I don’t know about you, but when I travel, I sometimes get tired of eating out all of the time. Besides eating out gets mundane when you are traveling.
It always seems to turn into…
“What you you like for lunch?” and the usual answer is “I don’t know…”
Do you want chicken, burgers, or fish?”
“Oh, I don’t know. Let’s see what’s up ahead.”
That’s why I like to pack a little and the fixin’s for a sandwich when I travel. This way you can find a nice shady tree or a picnic table at some rest area or a Wal-Mart. You can pack for just one lunch or make an adventure of it.
- Get a cooler. You can get a fancy one or a not so fancy one. I like to use a smaller cooler. It’s smaller, easy to carry, yet big enough to hold enough stuff for two people.
- Freeze some water bottles. Open the bottle and pour some of the water out so it will freeze without busting the cap. Or, you can use an old (but clean) recycled water bottle.
- Pick your favorite beverage. Place the in the fridge the night before to get them good and cold. This helps cut down on the amount of ice needed to start your trip.
- Pack some fruit or your favorite snack. I like grapes because they travel well and you don’t have to worry about the getting wet.
- Pack some paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware or just eat with your fingers.
- Pack some bread and potato chips.
- Stop off at the grocery store and pick up some lunch meat. You don’t have to buy a whole pound, unless you are really hungry. Settle for a quarter pound and two slices of cheese. Less waste that way.