With summer just around the corner, that means people are going to start thinking about what to pack for a long road trip. Whether you’re going to the beach, the mountains or just someone’s house, it’s always a good idea to overpack (if you have the room.)
During my spring break road trip to Orange Beach, Ala., I thankfully learned the benefits of overpacking food. As you can see from the above image, my two friends and I basically only packed food, instead of clothes for our three hour road trip.
Although this may seem like overkill, we ended up not having to grocery shop for more than milk, eggs and bread while at the beach.
That saved us approximately $100!
If someone tells me how to save money, in any aspect of life, as a college student, I’m all ears!
It’s important to overpack not only to save money, but also to combat those unexpected hunger feelings by hour two of the road trip. By the time we got to Florida, I had already wolfed down three Ritz cracker snack packs and more tortilla chips than I’d like to admit.
But without all that food, I would’ve been hangry, a combination of hungry and angry, and no one wants that.
Overall, the importance of planning or overpacking in the food department for road trips that last three hours or more is crucial.
Abide by my advice and PACK TO SNACK!