One of the absolute best parts about traveling the world, other than truly everything about it, is getting to experience different types of food from everywhere you go. Whether you’re traveling around the United States or you’re flying internationally, every part of the world has its own local cuisines. The biggest downside to being on a long flight, though, is the food provided for you by the airline. While mass-made food is never tasty, mass-made food on an airplane is even worse. If you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ve probably learned your lesson in bringing your own snacks, but here are some tips to keep you tied over with the best food until you land at your destination.
Sometimes you have to be careful traveling with fresh fruit across international borders, but for domestic travel, you absolutely will have no issue with this. Packing some fresh fruit is a great way to make sure you don’t go hungry, but also that you’re putting healthy things into your body. Hard fruits like apples or pears are a better idea here than fruits like bananas or grapes which can easily get smashed in your backpack. Wrap the fruit in a paper towel or put it in a baggie and enjoy it whenever you get hungry! Just make sure to clean the fruit before boarding the plane.
Pretzels are not only a delicious snack to eat anywhere, but they’re also a really great way to stay hydrated. We know this sounds silly since they’re usually salty, but after you consume salt you’ll want to drink water. Staying hydrated on a flight is super important due to the dry air and lack of movement, so the more water your body is asking you for, the better. Make sure to put the pretzels in a hard-sided container so they remain in-tact until you eat them.
Wow, I recently discovered this and it’s been a huge game-changer for long international flights. Not only is jerky filling and delicious, but it’s also an incredible way to get some protein in. Jerky comes in all different types (chicken, beef, turkey, etc.) and in so many different flavors that you really can find anything you’d want. Jerky stays fresh for a long time, doesn’t need to be refrigerated or cooked, and can be brought across international borders. Especially when the airplane meal doesn’t satisfy you how you’d hoped, jerky will be there to save the day.