Destination: Provincetown, approved Mass

Occasion: FUBAR  Annual Ukulele Bash

I love a road trip.  There’s something very  exhilarating about getting in a car and just driving for hours to your destination, prostate whether it be a camping trip, a cross country trek, or staying at the fabulous White Horse Inn in Provincetown.  For me the journey is as important as the destination.  I spend hours, even days prepping.  I start by mapping out the destination and where possible rest stops could be, pre planning the music, even what I will wear on said trip.   Needless to say it should be functional and fashionable.  Comfort and ease are the secrets to a great road trip.  I’ve been on many road trips and have learned a thing or two on how to get from point A to point B, all while keeping peace, stopping for food and the occasional emergency bathroom break.

Probably the one thing I like more then being on the open road is making play lists for the trip.  this is where I spend a good portion of my planning.  Now if you have multiple travelers always give everyone equal time to play what they like.  Figure out how much time you will be traveling and divide the music up that way.  I love hearing what my friends listen to on road trips.  You want to mix it up, so that you don’t get bored, also you don’t want the 3 am party happening all the way there.  Who ever said “variety is the spice of life”, must have been on a road trip.  I always have a little bit of everything, from rock to country, dance, pop , songs everyone can sing to some mellow music.  As a long distance driver(my maximum is somewhere around 10 or 11 hours), I can attest to a little mellow goes a long way.  This is where a good co-pilot is helpful and essential.  You may need them to get you out from being lost or turning the music down so you can think.  They should be someone who can read a map, give good direction with some authority and be able to calm you down if you get stressed out from traffic. They should also be able to spot a gas station, rest stop or food.  All very important jobs and a good co-pilot can make or break a trip.

Another of my favorite things to have is snacks!!!  I’ll admit I don’t always have time to make food, but if you can,  it is a wonderful slice of home away from home.  I m a huge fan of crostini with some hummus, hard boiled eggs, finger sandwiches, grapes, bananas, dried fruit or beef jerky, vegetables, like carrots, celery, grape tomato’s.  You want “no muss no fuss” food.  A good wrap can be  easy to make and eat, like a chicken and muenster cheese with sriracha mayo, baby greens and sliced granny smith apples.   Whatever you choose, try and keep it simple and leave some wiggle room for a random food stop.  You or someone else may have a favorite place to stop along the way and don’t want to fill up on snacks before you get there.

If you follow these simple guidelines you should have a great fun trip.  don’t forget to get gas and take lots of pictures!!!


A sample of what is on my playlist for this road trip:

The Delays, Dolly Parton, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Kylie Minogue, George Michael, Culture Club, Loretta Lynn, Kirsty Maccoll, Roisin Murphy, Rilo Kiley, Joe Blossom, Amanda Blank, Cazwell.

Sriracha Chicken Wrap
Recipe type: Lunch, Road food
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Serves: 4
  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 tablespoons of Mayo
  • ½ teaspoon of Sriracha(less if you don't want it spicy)
  • salt and pepper
  • Romaine or Butter lettuce(your choice)
  • 4 slices of Muenster cheese
  • 1 Granny smith apple
  • 4 large tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided(more if needed)
  1. Chop up onion
  2. Chop up chicken
  3. Add onion to medium heat frying pan with pinch of salt & pepper
  4. Cook onion till translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add chicken with another pinch salt and pepper.
  6. Cook chicken for 10 to 15 minutes, or till done.
  7. Set aside to cool a little
  8. Core and quarter apple
  9. Slice into ⅛ in slices or thinner if you like and set aside
  10. Tear up lettuce in to pieces
  11. When chicken has cooled a little, add Sriracha and Mayo
  12. Warm tortillas slightly so they are pliable.
  13. Assemble wraps, sauce, chicken, lettuce, cheese, apples & roll in tortilla.
The amount of Mayo and Sriracha can very, it all depend on your tastes. Some like more, some like less. Use your best judgement and keep in mind your fellow travelers tastes as well.