14 March 2016
WHAT TO PACK FOR A KOSHER VACATION
If you follow a kosher diet, travel can be difficult, but there are ways to ensure you’ll have a great trip, whether you’re traveling alone or with friends or family. With the right strategy in mind, you can ensure that your vacation won’t only be unforgettable because of all of the experiences that you have, but that the entire time you spend away from home, and all of the meals that you enjoy, will be kosher. Check out the tips below to get started.
MAKE LIFE EASY: BOOK THE RIGHT HOTEL
By booking the right accommodations for your trip, you can make your life a lot easier. For example, a kosher vacation rental Costa Rica, such as Punto de Vista, will provide you with catered kosher foods, koshered kitchens, kosher kitchen conversion, and kosher chefs. So taking the time to really do your research into kosher friendly accommodations will certainly pay off because you‘ll be able to find the right hotel at the right price in the best location, and with your kosher needs in mind. This means you won’t have to worry about food and you’ll be able to relax throughout your entire stay.
PACKING YOUR OWN FOOD
The best way to be in complete control over what you eat during your kosher vacation is by simply packing your own kosher foods. There may be some restrictions in terms of what you can bring aboard an airplane, but if you are traveling by car or by train, you have a lot more options. However, when booking an airline, you can make it a point to book a flight that offers a kosher meal option to make things easy.
Pack cold foods with freezer packs in insulated bags so that you can maintain the food’s freshness. You can bring along a variety of sandwiches, bagels, juice, and whatever else you wish to eat to stay energized throughout your journey. Be sure to also pack plenty of yummy snacks, such as dried fruits, nuts, and vegetables. You can even pack dips like hummus, bring along crackers, cookies, and chips, and more.
BRING YOUR OWN "KITCHEN"
If you plan to stay in a vacation rental, a large hotel suite with a kitchen, or a bungalow, you can bring along some cooking necessities so you can easily prepare your own kosher meals.
Your portable kitchen could include a couple of medium skillets, a pot, a strainer or colander, a couple of saucepans, a large salad bowl, disposable cutting boards, sharp knives and other utensils, spatulas, measuring tools, tongs, ladles, mixing bowls, sponges, dish soap, and anything else you can think of. The goal here is to use your own utensils and cooking equipment to make meals that you know are kosher throughout your stay.
With these helpful tips in mind, you can book your next kosher trip with greater ease and make sure that you’ve packed everything you need to be certain you’ll be able to maintain your kosher lifestyle while away from home.
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