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Traveling in a car

We all would love to travel more and don’t spend a lot of energy or money in the process. Which is why traveling by car has become more popular lately. A lot more people can afford buying a car nowadays and the mobility that comes with this purchase is quite exhilarating. If your preferred choice of leisure is staying in a luxury hotel, this type of travel is probably not for you. In this article we’ll provide you with some reasons why driving all over the country can be the best holiday ever. And tell you about some on-the-go recipes as well!

Traveling in a car may definitely help you save up on the food budget if you follow a few simple rules. Try choosing the cheapest supermarkets in the area you find yourself in. A bit of research before the trip may help but nowadays you look up anything on Google as well. Also, buy locally – tropical fruit is bound to be expensive in places like Iceland but will be quite affordable in Thailand. It may take some time to get used to the new culture and its habits but it will probably be worth all the saved money. And the last tip may seem obvious but avoid expensive restaurants and choose street food and cafes instead.

Another great thing to do to reduce the cost of your travel is to bring a portable oven or a grill and cook on campsites. Shrimp skewers are a delicious option and easy to make with little to no equipment. Place the olive oil, lemon zest and seasonings in a resealable plastic bag, shake to combine and then marinate the shrimp for at least 15 minutes. Then heat up the grill, thread the shrimp onto skewers and cook until it turns pink. And voila! The delicious juicy lunch is done.

Traveling by car in general requires less planning, some Google research and a map of the area you’ll travel to is enough. You can stay in some places longer because you don’t have a train or a plane to catch. It gives the sense of freedom that is somewhat hard to achieve in a modern world.

Visiting different interesting places is another benefit of this traveling mode. Some places like ruins, mountains and forests can’t be reached using public transport. It can be a great opportunity to broaden your horizons and visit sights you’ve never even heard of. But if you’re not a fan of a rustic lifestyle and may miss certain things about the city life try bringing it with you and making shrimp cocktail.

It may require some careful assembly and a longer shopping list but the experience of eating it in your car under the stars is worth all this work. You will need to buy whole jumbo shrimp and peel it while leaving the tail intact. Other required ingredients are vermouth or wine, spices, cold water, two pots and cheesecloth for straining the broth. It does sound like a lot work for not a lot of food but it will be an event worth remembering.

Last but not least you can bring more things with you on such a travel especially if you’re a proud owner of a trailer. Bringing the fridge with you will not only make you life easier but will allow you to make condiments like enchilada sauce. A refreshing mix of Greek yogurt, cucumber and garlic will be a great addition to a lot of meals.