This is my second year participating in the Word Count Blogathon, a 30-day community blogging challenge organized by freelance writer Michelle Rafter. She’s also created optional theme days to participate in, and today is Haiku Day.
As a journalist, I regularly accept assignments to cover events in other states, and I attend conferences on my own as well. This means I get to network with amazing people, listen to fabulous speakers, and keep up with the latest industry trends. It also means I spend a lot of time driving. This is a haiku I wrote while making an unfortunate stop at a fast food place while making my way back home.
bad food on road trips
a necessary evil
but my tummy hurts
If you, too, have to travel and wish to learn from my haiku and avoid this all-too-preventable scenario, here are some resources.
- Robb Wolf’s Road Forager series shows some examples of finding Paleo options while traveling.
- Road Rules: How to Stay Happy and Healthy on the Road: Part 1 are herbalist Darcey Blue French’s suggestions on nervine herbs, adequate rest, and making sure your car is in good working order.
- Road Rules: How to Stay Healthy: Part 2 has a LOT more info on food for traveling, which I’ve used time and time again over the years. This series, from 2008, is of course still very relevant.
- Road Warrior is another oldie but goodie, a 2006 article in Experience Life magazine with suggestions for staying fit (and eating well) while traveling.