The best vacations, one might say, are vacations planned around food.
And whether they were first nibbled during a white-sand getaway or on a backpacking trek through Europe, some foods (and drinks!) will forevermore trigger glorious, blissful, carb-filled vacation memories with just a single taste.
Here are some of our favorites.
1. Piña coladas
2. Chips and salsa
3. A massive bowl of handmade pasta
4. Fresh baguettes with butter
5. A club sandwich
The classic poolside lunch order.
6. Hot waffles piled with toppings
No, not the ones from the airport Starbucks case. We want the Parisian kind, people.
8. Hand-held crepes oozing with Nutella
Bonus points if you watched the guy flip them on the street.
9. Room-service pancakes
10. Macarons in a pretty box
11. Fish tacos
12. A tiny, perfect cappuccino
They're always smaller abroad.
13. Hot dogs from a cart
14. Coronas with lime
15. Doner kebab
Any study abroad student will agree.
16. Whole coconuts
Just like a human, it's not what's on the outside that matters. It's the milk within that counts.
The quintessential vacation indulgence.
19. A perfect little chocolate
Tuck it on your bed to pretend you just had hotel turndown service.
21. Funnel cake
It's a theme park staple. And when besides vacation would you EVER agree to consume a tangled puddle of grease-dunked dough?
22. All-you-can eat buffets of questionable quality
They just scream "all-inclusive Caribbean resort" and the end of bikini diet season.
23. Roast nuts from a street vendor
24. Fried plantains
For the last time, they're NOT the same as bananas. And if you've ever vacationed in Central America, you know that full well.