Keeping your food travel budget low

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Keeping your food travel budget low

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Food can be one of the most expensive items in a travel budget. Keeping those costs low can be one of the most important ways to keep any travel budget under control.

This article focuses on some of our favorite ways to enjoy great food and low prices while on the road.

Act, and eat, like a local. Eating where the local residents do is one of those time tested tips for getting the best food and lowest prices while on vacation.

So, instead of asking the concierge for the name of a four star restaurant, try asking the hotel clerk or chambermaid where they eat.

Eating where the local people do, and avoiding touristy or trendy restaurants, is a great way to sample the local food, meet local people and save some serious money.

When embarking on a long road trip, stock a cooler with plenty of homemade sandwiches, chips, bottles of water, etc.

Doing this will allow you to make better time as well as saving money, since you will not have to stop as often, or spend as much money in restaurants along the way.

If you want to splurge on a great meal, do so at lunch instead of dinner. Many upscale restaurants offer the same food choices at lunch as they do at dinner, but lunch provides a much better value. You can enjoy the same food for much lower prices by eating a great lunch instead of dinner.

Take advantage of the free breakfast options offered by your hotel.

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When traveling on a budget, one of the most often questions is whether it is best to travel independently, making your own airfare, hotel and sightseeing reservations, or choose a package tour where everything is set up for you in advance.

There is unfortunately no easy answer to this question, as it is largely dependent on the location and the specific deals that are available. For instance, travel to European destinations are often less costly to book on your own, especially when the airlines are running specials of European airfares in the off season.

On the other hand, travel to many exotic locations, like Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand and India, are often much less costly when booked through a package company or travel agent. That is because these tour operators often have special deals with the national airlines of these companies, and with very nice resort hotels, to provide considerable discounts in exchange for a steady flow of business.

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