Summer Travel: Eating on the Go
It’s difficult enough finding food that everyone likes and agrees on while at home. On the road it can be even more of a challenge. Here are some tips:
Instead of lugging food along with you, find the nearest supermarket and stock up on your family’s favorite foods when you get there. As an alternative, many supermarkets will deliver right to your hotel room.
Assign a bag or backpack just for snacks, so you know where to find them when you need them. Bring the bag with you everywhere you go, and avoid the high cost of snack items at tourist destinations.
Remember that snack food doesn’t have to mean junk food! Choose items like dried fruits and nuts that will fill you up and give you energy.
Keep a cooler in the back of the car to store items like fruit, cold cuts, and drinks for an impromptu picnic. Picnics are great because kids can run around or sprawl out on a lawn rather than be stuck at a table in a restaurant.
If your hotel comes with an included continental breakfast, this is perfect for kids. After breakfast, grab a granola bar or banana to take with you on the road.
Ask the hotel staff where you can find family-friendly restaurants nearby, and let the kids help decide where you will eat.
Waiting for tables can be frustrating, so try to eat during off-hours to avoid the crowds.