Have you ever had to make travel plans with very little notice? That’s my situation this week. I’ll be traveling for work over the next week and a half, so things are suddenly a little crazy over here!
Here’s how I handled my last-minute trip:
1. I went impulse-shopping. (Because I realized I haven’t updated my work clothes in far too long! I’m still wearing work pants from 2006.)
Luckily, I only walked away with these new earrings and a couple bright tops from Nordstrom Rack. Gotta stick to the budget, impulse or not.
2. I tried to eat up as much of our fresh produce as possible.
Which meant getting creative with my freshly made raw almond yogurt. I turned it into a creamy vegan salad dressing last night, and piled on the veggies!
I still only made a dent in our stash of leafy greens, so I hope Austin’s in a salad mood this week.
3. What I couldn’t eat, I tried to prepare and freeze.
We had a couple sweet potatoes that I didn’t want to spoil, so I whipped up a batch of Vegan Curry Sauce that I could freeze using the ice cube tray trick. Dinners are going to be really easy when I get home!
4. Packed any produce I could.
Cucumbers, lemons, and avocados (that aren’t too soft) travel really well! If you put them in your carry on, you’ll most likely get your bag checked (and a few weird glances from the TSA agent), but I much prefer that to wasting perfectly good produce.
I also plan on taking a bag of raw brownies with me for the flight. 😀
5. Tried to look at the bright side.
With my unexpected flight, I suddenly have 3 hours on my hands to read The Hunger Games! I’m determined to finish the first book before the movie comes out in March!
See you later from Kansas!
Reader Feedback: Do you ever have to travel for work? Any travel tips you’d like to share?