Eating as you travel is always an expensive proposition, especially with a family. One economical tip is rolling your meals into your lodging. When we pay to stay somewhere overnight, we always book at a hotel that offers a complimentary breakfast. These meals delight our children – who doesn’t love a do-it-yourself waffle iron? Plus, they have a wide variety of cereal choices, pastries, and fruit. For our kids, the breakfast offered at a hotel is second in importance only to the hotel pool.
Most of the time, hotel breakfasts can also provide a little more. Extra pieces of bread, a few packets of peanut butter, and some jelly cups can be saved to make sandwiches for lunch. Fruit is usually plentiful and can also be part of your midday picnic. If you fill up your refillable water bottles before you leave, you have another whole meal provided for your family. Two meals from one night’s stay is a great money-saver.