Do You Budget Your Meals in Advance?

Aug 1st, 2019, 01:50 PM
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I have an overall budget for a trip. But I don't break it down or keep track of it one meal at a time. That would take all the fun out of it for me.
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Aug 1st, 2019, 07:12 PM
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I don't budget but do tend to have an idea what meals will cost me before hand. But the cost just goes into the overall balance
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Aug 9th, 2019, 01:22 AM
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I never budget for meals, but recently I've found sites that allow to find cafes and restaurants wherever you go and even book tables there. Maybe I'll try this service. In general, it would be great to know how much money I will spend on food in advance.
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Aug 10th, 2019, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by patandhank View Post
DH and I were discussing our travel habits and confess we’re not the best in budgeting for meals while traveling. I plan hotels; transportation (airfare etc.), but meals not so much.

For those of you who do - ideas on how you go about it please.
Go to the grocery store. There are many things you can buy and easily eat with little to no preparation, and, without spending a fortune for restaurant/fast food. Hummus + chips (open and eat); fresh fruit and veggies (rinse and eat); lunch meat/cheese and bread (open, assemble, eat). If you are in a hotel, most have microwaves available to reheat stuff.

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Aug 12th, 2019, 10:18 PM
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I don't make a proper budget for meals while travelling or before travelling. But I keep an average estimate in my mind that how much the meals would cost depending upon the days I'm gonna stay. I sometimes eat cheap and sometimes good quality food as per my mood.
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