- Hotel Breakfasts - Most hotels offer complimentary breakfasts of some kind. They range from very basic to fairly elaborate. Regardless of the offerings, try to take advantage of free hotel breakfasts whenever you can. By loading up on free food in the morning, you may be able to spend less on it throughout the rest of the day. Don't be afraid to grab a muffin or a banana for the road, either.
- Ordering Food Online - After a busy day of seeing the sights, you may just want to retire to your hotel room for the night. If the idea of even picking up the phone is too daunting, check out the options for ordering food online in the area. More and more restaurants are offering online ordering, and it's really convenient for road-weary travelers. Popular adaptations of this are GrubHub, Seamless and EatNow.
- Street Food - I don't know about you, but I try to cram in as much sightseeing as possible while traveling. It's sometimes nice to take long breaks to sit down and eat, but I generally try to stay on the go. If it's available, street food is perfect for this. As an added bonus, it's really cheap. There's been a food truck renaissance of sorts of late, so finding decent street food is easier than ever.
- Buffets - Long, action-packed days make for rumbling stomachs. When you really need to load up but don't want to spend a fortune, scout out local buffets. This is also a great way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, so you can get a more balanced meal that you would at most fast food and sit-down restaurants.
- Grocery Stores - When money and time are especially limited, picking up sandwich supplies and other quick-and-easy foods at the local grocery store is a great option. Just invest in a soft cooler bag to keep everything edible while you're out and about.
Sprinkle in a few meals at nice sit-down restaurants and fill in the gaps with occasional fast food takeout meals, and you will have no trouble keeping body and soul together wherever the road takes you!
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