Food is a huge part of travel, and definitely my favorite aspect of seeing a new place.
Until I ate a the French Laundry — effectively climbing the Mount Everest of foodie pilgrimages — I now consider myself a “Former Foodie”. That said I still manage to write a few food centric blogs.
Try This… Eat That
- Dubai Dried Lemon and Sumac Chicken
- The French Laundry, was it worth it?
- Ferry Ride to Foodie Land – Seattle
- Drinkologist – Seek out Mixologist – why a great cocktail is a good value
- El Pescadero – Small Town GREAT food
- La Paz – Fresh clams on the beach
Picnic – it’s a way of life
I am obsessed with picnicking. It’s a huge money saver and feels better to eat simple fresh fruit and veggies instead of take out.
From packing for 8 hour plane rides to picking up some famers market goodies for a lunch-on-the-go. I pack the following items to make my impromto picnic a possibility.
- Soft Sided Mini Cooler – I got one from Heathrow’s terminal 4 Gordon Ramsey Plane Food and it comes with me on most trips – it compresses flat and holds more than enough for a meal out. I also have one the size of a six pack of beer cans with rubber bands it compresses to the size of a pair of shorts.
- Beer Coozies – especially in tropical destinations always pack your Coozie!
- Wine Opener – obviously
- Pocket Knife – swiss army or Leather-man’s it pays to have a knife that actually cuts — just don’t forget to pack it in your checked bag.
- Extra Zip lock baggies – I always throw in 10+ extra bags, they take up no space and come in extremely handy.