My 14-year-old daughter inspires me daily. Whatever she takes on, she does so with strategy, focus and determination, whether it’s her academics or extracurricular activities like music or sports. She’s even taught me how to pack my own luggage and carry-on bag, methodically removing whatever she thinks I should be able to live without for two days or two weeks.
Lately I’ve been watching what she packs for lunch before school each morning, forgoing the sweets in favor of more nutritional snacks like fruit and vegetables. She even passed on the slice of pie that her math teachers offered in honor of “Pi” Day yesterday. Once again, I realize how much I can learn from my daughter.
Now when it comes time for my travels, I take along a snack pack for the ride, whether for a road trip or a flight. Here’s what I might include:
- a mix of fruit and nuts, like dried apricots, raisins, cranberries, almonds, walnuts or cashews
- an assortment of small vegetables like carrots and broccoli
- pecan nut and rice crackers
- protein bar
- small pack of roasted seaweed
And sometimes – shhh! – promise not to tell – I even sneak in a little cookie, because unlike my daughter, I still enjoy just a tiny taste of something sweet to cap it all off.
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How about you, Wanderboomers? What are your favorite take-along snacks when you travel?