Save on food when traveling

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Finding Affordable Eats When You Travel by Air

Debra Karplus

These days, getting onto a plane is a little like heading off to school. You either bring a lunch from home, or you purchase from a limited set of unhealthy, overpriced choices at the airport or on the plane. It's a poor default option for eating that results from limited time or no planning. A planned grocery trip and some effort in the kitchen is time well spent before an air trip.

The Fastest and Cheapest Food on the Road

Phyllis Y. Guth

The fastest and cheapest food on the road is the food you take with you from home. Whatever you decide to take, you can be sure that the food you carry along is sure to be the least expensive and possibly the most nutritious you'll find on your journey.

Saving on Vacation Meals

My Story - Jora

The next time you're discouraged by spending $25 for fast food, use these money-saving tips to think of ways that you could feed your family a healthier and cheaper meal while on the road.

Vacation Dining

Kimberly Button

A majority of travelers eat every meal in restaurants while they are on vacation, which quickly eats up a large part of your vacation budget. If you're struggling to afford a vacation this year or if you just want a few ways to stretch your vacation dollars, these tips are guaranteed to save you money while dining away from home.

Cut Vacation Food Expenses

My Story - Cheri B.

One of the biggest expenses of traveling is eating out for three meals a day. This is true especially in high-priced areas. Plus, it takes time to find a restaurant, get seated, order, eat and pay. You could be using that time to explore your vacation spot instead. Instead of feeling chained to the cycle of breakfast/lunch/dinner in restaurants for your whole vacation, try this creative solution that will save you a lot of money, give you greater flexibility in your schedule, and help you control your food better so you don't come home with that souvenir of 15 extra pounds.

Spaghetti or Escargot? Food For the Journey

Anne Clay Cernyar

For the "hard-core" traveler who plans to spend weeks on the road, few things can break a budget like restaurant stops. But those ready-to-go meals can be hard to resist. Here are a few tips that can help you keep your food costs down as you travel. It takes a little planning and self-restraint, but you can eat well without draining your savings!

Picnic Food Ideas for When You're on the Road

TDS Reader Contributors

Don't want to eat sandwiches everyday while on the road? Try these ideas for foods that can be carried a cooler and that do not require heat.


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