Hanger is a real. But it is also preventable. However, when you are traveling preparing for the inevitable need to eat can get a bit more complicated. But because the constraints around eating on a car trip vs. hoping on a plane are quite a bit different I'll focus for now on air travel. Let's break it down to the main constraints.
It seems like simplicity is all the rage right now when it comes to food culture. Now I am not talking about Paleo or Farm to Table cooking. You may have heard of the new app Not Recipies launched by the popular foodie blog Food52. It's all about things you've made a million times that you could explain how you made them in a few moments. Think that conversation you had with your neighbor about making asparagus where you shared that you like to use a little lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt to give the steaming water a bit of a punch.
It’s funny - when you start a company that even is vaguely related to travel, you learn a lot about how people plan their vacations. Yes, getaways are for the most part made for recharging, but the actual planning process is still kind of a hassle. (Does anyone else have a million tabs open?)
Camping season is just beginning here in Northern California. We just got back from our first local excursion. This was the first time we took out our full kit in 2016 as our last trip was more of a hybrid camping-luxury-hotel-culture excursion. Getting your gear in order and planning for a trip especially the first time during a season has a few special quirks, but I think there is a pretty standard 5 step process to get ready.
To celebrate a milestone birthday for my husband he and I recently went on our first hard-core "Glamping" adventure in Mexico. Our friends Alex and Becky were also kind enough to take a break from the cold New England weather and join us.
To celebrate the new year and get inspired we took a weekend trip up to Napa and Sonoma with some foodie friends from Chicago. On our adventure, we explored several wineries that are "family businesses". CampEats is like a newborn compared with these established, multi-generational, powerhouses that have grown from someone's dream to sustainable enterprises. I wanted to share a few of their stories and
Like many of us I try to live my best life. And one of the things that has really struck me recently is the all the research around experiences and happiness. There is a great article in the Atlantic, where the James Hamblin thoughtfully shares the research. The key takeaway from the science is that experiences not things lead to happiness. And that experiences thoughtfully planned and positively anticipated well in advance lead to maximum joy.