People get into their routines and a different meal time can be quite upsetting. European adults notoriously eat much later in the evenings than the English, Americans, Australians and others. Older retired people tend to eat earlier. If travelling with older people, the latter often want food around dusk – yet in Europe few restaurants will have opened at this time. A good suggestion is to have a substantial “snack” on hand (such as cheese and biscuits) that can be brought out for the hungry ones at dusk and allow them to wait until a later dinner.