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Nov 30, 2006 03:03 AM

Packing for a Chowhound Trip

What does a Chowhound pack for a trip that a non-hound wouldn't pack?

I almost always take a cooler--to bring home food finds that must be kept cool. But I suppose that's an obvious answer.

The NYT obituary of R.W. Apple said that he sometimes traveled with a pepper grinder.

Any other ideas?

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  1. Apples and cheese are our road-trip staples, usually in several varieties.

      1. re: beevod

        yeah or atm card if you're in a different country

        1. re: choctastic

          Be cautious, though, and always have local cash. I can't count the number of times the ATM networks in Europe have decided to part ways with their North American counterparts, leaving me without any way to use either my credit card or my ATM card.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            good point. this is especially true recently.

        1. Hotel and restaurant rating guides.

          1. A box of ziploc bags. A laptop with links to local info, and a folder with all the info I preload. An extra tote bag.