When our family travels, we try our best to book a room that has a kitchen. You are probably wondering why on Earth I would want to travel and cook. Isn't it supposed to be a holiday? You may have figured out, Dear Readers, I LOVE to cook. Sometimes I need a break, yes but for the most part, I never tire of cooking. When traveling, our family tries to limit how often we eat "out" at restaurants if possible. We try instead to gather yummy ingredients or dishes as we wander a neighborhood and picnic our way through the day. We gather cheese and bread and butter here and a rotisserie chicken there. We find fresh fruits and salad fixings. We seek out farmer's markets. If there is a breakfast bar where we're staying, I incorporate those foods as part of our snacks. I enjoy making the most of anything. I sometimes pack a little hotplate and cook up eggs, pasta dishes or grilled cheese. I augment these meals with what I found at the breakfast bar throughout the afternoon and we always eat well. Try it. It's a great way to save a little money and sample local foods. Remember to pack a few resealable bags in different sizes to make food more easily portable and you're good to go!
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