While I doubt this will help us too much on our cross country trip, I thought it’d be interesting to see what people do to save a little cash while they’re traveling.
My sister in law is pretty amazing. I mean, in general. AND I have 6 of them. But one of them (they are all amazing) takes her crock pot to Disneyland and heats up soup in her hotwired hotel room to save cash. I had never thought of bringing my crock pot.
This time we did have a kitchenette, and we did a few things.
- Chili chips and cheese — you can even buy small bags of fritos and just eat it all in the bag, although we used some paper plates we bought. Heat up a can of chili, and dump some shredded cheese on top. I needed sour cream, but for most people it’s not a necessity. 🙂
- Soup — sometimes I forget about the humble soup can, but it tasted so good and was nice and warm (wouldn’t be as nice in the warmer months)… and was EASY. We also bought some oyster crackers to go on top which P thought was pretty amazing!
- Sandwiches — the ol’ traveling standby. Just make sure your mayo doesn’t go bad. I tend to not buy it at all because Mayo sometimes scares me, but is awfully tasty.
- For mornings we often get the tiny doughnuts and go-gurts, but I find this doesn’t “last” us very long and we’re all hungry a couple of hours later.
- I did make some oatmeal packets with just quick oatmeal and a little sugar. If I’d had the will to make it, I’m sure it would’ve “lasted” us longer.
Anyway, do you eat at sit down restaurants, do you go fast food all the way? I think we try to have a “real” meal once a day at a sit down restaurant. SO, if we’re traveling the whole day we try and do one meal at someplace like that, and the other two either in the car or at a fast food place. I always have snacks with me in the front seat in case we get to a mealtime and there’s no restaurant in site. I also try to have some cups with me so I can pass it back without too much mess.
So, tell me your tips or thoughts!