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Cherry-pick Safe Food & Drinks When Traveling!

Contaminated food or drinks can cause travelers diarrhea and other illnesses and disrupt your travel. Trips to some destinations are especially risky. Discover which safe eating and drinking rules can reduce your chances of getting sick.

Before You Go, Pack Foods with Caution

  • Clean your food. Wash all fresh food under running tap water before packing it in a cooler bag
  • Keep cold food cold. Store cold food in coolers. Consider packing beverages in one cooler and perishable foods in another. 
  • Pack healthy non-perishable snacks. 

No matter how you travel, your family can keep eating healthy with these simple options:

  • Whole or dried fruit.
  • Freeze-dried vegetables.
  • Nuts (pre-portioned into snack-size bags).
  • Nut butter (travel packs are great for planes).
  • Pretzels, crackers, and breadsticks.
  • Trail mix.
  • Snack bars. Look for bars made with whole grains, nuts, and fruit with few added sugars.
  • Carry hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. 

In our articles, you can gain more information about buying food on the streets, buying cut fruit, etc.

Which are safe drinks and which are not?

The following are usually safe to drink:

  • Bottled liquids: Drinks from unopened, factory-sealed bottles are safer than tap water
  • Hot beverages: Coffee or tea should be safe if it is served to heating hot. It’s OK to let it cool before you drink, but do not drink them when served warm.
  • Milk: Pasteurized milk from a sealed glass is usually harmless to drink. 
  • Alcohol: The alcohol kills bacilli; when picking mixers, stick to the guidelines about what types of food and drink are more reliable, such as squeezed juice. Elude drinks that have ice. The alcohol content of brew and wine is often not high enough to kill germs. However, it should be OK if it came from a sealed bottle.

The following drinks can be risky to drink

  • Tap water
  • Fountain drinks
  • Ice
  • Freshly squeezed juice


Explore and discover what our Traveling Sapiens team has gathered at one place. Our outstanding writers have prepared many different articles about food & drinks from all around the world. 


Furthermore, you may find tips and guides for all types of budgets. We also provide recommendations about the best drinks and food choices for particular places. 

We hope we meet your expectations, so lean back and enjoy your reading!

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