I’ve been lucky to spend a lot of time in the USA over the past few years. Working at a summer camp in New York state in 2010 and 2011, road tripping in 2014 and Thru Hiking the AT in 2015. There are some points in here I think many Americans may not realise about their wonderful country. Feel free to agree with me, disagree with me and question me in the comments.

It’s fun to try weird and new American foods, it’s also little disturbing

Trying new foods is one of my favourite things to do when travelling. Some of the weird, wonderful and frankly disturbing options available at the grocery store in the US never ceases to amaze me. For example something I’ve never seen in Europe is “Chicken in a bag”.

chicken packet for hiking

It was a great option on the AT, a shelf stable and tasty protein option for mixing in with your evening meal.

Chocolate never gets boring on a long hike so trying all the different candy bar options was great fun, plus when else can you eat as much chocolate as you like! There are a few things I’ve tried and have zero desire to sample again. Kraft Easy Cheese. Cheese in a can? No. I’m good thank you very much. Corn Dogs. I just don’t understand it, I don’t even really know what it is…..

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for thetrek.com Check out the full article by clicking HERE

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