No, seriously. We do want to eat everything when we travel somewhere. Honestly, we want to eat everything on a normal Friday evening– but when we travel, we try to eat even more.
When we travelled to Italy in 2014, this led to a lot of walking around, clutching our stomachs and groaning. When we planned a trip to the U.S. in 2015, I knew the American portions would not allow us to eat in the same way and still manage to stand afterwards.
Hence, my most genius travel idea yet (if I do say so myself):
We share. Everything.
In New York, this meant that we got to try everything we wanted. Yes, this also meant that we ended up eating like hobbits: two breakfasts, two lunches, three or four afternoon snacks, dinner, an after-dinner snack… you get it.
But if we hadn’t shared everything we ate, we would never have survived the first day, let alone the whirlwind three days after that. And I am still so proud not to have had to say no to the post-lunch deep-fried Oreo I was offered at a Williamsburg street fair. (M.’s delicate Italian palate only allowed him to try one tiny bite.)
So try our favourite travel hack the next time you’re away: never order a full meal for yourself again and try EVERYTHING!