One of the joys of traveling is tasting all new varieties of food. Indulging yourself cause you're visiting a new place and you just don't get chances like this all too often. In my line of work, I travel quite a bit so one of my concerns is how do I maintain my healthy diet while on the road. In some places it's not a problem because fresh foods are readily available but in others, a heavy 'caesar salad' is about as fresh as you get.
I recently started pre-ordering the vegetarian meals on long flights to and from the US or Europe which has been surprisingly tasty or I'd say tastier than the standard meals. I think most would enjoy these regardless if you're a vegetarian or not. So it's nice to know there are growing options.
One of the things I've considered is traveling with some snacks/foods that I can eat when my choices are nill to tide myself over till I can find something healthier. Items like nuts or dried fruits could be an option but how much do I want to carry around with me? But sometimes I really have no choice in the matter. Working at trade shows you're not always given the best options and you really can't be more than a few steps away from your workspace. At these events I am often stuck with the same cutlet-sandwich or roasted-pepper-sandwich for lunch. It ain't bad but it's not all that appetizing the 5th day in a row. I end up stuffing myself at breakfast with plenty of fruit and muesili but that only gets me so far.
I have a few business trips left in the year and have some time to think about how I will handle each one. Open to hear what other experience or do we all just pig-out cause we're not home and we're allowed indulgences now and then.