As more Millennials and Generation Zs head overseas in the coming years, healing park visits will be on their itinerary. A park visit is a great way to relax when you're visiting a new country and city. Grab a few healthy picnic staples for a greater experience.
One stop on my Bucket List is Busan's Citizens Park. I've enjoyed some beautiful parks across the U.S. (Ex: Favorite is Balboa Park in San Diego), but some parks overseas are quite impressive! You would be wise to gather a Worldwide list of your own for when you head overseas. Consider park locations with both water and earth elements. You can learn more about Busan's clean picnic beaches and the park's modern features at https://english.busan.go.kr/parks.
When it comes to healing picnic park travels, less can often be more. Packing smart and light can really make your trip multi-functional. Consider backpacks and tote bags that have a built in insulated cooler. This will keep your summer travel wear cool as well! You can always add small insulated cooler lunch bags to your existing rolling suitcases as well. ;)
Everyone has different tastes when it comes to picnic foods and snacks.
I wanted to provide some healthy U.S. options for those who are looking for Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan, and Gluten Free options. The brands are Follow Your Heart, Beyond Meat, Tinkyada, Daiya, So Delicious, and Trader Joes. My specific product recommendations are pictured above.
Many parks have their own food stations as well. This is a simple option for those who don't want to travel with specific dietary restrictions. As a foodie, I allow myself free reign to nom nom.
If you're planning on cooking outside, consider a solar oven/grill like GoSun. Cooking vegan "meats" and meats beforehand will save you time though. Throw them into a pasta salad as one simple picnic option. Store your healthy creations in reusable plastic containers, jars, etc for greater ease.
Don't forget your ginger and peppermint teas. ;)
Happy Picnic Park Travels!