Tips for eating cheap while traveling

Posted by on May 13, 2012

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A lot of people are traveling with a budget. Unfortunately they often cut down on their meals. As we all know food is really important for those who really want to get to know the destination.

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Here are some tips that will help you find quality and affordable meals along the way.

  • You might want to create a budget and be sure to stick with it. If you really want to save money and at the same time eat good quality food, planning is essential.  For those in foreign destinations the cost of food can get out of control even if you are travelling with the family. Before leaving, you might want to have a strategy regarding to your meals. After allocating a certain amount on food each day, be sure that you stick with it. Saving a few dollars means you are successful. In case you manage to save some money, make sure to reward yourself.
  • Opt for bed and breakfast type of accommodation.  These facilities will include meals and snacks as part of your package. This is something that is really a huge saving for your travel. There are some that seem to be quite expensive but after some thought this could be affordable in the long run. The room price would normally include the breakfast. Take a full advantage of this and fill yourself up so you will not get hungry right away. This is the best choice if you are planning to go from one place to another all day long. Most of the accommodations are offering buffet breakfast.
  • A good option is to bring snacks and drinks with you. If you have some snacks like protein bars or fresh fruit with you then you can save a lot of money. Don’t forget to bring water and juice. In case you will be driving, be sure to stock pile waters and chips that can be found in supermarkets. Be sure to opt for discount stores in order to save a lot of money. Other things to keep with you are cheese, bars, and sweets.
  • Ask around where the local residents eat. Normally the local people would know the most affordable and casual restaurants around. They would go for the cheapest menu. Normally hotel employees are the best source of information. They will give you details on their favorite dining spots.
  • Alcohol is something that could make your meals expensive. For those who are running a tight budget, stay away from alcohol and cocktails.

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