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What We’re Reading: 15 Best Snacks for Travel

Discover 15 make-and-take snack recipes that are perfect for trips—plus more interesting stories—in our weekly roundup of travel news and blogs.

The Golden Age of Train Travel

What was it like to travel by train in the early 20th century? It’s not as romantic as one might imagine. According to train historian and author Karl Zimmermann, “Before the advent of air conditioning, which gained popularity in the thirties, soot and cinders from steam locomotives would blow in through open windows.”

Peer at black-and-white pictures of a bygone era on The Weather Channel website, and keep an eye out for angry, soot-covered faces.

China’s Ultra-Rich Travelers Don’t Actually Travel All That Much

If you were worth $1.6 million, how much would you travel? Chinese millionaires, it turns out, aren’t exactly the most zealous jet setters.

This week, Skift reports on the spending behavior of the one percent in China. A study of 100 Chinese people worth 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) or more showed that wealthy Chinese took about 2.8 trips in 2012 (a slightly lower number compared to 2011). The top five countries they visited the most are, respectively, France, the U.S., Singapore, Switzerland, and the U.K.

15 Best Snacks for Road Trips and Plane Rides

Hate plane food? Use your kitchen, says the Kitchn. The food blog serves up 15 super make-and-take snack ideas, including three-ingredient energy bars, kale chips, and healthy vanilla cookies.

For more travel-food recipes, read 10 Flight-Friendly Recipes You Can Make Yourself by SmarterTravel’s own Executive Editor and trained pastry chef, Anne Banas.




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