A great list of travel tips; I can personally vouch for this one in particular.
Buy your own fruit. It sounds simple. It is simple. Just do it. You’ll love it. And I don’t mean, if there happens to be a fruit stand outside your hotel door you should buy some, because you need to have 9 servings a day. What I mean is, find fruit and buy it. Make it a daily task that you’re going to track down a fruit stand, a farmers’ market (they’re not just in San Francisco) and get some good fresh fruit. The entire process will expose you to elements of daily life you would have otherwise ignored. Trust me: You’ll have memories from your trips to buy fresh fruit.
A cute hair updo for the holidays.
Make your own liquid hand soap! I know. For some reason winter always brings out the home-on-the-farm mood in me.
Make your own snowglobe from a mason jar - great activity for you 3-year-old on a snowy day. I wouldn’t suggest involving your 3-year-old in making liquid hand soap with you, because if mentions it in school, they may call child services. (“My mommy makes me make soap, and cook it on the stove, and then I sweep…”)
Cranberry Vanilla cocktails! You can enjoy one once you’ve washed you hands of all snowglobe glitter with the newly-made soap.
A great playlist to enjoy your cocktail while you enjoy peace and quiet. By the way, the piece and quiet probably mean that your child has now detached the mason jar lid from the snowglobe, and your house is covered in glycerin and glitter. But it’s ok. Take another sip.