Slow Cooking on the Road

Slow cookers can be a wonderful way to throw together a delicious meal. Here a few ideas for some summer-friendly, easy slow cooker recipes, perfect for use at home or on the road:

  • Taste of Home: 35 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes for 100 Degree Days (buffalo chicken lasagna, bandit chili dogs, peachy baby back ribs…)
  • Southern Living: Summer Slow-Cooker Recipes (lots of chicken recipes, brisket tacos, nachos…)
  • All Recipes: The 8 Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Summer (lemon garlic chicken, meatballs, pepper steak…)

We have slow cookers available for our guests at most of our locations — just stop by the front desk and ask about checking one out. (While you’re there, don’t forget to explore our DVD and book libraries, which are also free to check out at all of our resorts.)

Do you have any favorite recipes for summer? Please share!

Creating Memories That Last a Lifetime

Here at Perennial Vacation Club, our mission is to help our members create memories that will last a lifetime. We start with beautiful home resorts in Lake Tahoe, Bandera and Daytona Beach Shores, as well as exchanges to destinations around the world. From there, our friendly staff will help you make the most of each location. Looking for other ways to make your next trip more meaningful for everyone involved? Here are a few ideas:

Plan special activities. Part of the fun is planning what you’ll do and where you’ll go, and this is exciting for everyone. Take some time to research what’s going on while you’ll be visiting your travel destination, and think about what places or events would be the most meaningful for your group. The search function on our Perennial Traveler Blog can help you do this (scroll down to the bottom of the page for the search bar).

Read a book together. Before the trip begins, choose a book that relates to your destination, or that you think everyone will enjoy, and plan to complete it by the end of the trip. This could be fiction, non-fiction or anything at all! Traveling alone? Consider what books on your to-read list you’d enjoy diving into during your travels. Local history or fiction that takes place on location is always a good choice.

Be open. Some of the best travel moments occur when you take an unexpected path. This could happen suddenly, when something comes along that looks promising, or you could plan in advance to try something a bit outside of your normal activities.

Discuss! Take the time to think (and talk) about your adventures. What was everyone’s favorite place, restaurant or memory? What would they want to include (or not) on the next trip? Thinking about what was truly special helps create memories that last.

What are your favorite way to make travel more meaningful?

Travel Tips: Slow Cooking

The Eagles’ Nest

After a long day of sight-seeing, we love coming back to our cozy room to find a delicious dinner waiting for us… which is easy to do with the help of a slow cooker! We have slow cookers available for our guests at most of our locations — just stop by the front desk and ask about checking one out. (While you’re there, don’t forget to explore our DVD and book libraries, which are also free to check out at all of our resorts.)

Looking for some easy, travel-friendly inspiration for your next meal? Try some of these websites:

Do you have any favorite recipes for cooking on the road? Please share!

Create a Travel Journal

One of the best ways to savor (and remember) your travel adventures is by creating a travel journal. Even if you don’t normally journal, having a record of the places you visit and the special moments you experience along the way ensures that you’ll never forget them.

Here are a few ideas for creating a travel journal:

  • Start before your vacation begins! A journal is a great place to keep notes on all the places you’re planning to visit, the restaurants you’d like to try, your packing list and any other thoughts or plans you have for your trip.
  • Choose a portable and convenient journal. This could be a blank book or an app, such as Day One, which is also handy for storing photos. Keeping your journal with you means that you’re more likely to use it.
  • Capture moments on the road. Take the time to stop at a cafe or linger by a waterfall, and record right then and there all of your thoughts and impressions. Dwelling on the sights and sounds around you not only helps you capture them, but also encourages you to sink more deeply into the moment and really savor your adventures.
  • Keep (or take photos of) your tickets and other memorabilia. This is a great way to capture little details. You can store these in a physical journal, or keep the photos in your travel app.

Do you have any advice for creating a travel journal? Please share!