Road trip food for a vegan can be challenging. Fortunately I have the skill set to pull off a pretty sweet cooler for traveling. Things that get packed before we slide out of town include, but are not limited to watermelon, jicama, oranges, hummus, carrot and celery sticks, tomatoes, olives, breads and tortillas, nuts and seeds, chips both potato and corn. This is just to get us started. You can check out 5 Tips for a Vegan Road Trip for more information.

Last year I made a short video discussing what a plant-based traveler can pack in their coolers to make the ride comfortable. We usually travel 1,500 to 2,000 miles on our yearly trek, so I make sure we have enough food, and I do plan for contingencies like if we get stuck somewhere or there is nothing else around to eat (this has happened). Besides, it’s nice to have a picnic next to a breath-taking view.

I’m pretty sure my efforts are appreciated by the Spouse. I do know that I take enough food to get us to our destinations, and a little more. Sometimes I don’t like cooking right away. Places we visit most often have many of the foods we need so I can repack the coolers for the trip home.

This year I’m excited to be stopping in Austin to say hi to a buddy of mine, and visit the vegan trailer park where you can get a tattoo and barbeque. Only in Texas.

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