Potatoes: Inexpensive, flexible and able to be transported on road trips without a cooler, potatoes bring a great deal of variety to the traveler's dinner table. Serve fresh from the oven with a topping bar for a family of picky eaters, slice and bake for a casserole, shred for hash browns or chop up for a chowder. The options are extensive, and the price tag practically perfect.
Figuring out your short list of favorite food items for stocking your vacation rental is about more than keeping your travel budget on track. Having fun, easy meals to prepare in your cabin kitchen means you can spend more time enjoying the place where you have paid to be. Whether the purpose of your trip is to enjoy the slopes or splash in the surf, having easy-to-prepare groceries you can predictably access at numerous locations around the world will help keep meal prep on autopilot.
(Lifestyle and travel expert Myscha Theriault blends thrift and luxury to live well for less around the world. She has sold her home, all her furniture and most of her other belongings to travel the world full time with her husband. You can follow her adventures on Instagram via @MyschaTheriault.)