What do you miss most while you travel?

Tell me what you miss most to win you dream hamper from home!

Have you ever noticed that while you’re travelling and you bump into someone from your home country, the conversation always turns to food you both miss?

Us Brits reminisce about Sunday roasts, proper tea, Cadbury’s chocolate and homemade cakes. After six months in Asia I had the strongest craving for Heinz baked beans. I didn’t even realise I liked baked beans that much!

Don’t get me wrong, I know we all love travelling and there is nothing better than trying local delicacies or traditional dishes, but sometimes you just miss the tastes from home.

There are other things I miss while I’m travelling. Things like thick duvets, fluffy towels and hot baths. Sometimes I just want to be cold and to wrap myself up in a cozy hoody.

I was always insanely jealous when people I travelled with received care packages filled with all their favourite treats from home so I’m really happy to bring you my next competition…

Win your dream care package

I’ve teamed up with the guys at Parcels2Go to deliver one lucky winner their dream care package.

If you’re travelling then I’m sure you’ll want it to be filled with your favourite treats from home. And if you’re not on the road, you can still have a care package filled with all your favourite goodies! Wherever you are in the world, tell me what you’d like in your package and the lovelies at Parcels2Go will send it to you.

How do I enter?

Just tell me a few things you miss from home while you travel in the comments below. A winner will be selected at random.

Here’s what I’d have in my care package:

My dream hamper

  • Cheese. Loads of cheese!
  • A Jo Malone candle so it smells like home
  • PG Tips for a nice English cuppa
  • Heinz Baked Beans
  • A cozy hoody
  • Luxury bath oil
  • Cadbury’s Dairy Milk



You hamper can be worth up to £50

I’ll contact the winner via email and ask exactly what you’d like in your hamper so make sure you leave your email address

The competition closes on March 16th at middnight. 




  1. Stef 8 years ago

    I always miss my German bread from home. I love it and eat it quite a lot when I’m home and it’s hard to for me to only eat white bread all the time 😉

  2. Jeanette 8 years ago

    I miss my kitchen. The simplicity of coming home after a long day and having a nice cup of earl grey and some toast, with my two dogs asleep at my feet.

    Ah the simple things in life.

  3. Neil 8 years ago

    Oh god yes I miss cheese, but more than that I miss bacon butty’s with my dad on a Saturday morning before heading off to football, and also sofa Sundays.

  4. Maria 8 years ago

    I always miss my bed! Even if we’re staying the comfiest bed ever, it always feels good to get home and fall asleep in our own bed. And for food – sometimes I just want a hamburger or some peanut butter. Thanks for this giveaway!

  5. Vicky Browne 8 years ago

    Twinings Earl Grey, Marmite, brown bread and good cheddar cheese. Basically, breakfast my style. Some mornings are just not meant for noodles or white, white baguettes.

  6. Ayen 8 years ago

    What I miss while travelling:
    1. My pillows and blanket which I can hug with such peace of mind knowing that no one has used it before except me.
    2. my cable channels which come as an instinct everyttime I hold the remote
    3. Garlic fried rice for breakfast
    4.my 30-minute bath

  7. Brittany Ruth 8 years ago

    o my I love cheese! I live in Germany and I’m from the USA. So I miss certain foods even though the food here is great. I miss the convenience of having stores open 24/7 like this weekend a marder chewed my spark plug cable when I was traveling and because it was Sunday and everything was closed I had to get a hotel and wait till the morning to get to the store and then fix it and drive home.

  8. Keri 8 years ago

    I miss my little Persian cat Ella! As I work from home she’s usually always around me during the day, then at night she always sleeps by my feet. The first few nights I’m away from home its always odd to stretch out my feet and find she’s not there! Soppy sod eh?

    Otherwise I’m your average brit abroad – I’m always craving a decent cup of tea! 😉

  9. Samira 8 years ago

    As much as I love travelling I do miss lots about home, my duvet and cosy bed, a long hot bubble bath with molton brown bubbles, my espresso machine! I also miss london tons! I love flying back into London and flying over the city

  10. Eugenie 8 years ago

    I miss fresh fruit smoothies and good yogurt when I’m away from home. I also miss the varieties of nuts – such as pistachios and cashews – that I keep around for snacks. Depending on where I’m traveling, good tea (both regular and herbal) and coffee can be difficult to find.

  11. AkwaabaGolden 8 years ago

    Things that I miss:
    – Finnish chocolate, licorice and salmiac/salty liquorice (black sweets)
    – Finnish barley flatbread called rieska
    – Moisturizer from Lavera & cream from Weleda
    – Finnish squeaky cheese
    – Finnish blueberry pie
    – Finnish Karelian pastries
    – Light-enough-shade foundation make up

    I think I better go home… I seem to miss too many things 😉

  12. Jodie 8 years ago

    I can so relate to your hamper! I came home from a year away craving marmite, vegemite just wasn’t the same! These days however I find myself craving Tim tams and lift from my home on the other side of the world!

  13. Hannah 8 years ago

    Amazing, when we’re in Australia I always miss flying saucers sweeties (you know the sugar paper and dust) and proper melt in your mouth cadburys chocolate! I also miss having big warm snuggly jackets as I ALWAYS forget that evenings abroad are freezing cold. xo

  14. Alec 8 years ago

    Peanut butter!!!! I am pretty picky about my PB. I don’t really care for JIF or the other big brands, I like mine to contain only one ingredient – peanuts. This is easy to find at home, but when abroad it’s a struggle!

    This one may be a bit odd, but I also miss the smell of my house. It’s always a good feeling to go home and be reminded of that familiar smell.

  15. Jenna 8 years ago

    Miss my family but unfortunitly they coudn’t be shipped
    Otherwise it’d be the sweet stuff for me, Rocky Road Squiggles, Timtams, Pineapple lumps and Black forest chocolate and maybe some minties… Oh and a perky nana…and maybe some fluffled peanut butter

  16. Natalie Roberts 8 years ago

    I miss drinking water from the tap, driving on the left side of the road (everywhere i’ve been they drive on the right), my kids (when they don’t come, obviously) and Emmerdale 🙂

  17. Emily 8 years ago

    I miss my cat, I’m sure my bed is lonely for her while I’m away too. 🙂

  18. Sandra Clarke 8 years ago

    I miss my favourite coffee, cheese and oatcakes (local delicacy).

  19. frances hopkins 8 years ago

    Baked Beans, Chocolate and my bed!!

  20. Veronica 8 years ago

    I miss my bed, nothing like you pillow, your sheets, and your side of the bed! 🙂

  21. Lindsey Steele 8 years ago

    It has to be Marmite for me! I missed it more than ever when I was in South America, everything they eat is so sweet. I remember sitting in a hostel eating Dulce de Leche on toast and an English couple pulled out a jar of Marmite and I think I turned green with jealousy!

    And of course there is my friends and family, I’m not sure they would fit in a hamper though 😉

  22. Sandra Bald 8 years ago

    While I travel the things I miss from home are:-
    Stilton & Cheddar Cheese
    Sunday Roast
    My pillow & slippers
    Decaf teabags

  23. sandra bald 8 years ago

    I miss Cheddar & Stilton Cheese., Decaf teabags, Oatcakes, Bacon, Sunday Roast & my pillow & slippers

  24. I always miss my Mum’s home-made lemon meringue pie, Marks and Spencer’s food, a huge fluffy duvet, owning and using slippers/a dressing gown, vintage shops in England, jaffa cakes, and baths.

    Maybe even sometimes jaffa cakes AND baths together. What’s not to like.

  25. Apart from friends and family, I miss home cooking and just being able to go to my favourite restaurants and cafes. The ones that are fail safe that you always know have fantastic food done a certain way. I also miss Killinchy Gold ice-cream, Milo, Mallowpuffs, Burger Rings and New Zealand wine 🙂 Mmmm….

  26. Oh man, definitely Canadian chocolate. And peanut butter. 100% peanut butter. I would say also Tim Horton’s or Starbucks tea – a good cup of tea was surprisingly hard to find on my last trip to Brazil. Okay, maybe not that surprising, seeing as how it’s coffee coffee coffee down there.

  27. This is the best idea for a giveaway! I’ve been having the biggest craving lately for ketchup chips (a Canadian thing apparently, I didn’t realize you can’t find them elsewhere), gooood cheese, nail polish, fudge, baggy sweatpants, scented candles, and tabloid magazines.

  28. Alexis Kensey 8 years ago

    I miss hummus from the US, Justin’s Almond/Peanut butter, and my favorite green tea. The PB really trips me up because there is NEVER good PB overseas and it is hands down one of my all time favorite foods!

  29. Directtraveller 8 years ago

    I always miss my bed and my Cornflakes, Even some times i miss my Turkey Bird which is one of my fav dine..

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  30. Ken Atodahl 8 years ago

    Well I miss my home, my family and my dog whenever I travel.

  31. Helen 8 years ago

    I always crave Hellmann’s mayonnaise from the UK – it’s my guilty food pleasure! I love bath products and miss having The Body Shop body butter, face masks and a manicure kit. Plus just baths and pampering in general. When I’m in a humid country and my hair is basically a huge frizzy mess I wish I had a hairdrier too!

  32. Emma 8 years ago

    I always miss a decent cup of tea, mainly tetleys!! And squash, as I hate fizzy drinks, and sometimes plain water just isnt enough. Also even though i am from the UK, i miss Hershey’s chocolate. Yum!

  33. Sara 8 years ago

    Hi Monica,
    I always miss soaking in baths and then wrapping myself up in my fluffy dressing gown.

  34. Phil 8 years ago

    I miss the gym/working out! When I travel, I tend to splurge on all sorts of food. The worst feeling is coming back from a trip feeling lethargic and weak. Runs and small workouts can only accomplish so much…

  35. Terry Dobbins 8 years ago

    Living in Korea, you can find most thing but one thing I do miss is going the chippy. Cadburys is also impossible to find

    • TheTravelHack 8 years ago

      I can imagine missing a good chippy tea. Followed by a mug of PG Tips with Cadburys chocolate dunked in… 😉

  36. Kel 7 years ago

    Vegemite! Typical Aussie, I know. I too miss my bed. I also miss my own shower and my cats. I always seem to miss cheese whenever I’m in Asia!

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