Ways to save money on food during your vacation:
We’re all trying to save money while doing the things we love. On vacation we spend the majority of our money on food since we usually don’t have the time or even the desire to cook. I’ve bundled up a quick guide to saving money while on vacation. Here are a some tips on how to save some money on food while on your vacation.
1. Free breakfast: breakfast should not be missed. With that being said, free breakfast should NEVER be missed. Ignore the urge of skipping breakfast and get a hotel that offers “free” breakfast. The Hampton Inn is popular for having free and delicious, may I add, breakfast.
2. Two for one: you are probably wondering to yourself, “how do I get two meals for the price of one?” For most people on vacation, we don’t fancy left over food. Stay with me here, I’m gonna make a good point in just a second I promise. When me and my fiance went out to eat during our outerbanks, NC vacation, instead of ordering two entrees, we ordered one appetizer and one entree for the both of us to share and believe me,we were both huffing and puffing with satisfied tummies.Two for One, don’t forget it.
3. Road trip: Before you consider buying a ticket for two, a hotel, a rental car, and all the mini purchases along the way(which I assure you will add up to a pretty big chuck of change), you should consider a road trip to a closer destination. No matter where you are, there will always be a part of town or a whole state that you have never been to before. Yosemite, The Grand Canyon, Outerbanks in North Carolina, Virginia Beach, and Ocean City are just a couple destination you should consider.
4. Go fishing: not only is it an exciting way to spend your leisure time , it is also a great way to catch a meal! Learning how to fish for the first time can be exhilarating and also frustrating but finally catching that stubborn fish is a thrill in itself! “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”*
(*As long as you know how to cook the fish that is).
5. Snacks galore: if you remember one thing on this blog, remember this…. Bring snacks! Whenever you do decide to take that long needed vacation to the sandy beaches of anywhere or to the Rocky Mountains over there, taking a bag of teddy graham will go along way! On a hiking trip my fiancé and I took, we made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that kept us afloat as we were several miles from the nearest fast food chain. Furthermore, your snack doesn’t have to be junk food. A cup of applesauce or a couple apples and oranges will suffice.
I hope the above listing has given you a sure way to save a couple dollars on your next vacation like we did(we saved over $250 on our five day vacation to the outer banks!)