There are certain times when budgets go out the window. For many, vacations are one of those times. But while I fully support letting things slide a little while you’re on the road, or even taking a staycation, I’m not a huge fan of returning from tropical paradise to find I have to eat rice and beans for the next month. (I have done this and, as much as I love rice and beans, it gets very, very boring.)
So over the years I’ve developed a few strategies for sticking to my food budget while I’m on the road. Bonus: It also means I don’t come home feeling so overfed that I need a vacation from my vacation.