Friday, October 16, 2009

Keeping the Food Budget Low on Vacation

Going on vacation can still be frugal if you plan ahead. Food is one area where we tend to spend alot of money. Here are some ideas that can keep your food budget down.

Breakfast...Bring bagels, fresh fruit or rolls. Make ahead homemade bread or muffins and bring them with you. Some hotels have refrigerators in the rooms, if so, bring a carton of milk and a box of cereal. Or better yet stay at a hotel with FREE continental breakfast!

Snacks...Pack your own snacks. This will stop impulse buys at the gas station where you will pay double the price. Pretzels, peanuts, or chex mix are all good options. If your staying at a hotel and your room is equipped with a microwave, popcorn is always fun too.

Drinks...Water is the best drink to bring. You can bring your own water bottle from home and if it spills, no sticky mess.

Dinner...Pack a cooler with sandwiches. Another good idea is to pack a crockpot and some soup or stew and you can have a meal in your room. You can plug it in before you leave in the morning and dinner will be ready when you get home.

Do you have any tips to keep your vacation grocery budget down?

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