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The Best Road Trip Food Stop
April 03, 2023

The Best Road Trip Food Stop

Hi! Friends,

You may have started your trip planning already for this summer. There are trips that you have to take without many options and choices. For instance, my son is in a sport travel team. We have a couple out-of-state tournaments scheduled already. Are you on the same boat like us? What if you find that your destination is literally in the middle of nowhere?

We are going to spend some time to share some tips and strategies with you to get ready for those trips.

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The Best Road Trip Food Stop

I must admit that when we started to make hotel reservation for one of the tournaments, I was shocked that there were barely any lodging and dining options at all. Due to the same reason, cost of hotel is ridiculously expensive. Anything cheaper is at least 30 minutes of drive away.

As we, parents, all know that kids get hungry easily. When I look it up on the map, there were about 4 restaurants within 10 miles driving distance which includes 2 fast food chains.

This idea came about when we were trying to kill time one day. Have you ever stopped by the deli section of a grocery store to get meals? If you look closer, there are plenty of varieties to choose from. From sandwiches, soup, pizza, salad, fruit to Asian food, like sushi, you can buy everything right there and grab a seat to enjoy it immediately. The one we went to even cooks seafood at the fish counter that many locals like to pay, grab a table and enjoy it right away.

Anyway, back to our recent experience, we stopped by one of the biggest chain grocery stores and grabbed our late lunch. Pleasantly surprised that with drink and plenty of food cost us way less than getting it from a fast food chain.

So, I went back home and started to look up for grocery stores in the tournament area. Thankfully, there were 2 showing up on the map near our destination which is less than 5 miles from the facilities. Now, I have some ideas if we can't find anywhere to eat. That will be our next best food stop ever.

Always keep grocery store deli section in mind for your future road trips. It works out for scenarios like:

1) You want to save money from dining in restaurants every day.

2) There are too many picky eaters in your family that it is very difficult to find any happy medium.

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