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The gift of a kitchen when traveling abroad

During our 10 days in Ireland, my travelling companion and I stayed in air bnb apartments so we’d have a kitchen. We both eat the same way (protein, veggies, fruit) and we really enjoyed the adventure of shopping in Irish markets and grocery stores. Contrary to what we’d heard from other travelers, we had no trouble finding veggies like zucchini (called courgettes in Europe) and other squashes, red and yellow peppers, onions, potatoes, cucumbers, and butter lettuce. Most of it was imported from Italy and other warmer countries, but it was no more expensive than here in Portland.

We ate breakfast in our lodgings (oatmeal, milk, fruit, nuts—we’d brought almonds and cashews with us in our luggage) and dinner (stir fry veggies, sausage) and ate lunch out. We also had chopped veggies, fruit, cheese, and nuts for lunch on train trips and for our air flights. We loved staying in apartments rather than hotel rooms, and it was much cheaper, both for the lodging and the food.

How do you stay on track when you travel?

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