Good morning everyone, I’ve got a lot of free advice for you in today’s post and trust me, it’s all golden. The first one comes right off the bat: traveling right after daylight savings time is really weird. Sunday I lost an hour and last night I lost another two. I’m losing my mind but that happened long before the time changes so don’t worry bout it.
Before heading off to Austin I made sure to think long and hard about my snack situation. Typically I just bring a few bars for the plane but I’m spending this week running from conference to show to show to event so I knew I’d need reinforcements.
For all you lovely blog readers out there, if I have one piece of advice to give, this is it. Take note because it’s the best free advice I have to offer.
Never leave home without snacks. For those that have met me I can be quite a pill when I’m low on fuel and with reservations getting pushed, traffic, and the drama of life I try to never leave anything to chance. We all remember the hamburger tears just a few weeks ago.
In my carry-on I packed a giant bag of almonds to get me through the week, a few larabars, and some clementines. I also plan to stop at a store to buy some apples and bananas for my breakfasts.
It’s not much but bars and nuts are great space-conscious items that will fit nicely into both my carry-on and my survival bag (purse). I won’t be back at my room very often so portability is key.
Today I’m also linking up with What I Ate Wednesday and sharing my eats from Monday. I didn’t plan my shopping very well this week. I had just the right amount of food for last week but since I left on Tuesday I didn’t want to do a full shop for just Sunday and Monday so Monday was all about making the most of the scraps.
For breakfast, I had some apple cinnamon pancakes which were pretty darn delicious. It’s been a few days and I missed my lovely pancakes. I also had a side of apple for a seriously apple-tastic meal.
For lunch, I headed home for some eggs, spinach, and clementines. Seriously all that I had in my fridge was eggs, spinach, an apple, a banana, clementines and a bunch of almonds. It was a pretty solid lunch and I had the banana as a snack.
For dinner, I completely gave up and ordered Thai food with Chris. Spicy basil chicken and bacon wrapped shrimp: delicious.
Final lesson of the day: do a better job of planning meals around a vacation. Running out of food to early is a little rough.
What types of snacks to you bring when you travel?
Do you bring snacks on vacation?