Summer isn't just a time for barbecues and picnics. When you're not attending or hosting those types of gatherings locally, you're probably planning on traveling. While it's easy to just pack up the essentials you'll need during your vacation, like clothes and toiletries, you may be forgetting some other necessities. What about what you need in transit, while you're on the plane or in the car? Whether it's an hour-long flight or a days-long road trip across the U.S., you're likely to get hungry at one point or another during your journey. To avoid any disappointment that might come from digging around in your carry-on only to find a questionably old stick of gum, it's better to be prepared when those waves of hunger hit.
Since most of the snacks you can buy at rest stops or at the airport may not be as healthy as you'd like, it's a great idea to pack your own. You can satisfy your hunger without breaking your pre-vacation diet. We've gathered some ideas for foods you should add to your packing list, whether you're traveling by air or by road. From hearty sandwiches to salads and veggies with dip, there are ways to get a little more creative with your snacks than just tossing a pack of trail mix in your bag (but don't worry, that's on this list too).