We will also be watching the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
Also, when at home, having a plan for eating assists in good recovery and helps with keeping your body at a healthy body weight/composition which is ideal for good health and performance.
Whereas some athletes may feel as if the concept of traveling nutrition is manageable and even easy to execute, I'd like to think that many athletes feel as if there are many challenges and limitations which make it difficult to eat healthy AND meet the energy demands of training while on vacation (for work or for play).
Prior to travel, create a simple food log that demonstrates your typical eating around and during your key workouts and throughout the day of workouts that you plan to be doing while on vacation. Take note of specifics like how much fluid, calories, carbohydrates, electrolytes and of what types of foods/drinks works best for your body and when. For athletes who have yet to master the art of nutrient timing, this may prove to be beneficial to do more regularly as it may help you better understand your fueling/eating requirements and to prevent underfueling or overeating.
-Try to establish a routine as soon as possible. Still keep your vacation as a vacation if traveling for play and relaxation but adhere to a similar warm-up, eating and fueling routine to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable with training and eating during vacation.
A vacation is meant to be enjoyed. Allowing yourself to stress over a change in eating or training can make your time away from home feel less enjoyable (for you and for those around you).
If you are not comfortable eating outside of the home, my suggestion is work on your mindful eating strategies right now by reading this article and applying these tips. Learning how to eat mindfully can help you create a healthier relationship with food and your body in your home environment and eventually you will be able to take your new or improved eating habits with you no matter where you are in life (or in the world).