As a traveler, it’s important to know how to pack food when traveling abroad. If you’re planning on visiting Europe, China, or Australia, there are some essential items that you should include in your luggage.
From cheese and wine to coffee and chocolate, here are our top picks for the best travel foods.
The Best Travel Foods
We absolutely love cheese. And this Canada Day, we’re giving you a guide to the best kinds of cheeses and each country’s favourite style. Find out what they are, where they hail from and which ones have made their way into our culinary favourites around here!
The Right Travel Snacks for Kids
Have you looked at the nutrition and carbs information of airplane snacks lately? Ugh, right. If your kid likes to nibble on these little treat sized portions in a carton or baggie all day long, be sure their lunchbox comes with some energy saved-up essentials for travelling. Let them know about your trip 2 days before it happens, so they’ll have time to think through what food is required by law (and remove a few perishables and some sugar-laden junk food items)
(like peanuts, jerky or potato chips).
What To Pack For A Camping Trip
You don’t really need anything to take camping. Providing a few items will make the trip that much more comfortable and rewarding if you should decide to go on one.
It is also often handy wearing some sort of compass as it can be hard in deep woods/mountains/plants growing without either polarizing or special glasses (that are expensive). Get small bag for your phone, remember there is no signal or GPS so good apps like Waze can be helpful.Having the right clothes for camping is a must, depending on where you are going and what season it might be. Here are some tips to get you there in style!
Tips For Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe On Road Trips
Take Them To Alaska ‘s blog may have lots of useful travel advice but this piece highlighted several important items that we rarely think about when planning our travels (and come as a good reminder to stick some thoughtful tips in our travel bucket list):
13 Essential Items For A Round The World Trip
Yes, you can truly live an awesome life for yourself and still work hard on other things. But it does need a little planning so that the balance is maintained. Best of all? Everything sells online! It’s fast easy cheap and when mistakes happen or issues arise there are resources to back you up (including tech support and number of experts to advise you).
Cheap family travel (or cheap anything!) is probably luckiest city in the world, if there’s one thing that people like is variety! Every region on globe has got something, but here are few places where two or more things can be done easily.
Top 10 Things To Pack In Your Carry-on Bag
Travel life has a few ups and downs (and it requires keeping track of things), especially when you’re away on your dream trip! And over the years I’ve found out more about how to do this.
It helped me sort through what should be in my travel bag because if something is not put into an international-friendly carry-on suitcase, it might just end up at customs or as baggage instead — with potentially terrible consequences . Here are top 12 things that all travelers pack:
- Documents: A passport, a driver’s license and some ID. It is always wise to take more than one form of identification because there have been times when I was unable to find my first document until nearly 12 hours later at 6 in the morning trying to get into a country!
- Passport holder plus photocopies (for hard-to-find access) — this helps you skip lines on border crossings, parking meters are a big hassle, air-ports heck and the key is to be confident you’ll make it.
- Dental x-Rays (aka Superglue) — My brother went “indoors” in a country where child had terrible pain from scratches on face and couldn’t figure out what was wrong …until he found some sort of yellow powder that ended up being crushed old sticks used for toothbrushing around his eyes (eww!). Next, my mom should have mentioned that these “sticks” were usually used for toothbrushing around the globe not just in S. Korea!
- Anything you don’t need to lug through airport/train terminals/planes…things like postcards are great because they allow you to keep track of what is happening while waiting or boarding terminal — so I pack all kinds special cards including ones with maps and directions, postcards with book recommendations or even silly/heartful cards. If a card will make you smile while facing travel woes (it NEVER fails), it is money well spent in my opinion!
- New deodorant sticks — if your current one runs out of scent quickly then have dry-erase board to write down new contact info on the back so people don’t steal them off of your shower caddy ( I have done this). Carry along a full-sized tube of your favorite scent in case they steal only one.
- Towel — For hotel, my towel is either giant round one or huge square as I think flat ones fold too small for me to cram into suitcase (these things are just enormous!); also, it never hurts to carry around extra plush blankets and thick towels because sometimes you travel with no idea if sound will be an issue (it definitely seems to be a thing in Korean trains), rental cars are mini-houses, and you can use them as extra padding if need. I don’t think it hurts to carry any of your comfy blankets with you in case there is no blanket service on public transportation.
- Hair pack — If traveling for too long then my favorite excuse “bullet hole” that makes me look super cool even though I am in dire need of sleep is: “You know, I had a slight accident with my hair and it was hacked off all by itself…I only needed 10 lashes to the head and then about nine hours. My normal lash looks completely different, so don’t worry; if you look closely enough this one sorta blends in! It’s more like Einstein than Pamela Anderson. Thanks for understanding! 🙂
- Sweats hirt — on cold transportation, I find some people think it’s humiliating to be in a strange clothing. It’s probably for the best; then no one would have any idea where you are if something goes wrong and there is truly nothing they can do about an emergency at this point. Plus, there might be sometimes when someone around you needs your sweater too!
- Sleeveless shrug(es)…I found these yummy ones in the thrift store.
- Athletic socks — I originally bought my athletic ones from lucky brand, but these super cute textured sparkly neon color kind were pretty affordable too! They are great for all sorts of travel emergencies– an accident to, a forgotten swimsuit top or small bum bag breakage.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How Do I Choose What Foods To Pack When Traveling Abroad?
There are a few key factors that you should consider when choosing what foods to pack when traveling abroad.
First, you need to understand the dietary culture of the country that you are visiting. This will help you know which food choices are safe and appropriate for your trip.
Second, make sure that your food is well-packaged so it won’t spoil in transit or go bad once at your destination.
Third, keep track of any allergens that may be present in your food items like wheat, soy, peanuts, etc.
Fourth, keep track of how much space you have in your luggage and select items accordingly.
2. What Types Of Foods Are Good To Bring With You While Traveling Abroad?
When traveling abroad, it is important to pack a food that can help you survive the trip. Some of the best foods to bring with you are:
Pasta is one of the most versatile dishes that can be eaten at any time and any place. It is low in calories and fat while still being very filling.
Snacks like crackers, trail mix, or nuts are also a great way to keep your energy levels up during travel and to stay away from greasy foods or fast food options found in airports and on-the-go places where you may not have access to healthy food choices.
Dried fruits like raisins, dates, apricots, or figs are all perfect for packing as they can provide long lasting energy without packing on too many calories from fats and sugars. Jerky also makes for a good snack option because it’s high in protein but low in carbs which will help keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day so you don’t get shaky hands or headaches due to fluctuating blood sugar levels that could lead to sicknesses such as stomach aches or migraines if left untreated.
3. What Types Of Food Containers Work Best For Packing A Meal When Traveling Abroad?
Many people often have the question of what types of food containers work best for packing a meal when traveling abroad.
First, you need to consider what type of meals that you are going to pack. If it is a lunch, then you should pack small sandwiches or wraps. If it is a dinner, then packing dishes such as pasta and rice will be appropriate.
In order to make your container more durable, use hard plastic or metal containers instead of glass ones.
4. Should I Try To Get Local Ingredients While Traveling Abroad Or Just Stick With The “Normal” Stuff That’s Easy To Find At Home (E.g., Pizza)?
The answer to this question depends on the type of trip you are taking.
If you are visiting a country where there is limited or no access to certain ingredients, then it might be best to stick with what’s available in your home country. However, if you have easy access to food and can prepare it yourself, then by all means go for local flavors!
5. What Are The Most Common Food Items That You Should Pack When Traveling Abroad?
This is a difficult question because there are so many different cultures around the world. However, we can recommend some of the most common food items that you should pack when traveling abroad.
Some common food items include:
-Dried fruits and nuts
-Snacks like cereal bars, dried fruit and nuts, crackers, cheese cubes, etc.
Traveling is a great way to explore the world and learn about other cultures. While you’re on the road, it’s important to pack foods that are easy to eat on the go. Our blog post has provided some examples of foods that travelers can pack for their next trip. Please take some time today to read up on our recommended foods for traveling abroad!