that will happen is anybody’s guess. Hopefully sooner rather than later. Good luck with the move!

  • I would love to live in Italy in the Tuscany region.
    I have an auto immune disease, so on hindsight I won’t be able to eat any of the pasta or cheese or drink the wine, but the area is breathtakingly beautiful and romantic.

  • Jonathan says:

    I’d love to move to NYC sometime.

  • Kelly E. says:

    San Francisco/Napa Valley is my favorite place to visit, so I could definitely settle down there!

  • Stacy says:

    I would live anywhere near beaches and good food! A favorite place to visit with my family is Charleston, SC and key West, FL!!!

  • Emily McD says:

    I would live in Aix-en-Provence, France. My second choice would be Portland, OR but I just moved here! I totally feel your pain about moving cross-country and taking boatloads of books to Half Price Books… I am glad I have your cookbooks on the Kindle for that reason. Good luck with the moving and packing!

  • Jessica L says:

    Ohhh that’s tough… Right now I’m dreaming of Hawaii!!

  • Ouissi says:

    A few years ago I’d say Paris…Id still love to live there. But I’ve built a life for my son and I in the village in which my mother and my sister & her family live so just now I am happy, really happy, right where I am (though I wouldn’t say no to a flat in Paris for holidays!)


  • Amber Adams says:

    If I could move anywhere it would be the sunshine state of Calofornia. Don’t get me wrong, I love Michigan, but the weather here is so extreme. The winters are brutal; it feels like we have 6-7 months of winter. California when I visited for 5 days was beautiful. I loved how everything seemed so open and restaurants had exquisite patio seating. There is just something about southern California that was so pleasant. I hope to move there one day and make it a reality not a dream.

  • Stephanie KL says:

    I’m thinking the mountains of Costa Rica where the weather is milder and the soil is great for growing all manner of vegetables in my garden. Living on a mountain ridge, there is no soil so we have to truck it in to grow anything.

  • Abby says:

    I would split my time between my home in South Florida (I already live where people vacation!) and Tuscany, Italy – the food! the landscape! everything!!!

  • lynn says:

    Boston, Ma

  • Lisa D. says:

    Anywhere? Easy: Kauai or Brisbane. Realistically, like to work and live while not being in paradise? Chicago or DC.

    Happy travels! Congrats on the decluttering.

  • Amy says:

    As much as I like exploring, I already have the best right here in Virginia! I’m staying. 🙂

  • Chris L says:

    After a recent trip to Palm Springs, I’m in love! I’d choose the dry heat of Palm Springs, CA.

  • Courtney says:

    I would definitely move someplace healthier with a more liberal feel. Austin, Denver, Portland, and Seattle are on my travel list, but I’m suspecting this Midwest girl would enjoy the year round warm temps in Texas to be the deciding factor! I’m retirement planning already!

  • Jeanie says:

    Gotta have mountains and ocean…Gold Beach, Oregon would be great!

  • Whitney W says:

    I am a happy camper where I am–Atlanta, GA!

  • Katie says:

    I have very few regrets in my life, for which I am very thankful; however, I will always regret not traveling abroad when I was in college. I was too scared to travel alone to a foreign country, so even though I had a chance to travel to Greece and Italy, I totally chickened out. I still wanna kick my ass about it!

    Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! I downloaded Well Fed when it was on sale last week, and I read it at night before I go to bed. Is that weird? 😉

  • Melissa says:

    I would love to live in Colorado. Or really anywhere with beautiful hiking in the mountains

  • Joanie says:

    I’m a whitewater kayaker so Asheville, NC is my top choice!

  • Brittany says:

    In a magical world where I could live anywhere with no concern for money, I would definitely pick a tropical island somewhere! Aruba or Hawaii — somewhere with beaches and sun! 🙂

  • Suzanne says:

    In the US, definitely San Francisco. In the larger world, Greece.

  • Brittany says:

    I would live on a warm sunny beach somewhere! Aruba or Hawaii — somewhere tropical and beautiful! 🙂

  • Natasha says:

    Based on my travels, I’d love to live in Paris, London, or San Francisco. I just love the feel of all three of these cities.

  • Jessica says:

    I live in Southern California by the beach, which I absolutely love. I just wish it was more affordable…I’ve racked my brain thinking of places I’d rather live where the cost of living was lower and I just can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be. Or…winter in SoCal and summer in Oregon!

  • Jaclyn says:

    I would love to live somewhere tropical. Hawaii or somewhere in the Carribean.

  • Ariana Hart says:

    I would move to the east coast- probably the Boston area.

  • Melissa says:

    I would love to live where there are beautiful hiking areas in mountains. I would love Seattle or Colorado

  • Heather A. says:

    If I had to move, I would like to live in New Zealand I think. Or maybe Oregon state. 🙂

  • Andy says:

    Anywhere, eh? I choose the moon!

  • Liz T says:

    New Zealand. What an amazing place that is sadly too far away!

  • Tricia says:

    New Orleans. Everytime I’m there, I wish I could just send for my things (which will hopefully include a box o’ paleo cookbooks in the future!)

  • Bridgett says:

    That’s a tough one! I love Portland, Oregon, California and Coeur d’Alene Idaho (where my family lives). Can I split my time between the three?

  • Barbara says:

    I dream of living in Paris. Spent my 20th wedding anniversary eating my way around the city but there’s plenty I’ve missed!

  • Beth says:

    I would love to live in Alberta, Canada – some of the scenery you can get there looks absolutely beautiful. 🙂

  • JuliePerry says:

    I just moved from the beach to an old historic neighborhood in St Petersburg, FL. I love it!

  • Beth says:

    I would love to live in Alberta, Canada – some of the scenery you can get there looks absolutely beautiful.

  • Jessica H. says:

    Is it sad that I love it right where I am (in Ohio)? We get all four seasons, I’m near family and loved ones. Yup. Homebody. Good luck with your move!

  • Martha says:

    Ooohh…I would move to Vermont. Hills, green, lots of wildlife.

    Or San Fran (I know, I know). Good luck w/ your move!

  • D Y McNeil says:

    I’ve wanted to live in New York (City) since I was 9 years old… but now, some 20-odd years later, I’ve come to love my DC home a lot.

  • Nicole L says:

    I would like to live either in Colorado or if I’m being really adventurous, in FIJI!!

    Would also be nice to have a nice house on some land out in the country where I could have some chickens and animals and grow some of my own food.

    Ah, a girl can dream!

  • Lindsey says:

    I’d be happiest in Seattle. The weather, the food, the scenery. Coming from a landlocked Midwesterner, it sounds like heaven.

  • Britni Little says:

    TEXAS – but maybe Ireland or Tuscany

  • Jo says:

    I would live in Florence, Italy! I was able to spend a semester there in college and fell in love with the city (not to mention the ability to travel all over Europe from a relatively central location!).

  • Kelly C. says:

    I do love living in Austin, but I think it would be awesome to have a place on the west coast somewhere – with an ocean view of course – and then also a place in the Colorado mountains.

  • Lindsey says:

    Seattle. The weather, the culture, the scenery. As a landlocked midwesterner, that sounds like heaven.

  • D Y McNeil says:

    I’ve wanted to live in New York City since I was 9 years old… but now, some 20-odd years later, I’ve come to love my home of DC a lot.

  • Sarah says:

    I’d love to live in Seattle, but only during the summer. The rest of the year I’d be a happy camper in West Hollywood.

  • Kelly says:

    I’d move to Cape Cod – specifically, Harwich, MA!

  • deb taylor says:

    I love where I live now – in Florida, but would love to move somewhere that has a cool side – maybe california – san fran? somewhere where a sweatshirt once in a while is required.

  • Sara Baker says:

    My dream is to live in Spain, either in Bilbao or Barcelona.

  • Katja says:

    Portland OR!!

  • Adrienne says:


  • Alicyn says:

    I would love to move to Grand Cayman. Maybe once day when I win the lotto! 🙂

  • Joi M. says:

    I so, so, so want to move to Houston! (Currently in NJ)

  • Kat says:

    I would like to live in Costa Rica. Laid-back vibe, sunshine, beach, and mountains!

  • Adrienne says:

    Bahamas!!! ☀️

  • Betsy says:

    Hmmm, tough one. I love Maryland, where I live now. But maybe closer to the beach. Or Hawaii!!!!

  • Jackie says:

    I absolutely love my rural life in Oklahoma! If I moved, we’d go somewhere with mountains! 🙂

  • Emma says:

    We’re moving too! I would love to live in Ireland, but will have to settle for Vermont where my partner wants to be!

  • Desiree says:

    Somewhere that I would be happy. Not sure where that would be – need to keep looking. Probably near water. And near family.

  • Betsy says:

    Not sure my comment went through, but I’d say Maryland, only closer to the beach!

  • Kelley R. says:

    Hmmm, I have a list a mile long but right now … We’re going to Greece in the fall and I’m not sure I’ll be able to come back!

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  • Lisa says:

    I think I would have to do a lot of traveling before I could really commit but the white villages of Spain appeal. Costa Rica? San Francisco? Portland? Maybe just where I am, in Toronto but with much more traveling!

  • Valerie says:

    If I could move anywhere it would be Montana – mountains!!

  • Courtney S. says:

    I would love to be able to live in San Diego! I fell in love with the ocean there when I was little and have been going back as often as I can. I like the laid-back, healthy vibe as well.

  • Savannah says:

    I would love to live in Park City, Utah. Coming from Florida I am ready to get out of the hot and humid weather!

  • Karen Wittfoth says:

    If I could live anywhere it would definitely be Italy!! I love the culture and architecture! I would love to learn Italian!

    Thank you south for Well Fed and Well Fed 2. They have made a big difference in my life and hubby hasn’t disliked anything so far !

  • Beth says:

    I love where I am now, but if I had to movee, it would probably be to Colorado.

  • Chris says:

    We dream of living half the year in Lake Tahoe and the other half in Kaui, HW. But for now we’re in Maryland.

  • Sabrina Yaras says:

    Home is where the heart is, and for me that’s with my family (parents, brother and sis-in-law). They are why I stay in Los Angeles. Perhaps we will spend our summers in Sweden (where my sis-in law is from). Wherever my family is, that’s where I will be.

  • Heather says:

    I’m recently transplanted to Alaska, and I wouldn’t have ever guessed that I would love it so much. I hope I never leave!

    But, if I had the chance, I’d also love to live in Tokyo for awhile. Loved my time there.

  • Jennifer says:

    I would like to live in Europe for a while. I am not picky, I would just like to live outside the US for a while and I have spent half my life on either coast so I think it is time to go elsewhere. 🙂

  • Heather says:

    Something I’ve thought about for a very long time! If I had to stay in the US I want to move to the Oregon/Washington area. But I husband hates it up there, so in kind of stuck here in NM. But if I could move out of the US I would love to live in Ireland or England. I need more green in my life.

  • Heida says:

    If I could live anywhere? Could I also be anyone? If anyone, anywhere: probably South of France (I’m picturing the house right now). If myself, mother of small children trying to combine carrier and family probably Iceland where it’s near possible or Norway where it’s even better 🙂

  • Andrea says:

    Well! I actually live in Vermont, about an hour north of where you are headed! Definitely come check out Champlain Valley Crossfit 🙂

  • Gwen says:

    Although Austin has treated me well these last 8 years, I think we’re ready for a move. State-side, we’d love to live in Colorado. Denver, specifically, which just reminds me of Austin with mountains. Worldwide, I would love to live in either Vienna or New Zealand!

  • Andrea says:

    Well, I currently live in Vermont! If you are ever up in the Burlington area, be sure to check out Champlain Valley Crossfit! The BEST!

  • Beth says:

    Love where I am now, but if I had to move, it would be to Colorado.

  • Kalissa says:

    I’d stay in western PA, right where I am. But if I had to move elsewhere, I’d go Raleigh, NC. The area is gorgeous, the people are friendly, the weather is great, and it’s a short drive to mountains, ocean, or pretty much whatever scenery you’d like.

  • Lauren says:

    I’d love to live in New Orleans – I’m a native Texan but spent a lot of time visiting NOLA in my life, of all the places I’d love to be it’s definitely among the few I’d love to live. There’s something so European and amazing to me about the architecture and feel of the Quarter, the Garden District is just plain stunning and the culture and history of the city amaze me!

  • Lydia says:

    I’d like to live in the mountains of Colorado in the summertime (Vail or Breckenridge would be nice) and in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the winter. When I wasn’t home, I’d lease the place out to (responsible) vacationers.

    Congratulations and good luck on the move. I hope you get to lift something besides boxes of boxes VERY SOON.

  • Ruby says:

    I’d move back to Oakland if it was as cheap as the Pacific Northwest.

  • Sarah says:

    Ooooh, decisions! I would love to live in NYC. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jessica H. says:

    I’d like to live in Seoul. Wouldn’t it be great to have awesome, fresh Asian food?

  • Christena says:

    My beautiful Florida beachside hometown where I already live!

  • Erin H says:

    I would love to live near the mountains in Wyoming or Montana.

  • cassy says:

    I would love to live in Hawaii!!

  • Andrea says:

    Jamaica, Mon! Beautiful beaches and scenery, plentiful fresh veggies and fruits year-round, amazing kindness in everyone you meet…what could be better???

  • Heather says:

    I’m pretty happy here in Denver, CO, after relocating from the upper midwest 5 years ago. I’d love to 2 months in the summer in northern WI (lake country), a month or two in the south in January/February, and am very happy the rest of the time right where I am.

  • Erin H says:

    I would live in near the mountains in Wyoming and Montana.

  • stacey blackgoat says:

    If I cld live anywhere it wld be somewhere on a beach. I’m not particular about the climate really but somewhere I cld walk on the beach and relax. I love that we don’t freeze in AZ but I miss green, rain and water.

  • Maura Sullivan says:

    Well I currently live in Raleigh NC but would love to move my home-state of Massachusetts next door so I can have friends, family, food, culture and all of the Boston sports teams nearby!

    If we are talking a stretch location I wouldn’t mind coastal Italy with enough land to have a sustainable garden to eat from year round!

  • Donna Magrini says:

    I love AZ in the winter, but I would love to escape the summer heat with a half year move to the beach! Either coast is good: Hilton Head, SC or Carlsbad, CA would be perfect!

  • Lauryn says:

    Within the US, a warm climate for sure – maybe southern CA. Anywhere in the world – Rome!

  • Alexis H says:

    I would go be with my family in portland, or.

  • Christena says:

    Beachside Florida

  • Stefani G says:

    Either out west, probably Denver, or Spain 🙂 I want to live somewhere mountainous, Chicago is beautiful, but very very flat. Good luck with the move!

  • Ofelia says:

    I’m in Chicago currently, but moved from the SF Bay Area. Honestly, I’d love to move back one day. I’m missing my fresh yummy food!

  • Kristen says:

    I would like in Blairsville, GA! In a cabin with a cute rustic kitchen and a mountain view :o)

  • Jessie says:

    I would move to Montana and live on a ranch with tons of animals. Sitting on the front porch, watching the stars on a clear night – sounds perfect to me!

  • Clacy says:

    I live in NC… Wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! 🙂

  • Stefani G says:

    Somewhere out west, probably Denver, or Spain 🙂 Chicago is beautiful, but very very flat. Good luck on the move!

  • pam says:

    I’m already living my dream–Evergreen, CO!

  • Sandra says:

    I live in Hawaii on the Big Island and can’t imagine living anywhere else now after being here for 14 years. I love it here & can see the ocean & the mountains from my backyard!

  • Katherine says:

    Big Sky, Montana. I love it there. Imagine being able to hike in those mountains every day!

  • Deb says:

    I have lived most of my life in Minnesota and really love it except for the winter time! Would love to live in a warm climate in the winter and come back to MN for the 3 other seasons!

  • Barb says:

    Love Hawaii!

  • MaireS says:

    I’m lucky to live in my dream place! Winter Park is close enough to Denver that you can easily take advantage of all the city has to offer on a regular basis yet having to cross a major mountain pass keeps out all the “gotta have Interstate Hwy access and a Walmart” mountain wannabes. I love it here!

  • Laura O says:

    Although, I love my old KY home and it would be hard to leave my awesome family I would love to live on Fripp Island, SC where we had our honeymoon. How awesome is this giveaway? I want to win these books!!

  • Julie Dayton says:

    I live in PA and love the change of seasons! I would simply move to a more rural area, maybe in Ligonier, and buy a farmhouse that has at least ONE patch of sunny land to grow an awesome garden.

  • Barb says:

    Love Hawaii

  • Anne B says:

    Somewhere in between San Antonio and Austin, Texas….most of my side of the family lives there!

  • Juliann says:

    I recently moved to Denver and can’t lie, I’m pretty fortunate to be living exactly where I’d love to live.

    of course, I wouldn’t mind living on Kauai either…

  • Kayla Jacobsen says:

    A beach! Any beach!

  • Kevin P says:

    I’d love to live in Portland. It seems to be just what I want in a place to live in for a while.

  • Kasia M. says:

    I love Colorado (where I currently am) but if I could move it would be either to Seattle or Alaska.

  • Jenny says:

    My husband and I day dream about living in the French countryside, but we’d be willing to settle anywhere that would provide a home base for euro exploration 🙂

  • Beth says:

    I couldn’t be happier anywhere else than where I already am-Arkansas.

  • Jen O'Brien says:

    Probably southern Italy.

    For the climate and the FOOD!

  • Jessica B. says:

    Wow! Lots of great places! Mine is much simpler. I live in a tiny little town called Port Angeles, Washington. I’d actually want to move out of city limits, onto a farm about 20 miles west, along the edge of the Olympic National Park. Room for my own garden and even raise some animals! That would be grand! No outrageous long-distance moves for me, just a nice little plod of land to call my own 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    I live just south of Portland now, and love it…I can’t imagine permanently living anywhere else. But I do love the Oregon Coast, and would love to have a house there I could escape to on the weekends.

  • Amanda says:

    I want to live back in Pullyup, Washington. I spent a year there as a teen and fell in love with the scenery, people and the awesome weather.

  • Jessica B. says:

    I would love to live in Colorado.

  • Owen Rasmussen says:

    I’d want to go to Seattle.

  • Jamie says:

    I have lived in Colorado most of my life and love it here. But I have always secretly wanted to live in Hawaii. Ocean and mountains. What’s not to love!

  • Mel says:

    I would move back to New Zealand/Australia! If I had to stay stateside though, WA/OR or NC would be nice 🙂

  • Aimee says:

    Seattle! It’s a great foodie town and the inhabitants care a lot about sustainability, eating seasonally/locally, and the food just tastes good!

  • Tina R says:

    I would love to live in the mountains… Colorado, Washington, Switzerland..

  • Tracy says:

    If I could live anywhere, irregardless of money, I’d love to live on Grand Cayman. I feel in love with that placeand my husband and I seriously discussed moving there… Until we found out we were pregnant. We are blessed with our family … But if money was no object, I’d love to have a home there and come back often to make sure our kids stay close to our family.

  • Annette says:

    Domestically – Ft. Collins, CO – Beautiful country, not too big of a city and not too small!

    International – New Zealand, the people there are so fun!

  • Jessica L. says:

    If I could live anywhere, I’d move back to NYC! Or, I’d try London 🙂 And, I’d love to have all of those books with me!

  • Liz M says:

    Charleston, SC. I love that city!

  • Trezlen says:

    If I could live anywhere, I’d probably live in a lighthouse off the coast of North Carolina. Maybe Kitty Hawk. Or Cape Hatteras

  • Suzanne says:

    My dream locale is Portland, OR and the Pacific Northwest in general.

  • Danielle Martinez says:

    Anywhere in Vermont or Fort Collins Colorado.

  • Nicole Nault says:

    Granada, Spain! Where I studied abroad.

  • Jessica L. says:

    NYC! Or London!

  • MaryM says:

    San Francisco but sadly could never afford it!

  • Ruzella says:

    I would love to travel to Europe!! I want to see London 🙂 and eat Paleo there, of course 😉 Best wishes on your move!

  • Joan says:

    I love the ocean but I also love to be close to a city. Dunedin FL is right on the Gulf, has arts, culture, a bustling nightlife, and is close to Tampa.

  • Emily says:

    I’ll stay put in New Jersey! Only the strong survive … but you’ve got mountains for winter snow play + beautiful beaches for summer fun and all of the fall foliage and spring greenery in between!

  • Laura says:

    My fiancé and I are making plans to retire to Sweden. He spent three years there in school. I joke that since we recently moved from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada that I am slowly acclimating myself to a colder climate. Good luck with your move!

  • Clare says:

    I’d like to live in Australia for a while, but as for long-term, somewhere close to the water and a city with 4 seasons and a cozy house!

  • Erin says:

    We just moved to our chosen destination-Boulder!

  • Amy says:

    I’d move to Australia! Or California if I needed to stay stateside.

  • Jen says:

    Good luck with the move… just went through a pretty big move myself recently. Anyway, if I could live anywhere I would live on the water. It almost doesn’t matter where as long as I’ve got a waterfront view.

  • Robyn says:

    Vancouver, BC. Visited there and it absolutely blew my mind.

  • Erin Wentworth says:

    Since I already live in the beautiful Betkshires of Massachusetts, I love to go to the Pacific Northwest maybe Oregon. VT is beautiful, you will love it!

  • CeliaT says:

    I’m actually planning to move to either Lisbon or Barcelona in 2 or 3 years (might also consider Italy but think the cost of living will be higher than Portugal or Spain). Good luck with your move.

  • Jana says:

    I love where I live in So. Utah, but could spend part of my time at the beach or Honduras.

  • valerie s. says:

    Anywhere? Germany, hands down! In the meantime, life in western Montana is good. Our family was having this discussion a few days ago around the dinner table and Vermont got much praise. Good luck with the move, looking forward to hearing of your adventures in les Verts Monts!

  • Sandi says:

    I would love to live someplace warm, near a beach or on a lakefront.

  • Lily says:

    I would like to live in Andalucia Spain. I fell in love with it during study abroad. Jamon Iberico mmm.

  • Sherry B says:

    Part of me says Maui since you can go to the beach and have snow there as well. But the warm beach always calls to me. So I guess I would really love More to leave at the beach in Charleston,SC.
    Have a safe move

  • Amber says:

    I’m a Colorado native, and can’t imagine living anywhere else! However, I’ve heard good things about Napa…. 🙂

  • KMM says:

    I’d love to be able to move back to Portland.

  • Chris Lykins says:

    After a recent trip to Palm Springs, CA, I chose the dry warmth of Palm Springs!

  • Chrissa says:

    I’d love to live anywhere in southern BC and take frequent trips south to Colorado and SoCal for all the great retreats and adventures that could be had.

  • SarahED says:

    I’d live in Brookline, MA if I could choose!

  • Samantha Stevenson says:

    South Carolina would be our dream location. 🙂

  • Samantha Stevenson says:

    South Carolina would be our dream location!

  • karyn says:

    Husband & I bought 69 acres last summer to buy a farm. It was husband’s idea, and my life as a CF coach was ending, so I had doubts, but I’d follow him anywhere. It’s been a tough year, but we have 2 gardens, we’re finishing out our barndominium ourselves, and then we’ll start raising animals. We eat from the garden every day, and the clean, country lifestyle is so refreshing.

    So if I could live anywhere, it would be on Chubby Dog Farm in Grapeland, Tx.


  • Andrea says:

    If I could live anywhere, and not have to worry about having a way to afford it, it would be London!

  • Allison G says:

    Madrid, Spain or Denver, Colorado. I love outdoor activities and traveling the world so I really couldn’t pick 🙂

  • Erika says:

    I’m getting out of the Navy next June and my husband and I are considering leaving the east coast and moving to Seattle. It’s always been his dream…we’ll see if I can handle the rain!

  • Funmi says:

    I’ve currently got my heart set on California… But if that doesn’t work out, Barcelona would be great (if I can work remotely!)

  • Brianna says:

    I would love to live in France!

  • Catherine J says:

    If I could go anywhere it would be Venice, Italy. I went there on my honeymoon and loves every minute of it.

  • Catherine J says:

    Venice, Italy hands down

  • Beth N says:

    I would love to live in New Hampshire or Colorado.

  • Julie says:

    I currently live just outside of Rochester, NY. I love it here most of the time, but January through April can kindly take a hike. If I didn’t live here, I’d like to live in Oregon. Maybe Portland, maybe more rural.

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  • Alison says:

    I know this sounds strange but I’m liking where I am right now (Olathe, KS). My husband travels a lot of work, so my “real” answer is wherever he is. It’s important to be together and be family. Sometimes, it’s not always possible to do that and there are large amounts of time where we are separated. The perfect place for me is not a location or a geographical point but rather the feeling of togetherness and the state of my heart!

  • Dorey Miller says:

    I’m pretty happy in Seattle, but if I could live anywhere else, I think it would have to be Portland, OR or Vancouver BC

  • Tracy says:

    I live in the most awesome place I can imagine, but if I had to say somewhere new, I’d have to vote for living in Europe. Somewhere mysterious and intriguing with great little cafes, incredible coffee, and music everywhere!

  • Michelle E. says:

    I live in the Pacific Northwest and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But I do think it would be fun to live up in the San Juan Islands instead of in the city!

  • Susan F. says:

    I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Pacific Grove, California, but if I could live anywhere else it would be divided between Chicago and Tulsa where my three precious grandchildren live! P.S. Your cookbooks have changed my life! Keep creating!

  • T says:

    I would chose exactly where I live now…Portland, Maine.
    It’s small enough to have a great local food community yet large enough to offer lots of ethnic food choices.
    Best wishes on your move into New England!

  • Krista says:

    ITALY !!!! Down south to Sicily is where I would move…..good luck with your move!!

  • Aimee says:

    I would stay in charlottesville va!

  • Kristin says:

    Austin, Texas or Berkely CA are on my list of cities to try. Vermont is beautiful. Hope you will be happy there 🙂

  • Emily says:

    I am an east coast girl so far but I’d love to live in the northwest!

    • Stephanie says:

      Coming from Florida, I am definitely an east coast girl too. I just to the west coast (Texas and New Mexico) a few months ago. It was absolutely beautiful. It’s a whole different feeling and change from the east coast.

  • Theda says:

    Many years ago – when I was considering where to settle – it was between returning to Texas or North Carolina. During that transition I was privileged to stay in Hawaii for 3 months. Ultimately, I returned home to Texas and though my husband and I love to travel, ultimately, Texas is where our home and hearts are.

    As an aside – I purchased your books in e-form and my iPad spends a lot of time open to your recipes in the kitchen with me. Chocolate chili – OMG it’s good and I’ve made it twice within a week.

  • Ouida Lampert says:

    Western NC or Oregon. St. Ignatius Montana. Vermont.

  • Megan says:

    If I could go anywhere — oh man, how do you choose? Somewhere in Europe, most definitely, but pinning down one place is so hard. Do you go practical (where you speak the language) or elsewhere?

    So, for today, I’d choose Paris!

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  • Agne says:

    I live in a very crowded Netherlands 450 people in square meters. I love to live here, but I would love to live in states where I can get grass fed meat cheaper and all those wonderfull clean ingredients… its very hard to find it here sometimes…

  • Kristin says:

    Austin TX and Berkely CA are on my list of cities to try. Vermont is beautiful. Hope you will be happy there 🙂

  • Christie says:

    I am originally from Florida and would love to move back there. I miss the warm weather and the beautiful beaches.

  • Debbie Hoehn says:

    I’d move to Tuscany, Italy!!

  • Linda says:

    I would live between Canada and Aruba,where my daughter lives

  • hannlib says:

    I live in Yorkshire, UK, but I dream of living in new Zealand

  • Lori says:

    My answer to this question changes almost daily. Typically, it’s something more abstract, like a place that is walking and public transportation friendly and accessible to nature’s beauty and fresh food.

    But, to answer the question directly (without all the caveats), if I could live anywhere, it would be somewhere along the Oregon coast.

  • Kristin says:

    I lived in Spain for a semester in college, and I would move back in a second if I could.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I would love to live somewhere with more beautiful scenery and nature I live in Florida so some place like Tennessee or Montana would be stunning.

  • Lani says:

    My husband would say Paris- he loved the culture & food- but I think I would miss the south. I like warm summers and fresh tomatoes.

  • Jill says:

    On the Northern CA coast.

  • Andrea says:

    Vancouver, Canada! We visited last year and have been wanting to go back ever since. Maybe just south of the border would be easier so we could still be US residents. 🙂

  • Marcia says:

    Just got back from Colorado. Would love to move there. Four seasons, temperate weather…beautiful scenery.

  • Barb says:

    The sun plans newsletter just showed a home for sale in VA on 20 acres. It looked gorgeous and tempting, but I really love Estes Park, Colorado.

  • Renae says:

    Coast of WA 🙂

  • Kelly H says:

    Honestly…I love where I live here in NH. ( right next to White River Jct, Vt!!) We are in the woods but culture with Dartmouth College, great hiking, skiing,swimming,kayaking….but, I would love to try New Zealand.;)

  • Monique M. says:

    If I could live anywhere, I would live in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s such a beautiful city!

  • Brittany says:

    I’m fortunate enough to be exactly where I want to be! Chicago will always be where I’m happiest!

    • Shelly siegenthaler says:

      If I could move anywhere, it wouldn’t so much be a specific place on the map, but it would have to meet requirements. Sunny, but not too humid or extremely hot (90 is okay but 100 is too high) 75% of the year would be great. Gardens could thrive & kids could play outdoors. Also! I would love to be away from the city, but close enough for shopping when the mood strikes.

  • Jenna says:

    On the shore of Lake Michigan during from April to November and then anywhere sunny and warm surrounded by water the rest of the year :).

  • Stacey says:

    I would love to live in Southern California near the beach and family

  • Tracey says:

    On a coast, either one.

  • Jessica says:

    I would live in Hawaii. I can’t imagine a more wonderful place to live!

  • Robin Divine says:

    I’ve lived in south Texas, north Texas, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. My favorite by far was NC, and I would move back there in a heartbeat! You get all 4 seasons, but withouth the harsh TX summer or harsh New England winter. Raleigh-Durham is 3 hours south of Washington, DC, 3 hours east of the mountains, and 3 hours west of the Atlantic Ocean (beautiful beaches). Lots to do there and a perfect place to live!

  • Margot says:

    The comments on this post have been really interesting to read. I think I’d choose Thailand.

  • Theda says:

    Several years ago, I was choosing where to live – it was between returning home to Texas or North Carolina. During that time I was able to spend some time in Hawaii. Ultimately, I chose to return to Texas. It was a great choice, I met my husband and though we both love to travel and explore new places, ultimately, our home and our hearts are in Texas.

  • Beth M. says:

    I’ve always loved Texas but it’s so hot! A nice beach house somewhere would be just fine!

  • Kathrn says:

    The caribbean…I think if I could live there, i would float around on my yacht. Why? b/c of the food. seafood, tropical fruit than add flavors of mexico and mediterranean. With all the fine cooking i do now by becoming paleo, I could become little thick living on a boat.I think fishing, surfing and waterskiing would be the way to move and the way to live.

  • Sylvie Daigle says:

    I would certainly like to live somewhere warm like Hawaii.

  • Jeannette says:

    I love the Adirondacks (only an hour away) and would love to live in Northville at the foot of the Adirondack’s a little village on a lake with mountains and rivers all over the place nearby. I would also love to live in the place I spend my teen years growing up, on the Northeast coast of England, a mile south of the Scottish border: Berwick upon Tweed. 🙂

  • Luci says:

    If I could live anywhere, it would be where ever my children land as adults. Family first! Good luck with your move!

  • Theda says:


  • I currently live in Seattle, and in my opinion, there’s no place I’d rather be! But I have always thought it would be exciting to live in NY for a year or two…

  • Elaine says:

    I’m from the Midwest, but would love to live in Denver or Seattle for a while!

  • Amanda says:

    I live on the East coast right now and I love it. The only other place I’ve felt so at home was in France.. North or South.. I’m undecided 🙂

  • Elaine says:

    I would love to move to New Zealand. After a few day vacation there it was hard to come back to Chicago!

  • Jessica says:

    I’m already a FL girl, but I’d probably pick somewhere a little more towards the western central area of FL!

  • Tikvah says:

    Happy moving! It’s almost over. I would love to move to Beaverton, OR, to be nearer to my nieces (and the awesome Saturday Market in Portland).

  • sarah sprouse says:

    I grew up in So Cal and currently live in NC. I would love to live in So Cal for the weather and fresh produce but not the traffic. Maybe Santa Barbara or Napa would be good….

  • Jessica says:

    I’m a FL girl already, but I would pick somewhere more towards the central western portion of the state!

  • Tikvah says:

    I would love to live in Beaverton, OR, near my young nieces. I miss them!

  • Melissa says:

    I would so live in the Pacific Northwest. I would treasure the weather and the beauty of the land. The fresh fish and produce. The hiking trails and the views.

  • Tarrin says:

    Santorini, Greece. I visited several years ago; thanks to the incredible view, the seafood, and the perfectly swimmable sea and black sand beaches, I never wanted to leave!

  • Kate Kear says:

    Having lived on both coasts and in the midwest, I think I’d like to try living in France! I imagine living in a city or town with plenty of green space in which to meander would be delightful!

  • April R. says:

    I would move to Ketchikan , Alaska. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been.

  • Heather G says:

    I LOVE my Texas roots, but I have always had a love affair with the pacific northwest and would love to live in Portland or Seattle.

  • Carrie says:

    Florida. I love the warm ocean.

  • Alison says:

    The island of Niue in the South Pacific….1200 wonderful, friendly people, plentiful coconuts, native vanilla beans and terrestrial land crabs that taste like King Crab mixed with coconut. Heaven…..would move there in a heartbeat!!

  • Kathryn G. says:

    At this point in my life I’m really missing my family, so I’d love to move back to the Midwest to be closer to them.

  • Jen A. says:

    In a cabin on Lake Crescent in Washington. It’s so beautiful there!

  • Erik says:

    I’d setup my little homestead in middle to upper Oregon. Great access to the ocean and lots of mountains to play in. sign…maybe someday. Thanks for a great blog!

  • marcella says:

    Sounds like super great progress on getting ready for the big move! As a kid I lived in Boulder, CO and have so many great memories of it, I’d love to go back.

  • Carol says:

    Lots of beautiful places and I can think of many places that I would like to live, but ultimately if I didn’t live where I am now (Oklahoma), I would probably pick the Scottsdale Arizona area because my daughter lives near there.

  • Liz says:

    I would move back to Florida to be closer to my family, and if I had these books, cook for them too!

  • Louise says:

    Hard question, but one we’ve pondered as we get closer to thinking about retirement. I love living close to NYC but if I could afford it, I’d buy an apartment in Manhattan and spend most of the year there, but have an escape hatch for the bad weather, probably in LA to be near one of my sons who lives there.

  • Andrew R says:

    I’m moving in two weeks to Chicago one of my favorite cities from North Dakota. I consider this a huge upgrade!

    However, ideally I’ve never been anywhere I wanted to live more than Cobh, Ireland. Maybe someday. 🙂

  • Kim says:

    I would like to live in Seattle.

  • Angie says:

    Currently in IL but would love to move to Savannah, Georgia. The history can be felt there and it’s simply beautiful.

  • Georgia says:

    Oh to live in Greece…

  • Adam says:

    I already live exactly where I want to: New York! Wouldn’t hate moving from tiny walk-up to a beautiful apartment on Central Park West!! 😉

  • Jennifer says:

    I live in Milwaukee and would LOVE to see more of the Western states.

  • Terri S. says:

    Oh Melissa, I’m so excited for you to move to Vermont! I love New England and go to Maine often- I would live there if I could! My husband and I have moved several times, and while it can be stressful and sad, I always look on it as an adventure!

  • AlisonG says:

    A house right on the water, probably Hawaii 🙂

  • jody estabrook says:

    a very small town or deep in the country in missouri or georgia

  • Molly says:

    I would live in the Pacific NW, maybe on one of the lovely San Juan Islands. My people are in the NW and this gig in Texas is getting old! Congratulations on your move & happy adventuring!

  • Missy says:

    We are a military family, so we move frequently and see lots of places. One place I’d like to move to would be somewhere in Europe. We’ve not been there yet, but friends who live/have lived there post the most beautiful pictures of the countries. Definitely on my bucket list to see Europe one day. 🙂

  • Dana says:

    If I had my finances all squared away, including whatever I would do for income, and if my mother hadn’t sold it out from under me (I was supposed to inherit it), I’d love to be in South Louisiana in my grandparents’ house on that nice big patch of land and turn it into orchards and gardens.

    I wouldn’t mind getting away to France every once in a while too, but I don’t know that I could make it a permanent home.

  • Crystal says:

    If I could live anywhere? I’d move up to the White Mountains region of New Hampshire, or coastal Maine. Although I daydream about packing up my family and living in an RV for a year, traveling all around the US.

  • Danielle C says:

    I would love to live in the Pacific Northwest or Montana

  • Pat Schaub says:

    I would love to live in a tropical paradise – Florida, Hawaii — or, if not there, then Majorca, Spain. Think of all the lovely food from any of those . . . ahhhhh!!!

  • Kim says:

    Galway, Ireland. And London. And the mountains of North Carolina. Too many to choose!

  • Susan says:

    Would love to live in Whistler during snow season. The kids love it…and I love to get cozy by the fire. Portland, Oregon the rest of the time. I always said I want to die in Santa Barbara, CA…but last time I was there it didn’t do it for me. 😉

  • TSnow says:

    Haha. My husband asked a while back if I could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I replied, Italy. His response – “Italy? How about Oregon?” Offer me the world, give me Oregon! I’ll take both!

  • Crystal says:

    Either the White Mountains region of New Hampshire or coastal Maine. Although I do daydream about packing up my family and living in an RV for a year or so, traveling all over the United States!

  • Dorothy says:

    I am moving too and living off of your pork carnitas and the best grilled chicken ever. I would love to move to Vermont, or Utah. we are moving to Fl. Good luck on your move!

  • Sarah says:

    I’d live on a boat and sail to different ports around the world!

  • Heather Brandt says:

    I’d live in Nashville, TN so I’d be a little closer to my family in TN.

  • Christina S. says:

    That’s an easy one…CA to be by my sister. I’m in TN now and am hoping to make the move within the next 5 years. She’s the best and has also been my biggest supporter when I changed my husband, six kids and myself to paleo 2 1,2 years ago.

  • Chelley says:

    I’d love to live in Colorado – lovely country but also green and foodie. If it weren’t so congested, I’d would choose the SF Bay Area. Ooooo, San Luis Obispo would be nice, too. (I have not trouble deciding stuff like this! NOT). :o)

  • Sheryll says:

    If I could live anywhere it would somewhere in Oregon or Washington. I’m a West Coast girl.

  • Jeremy says:

    I’m a total anglophile and have dreamed about living in London since I was a kid. If someone offered me the chance to live there tomorrow, I would take it! Give me Harrods, the West End, pubs, curry and a royal family to boot!

  • Jessica says:

    If I could bring my family with me, I would love to live in Spain! I’m currently in Sevilla right now and I love the combination of city and suburbs all within walking distance. The countryside of Andalusia is also incredible!

  • cynthia hobson says:

    I live in southern california which is amazing enough, but I would probably choose the pacific northwest, or to live in Ireland as the next door neighbor to my best friend.

  • Jenna says:

    Northern California! Warm weather, great schools for children with disabilities that my daughter has, variety of food and activities, and warm weather. 🙂 Good luck with your move!

  • Janis says:

    If I could live anywhere I would choose someplace overseas. Although, I’m not sure of an actual location, I’m studying to be a teacher and as I hear about opportunities outside of the US it’s all I can think about!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I would love London – such an awesome place!

  • Tammy says:

    I always tell my husband I wish he hadnt built his house bc i would love to live almost anywhere. ireland for 6 months then australia for 6 months then peru the list goes on well until our child(ren) are old enough for school then again homeschooling might be an option we will see. BUT that is not the case and we reside on cape cod, mass. which isnt so bad after all. my hubby is away every 3 months home for 3 you get the picture so if i could live anywhere it would be with him and our son for an entire year(s). who cares where just to have our growing family together, no more missing birthdays or christmas or the first time our child talks to have him with us. If i could live anywhere it would be where the heart is. 🙂 thank you.

  • Sarah says:

    I’d love to live by the beach in California =)

  • Sybil says:

    Any island near lots of water!

  • Jennie says:

    I would like to live in New Zealand!

  • Kiersten says:

    With my husband being in the army we have done several cross country moves so I feel your pain. I would love eventually end up in Gig Harbor, WA which is where our family is but while he is still in I’m hoping we get a chance to live in Hawaii or Germany (or both!)

  • Vanessa says:

    I just got back from Santorini, Greece and I would move there in a heartbeat! I could live off their homegrown cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and wine. 🙂

  • Karen says:

    Congratulations on getting closer to actually moving. If I could live anywhere? Port Townsend, WA, it’s a funky little town with all kinds of options for locally sourcing just about anything. The climate is temperate and the scenery fabulous.

  • Lauren says:

    I’ve lived abroad before, and while I love being in the UK, I’ve only gotten to visit the beautiful south island of New Zealand. I’d love to live there for a longer span of time, and have that great access to grass fed meats, oh my! <3

  • meredith says:

    We just moved to Northern VA and love it. So, I’d say that we’d stay put (finally!) where we are. But, I do long to go to Portland. So, maybe we’ll try that for the next adventure.

  • Amy says:

    Somewhere on Tasmania, Australia! To help save the Tasmanian Devil.

  • Jennifer says:

    I would live on the East coast for sure. Cape Cod, Nantucket, that sort of thing. The locals would never accept me because I’m not a native but that’s fine: I would just hole up with my books and in the summer live on my beach towel and go clamming. I live in landlocked MN and have always dreamed about living on the water. 🙂

  • Robin says:


  • I love where I am now–Birmingham, Alabama, but if I had to move, I would love to live in Chattanooga, TN. So beautiful there!

  • Lucy says:

    London, in 1851. Because of the low-hanging fog, the dark alleyways, the clothes, the language, the Great Exhibition… and because “why not?” — it’s fun to dream.

    Best of luck with the move, and thanks for finding time to keep us updated (and entertained, and well fed) even when you likely have no time to spare.

  • Jodi says:

    I would live in the Pacific Northwest area.

  • Amanda says:

    I would love to spend a year or two living on each continent to get an idea how everyone lives. I would start in Kyoto, Japan and work my way west.

  • Heidi A. says:

    I’m pretty happy where I live now. However, I would love to have a nice, little ocean-front property on Hilton Head Island. I used to live in South Carolina, and I really miss HHI! HHI will always have a spot in my heart! Good luck with the move!

  • Jodi says:

    I’d live in the Pacific northwest.

  • mary anne says:

    My dream home would be a log cabin in the Catskill mountains!

  • Anya says:

    I would move to Folly Beach, NC in a heart beat! I’d pick seashells to make jewelry, and my husband says he’ll rent beach chairs to tourists 🙂

  • Michael Althauser says:

    I’d probably pick somewhere in the Northwest, that area sounds amazing from everything I hear.

  • Aisha says:

    I would love to live in Colorado. I love the snow!

  • Heidi A. says:

    I like where I live now, but I would love to have a piece of ocean-front property on Hilton Head Island. I used to live in South Carolina, and we would try to get to Hilton Head at least once a year. HHI will always have a piece of my heart!

  • Elizabeth Brooke-Powell says:

    Anywhere? I think I might need to go to were my husband grew
    up, Woodstock VT. So beautiful there!
    If not there, southern England….beautiful there

  • Teresa says:

    I would stay in the south but have a home in both Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC. Love the mountains and the beach!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I would like to live either in the country or by the ocean. Someplace that is peaceful and serene, quiet but not too quiet.

  • Rebecca C. says:

    If I could live anywhere, it would be somewhere warm and on the ocean! I love to travel, so maybe I’d rotate a few different people! Enjoy your new place!

  • Devon Y says:

    It is my birthday so I am feeling lucky. I would love to live on a little farm in West Marin or Sonoma, near but not on the water.

  • Jennifer says:

    I lived in Hawaii as a teenager. It feels like I have spent my entire life trying to move back there (unsuccessfully, I might add!). I would go there in a heartbeat!

  • Dara Paredes says:

    Right where I am now in Austin

  • candace says:

    I’d love to live in Iceland. The winters might be a little brutal but its gorgeous.

  • Stephanie says:

    If I could go anywhere, I would love to live in India. I am in love with Indian cuisine and learning about their culture.

  • Linda Sand says:

    If I could get my Dave to go with me I’d move back into an RV traveling the US so we can live wherever we want to based on what the weather is doing there now and what our friends have planned to do.

    • Jess K says:

      Can’t pick just one place! Good thing I have a lifetime to live wherever I want!

      – coast of Maine
      – London
      – Dublin

  • Joy S says:

    After my husband retires from the Army we want to live in Portsmouth, NH. We love New England. I would also love to live in Scotland.

  • Mary says:

    If I could live anywhere, it would be in Paris. I just can’t get enough of the place. It is like a combination of culinary genius and romance all rolled in to one…

  • kara johnson says:

    I already live in Paradise, in the South Island of new Zealand! But if I had to live somewhere else it would be in a Villa in Tuscany. I love Italy 🙂

  • Kathy S. says:

    This might take me out of the running, but I am right where I want to be — in Austin. Been here 35 years and even though the traffic is AWFUL and I am way, way too old for the hipster scene, I still can’t imagine living anywhere else.

  • Christine says:

    My husband and I will be moving at the beginning of next year, but to where I have no idea, and we probably won’t know until shortly before we go. Ideally it would be to Asheville, NC, but anywhere in the southeast is a possibility. I’d like to live anywhere but the northeast, where we live now.

  • Funmi says:

    San Francisco for me. But I’ll take Barcelona if not!

  • Joshua Westmoreland says:

    I’d live in the Italian countryside and have my own farm and have a store in the city selling organic produce from the farm. Whilst we’re dreaming about it I might as well have an espresso bar too!

  • Rebe G. says:

    I would live in in St Louis. not exotic, but close to family and has everything I need.

  • Aimee says:

    I am actually pretty happy with where I live right now, but if I could choose anywhere i’d love to move back to Hawaii! I grew up there and miss it something fierce. I’d have to re-learn how to garden though!

  • Carmel says:

    My dream living situation would be a house in San Diego with summer homes in Newport, RI and Marbella, Spain. Where are you moving in Vermont? I just moved to Western Mass and would love to see you if you do any events out this way!

  • Matilda says:

    I currently live in Australia, and I love where I live.
    But if I could move anywhere I would move somewhere that doesn’t get super cold in winter (yeah no snow thanks), so somewhere that is warm (but not roasting, and no humidity).
    Somewhere at least an hours drive to the beach or lake, and close to the mountains. Yeah specific much?? If I can find a place that ticks all those boxes, I’ll move.

  • Jens says:

    I would move to Switzerland to be closer to family members and to explore Europe!

  • Katie Krehling-Sawicki says:

    If I could pick a spot in the US I would live in Dallas. If I had a choice of anywhere in the world I would move back to Finland.

  • Lindsay Hunstad says:

    Last July my husband and I moved from Kansas City, KS to Steamboat Springs, CO. While I was not a fan at first, I LOVE being in the middle of the Rocky Mtns because there is a never ending list of things to do and new places to explore YEAR ROUND!!! It is literally the BEST place I’ve ever lived!!

  • Grace says:

    Tough questions! My choices would be Portland, Oregon, coast of Maine, or somewhere rural England.

    Best of luck with your move!

  • Christina L says:

    If I could live anywhere it would probably be in San Sebastian, Spain–I’d enjoy the wine, food and beach life!

  • lee says:

    Italy!!! on the coast 🙂

  • Kate says:

    Though I like where I live quite a bit (coastal CA), I’d love to move to the Loire Valley in France, near Tours. Slower pace of life than Paris, lots of great food and lots of great history (chateau country). Sigh…

  • Maggie says:

    I fell in love with Paris so much that I want to move there!

  • Christine S says:

    Best of luck with your move! If I could move anywhere, I would move to London, England. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Manon Kent says:

    If I could live anywhere, I would like to live on a little island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, right in the middle of nature 🙂

  • Shae M says:

    I love where I’m at in Gold Beach, Oregon but could handle a 2nd home in the tropics somewhere 🙂

  • Anne Bezanson says:

    I would love to live in San Francisco

  • Christina says:

    San Diego! Love me the beach and perfect weather all year long!!

  • Claire says:

    St. Thomas, Virgin Islands! When I traveled there in high school I realized the slower, simpler pace of life, along with the beautiful beaches and vegetation was my ideal place – it will always be my dream home!

  • Karen R says:

    I would love to move back to my home of West Virginia. Being near mountains is a requirement for me.

  • Lauren S. says:

    I live in Chicago, and have been considering moving to Colorado…I got the urge out of my system a little already since I lived across the world in Japan for a few years in my 20s.

  • Dax says:

    If I could live anywhere without respect of having a way to make a living it would have to be Dominica. It is the most beautiful island nation I have ever visited. They have mountainous rain forests in the interior and surrounded by black sand beaches. The perfect combination.

  • Lisa C says:

    My husband & I made the move to my dream location this past year – Smoky Mountains. I can’t imagine living anywhere else now. Love it here!

  • Barbara says:

    Well, I currently live in Kent, WA and the location and weather, in my opinion, is absolutely wonderful, but I’ve always wanted to check out Australia. Yep, I know that’s not in the continental US, so if I had to pick something within the country … possibly Montana or Colorado. Coastal Oregon, however, is definitely our favorite vacation spot. 🙂

  • Vanessa Jagow says:

    If I could live anywhere, it would be Bruges, Belgium. We just went there in Sept as part of our honeymoon and we both LOVED it! But with cobbled streets, a canal, lots of beer & chocolate (yeah, yeah, this was before we started paleo!) – what’s not to love!? =)

  • Alena M says:

    Loving my new homestead in Big Flat, CA. Off-grid, great little community, beautiful National Forest!

  • noscare says:

    London as my first choice, Dubai second. I love me some cosmopolitan travel hubs!

  • Cindy says:

    Our only non-negotiable rule is near good healthcare. Right now, Australia sounds wonderful!

  • Marlys says:

    If I could live anywhere I would probably choose northern California because my grandfather told me once it had everything – mountains and ocean!

  • Amy says:

    I’d stay in the Midwest – but move somewhere with more scenery than my current block 🙂

  • Amy says:

    Somewhere close to family

  • Bianca Wouch says:

    I’d love to live in Bonita Springs, Florida. Whenever I go there on vacation I’m so happy. I feel like the weights are lifted off my shoulder. It’s my happy place.

  • Minda D. says:

    We love living in Austin, but if we could live anywhere I would probably pick a small town in Tuscany and spend the winters on the beach in Goa, India.

  • Jess says:

    I would love to move to and live in Copenhagen!

  • Shon says:

    I love the UK and the Pacific Northwest but I can find my bliss anywhere there is a hill to climb.

  • Selvi S says:

    Siesta Key, FL.. White sand beach!!

  • Natalie Peachey says:

    Ooh good luck with the move and thanks for the give away… Perfect for the start of MY paleo journey. Hmm… I live in South Australia but of I could live anywhere it would be somewhere where it’s always WARM! Hawaii would be nice …

  • Roz says:

    I would split time between Milwaukee where I live now, New Hampshire near the White Mountains, and somewhere warm for the winter like the Virgin Islands.

  • Anne Allen says:

    I would love to live in the South of France, dream come true maybe someday!

  • Sarah S says:

    I would live part of the year in eastern PA and part in Ottawa, ON.

  • Katia says:

    I am very happy living in my current home town!

  • Anne Allen says:

    South of France would be a dream come true!

  • Emily S. says:

    I love the midwest, but I would also like to try anywhere in the south!

  • Andrea Harris says:

    I’d love to live in Charleston, SC.

  • Melissa says:

    I am a Canadian girl through and through (small town Ontario) and even after the brutal, snow storm filled winter we just endured I wouldn’t feel at home anywhere else

  • Linda Romero says:

    If I could live anywhere I would have to chose 2 of my most-loved parts of the world. Ireland in the summer and the Big Sur coastline in California during the winter. Enjoy your new home in Vermont.

  • Amanda Maddalena says:

    I would love to live in Tennessee! Went to the Smokey Mtns last year and fell in live with the area.

  • Jennifer F. says:

    I would love to continue to live in Oregon and have a second home in Hawaii.

  • Mona says:

    I would split my time between San Francisco and Bar Harbor. And I’d sneak in trips to Italy and Paris and Greece.

  • Beckie says:

    I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, just down the road from Seaside, FL. But as beautiful as the white snowy beaches are, the one thing that is missing are the green rolling hills that I grew up with. My dream location is a second home hidden in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee.

  • Cynthia says:

    I have lived a lot of places, but Portland OR or New York would be places I would like to return.
    These looks like great books.

  • Andrea Severson says:

    I’d love to permanently call Logan, Utah, home. I lived there for a few years while I worked on my Bachelor’s degree and have never fallen as head over heels in love with any other place!

  • Susan says:

    Taos, NM . But I am moving this week from Dallas to Denver, so I’ll take that as a win.

  • Melissa K says:

    I feel your moving paining, am the process as well, selling a house is the worst… Haven’t lifted in about a month and have had to skip a few dragon boat practices as well- no good. I would live in an old VW camper van and travel across Canada; I live in a beautiful country and haven’t seen nearly enough!

  • Julie says:

    Even though I haven’t been there yet, I’m pretty sure I could handle living in Hawaii.

  • Daniela says:

    I’d love to be an expat in Singapore or Indonesia! I’d be a stone’s throw away from other south East Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia or Cambodia. The foods amazing, the beaches are to die for and the people are awesome. Most of all, the living is cheap! Sigh.. That’s a dream for sure!

  • Marguerite says:

    I would live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a bit north of Philadelphia and an easy drive to the ocean beaches and the cultural amenities of New York City.

  • Karen G says:

    I would love to live on the beach in the Florida keys … owning my own paleo food truck! 🙂

  • James M. says:

    Somewhere on the east coast, probably the North Caroilna area.

  • Paige says:

    Belize!!!!! Wonderful weather all year round!!!

  • Rebekah says:

    Mmmmmm cookbooks!!!!!!!

    I would love to live somewhere in the northeast. We recently moved to Texas from Kentucky and we are so far from family now!

  • laura says:

    I’d move to California (I’m in VT now)…or Portland, Oregon or Austin, Texas.

  • Bret Collins says:

    I have traveled all over (Turkey, Italy, Spain, France, Egypt, Israel, Bulgaria, Mexico, etc. There are so many awesome places out there that I hate being tied down to just one. I wish I could travel more. This is supposed to be about where I would live though. I’ve was born in and currently live in Illinois but I’ve lived in California and North Carolina as well. My ideal home would only be about 15 miles away – out of town and in the country. I’d love to try my hand at raising chickens and having lots of room to garden. I hate the cold winters but as long as we are dreaming – I’ll spend the winters traveling!

  • Jennifer says:

    London! I visited once many years ago, and it was magical for me. I felt such an energy just from being there. Love the people, the architecture, the culture, the food – everything!

  • Julie-Anne says:

    Having just moved from warm, tropical Thailand back home to wintry New Zealand, I’d have to say “somewhere warm”! Still, it is nice to be home!

  • Jennifer says:

    London! Beautiful city with a wonderful vibe!

  • Clare Boyd says:

    We lived in White River Jct for 2 years and LOVED it! The Upper Valley is amazing. But if I could live anywhere….hmmm….Oregon Coast?

  • Candice Powell says:

    I live in New Zealand, not many places I think that beat the landscape here!! But i am heading to New York for a holiday in November so I will see what I think…:)

  • Marc says:

    Love to live in San Francisco, however I am partial to retiring in a more quite New England area like Newport, RI.

  • Kim says:

    I would live in New Orleans. My husband and I lived there for two years before moving to Vermont last year, and it has been a hard transition. Vermont has many wonderful qualities, but there is nowhere like NOLA.

  • cacouper says:

    Right now I would love to live in Hawaii even though I’ve never even been there

  • Brandi K says:

    As strange as it sounds, I fell in love with Asheville, North Carolina when I visited there. It is beautiful, encourages an active lifestyle, and is a mecca for creative and intelligent people. Plus, I like that is off of the beaten path.

  • Darleen Stanton says:

    Forty years ago my husband, children and I moved from Cleveland OH to Chehalis WA. We are 1 1/2 hours from Seattle, Portland, Mt. Rainier and the Pacific Ocean. Kind of hard to beat any where else.

  • Janine says:

    I would move to West Marin county in northern California–not far from my home in Berkeley, but worlds away!

  • Catherine Griffice says:

    I would split my time between Northern California and Austin,Dallas and Marfa TX..

  • Nancy M says:

    Colorado – The mountains and beauty is amazing

  • jeanne says:

    If money were no object, I’d have three homes: one in San Francisco (a Painted Lady!), the Scottish Highlands, and Rome.

  • Kevin says:

    I would love to live anywhere in Hawaii. Endless supply of coconut! And you can’t beat the weather and view

  • Kim says:

    I’m in Germany now, which is something we’ve wanted for so long. But if I could live anywhere it would be either Lake Placid, NY or Sonoma, CA.

  • Cheryl says:

    The red mountains of Utah! So beautiful !

  • Heather says:

    The beach!:)

  • Judy Block says:

    California between LA and San Fran so I old visit and cook for my kids who all live in California while we are in Illinois! Thanks!

  • Mark says:

    East Tennessee – but we already reside here! The short winters, great growing season, excellent Appalachian history and culture, and small-town feel everywhere you go is kind of hard to duplicate. I enjoy it in Colorado and Wyoming as well, but Tennessee is home.

  • Jackie says:

    ALASKA! went last summer – gorgeous!

  • I am a college student at Kennesaw State University. Hopefully, I will be in the University’s nursing program by next spring! If I could live anywhere in the world after college, it would be in Downtown Athens (Georgia), giving aid to people – little, older, and elderly – who cannot afford insurance. People often think about third world countries for mission work, but I believe a person’s own backyard is just as important!

  • Jackie says:

    Alaska – Beautiful!!

  • Adelyn says:

    Anywhere with a beach front! Dream big!

  • Mimi says:

    This is really difficult for me!

    Toronto is the city I feel my best in – I was born there, got dragged away for 16 years of my youth, and now I’m back, and I feel more at home here than I’ve ever felt anywhere else, despite the current crackpot mayor.

    But the west coast calls to me! Some of my closest friends live in west coast America, specifically California, as does Disneyland. I wouldn’t want to LIVE live there (y’all have way too messy politics for me), but I’d love to live in Vancouver and have dual citizenship and visit regularly.

    And then there’s more international scale places… Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Venice, … I’m a homebody who feels most comfortable in Canada, but I have a lot of wanderlust in my heart. Ideally I’d like to have homes in Toronto and Vancouver, a couch to always crash on in San Francisco, and a passport full of stamps from other cities. Aah, to be rich!

  • Kristina Sadlo says:

    I waited 6 years to move to my dream town, Brookline, Massachusetts. My husband’s job took us to both Fort Lauderdale and Houston from 2007 – 2013. With Brookline’s proximity to Boston, it’s outstanding schools and it’s natural beauty, this is my ultimate US choice. I’d like to move to Sablet, France if it were an out of country move.

  • Rachael S says:

    I would live in Vermont or the Pacific Northwest! How lucky are you to be moving out there! Good luck!


  • Savi says:

    I’ve known since I was a kid that I was meant to live in L.A.! I’m originally from NJ and have lived in Orlando for 14 years now but it’s time I make my way out west!

  • Yvonne C says:

    I have a thing for Paris, not right now but a little ways into the future. Am about to start the next chapter (moving country to city) but the chapter after that is reserved – in my dreams – for the city of lights. I’m starting French lessons next year.

  • Katherine S says:

    I’d love to live in a big city, I LOVE the food and lifestyle in New Orleans!!

  • Julie says:

    When I was 5, I said I wanted to live in NYC and 20 years later I accomplished that. I love NYC still but I’m ready for a change – I think Boston is my next great wish!

  • Shannon says:

    I am pretty happy right here in Texas but if I had to move, I guess Cape cod would be high on my list.

  • Shannon says:

    Cape Cod!

  • jen says:

    San Francisco. Which is great since I’m already here 😉

    Hope you love your new home.

  • Lisa says:

    Someplace coastal, maybe Charleston SC.

  • Jenn S. says:

    The Gulf Coast of Texas

  • Sarah S says:

    Definitely Hawaii! :). Love love Northern California, but this is just a warm up to not having four seasons!! Good luck! I wish I would have traveled to Vermont when I lived in New England

  • RBL says:

    Vermont is lovely – best wishes for a smooth move! I fell in love with Colorado a few years back,and I’d love to live there… In a perfectly perched cabin with all the amenities one could desire…

  • Cheryl says:

    Not sure I could decide if I had to pick one place to live because this world has so many beautiful places! We let our kids decide (as adults) and we followed them to Idaho. It is a beautiful place to live and the best part is being close to our grandchildren – all four of them (2 families).
    Good luck with your move – it’s a big one!

  • Amanda Short says:

    Home is where the heart is. I love my home state of Virginia, it’s perfect. But I wouldn’t complain about moving closer to the eastern shore:)

  • Viktoria says:

    If I could choose, I would probably go back to Southern England.

  • Viktoria says:

    Thank you, Melissa, for the giveaway. If I could choose, I would go back to Southern England.

  • Gayle says:

    I love Michigan, but this last winter was difficult. My DH is handicapped and record setting snowfall kept him housebound. Someplace warm!!! We have family in North Carolina and add in oceanfront and that might be close to perfect.

  • Michelle (aka mybelle101) says:

    I’d move out to somewhere around the midwest to be near family…my parents are in Missouri, my dad’s family are in Indiana. I’d love either. Or somewhere in Kentucky or Tennessee, too. I just love the landscape and the country life!!

  • Melissa Bell says:

    I’d move to Colorado in a heartbeat!

  • Joodie says:

    I *did* move cross-country when I packed up my car and what cash I had and drove from Ohio to Seattle. I knew no one here, had no job or house lined up, but I’ve been here now for 22 years!

  • Nicole says:

    Somewhere safer for kids..

  • jennsquared says:

    I live in New England and really like it here. If I have to go somewhere, I would love a summer home in thousand islands, ny.

    But ultimately if I really can just pick up and move, then probably Germany or Paris.

  • Daneen Padilla says:

    I would love to move back to Colorado Springs. Great people, incredible views, plenty to do.

  • Brandae says:

    I’d like to live in a slow and old-fashioned beachfront community like nicholas sparks writes about in his novels…do they really exist?

  • Amanda C says:

    I’d live in Oregon or Montana.Somewhere with trees and lakes. 🙂

  • Q says:

    Seattle. Boom, already there! Life is awesome.

  • Nicole says:

    I would move to Maui!

  • Peggy says:

    Belize! Reality will likely be TN 🙂

  • Cassandra F. says:

    If I could live anywhere, I think I would move to Southern France. With an ocean view, of course. 🙂 But I do like SoCal, which is good since I’m likely to be here for some time!

  • Kerry Montheith says:

    If I could live anywhere, I wouldn’t even leave my state! I’d just move down the road a few hours to the little beachside township of Burrum Heads :).

    Everything moves at a different pace in the picturesque fishing village of Burrum Heads, a short drive from Hervey Bay on Queensland’s beautiful Fraser Coast.

    Burrum Heads offers beachfront tranquillity while calm blue waters provide excellent fishing, canoeing, boating and safe swimming. Burrum Heads is nestled in the southern entrance of the mouth of the Burrum River with views across to Hervey Bay and the top end of Fraser Island.

    And my sister and her partner live only a short drive away 😀

  • Sara G says:

    Hmm. To live-live, maybe Oregon? We live in southern ca and I’m from east coast and it’s amazing here weatherwise but I’ve been really craving some fresh, clean air. I love where we’re at for now I guess though.

  • Eva says:

    I’ve lived in New Zealand all my life; and I love it here! But I would also love to experience ‘big city’ living at some point in my life. Im thinking Chicago or New York.

  • Amy says:

    Wow, what a great set of cookbooks- thanks for the giveaway! I don’t know how to pick just one or two places. Definitely Hawaii and Paris would be at the top of the list though.

  • Siobhan says:

    I don’t need to move across country, I’d just move 2 hours down the road to Charleston, SC. I hope you enjoy your new location!

  • Kyla says:

    I would move back to British Columbia. I’m a West Coast girl at heart, who’s trapped in land with no water.

  • danielle says:

    I would live somewhere warm, relaxing… but also somewhere I could have a decent job so even if I am living in a shack I can afford good food. The place also must have Good People.

  • David says:

    Great question. I just moved to Maine, and I’m falling in love with my new home. I think I’d like to stay here, at least for a while.

    Good luck with your move, Mel!

  • Lori says:

    While I love Colorado, either Cape Cod or Portland on either coast would be lovely!

  • Diana says:

    Paris. Might be a cliched choice, but it would be great to get to know the city as resident!

  • Nancy Davis says:

    I’d like to be able to afford Napa Valley or Seattle area.

  • Meg says:

    I just moved to Portland, OR – before that was Minneapolis, and before that was Austin, TX. So maybe the next place I live can be somewhere I don’t have to worry about my hipster street cred!

  • Nizhoni Henderson says:

    I would really love to live in Portland or Seattle, I think those would be very fitting for my husband and I. Plus we love the rain and dreary weather.

  • Kris says:

    Partly to see the world, and partly due to my messed up circadian rhythms, I would like to just keep moving a time zone west every couple of weeks. Lugging this whole pile of cookbooks with me would be a lot of work, but totally worth it! 😀

  • McKaylee says:

    Portland, OR where the school is that I hope to receive my master’s and/or doctorate degree from in the future! The beautiful scenery, the local and delicious food, and the sense of culture and community– all great things 🙂

  • Kerry Montheith says:

    If I could live anywhere, I wouldn’t even leave my state! I’d just move down the road a few hours to the little beachside township of Burrum Heads :).

    Everything moves at a different pace in the picturesque fishing village on Queensland’s Fraser Coast.

    Burrum Heads offers beachfront tranquillity while calm blue waters for fishing, canoeing, boating and safe swimming in the mouth of the Burrum River with views across to Hervey Bay and the top end of Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world.

    And my sister and her partner live only a short drive away 😀

  • jenny says:

    I would love to live in Portland Oregon! I love it there! I may find myself there in a few years.

  • Erin Hollenbank says:

    I’d live in Europe, somewhere where i wouldn’t have to have a car and I could take a siesta and happiness was not determined my success and money. Spain would be ideal

  • Amanda B says:

    Seattle! I just returned from my first trip there, and it was love at first sight.

  • Luci says:

    While I love my quaint foothill town in the Sierra Mountains of California, I do dream of sandy white beaches and warm blue waters.

  • Marguerite says:

    Third try: Bucks County, PA.

  • Theda says:

    I live in Texas 🙂 it’s where my home and my heart is.

  • Roz says:

    San Diego

  • Lauren says:

    I want to spend more time in NZ, only got to visit the south island! And the access to grass fed meat, oh my! <3

    • Boston says:

      On a lake semi-secluded lake in the Adirondacks. With a wood burning stove and Jacuzzi for the winter and nice boat and other toys for the summer. Oh high-speed internet and mobile service please 🙂

  • Erika says:

    I live in Austin, TX right now (ok, ok, the suburbs since I cannot afford a house in Austin). I would love to move back home to St. Paul or out to Seattle, WA or Portland, OR.

  • Cathy Hodson says:

    Put me anywhere near the ocean with a sun filled kitchen, stocked pantry and a black lab for company, walks and taste
    Testing new recipes.

  • Larissa says:

    Colorado! The 4 seasons are beautiful, almost no bugs to deal with and the mountains are great 🙂

  • Jen says:

    Internationally I would love to move to Norway where I spent a couple years as a teenager. In the US, we dream of relocating to Portland, Maine (or VT, for that matter…we have vacationed north of Burlington several times and it is is so beautiful).

  • Myra says:

    South Island, New Zealand

  • Linda says:

    I’ve lived in 8 different countries in europe, asia, america,and australasia and traveled to I can’t count how many. But i muat say good olé LA is my favorite!

  • Gustoso says:

    I’ve always wanted to live in Switzerland.

  • Kathy says:

    On a boat in the San Diego Marina.

  • Samantha says:

    I’d love to live in New Zealand on a farm and have my own veggie garden, eat grass-fed beef like it’s the norm and have chickens for my own eggs.

  • TDC says:

    I am half Malaysian and half English. I was born and brought up in Malaysia and moved to England with my sister when I was 15 to experience my ‘other’ half. I’ve had a wonderful 15 years here, but having spent half of my life in each of my ‘halves’ I know where I want to be: Malaysia. I only know it as a child and teenager, having never lived there as an adult so it would be like discovering a whole new world as I explore what living there as an adult would be like. It’s a young, dynamic culture, where opportunities to be entrepreneurial and intrepid abound…if you have the guts.

    There are, unfortunately many terrible people running the country, which has led to a mass migration out of Malaysia, meaning there has been a brain drain. Rather than put me off, it makes me all the more determined to go back to my home country to give what I can offer and try and be a part of a small but important change that the country must experience sooner rather than later.

    Having said all that…there’s a reason why people are leaving and perhaps I am far too rainbows and unicorns about it!

  • Ashley D says:

    I already live where I want to be…beautiful Northern Ontario Canada. However during those long months of winter a tropical part time residence would be nice..I’m not picky and one would do lol

  • I’d move to Lucerne, Switzerland! No questions about that 🙂

  • Hayley says:

    Well… I love living in rural New Zealand, but if I could live anywhere it’d have to be Howl’s Moving Castle. Then I could be home with my family one minute, exploring NYC the next minute, then chilling on the beach in Rarotonga after that. <3

  • Karla W says:

    I would live in Grand Haven, Michigan.

  • Shon says:

    I love the UK and the Pacific Northwest but I find bliss any where there is blue sky and a hill to climb.

  • Cheryl says:

    Anywhere? Someplace close to an ocean but with nearby mountains as well.

  • Annette says:

    I think if I could live anywhere it would be Colorado or the UP of Michigan, followed by the Pacific Northwest. Mountains, trees and not too hot!

  • Angela says:

    I would love to live in Idaho so my husband wouldn’t have to be away from home half the year for work.

  • Melissa says:

    Is it weird that I love where I live? Michigan just outside Detroit. Still bustling with access to everything but not right downtown. If I were given a choice, I think I’d pick San Diego. I’ve heard it’s beautiful.

  • Boston says:

    Oh a lake in the Adirondacks.. with amenities including a nice wood burning stove and jaccuzzi for winter.

  • Judi Salay-Oxford says:

    If I could live anywhere … I would choose the country in Tennessee. I would have to have enough land to have a guesthouse so we could have our extended families come visit all the time!

  • Judi Salay-Oxford says:

    If I could live anywhere … I would choose the country in Tennessee. I would have to have enough land to have a guesthouse so we could have our extended families come visit all the time!

  • Erin Troll says:

    For weather related dreams, I would choose San Diego. But the place I always feel most ‘at home’ is St Paul, MN. I lived there a few years for grad school and long to move back to raise my family.

  • rebecca says:

    i would love to live somewhere in the northwest (boulder, portland, san fran, seattle)…but i’ve never been!

  • Nikki says:

    We live on the coast of NC but want to live on the coast of the Pacific Northwest! Safe travels!

  • Morgan says:

    For the better part of the last 11 years I’ve lived hundreds of miles, 500+, from any members of my family. Since no 2 members of my family live in the same state (what sense does that make??) I could only pick one.. Oregon it is!

  • Mo says:

    From Midsummer to Christmas in Copenhagen because it’s both nice and convenient for family + friends (and the food) and from New Year’s to Midsummer in Southeast Asia – some place with a reasonable government and reefs and snorkelling (and the food) so maybe Philippines.

  • misty says:

    I would like to live in Oregon or Washington state!

  • misty says:

    I’d like to live in Oregon or Washington state!

  • Lauren Burris says:

    Colorado would be a good start: fresh air, hiking, skiing, water, beautiful scenery, healthy food options. Yep, that would be a fantastic place to start!

  • skylerae says:

    Wow! What a great bundle! I would move to somewhere in Colorado. I really like the Denver area, but I could really see myself in Boulder!

  • Joan says:

    I love living in NYC, but I’d like to give San Francisco a try.

  • Ashley H. says:

    I would love to live in California- perfect weather year-round sounds good to me!!

  • Dawn H says:

    San Diego, no question! Love the food and laid back atmosphere of the west coast..

  • Alicia says:

    Currently living outside of Milwaukee, WI…I would love to move back to the Seattle are where I grew up. My husband lived in Colorado for awhile and he’s told me how great that was. We’re considering both right now for a move sometime next year !

  • Alicia says:

    Currently live outside of Milwaukee, WI. My husband and I are considering a move to Colorado – he has family there and lived there for awhile before we met, or the Seattle area where I grew up. It is scary and exciting to consider moving so far!

  • Sara Kearns says:

    Wyoming. Real food, real people and quiet.

  • Jazzy says:

    Montreal Canada ……beautiful place to live

  • Lisa Gray says:

    I would live in a village in Yorkshire England. Beautiful rolling farm country. Peaceful and serene.

  • Alex says:

    While my hair might disagree, I think I might love to live in New Orleans!

  • Alexis Mowat says:

    I already live in the best city, San Diego! Although sometimes I dream about a small cabin in Colorado….

  • Meg says:

    I would love to live in coastal southern Georgia. Every time I visit it’s harder and harder for me to leave.

  • Dylan says:

    Back home in Oakland!

  • Amy says:

    I would live in Hawaii and Tuscany!

  • Laurelie says:

    Hmmm, tough call…I think I could live anywhere, as long as it involved an acreage and some water. But if I had to pick I think I would pick a small town in Seattle

  • Liz Tilt says:

    Asheville, NC is my preferred residence. Lots of art, good, clean food, progressive spirit. Always something going on and the beach is not too far.

  • Kimberly says:

    Oregon keeps calling me!

  • Line says:

    If I could live ANYWHERE…. I wouldn’t be able to decide!
    A part of me would love London (England) for the culture, another would love Iceland for the nature, yet another would love some place in Mexico for the food… I LOVE Mexican food!
    – Is it possible to live in all of those places at the same time…?

  • Jennifer S. says:

    I think the deadline is over but regardless, I’d love to live anywhere on the east coast, like Maine – love that state!

  • Angela Collins says:

    I would live in Key West with tan feet and a carefree attitude.

  • rebecca g says:

    I would love to move to Kanab, UT when I retire to volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on a weekly basis.

  • Janice Julin says:

    I’d live in London. You can walk everywhere and there are so many restaurants.

  • Erin B says:

    I would move to Dunedin, New Zealand. No hesitation. If limited to North America, Victoria, BC.

  • Ray says:

    In the mountains! There’d always be a trail to explore and new things to see.

  • vertie says:

    Oh, the possibilities! Today I think it would be Bali.

  • Faeth says:

    I’ve lived all over the country (including Vermont!) but Salt Lake City holds my heart. Year round activities, access to the greatest skiing on earth and some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth! Access to local, honest food is getting better and I just couldn’t be anywhere else. Outside of the inversion during the winter, we are pretty spoiled here.

  • Alex T, says:

    I would like to build a small three bedroom home in a secluded yet safe area of Brazil rainforest. Ive been there before and its beautiful

  • Darbi says:

    Northern Cali! so many different outdoor activity options surrounding that area.

  • lucia says:

    I would love to live on Cape Cod…even for a short time!

  • Candy s says:

    Hawaii!!! Lovely island spirit, amazing while foods!

  • Tara C says:

    Right now, I would love to live in Tennessee. I love my home in FL, but I got to spend some time at my sister’s new place in the country and I fell in love with the country live. Slower paced, friendly people, everybody gardens, lots of farm-to-table places.

  • Teresa says:

    I live in Texas right now, which I love compared to Illinois (which is where I grew up). It would be nice to try living right on a beach somewhere or a beach town. I think the east coast would be fun.

  • Shana says:

    Bora Bora 🙂

  • Marianne P. says:

    The Pacific Northwest is incredibly beautiful – dark and mysterious. Seattle and Vancouver are both great!

  • Ellen Sue says:

    I haven’t been to the place where I would like to live yet – but I imagine it being remote with everything cut off from the world and starting over. That’s when you begin to appreciate the meaningful things in life.

  • Janella E says:

    I would move to San Francisco, if money were no object and if my family didn’t all live in Florida. I absolutely love that city.

  • CrystalB says:

    I actually love where I live in Utah. It is hot and sunny and gorgeous or cold and snowy and gorgeous. Having said that, I would like an extended vacation in Seattle. But I would want someone else to pick up the tab!

  • Sasha says:

    I love living in Texas! Wide open spaces with plenty of metropolitan areas to provide anything your heart desires.

  • stefannye says:

    How about Estes Park, CO

  • Terri F. says:


  • Abigail Smith says:

    If I could live anywhere in the world, I would live in Ireland. The landscape is beautiful, it’s semi-convenient to other places in Europe, and the accent alone makes me giddy. It would be so great!

  • Laurie S. says:

    Closer to my family so I could see them more often 🙂

  • LJ says:

    Hawaii. I lived there for 3 years–best 3 years of my life! However, I grew up on a farm in Vermont and I have to say there is NOTHING like the Green Mountains in the summer–you will love it!

  • Mason says:

    Bora Bora!

  • Nadya says:

    Oklahoma. Love everything but the tornados.

  • Melissa says:

    As I’ve gotten older it has really become more apparent to me that *where* I want to live has everything to do with *who* is there. I’ll find adventure and beauty wherever I am with my husband and children. 🙂 But a great place would be somewhere on the East coast near beaches AND mountains.

  • Costa Rica, definitely.

  • Farah L says:

    Montana – the mountains are truly unbeatable – in any season!!

  • carl says:

    I’d live wherever I’d need to to win those books! 😉

  • Olya says:

    If I dream big, then I would go to Thailand or Australia for a while. Hawaii, San Francisco, Portland are the places that come to mind in the USA. Ecuador would be cool too:)

  • Olya says:

    Thailand! Ecuador!

  • Julie says:

    oh so hard to pick….Wyoming or South Dakota for the views or California for the fresh and wholesome foods.

  • Aaron M says:

    I would probably choose Portland if I could move anywhere.

  • Olivia says:

    I’d choose somewhere on the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Marti Reeve says:

    Although I currently live in one of the most beautiful states in America, I would love to move to a place with four seasons. It has been a very long time since I have experienced the wonderful change of the seasons.

  • Lindsay says:

    Impractical me wants to move to Europe, Italy usually tops the list. More realistic me would love to move to Colorado or Washington.

  • Lauren says:

    Would really love to live in Montreal. Such a gorgeous city.

  • Jackie says:

    I think I’d go to Greece, just because it sounds exotic and beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  • Beth C says:

    I’d love to live in a villa overlooking the ocean in Phuket, Thailand

  • Allison D. says:

    I’d love to live in Asheville, NC. The mountains are stunning and the people are just wonderful. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Beth C says:

    I would live in Phuket Thailand

  • Sarah says:

    That’s a tough one – I love Madison WI where I am but the winters are starting to really suck! So- that being said, I’d like to give Ashville a whirl! Good vibes, good weather and mountains!

  • Kristy says:

    Paris is calling : ) Best of luck with your move!

  • Angela says:

    Being a Nonna, I would most like to live near my daughter and her family, which is currently in Washington State. I’m torn though, because I currently live in CA with its daily dose of perfect weather, which is good for my arthritis. I have until retirement to come to terms with leaving the warm dry climate for the cold damp climate. Of course, I will be spending that time angling for them to move down here.

  • Jessica Torres says:

    Hi Melissa, I’m from San Diego, California! I’ve done some traveling but I love it here. We have the best of both worlds…it’s 70 pretty much all the time and you can surf and snowboard in the same day!

  • Hilarie says:

    I’ve lived a few places now, and I think I’m ready to move back to Oregon. Of course, if Hawaii was more affordable, I’d certainly consider living there for a year or two!

  • Courtney C says:

    I would love to live near the water! I’m hoping that someday I can live in Alaska or Maine (at least during the summer…maybe migrate south for the winter haha).

  • Molly says:

    As long as the people are wonderful, the place will be good for me! But if I had my drothers, that place would be somewhere in California. It’s my home state and the food that grows in the central valley cannot be beat anywhere in the world!

  • Kara Jorgensen says:

    HAWAII!!! Big Island!! Wait, I live there now!! PICK ME! I WILL SENT YOU A PINEAPPLE AND MAC NUTS!!

  • Kara Jorgensen says:

    Hawaii! Big Island!! Wait, I live there NOW!!!PICK ME AND I WILL SEND YOU A PINEAPPLE AND MAC NUTS!!

  • Sarah says:

    Two weeks from today, my family is moving to Portland, Oregon from New Hampshire. Not for a job or any single reason… we wanted a fresh start and took the scary, exciting leap to make one for ourselves. The west coast is where I’m called to live, I’ve decided. Portland it will be for the foreseeable future… but hopefully a grown child and established careers will allow us to hunker down in Langley, Washington one day; the place where I think my heart belongs. Best wishes on your move!

  • Karen says:

    I would love to live in Asheville NC. That town is breath taking!

  • Kate Dutton-Gillett says:

    I am an Iowan transplanted to Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois Tennessee and now California where I am contented like bliss. However, it is my dream to live and throw pots in Tuscany!!

  • D D says:

    I live in NC but would love to live at the coast in NC. 🙂

  • Melissa K says:

    I currently live in Toronto and love it, however, to travel Canada in a camper van (preferably a brightly colored VW) for a year and see more of this beautiful country is a dream of mine!

  • Mary says:

    Napa Valley for sure!

  • Danielle B. says:

    Anywhere?! In the whole world….Paris hands down!

  • Skye says:

    I want to live on Maui!!!

  • Marcelle says:

    For years I’ve been wanting to move to Chicago. I’ve visited the city many times and have loved it. One day….

  • Psyche says:

    I honestly am not sure yet. I just got my first apartment a year ago in a super small rural town after living my entire like in NYC, and I would love if I could find a mix of the two places; I love walking 2 minutes to fresh strawberries, passing multiple booths sharing homegrown veggies, and the peacefulness here, but at the same time, miss a lot of the variety and availability I get back in New York. I’m only 22, so I still have a bit of travelling to do. Ask me in 10 years 🙂

  • Yvette Rivas says:

    Hawaii. No question about it!

  • Mary Grace says:

    I would love to move back to India, where I lived for 3 years! Love the food, the people, the colors, the flowers, and even the traffic. (I also lived in Vermont for grad school in Brattleboro and loved it. Happy travels and all the best on your new adventure!)

  • Bree moseley says:

    I love Nor Cal, but I would LOVE to live in Colorado for a time.

  • Kris Poet says:

    If I could move anywhere it would be San Diego.

  • Therese says:

    After having lived in Michigan, Indiana, So. California, Utah, Mississippi, Texas, Ohio & No. California I have realized that I need to live near huge trees; the locale is not as important as the presence of huge trees — for me they are the welcoming hug in any location.

  • dane b. says:

    I would live on the beach in Texas. Although the water is not as clear as it is on the Gulf side of Florida, I like the Texan attitude better.

    There’s plenty of country and rock for me there.

    There are lots of farms where I can get meat from happy animals.

    Last but CERTAINLY not least… the beer. Shinerbock? Jackpot. Lone Star? I’m ready to move today.

  • Viva says:

    I would live in the Caribbean, for sure… Eating plantains, canepas, and passion fruit all day long!

  • april says:

    If I could live anywhere it would be Grand Haven, MI. Living here temporarily until we close on a house a short drive from here.

  • iamalighthouse says:

    I’d live in a lovely little farmhouse backed up to the woods outside Des Moines, IA. It would be quite a fun life. 🙂

  • Christy says:

    What a great prize!
    moved from San Diego to Virginia 18 yrs ago and love it here!
    Virginia gives you the best of everything; beautiful beaches & fresh seafood, lush valleys w/ great farming, Blue Ridge Mountains, urban culture & diversity make for great flavor.
    It’s easy to live a healthy lifestyle here…..And the great cities of Philly & NY are a quick train ride away.

  • JoseiTonbo says:

    Vancouver Island – West coast of Canada. Idyllic outdoor playground. Zen-like vignettes at every turn in the road. Cultural diversity, socially conscious. REAL food – locavore, organic, harm-not-the-earth.

  • Erin Mallery says:

    So hard to pick! I’d like to mash Seattle, SF, and Prague closer together as most of my family & friends live in those 3 cities. If it weren’t for those connections I’d love to try out Boulder, Missoula, Bend, Austin, Asheville, or Tahoe City. Or anywhere in Europe.

  • Chris says:

    Ooooh, fun to fantasize. I’d live in either New Orleans or Italy. In either place, I’d need to be financially set to live a life of leisure, so I guess if I have to work, my home in Seattle is pretty great!

  • Thank you, everyone, for entering the giveaway and for sharing your geographical daydreams. It was so much fun to read all of your comments!

  • Marina says:

    ITALY! The land of amazing food, wine, people, culture and soccer…and it is absolutely gorgeous. Thinking of it, how does one tiny nation collect all of those attributes. Not fair.

  • Susan F. says:

    So who won?