It is important to carry food that stays fresh for long periods of time so that you can use them without wastage during your travel. By careful planning, we can always pack in some snacks and food items that suits the liking of the travel group.
While going on a holiday, many of us tend to forget to plan
about the food, which is actually an important part of your travel. Sometimes
your trip may take you off the beaten track, and you may not even come across a
decent dining option for long periods of time. So, it is very important to plan
your food, especially when you are travelling with children.
Planning What Food to Take
Following are some tips on planning for food during travel
and also packing food items for your trip:
- Before planning on what food to pack, make sure that you eat
a healthy but light meal when you start out. Heavy meals will certainly affect
you if you have motion sickness, and even if you do not suffer from this
malady, it can make you uncomfortable after some time.
- Not eating anything at all will not help you either. Eat a
light but filling food before you start.
- As for the food that you pack, take things that will not
spoil easily. Especially, if you are traveling in tropical regions, food tends
to get spoilt fast.
- Pack some fruits and nuts that you can snack on as you are
on the go. Do not pack too many, as these can go bad too. Pack in dry fruits
and snacks that will last. Avoid taking too many fried items; they can make you
- Pack items such as bread, breakfast cereals and some other
dried food. These will last for more than a day, and they can also be a quick
solution if you are stranded somewhere with no shops around.
- If you are going on long trips, then pack fresh food that
will last for the day at least, and save the bread and dry food options for the
next day. This way, you will have fresh, regular food for at least the first
day of your trip. Buy more food as you come across good shops, don’t overstock
on food items.
- If you run out of food, then ask around to find the best
place to eat in. The locals will have a better knowledge, and mostly you will
find that people are helpful and will readily guide you to a good restaurant or
- Most importantly, take good, safe drinking water with you.
Buy good quality bottled water as you travel to avoid falling sick by drinking
unsafe drinking water.
- Pack your food in food wraps and pack them well. Dispose
your wastes properly; don’t throw out the wrappings and packages on the way
side while you are traveling.
- Spending a little time planning on food that you
can take with you can save you a lot of trouble later. Take food items that
will last longer, pack the foods in a safe manner and use disposable plates and
cups. Take safe drinking water with you. If you remember these few basic tips,
you can have a pleasant trip even if you are traveling across regions that do
not have good hotels or restaurants