How to eat cheaply when traveling

Manger en voyage (c) Dave See CC BY 2.0

Manger en voyage (c) Dave See CC BY 2.0

Eating on the road (c) Dave See CC BY 2.0

  • You’re going on vacation in France or abroad and your budget is tight, here are some tips to avoid spending too much money on meals while making food an integral part of the trip.

Picnicking

    : As a person on vacation, I like to picnic at lunch and eat in the rental or restaurant in the evening. First of all restaurant for lunch and dinner, we saturate quickly enough and if you picnic it’s much cheaper. Moreover you don’t waste time, you can make a quick stop and keep seeing the country.




  • Eat local

    : Why look for bread and ham? Adapt to local eating habits and street food. As a proverb that I like very much says:

    In Rome, do as the Romans do.

If you are in countries with health risks, always eat BROILED or VERY BROILED, avoid ice cubes and always choose bottled water with the bottle closed. I also sometimes leave with medication such as Lactibiane Voyage (it must exist in other brands but I don’t know).


  • Think about Food Trucks if you’re in a big city. There is often a good value for money.
New York Food Truck (c) Sacha Fernandez CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

New York Food Truck (c) Sacha Fernandez CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

  • Ask on social networks : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram are your friends. It’s crazy to know that finally you know someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows a nice and cheap restaurant. Check out the info on review sites anyway.

Use

review sites such as Trip Advisor, Booking and more. Personally abroad I use Foursquare a lot. This application gives you the restaurants closest to where you are with their rating and some basic info. It’s often relevant. Of course look at the trend. If there are 200 reviews and they’re all good, go for it. If there are only 2 that are glowing, be suspicious.

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