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May 10, 2018

4 Ways to Cut Food Costs On Holiday

When travelling away for a long or short break the costs of food can add up very quickly.

Here are some tips on how you can reduce the costs of food when travelling away from home without going hungry.

  1. Rent A Serviced Apartment

Instead of a hotel, a great alternative is serviced apartments.

Serviced apartments come with their own full kitchen where you can cook your own meals. This makes it much easier to eat on a budget as you can buy and cook your own food for each meal of the day, and treat yourselves to dinner or lunch out based on you remaining budget.

  1. Stock Up At Grocery Stores

Whether you are renting a serviced apartment or not, stock up from supplies from a local store. This can include snacks, lunch meals or drinks. This saves you having to pay more whilst out and about.

A bottle of water can cost under £1 in a grocery store, yet at an attraction they get away with charging up to £3 for the same bottle.

  1. Ask The Locals

No matter where you go, there will be hidden gems and places with great offers. Ask around to get recommendations for the best places to go and you will be surprised at what you could find. 

  1. Avoid Alcohol

When eating out, the cost of alcoholic drinks add up to sometimes more than the actual food costs.

A bottle of wine can set you back more than what you pay for two meals.

Drinking water when you eat out can save you a lot of money when it comes down to it.

Plus, you’re more likely to spend more once you’ve had a drink or two.