Drinks, appetizers, and even simple meals can add up quickly when you start to eat most meals out. Take to heart these five ways to save on food when traveling, and put some of your hard earned money back in your pocket.

PACK YOUR OWN FOOD

Have a fancy dinner when you arrive at your rather than spending your money on the road.

SHOP LOCAL GROCERY STORES

Head to a grocery store to get food for simple meals to eat at the hotel or in the car.

VISIT LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Good places to check out the hometown faves are by asking locals or looking online at Yelp, TripAdvisor, or in Facebook groups.

SHARE YOUR MEALS

Split your meal with your travel companion to cut down the bill.

SKIP THE SODA

Check ahead if you have questions about water quality. Keep in mind, fountain drinks often use the same water.

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