A friend shared a link to “Best Travel Snacks” and it got me thinking that I have my own ideas on the topic.
LONG TRIPS. I always pack mint tea bags and apple tea bags. The mint scent helps me focus and the apple scent soothes me. Packets of hot chocolate can be comforting. Lipton cup of soup packets can be handy when you are feeling under the weather. A single size package of crackers can be just enough food to take with pain medication. There’s something fun about a snack bag of hard candy; I get Werther’s Original. If I’m not going abroad, I usually tuck a couple of apples and oranges into my bag.
DAY TRIPS. If I’m taking a day trip, there is a group of foods I generally think about packing: A snack bag of celery sticks and carrot sticks, a baked sweet potato, a low-fat mozzarella cheese stick, a boiled egg, a half peanut butter sandwich, an apple, a peeled orange, a single-sized yogurt, or a snack bag of nuts and raisins. Most of this food will be fine if you ultimately bring it home again.
WATER. I fill my water bottle and take a sling-over-the-shoulder holder for it. These holders are great. Why not keep one in your car? in your travel bag? They make life so much easier.
SPOON. When traveling, I take a foldable plastic spoon. This is great for a supermarket single sized yogurt or fruit salad where they don’t offer spoons.
IMPLEMENTS. For most trips, I pack a Swiss army knife, a wine opener and a bottle stopper and a collapsable cup. Collapsible chopsticks can be handy. These simple items permit me to be spontaneous.
AND…A mini-sized antibacterial lotion helps set the stage. A small package of wet wipes can help with clean up.
Better to be prepared than hungry.
”The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.”—Anne Lamott
Related posts: My Luggage and perhaps The Carping Case
TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind by Tina Marie L. Lamb…Still working to make it available again.
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