There is an age old problem- what do I eat while traveling and carrying all of my belongings on my back?
Once again, this idea started out as potential for giving good advice, and then I realized..it’s me. If anything this will just help you feel good about the choices YOU make while traveling.
Keep in mind I’m basing this off my own travels through Europe. I typically switch from hostels to Couch Surfing with occasional camping thrown in. And a lot of my trips are solo. I cook my dinner in hostels of pasta with an egg or sauce, drink my local beer/wine/cider and find a cozy corner to stuff my face hoping no one realizes how sad my dinner is.
If I am traveling for at least a few weeks I try to buy a few staples I can use everywhere. And while I always carry a water bottle, I started to bring some tea and/or instant coffee. Because I’m obsessed with hot beverages and can’t live without them. It’s not always necessary, but so far it’s helped me make friends in hostels sharing what I have.
Of course, wherever I go I always try to have at least 1 truly local meal. English breakfast, crepes for lunch, sausages for dinner, whatever it might be!
Also, European cafes WILL be my demise. Why is everything always so delicious??!