How Will We Eat? Summer Traveling Tips
Vacations are a wonderful time for families to bond, relax and enjoy! You will find many tips here to assist you if you (or your child) are on a special diet, even if they can normally eat any type of food. These suggestions will be helpful to make your vacation a wonderful memory for many years to come.
How will we eat?
Pack foods that are not perishable. Always be on the safe side, in case you cannot get to the hotel in time, or have to go to a restaurant that will not accommodate your special diet.
Foods to carry with you:
Pretzels, bagel chips, crackers, breadsticks, snack bars, cereal, granola, trail mix, chips, dried or freeze dried fruits and vegetables, nuts, fruit cups or “squeeze-ables”, fresh fruit, nut spreads, jerky, etc.
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If you are on the road and driving from place to place (or driving a long distances), you can use backpack coolers or regular coolers to keep your food fresh and cool. Use ice from the hotel, for the road, or use freezer packs. Buy small ones because many hotel freezers only have a small amount of space. Ask the hotel if they can keep your items in a larger refrigerator or freezer. Mark them VERY clearly in a sealed bag. This is especially important if you have to check out of your hotel but will not be hitting the road until much later.
Here are some companies that sell backpack coolers and other types of travel coolers.
A cooler on wheels is also a wonderful idea for traveling. They can be wheeled into your hotel room or to your camp site. Here are some rolling coolers:
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