Do you ever get hangry?
I’m sure you do. We all do. Even me, the “queen of perky”, has temper tantrum moments. And when I’m on the road, hanger is usually the culprit. When I’m hungry, I get angry. The best thing you can do in this situation is to find food immediately.
This, of course, is easier said than done– especially if you are traveling internationally. You never know what’s going to be open, or if you there’s a language or cultural barrier that might make it more difficult to get food now! I had a moment while trying to order pizza in Rome, and it got ugly (check out the embarrassing details in the video below).
Experience is a great teacher, and ever since that Rome trip, I’ve never not traveled with a jar of peanut butter. It really is the most dependable snack– shelf stable, high in protein and goes with everything. You might not be able to find a sandwich shop at 2am, but you can probably find crackers or a banana, right? And if worst comes to worst, just dip the ol’ index finger in and voila! Bye-bye, hanger!
What makes peanut butter an especially fab travel companion is its American-ness (is that a word?). Hardly any other countries sell it, and people are curious about this American treat. Share some of this “strange” snack, and I guarantee you’ll make new friends.