Road trips are a great American tradition, and one that we all look forward to after the COVID-19 pandemic is over! Driving cross-country with your family to visit relatives or explore a new place is an awesome way to see the sights and spend time with the ones you love. While spontaneity can be fun, the best road trips are the ones with every last detail planned. That’s why our team at Value Van and Car Rental is here to talk to you about the benefits of packing your own road trip meals and snacks. So, when hunger strikes in the middle of nowhere, you have great options instead of stale crackers from the glovebox or pulling over to pay for a greasy cheeseburger.
1. Save MoneyIf it’s true at home, it’s true on the road: it is always more expensive to eat fast food than to get something ready in your own kitchen. When you’re on a road trip, budgets are important. You wouldn’t want to spend all of your money on fast food and then not be able to afford all of your other activities. A quick meal will run you anywhere from six to twelve dollars each and if you have a big family, that is going to add up quickly!
2. Less WasteIf you use reusable containers to pack your snacks and meals, you will produce almost no waste. Comparatively, drive-thru restaurants use huge amounts of plastic and wrappers for each meal.
3. Eat Healthier
We all know that fast food rarely has healthy options. And if you choose restaurants that do have healthier options, you’ll be paying more for them. By packing your snacks and meals ahead of time, you can choose healthy foods that will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Check out sites like Pinterest for plenty of meal planning ideas that are easy to make ahead and keep in a cooler while on the road.
The key to a successful road trip is in the planning, and a good place to start is with a rental car from Value Van and Car Rental. We provide high-quality, affordable car and van rentals to our awesome customers in Union and Newark, NJ. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 to make your reservation.